Just a quick reminder from your Advisory Committee - we are seeing an increase in dog aggression incidents across the country. The majority of these incidents are preventable by doing the following:
Keep your dog in their crate or car when not exercising or on your way to/from blind/ring and pay attention to your dog.
If your dog is on the end of the lead, please make it your entire focus - no chatting with friends, checking emails, posting your fabulous results, etc. Most of these kerfuffles are due to aroused dogs and inattentive handlers. Incidents of dog aggression are considered a DQ until further reviewed by Barn Hunt and dogs must leave the event site with no refund and no more fun for the weekend. It's not a happy situation, but it's unlikely that your dog will be banned from the sport unless their have been multiple incidents or it's a particularly serious one.
We want you and your dog(s) to have an enjoyable event - so play it safe, be your dogs advocate and keep them away from potential trouble.
Your friendly Advisory Committee