5. Blind Retrieve of Floating Line from Boat

5. Blind Retrieve of Floating Line from Boat
Purpose
Demonstrates the dog's ability and trust of handler in going for a retrieve that is indicated by handler's direction.
Equipment
Floating line (previously placed in water by steward)
Boat with platform
Time
2 minutes
Starting Position
BOAT
Procedure
Steward has already placed the floating line in water 50' from handler's boat during conclusion of the last exercise.

Handler and dog are given time to visually locate the floating line. On the judge's signal, the handler will send the dog to retrieve the floating line. Dog retrieves the line and delivers it to the handler.
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