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Do I always have to wait for the judge in working tests?

Paul Rawlings
When you go under the judge, he or she will explain the test and what is required.

It is usual for the judge to give you the order when to send your dog for its first dummy and you should make sure that you do not send until told, otherwise a zero score will be the consequence.

However, when the test is a double retrieve, the judge may say that once your dog has retrieved the first dummy you may send the dog for the second in your own time.

This means that you do not have to wait for a second order from the judge after the first has been delivered.