Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
Re: Is there such a thing as too close?
Hard bumping or plowing into the handler is always faulty. Light touching of the handler with the nose or chin is ok under most judges, provided it's light enough to not constitute a bump. But I've known some to take points for any sort of touching the handler even if it's very light and not at all a bump.
So ideally to cover all bases for most points regardless of who's judging, get as close as possible without touching. If you have to choose between very light touch or too far away, I'd personally go for very light touch, but I'm sure there are others would choose the opposite.
I don't think I've ever encountered a judge who took points for paws on the handler's feet, but there may be one out there.
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