I feel like this slide show needs a bit of explanation (so not wordless today I guess). This is Thunder last Saturday watching the combination land water triple marks fall. (This is a rough drawing of the set-up.) In the higher level AKC tests the handler has to use a handler’s gun. In HRC the handler must shoulder and fire the gun (with popper loads). It pays to practice once in a while. One of the members of our group brought this cap gun and allowed anyone in the group to borrow it. (Sure beats the broom handle we use in the park. Thanks Karen!) You hope the dog swings his head with the marks. Thunder doesn’t really need a gun to cue him to swing his head, but sometimes it helps the younger dogs.