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  1. Thread: Memphis

    by Ted Shih
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    Late start is a generous way to characterize...

    Late start is a generous way to characterize events.

    After a variety of mishaps, we started running dogs at 1 pm. However, the club was great, and once we got rolling, things went smoothly.
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    In my 15 years - or more - I can only recall less...

    In my 15 years - or more - I can only recall less than a handful of times that a judge has cancelled on short notice without cause.

    One made me very angry - I called to remind the person that our...
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    Katy Words are always inadequate. My...

    Katy

    Words are always inadequate.

    My condolences.

    Ted
  4. OFA is more traditional and more people are...

    OFA is more traditional and more people are familiar with it. So if you want to be involved in breeding, you are probably going to need OFA certification. In addition, PennHip is more expensive, as...
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    I like the Fosters and Smith Quilted Dog Beds. I...

    I like the Fosters and Smith Quilted Dog Beds. I have three of them. They last forever, if you buy an extra cover. And they are on sale
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  6. Congratulations to Robbie and Manny - DH Winners

    Just heard that Robbie Bickley and Manny won the Open and Am at Lone Star. Congratulations!
  7. Thread: Trainability

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    Hard going dogs can be very trainable. ...

    Hard going dogs can be very trainable.
    Methodical dogs can be untrainable.
    The level of a dog's desire is not necessarily related to its trainability.

    Over the years, I have had
    - Litter...
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    BJ Still waiting for your photos Ted

    BJ

    Still waiting for your photos

    Ted
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    Kennel Maiden My concern about your field is...

    Kennel Maiden

    My concern about your field is that there is nowhere for the dogs to get lost. The fences keep the dogs penned in. See diagram below. But, if you have another field where the...
  10. Thread: Lone Star

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    All I know follows: 37 dogs back. Amateurs 13;...

    All I know follows: 37 dogs back. Amateurs 13; Farmer 8; Trott 8; Erhardt 3, Milligan 3, Edwards 1, Knutson 1,. I do not know which dogs were called back.
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    Ok. Here we go. I attach a diagram that shows...

    Ok. Here we go.

    I attach a diagram that shows three marks 1, 2, and three from left to right.

    First, all of the birds shown on the diagram are birds that we placed when we were simply...
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    I judge a dog's mark, not its line. I have...

    I judge a dog's mark, not its line.

    I have two derby dogs and so I have been running a number of derbies.

    I love watching the little monsters run, but the judging drives me crazy.

    I see...
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    See post 152. I think several dogs will fall...

    See post 152. I think several dogs will fall down the hill to the guns then set up camp around them, and take their time climbing up to the bird. When a gun is up, the dogs tend to stick around, so...
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    I think this works. 1. Dogs tend to run to guns...

    I think this works.
    1. Dogs tend to run to guns
    2. The terrain falls off from right to left, pulling the dogs into the guns
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    Collecting his or her thoughts on possible marks...

    Collecting his or her thoughts on possible marks that we can discuss after about 10 minutes of reflection
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    I have had a number of PM which have asked...

    I have had a number of PM which have asked questions along the following lines

    1) Why not consider the interaction of marks
    2) Don't you need play between marks to make them harder

    First, as...
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    It feels to me as though you are inviting them to...

    It feels to me as though you are inviting them to cheat, which bothers me
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    I don't think I answered your question well. Make...

    I don't think I answered your question well. Make a mark harder by adding factors, easier by subtracting them. For your dogs, find the balance between success and failure that promotes learning. As...
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    Are you inviting dogs to backside the guns? Do ...

    Are you inviting dogs to backside the guns? Do you want to do so?
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    The purpose of this thread is to give people a...

    The purpose of this thread is to give people a structure for looking at a field and identifying marks. If you use it with discipline, over time, you will find that you are going through the analysis...
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    I think a good mark requires a dog to make...

    I think a good mark requires a dog to make decisions

    Your mark is pretty black and white. Get in the water and stay in the water.
    If you move your guns to the right, so that the bird lands at...
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    BJ Like any educational endeavor - There...

    BJ

    Like any educational endeavor
    - There are people who want to learn
    - There are people who want to show how bright they are
    - There are people who want to be the class clown

    I am only...
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    Shawn If you wanted to make it easy for the...

    Shawn

    If you wanted to make it easy for the dogs to run to the guns and stay near them, then put the gun station in the valley and shoot out of it

    Ted

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    First, I don't care about other marks Second,...

    First, I don't care about other marks

    Second, I don't like throwing a bird away from water - as you are

    Third, just because a dog has to remember where a bird is doesn't make it a good one.
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    Think about how to make it more attractive to run...

    Think about how to make it more attractive to run to the guns and stay there
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