AGAIN I ASK!
What happens when you run a venue where the Judges can and do dictate order of pick up?
They may tell you in the briefing that the last bird down , is stone dead in the decoys, but, the second bird thrown in the multiple mark, was a crippled bird, and you must pick it up first.
So, dont those Dogs have to have a very good understanding of "selection" and be very compliant about which bird the handler MAY demand the dog to retrieve?
I suppose you call this "Primary" selection.
A dog that is consistently trained to pick up the next shortest bird after the LBD on a very regular basis,, tell me what is the Handler and dog selecting.
Isnt that "Secondary" selection then, just a consistent routine?
Vindicated? You have an odd interpretation of events, Susan.
Innocent? The thought never crossed my mind.
Curious as to his basis of knowledge, since he does not judge or run field trials? Absolutely
Satisfied as to his competence to support his claims? No, but this is the internet where - as the ad says - everyone who says that they are a French model, must be
you're very amusing this evening. I think it is you that has the odd interpretation of events Ted. And yes, it is easily interpreted that you were being the bully. And that has no place on RTF as you have indicated many times. Sometimes the French model is really a bully in disguise.
What is "plain as the nose on my face" is that the statement you made above contradicts your statement below
If the concept is not that hard to teach, and the concept is as valuable as you claim, then why aren't any pros teaching it?