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danforth

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Re: 5-foot Rule for Barrels
« Reply #90 on: August 04, 2016, 07:32:33 AM »
I am looking at the VT courses for ER1 and ER2 of Antique.   The path around the barrel as obstacles 7 and 18.   How would markers be placed around that barrel?   Can anyone provide a diagram?

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Re: 5-foot Rule for Barrels
« Reply #91 on: August 07, 2016, 04:47:55 PM »
This is tricky, because the dog takes two different paths around the barrel, depending where he/she is on the course.  In a case like this, I would think you have to place markers so they do not get in the dog's way either time and yet mark the parameters as much as possible.  It would appear to me that only one marker could be used that would be out of the dog's way each time around the barrel.  My opinion is based on being the chief course builder a couple of weeks ago, working with the judge.  The main thing you want to do is mark the parameters, but not get in the way of the natural path of the dog around the barrel.  If you were to put a marker to the "south" of the barrel, it would be in the dog's way going from 17 - 18 - 19 (ER1) or 3 - 4 - 5 (ER2), for example.  Others are certainly welcome to express their own opinions.
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Re: 5-foot Rule for Barrels
« Reply #92 on: August 07, 2016, 05:19:52 PM »
This is tricky, because the dog takes two different paths around the barrel, depending where he/she is on the course.  In a case like this, I would think you have to place markers so they do not get in the dog's way either time and yet mark the parameters as much as possible.  It would appear to me that only one marker could be used that would be out of the dog's way each time around the barrel.  My opinion is based on being the chief course builder a couple of weeks ago, working with the judge.  The main thing you want to do is mark the parameters, but not get in the way of the natural path of the dog around the barrel.  If you were to put a marker to the "south" of the barrel, it would be in the dog's way going from 17 - 18 - 19 (ER1) or 3 - 4 - 5 (ER2), for example.  Others are certainly welcome to express their own opinions.

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Re: 5-foot Rule for Barrels
« Reply #93 on: August 07, 2016, 06:33:50 PM »
So if I had a question at a trial, I guess that asking the judge for clarification would be the way to go?

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Re: 5-foot Rule for Barrels
« Reply #94 on: August 07, 2016, 09:24:17 PM »
So if I had a question at a trial, I guess that asking the judge for clarification would be the way to go?

Isabel

Yes, it is best to ask the judge at that particular trial how they have set their markers.

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