I Got Kicked Out Of A Herding Dog Trial, Today

I got kicked out of a herding dog trial today… and I wasn’t even in the trial. LOL.

They told me I couldn’t have a remote collar on my dog– even though I was sitting in the audience, far behind both the gate and the barrier. That should have been my cue to leave. So– 10 minutes later, my dog spooked when he saw the cattle come out and barked. Big whoop. As I’m trying to correct my dog back into a sit-position (using the buckle collar) a woman approaches and tells me I need to put my dog away.

Excuse me? I thought this was a dog event, not a library???

What are they worried about? The cattle getting spooked and running away? Isn’t that the whole point of training a stock dog?