Getting scratched for turning on collar light?

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Brad Hall [IN]
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Re: Getting scratched for turning on collar light?

Postby Brad Hall [IN] » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:53 am

Alan under the rules now you would not be allowed to turn the light off with out the permission of the cast/judge.
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Re: Getting scratched for turning on collar light?

Postby Jerry Moll » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:01 am

Bradley E Hall wrote:Alan under the rules now you would not be allowed to turn the light off with out the permission of the cast/judge.

Brad, permission is not required, however we do suggest you inform the cast so there is no confusion about controlling your dog.
Jerry Moll wrote: 7.G. Use Of Lights - A handler may not use his/her light to help control dog(s) or shine trees except upon the direction of the judge. He/she must turn the light off at the request of the judge. Dogs may wear lighted collars for safety. Handlers may be scratched for using lighted collars in such a way to control their dog or other handlers dogs. Before a handler turns on a lighted collar during the cast, we suggest he/she inform the other cast members first to avoid any confusion.

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Re: Getting scratched for turning on collar light?

Postby Brandon Glass » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:04 am

I turn it on so my dog can see!
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Brad Hall [IN]
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Re: Getting scratched for turning on collar light?

Postby Brad Hall [IN] » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:42 am

Thanks Jerry.
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Re: Getting scratched for turning on collar light?

Postby Joe Wilbanks » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:45 pm

Brandon Glass wrote:I turn it on so my dog can see!
lol mine shines trees with his I find he is more accurate :D

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Re: Getting scratched for turning on collar light?

Postby Dan Hubbard Jr » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:40 pm

I always ask cast members first so i dont mess up there dogs in the cast , ...but if my dog is clearly near a road i turn it on for safety reasons , i never used it why the dogis in the woods only on road or near house


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