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by Klatolklin K9 on 12 November 2007 - 23:55
It is hard to fault a dog with a shallow bite when the decoy is trying to evade the dog. Just getting a bite when there is a stick between the decoy and the dog as well as a decoy moving away from the dog instead of feeding the sleeve say the dog will go through a stick to bite. A regrip is usually trained but only when it is safe to do. In a trial, that is often not given to the dog. If the dog tries and looses the grip altogether, then points are taken from the dog. Minimum points if the dog rebites right away but if the decoy can actually gets a meter or so from the dog, even more points are taken. The decoy in French ring is not a helper and is taking points from the dog whenever they can, at least at the higher levels. I am not sure it is something that can even be compared to feeding an am arm or leg to a dog.