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    You might try training with treats for a while....

    You might try training with treats for a while. Dog will start watching your hands which is helpful in later training
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    Snake breaking process

    After losing the beloved family JRT to a rattler last spring I need to do snake avoidance with our young Russell so he doesn't develop the snake obsession our last one had. She spent all day hunting...
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    It was for AA assignments. I've judged about a...

    It was for AA assignments. I've judged about a dozen minor stakes and I wasn't listed
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    I look at the route the dog took on a 275 yd...

    I look at the route the dog took on a 275 yd retired water mark and don't see much wrong with it. The last thing I would want to do is correct a dog for going close by an island. Also, how do you...
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    Bumper Boy Charger

    Anyone know where to get one?

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    FTs are nothing but dogs running out to a guy in...

    FTs are nothing but dogs running out to a guy in a white coat and picking up a bird. What could be easier?
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    If you have any experience with hunt tests its...

    If you have any experience with hunt tests its not hard to make the jump to the Q. The best way to learn what you need to train for is to enter one and step to the line with your dog. When I ran my...
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    Everything in that report totally contradicts the...

    Everything in that report totally contradicts the experience I have had with Pat at 3 different seminars. I suspect this anonymous person is a fraud. Pats training and seminars are well worth the...
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    I think the "problem" of noise and unsteadiness...

    I think the "problem" of noise and unsteadiness is vastly overstated. It is rare to see unsteadiness or whining in AA FT stakes. Unsteady whining dogs are very very unlikely to win an AA FT because a...
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    Do you feel that politics ever enters into the...

    Do you feel that politics ever enters into the "draw"?
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    This is sad news for me. I have been reading...

    This is sad news for me. I have been reading Howards posts for about 10 years on RTF and he always was a class act. Prayers for his friends and family. He will be missed.
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    Say a bird boy has a brain fart and mistakenly...

    Say a bird boy has a brain fart and mistakenly "hey heys" a dog that's leaving the area and dog that was going to have a gorilla hunt is helped to the bird without being instructed to. Do they get a...
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    My understanding is its rescored from the point...

    My understanding is its rescored from the point of interference or unfairness,and not necessarily the whole mark is rescored. If they popped before the unfairness occurred then the pop still stands?...
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    A big thank you to Brandon and Vernon for giving...

    A big thank you to Brandon and Vernon for giving up their weekend to judge the am. Another great time at the cattle ranch. Mike the trial went as smooth as any I've seen. Thanks for your hard work to...
  15. Thread: Middle TN

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    Those were the best ribs I've ever had. Huge...

    Those were the best ribs I've ever had. Huge congrats to Bill and Jamie Woodson!
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    Sent check your inbox

    Sent check your inbox
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    I know what his dog did up north cause I was...

    I know what his dog did up north cause I was there. aired and exercised multiple times. At least 3 setups. When not running staked out with the others watching the action. About 1000% more training...
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    [QUOTE=EdA;1145502]There is a happy medium. Also...

    [QUOTE=EdA;1145502]There is a happy medium. Also professional dog trainers are no different than the rest of society, some are good trainers with poor people skills, some have good people skills but...
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    Congrats Tony and Trudie!

    Congrats Tony and Trudie!
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    I know that many in the FT game are successful repeating. I know several that do. I was referring to my understanding of Lardy's program
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    Watched the videos many times and have been to multiple Lardy seminars. I'm maybe not the best at paying attention but I don't recall much repeating of marks in his program. I recall repeating when...
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    It's a minor fault on a qual blind

    It's a minor fault on a qual blind
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    Congrats to Milton and Cash!

    Congrats to Milton and Cash!
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    Also callbacks will likely be much more generous...

    Also callbacks will likely be much more generous in the Q.
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    My condolences to Dr. Ayers family. I enjoyed...

    My condolences to Dr. Ayers family. I enjoyed hunting with him in the past and in more recent years seeing him at field trials. He will be missed.

    Bill
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