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    Before you plunk down your hard earned money,...

    Before you plunk down your hard earned money, spend some time looking at and living the places you think you might like. The wife surprised me by liking a spot in CO. We were there in late August. 5...
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    It is, after all, a team sport. Handler let the...

    It is, after all, a team sport. Handler let the dog get in the danger zone and could not prevent dog from making a fatal error. It's not a rule issue but a judgment call by the judges who determined...
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    Probably really nice to have him there on those...

    Probably really nice to have him there on those cold mornings. For you. Not him.
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    Agree. I'm fortunate that I found a good teacher....

    Agree. I'm fortunate that I found a good teacher. And I would have better said that "helped" set the hook. Bait helps, regards
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    True. But being fortunate enough to have an...

    True. But being fortunate enough to have an experienced mentor who has shared not only training advice but trial management advice, as well a great knowledge of the history of the sport has "set the...
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    "6. The number of dogs and the degree of...

    "6. The number of dogs and the degree of difficulty is also pressuring time constraints."

    If the "number of dogs" presents a problem it would not seem the sport is in decline.

    As for the age...
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    Oh, that "read the rule book" thing.

    Oh, that "read the rule book" thing.
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    Had an older golden bitch w/ it. Scared the...

    Had an older golden bitch w/ it. Scared the beegeejus out of me as I thought an otter or 'gator had her when she started flailing away on a long water blind. It's a dysfunction of the inner ear so...
  9. Ditto on the Ainley AL drawer system. Much...

    Ditto on the Ainley AL drawer system. Much lighter than the wooden Truck Vaults. Advantage over the homemade shelf, it's lockable, keeps stuff from getting all jumbled together up front every time...
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    Was it the tires or the driver that was bald? ...

    Was it the tires or the driver that was bald?




    Safe trip and good luck.
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    OK folks. Master entries down to 85 so all those...

    OK folks. Master entries down to 85 so all those who were whining about a single flight, here's your chance.
    And pls sign up for the tailgate on the specialty webpage. TN bar-b-que, bluegrass, a bit...
  12. By rule, nothing other than HRC limits distance...

    By rule, nothing other than HRC limits distance while AKC suggests distance limits. (The exception being the distance limitations on a walk-up.) (Been a while since I judged an HRC finished, but I've...
  13. Marks and blinds Marks and blinds Everything...

    Marks and blinds
    Marks and blinds

    Everything else is window dressing

    As noted the only significant rule differences are that the master stake runs 3 series and 3 blinds, including a double...
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    Back down to 88.

    Back down to 88.
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    Master is back to 90 but as entries close...

    Master is back to 90 but as entries close tomorrow keep checking.
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    Breathe. Relax. Breathe. Relax. Let pup scan...

    Breathe. Relax. Breathe. Relax.
    Let pup scan the field and pick out the guns.
    Breathe. Relax.
    Show pup the last bird down.
    Relax. Breathe.
    Show pup the memory bird.
    Relax. Breathe.
    Show pup...
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    A reminder that the NETN HT is on the same...

    A reminder that the NETN HT is on the same grounds the weekend after the GRCA. Test is open for entries on EE and has plenty of slots available in master.
  18. Opens when the test sec'y hits the right button....

    Opens when the test sec'y hits the right button. Can be at any time.
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    Master down to 87 as of 1145, 9/29. Closes 10/1.

    Master down to 87 as of 1145, 9/29. Closes 10/1.
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    Not trying to pick nits but, The rules state...

    Not trying to pick nits but,
    The rules state that a controlled break is not an automatic DQ. That does not mean it is "allowed." It is judged as a fault and can be, in itself, grounds for DQ....
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    David, See my original post in which I stated...

    David,

    See my original post in which I stated no agenda of accusation for some nefarious plot to manipulate the running order. And yes, in the major stakes, the DOW makes the initial pick of...
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    Irony and sarcasm do not seem to work well on the...

    Irony and sarcasm do not seem to work well on the internet. The phrase in quotes is from the title of this thread.
    Let me try again. AKC is reportedly working on a joint statement regarding the use...
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    Derby placements: 1 (congratulations Jeff)...

    Derby placements: 1 (congratulations Jeff) 13,7,5. RJ: 12. Jams: 15,14,11,3,2 (near and dear to my own heart.)
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    Chance theory tells us that the odds of any one...

    Chance theory tells us that the odds of any one random thing happening are the same for each unique event. The chances of those same things happening in succession are exponentially lower as the...
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    EE Running Order

    While we're bashing EE has anyone else noticed if their dog(s) wind up in the same general running order week after week? Or, get in a slot for several trials, then shift and stay in that slot for a...
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