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09 What is proper lure coursing etiquette?




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This article is from the Lure Coursing FAQ, by Bonnie Dalzell with numerous contributions by others.

09 What is proper lure coursing etiquette?

Good trial sites are not easy to find and a lure coursing field trial
does not generate very much income for the club so continued use of
the trial site is dependent upon the good will of the property owner.
Clean up after your hound and yourself! Do not damage property! Park
in designated areas and don't go randomly exploring out buildings,
barns and other structures not being used by the members of the field
trial. Do not harrass any livestock that may be on the trial site. Be
respectful of the property.

Remember that this is a lure coursing field trial. People often travel
long distances to run their hounds and have paid to enter the
competition. They are there to run their hounds and they may not have
had much sleep. Most people at the trial will be happy to answer your
questions but pick the time to approach them carefully. Don't walk up
and start talking to a judge while the person is judging. Don't try
and question an exhibitor while they are actively involved in
competition. Do not come out on the course with your hound, observe
from the sidelines. Keep your hound on a short leash. If your hound is
very excited keep it far enough away so that it does not distract the
competing hounds. Don't allow it to approach other competitors hounds
and "get in their faces". Hounds that are excited by the lure may be
rather jumpy and even predatory. Don't interfere with the hounds of
another competitor. This includes not offering food or water to hounds
that are in competition. hounds can become very ill if run on full
stomachs.

 

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