Staying quiet in the crate between competition rounds is one of the skills Chico is working on. With that in mind, I made a sign to stick on his crate and left a big jar of small treats on top of the crate.
The sign said:
This is Chico. If he is being quiet, please feel free to give him a cookie from his good-dog cookie jar on top of the crate.
I don’t know how many people did that, but there were enough of them that when I came to get him for Jumpers with Weaves at about 3:30, he had a pile of uneaten cookies in front of him.