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    For those that are unaware, here is what the rule...

    For those that are unaware, here is what the rule book says:

    Generally a dog getting tangled in the decoys or a moved decoy would be viewed by me as NBD - No Big Deal.

    However there are a...
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    FYI There has never been a TRAINING requirement,...

    FYI There has never been a TRAINING requirement, only a handling requirement. Nor has their been any ownership requirement. ;)
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    FTs have a specific rule where clubs are required...

    FTs have a specific rule where clubs are required to give a refund on a judge change. HTs don't.
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    Currently in HT no.

    Currently in HT no.
  5. Sticky: More than you've run in the last several years....

    More than you've run in the last several years. ;) No I'm just pointing calling out unwarranted criticism.
  6. Sticky: I don't care who he is, or WAS. He is not there...

    I don't care who he is, or WAS. He is not there and has no first hand knowledge on what he is talking about!!!! Being critical of the judges on an internet message board is almost always improper....
  7. I'm a strong advocate of giving the people doing...

    I'm a strong advocate of giving the people doing the work, a priority. The clubs should be allowed to hold worker spots of say 10-20% of the available spots.

    If that is a problem for EE, use...
  8. I agree, very poor set of recommendations! But I...

    I agree, very poor set of recommendations! But I didn't expect much from this group.
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    Wow! Looks like Spain won't even get out of...

    Wow! Looks like Spain won't even get out of their group. :cool:
  10. Sticky: Yes it does, Thanks.

    Yes it does, Thanks.
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    That's the biggest change I've seen in the 20...

    That's the biggest change I've seen in the 20 years I've been involved in this game. The jump from Qual to All-age is huge today.

    When I first started running FTs it wasn't such a huge step. ...
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    No, It's when the ball is played. So if the...

    No, It's when the ball is played. So if the offensive player passes the last defender after the ball is kicked he's fine even if the ball arrives later.
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    All that a published or standardized opening will...

    All that a published or standardized opening will do, is change the time it takes to fill a test from hours or days under the current system to minutes or seconds with a std event opening.
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    Of course, that's the easiest solution for EE! ...

    Of course, that's the easiest solution for EE! It doesn't require any reprogramming. But solves nothing. Nor is it fair.

    It's still way too easy for a pro, or someone on their behalf, to enter...
  15. Name: Doug Main - Count me in! Winner: #49. FC...

    Name: Doug Main - Count me in!
    Winner: #49. FC AFC Lubys and Whitewaters Pirates Jewel, Jeff Schuett
  16. Congrats Dan & Ransom! Huge accomplishment.

    Congrats Dan & Ransom! Huge accomplishment.
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    Ok, I'm curious about the above bolded...

    Ok, I'm curious about the above bolded statements. Why? What do you see as so destructive?

    Because there are times when I think calling back & resending is the best correction. ;-)
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    Do you ever correct him while he is already...

    Do you ever correct him while he is already sitting? You should be able to get a stable sit after a correction.

    Sounds like he may be panicking and trying to get a the bumper on his own (where...
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    Yes, you are correct. The dog isn't bolting. It...

    Yes, you are correct. The dog isn't bolting. It is is confused and equating the collar pressure for a "sit" for a "force back" and therefore going even harder. The dog doesn't know it has done...
  20. Congrats Barb! I met Barb and Ten at Dave...

    Congrats Barb!

    I met Barb and Ten at Dave Rorem's workshop a few years ago and was very impressed with Ten. Dave Rorem said it best, "That dog just oozes talent"!

    Doug
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    Well, of course! In a trial, everyone is trying...

    Well, of course! In a trial, everyone is trying to line the blind. What's your point?

    I've never seen a dog that lined a blind at a trail and not pick up the bird because it expected to be...
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    OK there's lots of ways to train a dog. I am...

    OK there's lots of ways to train a dog.

    I am just surprised to hear somebody regularly running all-age dogs on pattern blinds other than to fix a problem.

    I've even heard some successful...
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    Yea, exactly. I'm a nobody - I don't know...

    Yea, exactly.



    I'm a nobody - I don't know you. I don't care what you do to your dog.

    I was just wondering why you are doing "momentum builders" with "high momentum lining dogs, who at...
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    Why do you even need sight blinds/or pattern...

    Why do you even need sight blinds/or pattern blinds with a dog like that? What does he learn? What do you think you are teaching him?

    Like Ted says. There IS a philosophical difference.
  25. IMO Running multiple dogs is a lot bigger...

    IMO Running multiple dogs is a lot bigger advantage than just that of mere chance. I've only had multiple all-age dogs a few times. However, I learned something about the test with each dog I run. ...
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