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  1. Christy, if they keep the same weekends, ...

    Christy, if they keep the same weekends, Carolina Piedmont will hold a field trial the last weekend of March and Palmetto will hold theirs the first weekend of April on those grounds. They will...
  2. Overall, a great video. It really helps to be...

    Overall, a great video. It really helps to be able to visualize some of the drills we've read about and see a few new ones in action. Yes, there are a few spots where the audio is less than...
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    Excellent points Dennis! I particularly like...

    Excellent points Dennis! I particularly like your distinction between drills and exercises in the field to teach or theme concepts.

    I have your training alone DVD and am awaiting delivery of...
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    Thanks Earl. We do tend to compromise, but...

    Thanks Earl. We do tend to compromise, but someone always seems to feel slighted. It is nice to set up triples and quads on a regular basis, but I'm usually the guy running singles or doubles...
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    I think I know where you're coming from, and you...

    I think I know where you're coming from, and you weren't really saying drills are a waste of time, just not preferred when you have a big group, right?

    I was referring more to drills that...
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    Group Training: Drills vs.Test Setups?

    How do other training groups approach the balance between doing concept work in the form of drills versus test or trial setups?

    Our group always seems to struggle with the balance. We have some...
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    As others have said, not many events are posted...

    As others have said, not many events are posted yet. I usually just look up events on EE over the last couple of years and use the AKC corresponding date table...
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    Congrats to both of you. Sounds like a great...

    Congrats to both of you. Sounds like a great retirement plan coming together!
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    Qualifying land blind. Newer handler fails to...

    Qualifying land blind. Newer handler fails to blow a whistle near the end of the blind, expecting his dog to wind the bird. Dog drives 10 yards past the blind and out of sight over the crest of a...
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    He's on RTF. Try...

    He's on RTF. Try http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/member.php?24054-lanse-brown
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    It's kind of like having a son or daughter who...

    It's kind of like having a son or daughter who are very intelligent. Maybe you taught them as much as you could about life. They could stay at home, work in the family business and you could...
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    Dan and Gloria DeVos are probably the closest...

    Dan and Gloria DeVos are probably the closest field trial pros to you in Eufaula. However, if you're interested in training your dog yourself with some expert guidance, Lanse Brown is up near...
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    Congratulations to Connie Dresser for winning the...

    Congratulations to Connie Dresser for winning the Amateur with Teddy and to Nancy Fraser for winning the Qualifying with Grit!

    Lots of kudos to the ladies in this circuit. Just 2 weeks ago at...
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    20375 This was on one of our training ponds in...

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    This was on one of our training ponds in early August here in MI. We didn't take any chances.
  15. Thread: Box mats

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    These come in 12"12" tiles that snap together...

    These come in 12"12" tiles that snap together and can be cut to fit any size hole. I have used them for years a d they have stood up to everything:...
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    Congrats to all. It was my pleasure to judge...

    Congrats to all. It was my pleasure to judge these wonderfully talented animals.
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    Congrats AGAIN Erin! Phillie really seems to be...

    Congrats AGAIN Erin! Phillie really seems to be on a roll! Also a big Congrats to Sherie and Bristol for the RJ. They have worked very hard and it's paying off!
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    12 dogs to the Open water marks: 2, 9, 10, 11,...

    12 dogs to the Open water marks: 2, 9, 10, 11, 15, 18, 24, 25, 30, 39, 40 & 43.
  19. Not saying you can't say Mark, as in 'get ready,...

    Not saying you can't say Mark, as in 'get ready, birds are coming", you cannot however point out a gun station and give the command. Big difference.
  20. Pointing out the gun stations before signaling...

    Pointing out the gun stations before signaling you are ready, is prohibited. Whether it be with a hand, gun barrel or verbal "good", "mark", "watch" or "right there". You can't do it. Bring your...
  21. Pat Martin and Finnegan take the DOUBLE-HEADER at AARC!

    A HUGE Congratulations to Pat Martin and FC/AFC Aran Island's Finnegan, who earned their first Double Header at the American Amateur Retriever Club trial in Fenwick, MI this past weekend! Great job...
  22. The whole limited entry competition to get...

    The whole limited entry competition to get entered turned me off to the point that I recently chose not to enter any more AKC hunt tests. Strictly Field Trials from here on out. Raise the entry...
  23. Thread: Master Test

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    Dave, You sure it wasn't just an itchy trigger...

    Dave, You sure it wasn't just an itchy trigger finger from trying to quickly enter master tests on EE? I hear that's one of the symptoms.
  24. Congrats Ernie and Hawk! Also to Chris V and...

    Congrats Ernie and Hawk! Also to Chris V and Jeebs on another JAM!
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    My dogs get distracted by sandwiches and the...

    My dogs get distracted by sandwiches and the crinkle of potato chip bags. Perhaps AKC should ban all forms of food for judges, workers and gallery on-lookers at events!
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