Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Well, it's definitely blatant at specialties. Running laps outside the ring, ringing bells, yelling their dogs' names. I hate it. Drives me nuts.
I don't see it at the all breed shows, at least in these parts. No one is racing around outside the ring (there isn't room anyway - you'd mow someone over), yelling their dog's names. The AKC rep would be on you in a heartbeat. I guess you could do some discreet coughing. Or talk loud. Or knock over a chair. My double handling consists of staying in the same spot outside the ring so my dog isn't looking for me. She knows where I am then, and pays attention to my handler.
~ Diane ~
CARLY ......... Ch. Lauremi's No Reservations (AKC GCh pointed, HIC)
SCARLET ..... Lauremi's Almost Wasn't (AKC pointed)
and absent friends... SAGE ~ Lauremi's Whim Z v Jakmar ~ AKC major ptd, HIC ~ 2010-2015