I was recently helping a buddy of mine by running his dog for him at a hunting test. Like most places, it was hot. During a break, I got my own dogs out of my truck, one of which is a tiny, rescued retriever mix, neither of which was entered in the test at all. I grabbed a couple of bumpers to take them to a nearby boat ramp just to get them into the river to cool off. On my way down, a guy sitting in a chair (not a test official) very abruptly said, "There's no training on the test grounds!" I told him neither dog was entered and we were just heading down to cool them off in the 90+ degree heat. He immediately responded with "It doesn't matter if they're entered or not. There's no training on the test grounds!" By that point, I'd heard enough and said "Well, according to the AKC National Field Representative, Jerry Mann, if you're just tossing a few bumpers to let a dog stretch his legs, to air him or just cool him off, that is NOT training." I went down and cooled off my dogs but geez Louise, some people read the rule book once and think they're the be all, end all of rules enforcement.