Lesson 6, Topic 6
Occasional praise while tracking is allowed in IGP 1 and 2. Never at the corners.
You are also allowed to praise your dog at the articles. You can do that either before or after picking up the article. Not both. You can praise your dog softly and pet him but not excessively. After you are done – return to the standing position.
It is up to the judge to decide what is excessive praise. We recommend you are conservative.