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  1. Thread: Sit / Pop ???

    by Ted Shih
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    I don't know Bill's rationale. But, when I am...

    I don't know Bill's rationale. But, when I am testing the strength of my dog's sit, I will walk around it, praise it, and sometimes pop it to see if it leaves the sit.
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    I second this. Trust the breeder. I think...

    I second this. Trust the breeder.

    I think of the scene from the Natural, where Robert Redford's magical bat, Wonder Boy, splits in two. Redford looks at the bat boy and says "Pick me out a...
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    Or to put it another way, the sequence of events...

    Or to put it another way, the sequence of events serves as a non-verbal cue, making the verbal cue superfluous. I happen to think this is true, but still use the verbal cue "dead bird" out of habit
  4. When in doubt, take a look at the Rulebook. Pages...

    When in doubt, take a look at the Rulebook. Pages 49-50
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    I wouldn't care even then. I have run plenty of...

    I wouldn't care even then. I have run plenty of Q's with my young dogs where dogs several years older have placed or won. I learned some time ago that if you are going to enjoy this sport, you have...
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    Why not? The Qual is an interesting mix of young...

    Why not? The Qual is an interesting mix of young up and comers, who are learning about competition before making the jump to the All Age Stakes, and more seasoned dogs like your, with owners who...
  7. Great! What color do I get when you come to...

    Great!

    What color do I get when you come to judge for Rocky Mountain this year?
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    I don't believe you should do something just...

    I don't believe you should do something just because Lardy or Farmer does.
    I don't believe you should do something because you want to get along with your peers.
    I don't believe you should do...
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    Maybe you start by sending a dog for marks and...

    Maybe you start by sending a dog for marks and blinds with back, I don't.
    If doesn't make any difference, don't do it
    If peer pressure is the reason you do things, well .....
  10. No diagrams. But, if you look on left edge of...

    No diagrams. But, if you look on left edge of blog, you will see column entitled "Test Description" Click on Tests 1 and 2, and you will get narrative description and fuzzy photographs
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    I disagree. Look at series 1/2 of the 2015...

    I disagree.

    Look at series 1/2 of the 2015 National Amateur. They shoot, a short bird. It retires. They shoot a flyer. You pick up one bird (they cannot dictate which bird and everyone seems...
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    If by no-go, you mean the dog did not go, yes it...

    If by no-go, you mean the dog did not go, yes it had a no-go. If you meant that the dog did something wrong, I disagree.

    Dogs are creatures of habit. We use that in our training. When we...
  13. I heard that Wes Lee's mother died during set up...

    I heard that Wes Lee's mother died during set up week and he had to leave. Missy Bell was doing the set up drawings, was familiar with the tests the judges had prepared, and was enlisted.
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    Like most things in life, training groups are...

    Like most things in life, training groups are formed by relationships. Certain pros like to train together. For example, Curtis, Eckett, and Rorem. So those pros and their clients train together. ...
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    No. I don't think so. Not if you are...

    No. I don't think so. Not if you are communicating with your dog. If you and your dog are on the same page, it knows when it is being sent, whether it is being sent on a mark or a blind.
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    First, if you properly socialize a dog, it does...

    First, if you properly socialize a dog, it does recognize its name. However, I have seen plenty of dogs raised in the kennel that have no idea that they have a name.

    Second, this idea that the...
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    This is what Lester and I described. Chris McGee...

    This is what Lester and I described. Chris McGee makes them and he sold them at the National Am in Mondovi, Wisconsin.
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    I bought one at the National AM and it is great. ...

    I bought one at the National AM and it is great. The stake itself is sturdy enough to drive it into hard ground. Once it's in, it stays in. The umbrella is huge and heavy duty also. I liked it so...
  19. Thread: Ed Allbritton

    by Ted Shih
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    I remember Cherylon Loveland doing the basics...

    I remember Cherylon Loveland doing the basics with Hank, and the time Ed spent watching Hank's development. I know Ed would have loved to see Pete and Hank run at the National.
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    Terry and Tiger are on the road to Polson at this...

    Terry and Tiger are on the road to Polson at this moment. Billings tonight? Polson and pre-National training tomorrow afternoon.
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    A wonderful seminar. I have been to two and plan...

    A wonderful seminar. I have been to two and plan on making it three. Sign me and Edda up.
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    Derby results on EE So far Robbie has placement...

    Derby results on EE
    So far Robbie has placement in Open, Qual, and Derby. Am not completed but it looks like he will get a placement in Am too
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    Derby callbacks to second series: 3,4, 6, 7, 8,...

    Derby callbacks to second series: 3,4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13
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    Open Results posted on EE Congratulations to...

    Open Results posted on EE

    Congratulations to Kathy Fregelette, owner of Stanley, who won the Open with Kenny Trott handling - that gave Stanley his FC
    Congratulations to Robbie Bickley,...
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    Callbacks to Amateur Water Blind 16 dogs back...

    Callbacks to Amateur Water Blind
    16 dogs back
    1,6,7,11,13,14,16,18,23,25,26,27,28,34,35,36

    6 starts in the morning
    If you have a derby dog, go to the Derby before the Amateur
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