Hunt Test Etiquette
Just a few key "helpful hints" about hunt tests. Knowing what to expect can help you be more comfortable at your first hunt test! If you have questions or want to talk about testing, please reach out to us here .
- Handlers, bird boys, gunners, judges and others shall be required to wear camouflaged or appropriate clothing.
- Handlers should bring their own duck call and wader boots.
- Handlers should be prepared for any type of weather, particularly in the fall and spring.
- Spectators should sit far enough away and speak in whispers so as to not disturb the judges and the dog at the line.
- Spectators should take insect repellent, lawn chairs, sunscreen, and umbrella for sun protection
- Dogs at all times must be kept in crate, kennel, or tied at vehicle. Any dog interfering with the working dog will be eliminated from the test.
- Training aids are not allowed, nor can the handler intimidate their dog while it is on the test grounds.
- No dogs allowed in or near spectator areas.
- Dogs can only air and loosen up in designated areas.
- No dogs in heat allowed in a test or at the test site.
Ronnie Hill - TPHRC