At a recent K9 Nose Work trial, I witnessed competitors allowing their dog to urinate on a building within 12 feet of the warm-up boxes as well as allowing their dog to urinate at a staging area.
I wondered if those handlers thought about the consequences of that simple action. Did their dog urinating influence the dog teams that followed?
It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose it's how you play the game. I don’t know who came up with that one but they were right. As a teen, I competed in several music competitions. After one such event, I came home empty handed and upset. I was told my instrument keys were noisy, my notes were flat and my embouchure was weak. My friends had all been successful and went home with their blue and red medals. It was a long bus ride back home.