At least in AKC Agility a knocked bar immediately makes a non-qualifying run (NQ) no matter what level you are competing in. BTW, the knocked bar was SO my fault. Some dogs were coming out of the chute and missing the jump entirely cause we handlers took it for granted with a cue and then kind of pulled off to the table cause we were worried they'd take the off course tire if we pushed the jump. So I did the opposite (didn't trust my Bretta) and sent her to the chute, ran FAST with her to the jump and suddenly stopped short with a sharp shoulder pull to get the turn to the table. Sudden slow downs and sharp movements make Bretta think she's gone wrong and gets her SUPER handler focused. So she'll jerk her head to watch my stupid ridiculous over cuing and drop her rear legs thus dropping the bar....DUH! It was a BEAUTIFUL run otherwise.thank you I didn't know dropping a bar was a NQ. I thought it just added time on.
Great question!I understood it was training, just confused why if the dog NQ'd over a fence why the training wasn't also over a fence vs something the dog did correctly.