Originally Posted by Maliraptor
I get dinged in trials, because I am "moving my arm strangely" and it is handler help. Um, no, my dog is tall and I am short, I'd hit him in the head otherwise. lol.
and of course it changes from judge to judge
If you swing it out to the side for some judges, it's not natural, and you can't or you'd hit your dog in the head like you know. Or if you pull them up almost like running, but without all the motion they don't like that either, well some don't. Damned no matter what you do sometimes, just depends on the judge