If the course is 4’ wide and fenced, and hurdles are 4’ wide, how could a dog get to the rat tube without crossing all the hurdles? Is this rule change implying that there can be gaps between the ends of the hurdles and the fence? Thanks!
Good question! This is mostly to prevent the handler from sending the dog and making a 1-3 guess on the tubes in the effort to take the chance they will be right, and if they are they will be guaranteed a run. Or a handler with a slower dog the doesn't want to go all the way down, so the handler takes a wild guess in an effort to save the run. 🙂
There will be no gap between the hurdle and the wall.