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  1. FYI I believe this provision of the current rules...

    FYI I believe this provision of the current rules covers that situation. :D
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    Ted can answer for himself. Now I don't know...

    Ted can answer for himself. Now I don't know you, but to me on this forum, you sound like a grumpy old man that can't get along with anyone and is used to bullying his way through life.

    I also...
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    I would like to know who these people are and why...

    I would like to know who these people are and why the phone doesn't ring? Maybe that's the problem?

    Do they really exist? The only ones I know don't want to judge.
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    Yes, definitely. I judged a 90+ dog open,...

    Yes, definitely.

    I judged a 90+ dog open, where the weather was absolutely miserable, cold, rainy, and windy. (I've never trained in weather that bad.) The dogs were not just doing terrible;...
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    An old time trialer told me "It all started to go...

    An old time trialer told me "It all started to go to hell when they first allowed the pros to the cocktail party at the national." I think he was joking, but maybe not. ;)
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    I could be mistaken, but I think those stats are...

    I could be mistaken, but I think those stats are just for all-age stakes/points.
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    To go along with what Breck said. If you are...

    To go along with what Breck said. If you are giving overs for a little "line correction", that's exactly what you'll get, a scallop.
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    John Did you not read this part of the Field...

    John

    Did you not read this part of the Field trial rules:


    Perhaps you also are missing this directive that is also repeated in the Field Trial rules.
  9. Yes John. I remember a derby that I was judging...

    Yes John. I remember a derby that I was judging where the last shot brought down the bird. We called a no-bird. As usually happens, the next time up, the dog gets a relatively short flier. The...
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    Andy. Just proves everyone knows Gassner is the...

    Andy. Just proves everyone knows Gassner is the BSer.:D
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    In essence you are correct. The volunteers...

    In essence you are correct. The volunteers subsidize the cost of the tests and trials everywhere. Some are subsidized more than others.

    Many of the clubs that own their own grounds have a...
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    There is a difference between a dog blinking a...

    There is a difference between a dog blinking a bird, and one that fails to recognize or "find" the bird.

    I would hate to guess how many thousands of birds I've been throwing or gunning at a flier...
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    It reminds me of a trial I ran where they were...

    It reminds me of a trial I ran where they were using hen pheasants in some fairly heavy cover. The flyer gunners both shoot but miss my flyer. It goes down in fall area just a little deep of the...
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    Allowed = a moderate fault vs ellimination. ...

    Allowed = a moderate fault vs ellimination.

    you just don't pretend it didn't happen
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    No. Popping is a symptom of too much...

    No. Popping is a symptom of too much pressure/lack of confidence.
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    He would handle as soon as he read an intent to...

    He would handle as soon as he read an intent to cheat by the dog
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    I went to Lardy's advanced workshop several years...

    I went to Lardy's advanced workshop several years ago, we watched them run the all-age dogs on a water triple with a long retired gun. It was eye-opening for me to see the standards that were...
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    I would seriously rethink the methodology! For...

    I would seriously rethink the methodology! For one thing "hot spot" training is very limited.

    While this dog may understand your corrections to mean "get in the water", that's all. You can't use...
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    I 100% agree with this part. In a minor stakes...

    I 100% agree with this part. In a minor stakes this is a moderate fault. In all-age stakes it is a severe fault.



    Totally disagree with this. This dog/handler committed a moderate fault. It...
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    With some dogs, the flyer is NEVER the memory...

    With some dogs, the flyer is NEVER the memory bird. ;) Doesn't matter what order it is shot.
  21. Sorry for your loss Ted, It's always tough to...

    Sorry for your loss Ted, It's always tough to loose any, especially the special ones.

    Doug
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    I really think people need to look at what...

    I really think people need to look at what Agility is already doing with limited entries.

    It has several advantages including the following:

    - AKC is already familiar and have approved.
    -...
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    Currently the rules provide entries are limited...

    Currently the rules provide entries are limited based on first come - first serve. So we are stuck with that Unless AKC changes it.

    There is a problem with the current EE system. - There...
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    I don't know. I've seen a huge change in the...

    I don't know.

    I've seen a huge change in the HT game since I first started running them more than 20 years ago. The backbone of any club are the people training and running their own dogs. They...
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    That's kind of how we are in this mess. "The law...

    That's kind of how we are in this mess. "The law of unintended consequences."

    The big thing is I agree with you there is no 1 magic solution. There needs to be more options. What works for 1...
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