I have only been to 1 FT.
so, I dont know much about how they are in competition, and what judges let slide.
I have seen quite a few FT dogs in training,, and I will say,, those dogs have some of the best line manners,,and control on blinds, that I have witnessed from my days of going to and participating in HT's..
They are absolutly held to a very high standard in training,, and their basics are rock solid..
Not just the PRO trained dog either..
I know of at least one FT pro that does the same thing...For the same reasons.
Originally Posted by steve schreiner
Every dog on the truck gets run through the program before the heavy lifting begins.
It seems to make good sense for those of us that live north of the Mason Dixon Line. The dogs are hunting Oct. and Nov. then laying around the house in Dec.
Pro athletes go to training camp each year to get in shape and polish up technics. Why not our dogs??
P.S. I'm not talking about basic OB or FF