There have been several nice videos posted of BH routines. Thanks to those people who have been willing to share!
I have some technical questions.....
When do you look to the judge before preceeding?
Example, you do your sit on the fieldwork side (the short leg) of the heeling routine. Do you look to the judge before going on?
Sit in motion... do you look to the judge before returning to your dog?
Down in motion.... do you look to the judge before recalling?
When can you praise?
One example at the set-up for heeling; can I walk up, praise/pet dog, then take postion, then look to judge.
Does it matter if you go back to the start point for the down in motion, or just proceed from the sit position and continue out?
If your dog does not halt, should you re-command?
If your dog halts, but not in the correct position (ie down when you said sit) should you just leave that, as you will be able to get the recall.
What should you do if your dog breaks? I assume if he breaks but stays in position, nothing. But if he breaks and leaves I can't imaging it would be a good idea to wait on the judge to signal you.
Anything else? I know I likely have more questions
. It has been a long time since I have done a BH, and I don't think I knew all of this then