Place obstacles for each course according to judge’s diagram
Ensure weave poles and tunnels are secured, table, teeter, dog walk, and A-frame at correct heights
Move obstacles if/as required after judge measures course
Set bars at correct height for first dog after walk through
Pick up the leash and collar from the start line and take it to the finish line after the dog starts the run.
Do not step into the dog’s line of sight.
If the dog leaves the ring before the finish line, make sure the handler gets the leash.
Check in all dogs during and after walk through.
Resolve conflicts in run order.
Ensure next dogs are “on the line”, “on deck”, and “in the hole”
Announce next 3-5 dogs to run: keep class moving.
Announce “last dog at this height” so ring crew can change heights.
Reset jump bars, straighten chute, weave poles and tunnels.
Change jump heights after gate steward announces “last dog at this height”.
Check with judge to see if bars should be reset or left down if the jump is taken twice in the course.
Position your chair so the dog does not see you when taking obstacles; do not move when the dog can see you.
Ensure the dog on the line matches the scribe sheet.
Record faults as the judge signals them; watch the judge, not the dog: closed fist – R – refusal (5), one open hand – S – standard fault (5), two open hands – F – major fault (20), whistle – E – elimination (no score).
Record time from timer at end of run.
Tally faults on scribe sheets.
Transcribe scores onto score sheet.
Determine qualifying runs.
Post score sheets.
Take scribe sheet from Scribe and deliver it to Scorekeeper.
Let Scorekeeper know “last dog in class” or “last dog at this height”.