Unofficial Schooling?

Unofficial Schooling takes place in the morning on the track before the day’s races. Initially the pups are hand-slipped so that the trainers can see how they are running and if they are following the lure.

If that goes well they then run out of the starting box, first in pairs, working up to running in groups of four or five. This continues until the trainer feels the pup is ready for Official Schooling.