3. Directed Double Retrieve from Boat

3. Directed Double Retrieve from Boat
Purpose
Demonstrates the dog's ability to take direction and retrieve two placed articles.
Equipment
Two identical retrieving dummies
A second steward's boat.

Both dummies are in steward's boat.
Time
3 minutes
Starting Position
BOAT
Procedure
Steward's boat is at the opposite 60' marker from handler's boat. On the judge's signal, the steward will throw whichever dummy he/she wants to first, with one thrown approximately halfway between the boats and diagonally to the right of the handler's boat and the other approximately halfway between the boats and diagonally to the left of the handler's boat.
Procedure
The dummies should fall approximately 50' apart and midway between the two boats. (Visual: the two boats and the two dummies together should form a diamond pattern.) On the judge's signal, the handler sends the dog to retrieve the first dummy. When the dog delivers it to the handler, he/she sends the dog to retrieve the second dummy and the dog delivers it to the handler. The handler will raise the second dummy over his/her head to signal completion to the judge.
Note
Either steward in the steward’s boat may throw the dummy. The handler may direct the dog to the correct dummy at any time before or after it enters the water. The dog may not touch the wrong dummy. The dog remains in the water until both retrieves are completed. Only the order of the retrieval will be set at the judges briefing. Should drastic climatic changes occur between the participants, the judge reserves the right to change the order of the retrieve. If a throw is determined to be inadequate, the dummies will be retrieved and re- thrown.
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