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    I'm in the "not a big deal" camp too. This...

    I'm in the "not a big deal" camp too. This isn't a competative dog so why stress about it?

    If the dog handles, blow a whistle (maybe yell "no") and handle him to the bird if it bothers you. If...
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    "Donald Trump will NEVER become President of the...

    "Donald Trump will NEVER become President of the United States"
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    The Impotent United Nations

    Some of you might find this commentary interesting. It's somewhat aligned with Trumps thinking on the United Nations. Regardless of your politics, it's accurate and factual.

    Well worth the 3 1/2...
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    What a ridiculously judgemental post. How the...

    What a ridiculously judgemental post. How the hell would you know what skills this man does or does not possses?

    There are a plethora of really good amateur trainers around that could easily...
  5. Thread: Glass Ceiling?

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    Get a grip man. Hillarys loss has nothing to do...

    Get a grip man. Hillarys loss has nothing to do with being female and everything to do with her being a despicable excuse for human being......

    Almosy anyone other than her would have easily...
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    Good post....all of it.....well...

    Good post....all of it.....well articulated.....Greenhorn, this is your answer.
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    Many threads, like this one, are around the basic...

    Many threads, like this one, are around the basic problem of obedience (and lack therof) and what to do if my dog doesn't sit or my dog creeps or my dog feezes on birds or my dog is noisy or unruly...
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    Haven't posted in a while but this has motivated...

    Haven't posted in a while but this has motivated me.

    I could care less what discounts are offered by this company. Garmin shot themselves in the foot when they took over TriTronics. With...
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    Good point and discussion about keyhole blinds...

    Good point and discussion about keyhole blinds that penalize a high roller.

    I generally don't eliminate a dog if it misses a keyhole by a small margin as long as the handler makes a decent attempt...
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    Gotta love the grizzled old veterans. Nice...

    Gotta love the grizzled old veterans. Nice memories....
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    Use propane only. Mapp will blow the heads off...

    Use propane only. Mapp will blow the heads off the bumpers....
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    There is a large body of evidence to support...

    There is a large body of evidence to support feeding athletic canines once a day.

    Dennis posted an article by Mike Lardy a while back supporting this but I can't seem find it. Maybe he'll repost...
  13. I believe that's the second National win for...

    I believe that's the second National win for Colin.........Congratulations to you and Perro.
  14. How very true I indeed. I know more than a few...

    How very true I indeed. I know more than a few $5000.00 puppies, bought strictly from comparing titles and AA points, that I wouldn't give more than a nickel for as mature dogs.

    In contrast...
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    This is very true........

    This is very true........
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    Unbelievable ignoranance and really shouldn't be...

    Unbelievable ignoranance and really shouldn't be dignified with a response
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    As with most things it would depend on the judges...

    As with most things it would depend on the judges and how badly they wanted to pare down the field. There is nothing in the rule book that definitively addresses his issue.

    It could be argued...
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    My training partner and old time FT'er uses one...

    My training partner and old time FT'er uses one as he lost his voice box to cancer a few years ago and can't blow a regular whistle. He tried a number of different types and settled on the Fox 40.
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    Really good post Scott. I get what that dog...

    Really good post Scott. I get what that dog meant to you and the journey you shared. Many times they teach us more than we teach them.
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    Don't stress about it. The more experience he...

    Don't stress about it. The more experience he gets the better he'll become. Sooner or later he'll hear the plop or the splash and know there's a bird down even if he doesn't see it. The more birds...
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    Somehow I missed the point that Paul was trying...

    Somehow I missed the point that Paul was trying to make earlier (sorry Paul). Thanks for bringing it to light again. Both of your arguments are very sound and caused me even more thinking about...
  22. She's an amazing little dog. Congratulations...

    She's an amazing little dog. Congratulations Bill and Micki. You deserve it.
    Brian
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    I didn't see all the dogs run but a guess would...

    I didn't see all the dogs run but a guess would be 60% did it (sort of) and 1/2 of them did it well. They dropped about half the dogs on that test. It was a fairly strong cross wind coming off the...
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    You make a very solid argument ( based on the...

    You make a very solid argument ( based on the rules) for dropping the dog. I know that in 99.9999% of cases, dogs who pick up poison birds should be dropped for the reasons you and others have...
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    Not sure where you get out of control from the...

    Not sure where you get out of control from the description provided? The handler blew the whistle at a critical time while challenging the test. The dog stopped on top of the bird, sat and picked...
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