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|Barked: Mon Nov 21, '11 5:57am PST |
|Ghost, I don't know what rulebook you are reading. Eliminating during a search will rack up 3 faults and 0 points for that element. So team do not pass that element and will not earn their title.
Mikey, with the higher level dogs, if they eliminate during a search, I have the handler quietly, immediately, leash them up and remove them from the search field. I let the next person go, then come back to that dog.
This is what they did in one of the seminars and I have found it to be effective. Another way to help is to set up your own searches in areas that are conducive to peeing, keep them short and sweet. Potty, quick search, potty. Teach the dog to focus on the task at hand from the start.