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    That would not be my "goal" and in many...

    That would not be my "goal" and in many instances, ie wide spread marks with a short flyer go bird, sitting an inexperienced dog lined to the go bird can make it very difficult for them to look at...
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    There is the decision! Green had no value for...

    There is the decision!

    Green had no value for you that day.


    Congrats on a good trial.


    Tim
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    Did some or all of the 4 pick-ups get in that...

    Did some or all of the 4 pick-ups get in that same position and not recover?

    Play the odds!

    Tim
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    Exactly! This is why they invented the RJAM. The...

    Exactly! This is why they invented the RJAM. The judges can judge leaving the eligibility questions to the Committee to sort out.


    I will however admit to dropping/refusing to judge a yellow lab...
  5. Don't back up. Move 5 yards closer. The second...

    Don't back up. Move 5 yards closer. The second retrieve is always less appealing than the first.

    Remember you have a baby with essentially no training, a short attention span and shorter ability...
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    If this club brings with it new grounds there...

    If this club brings with it new grounds there could be interest.
    The area has numerous clubs that offer FTs and HTs but it is rapidly losing the grounds to sustain their existence.

    Tim
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    3 questions: #1 ask yourself: What you expect of...

    3 questions:
    #1 ask yourself: What you expect of and/ or want the dog to do? Then have the seller demonstrate that the dog has those skills.
    #2: ask the seller: What he/she expected of the dog that...
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    If you think the problem is confidence I would do...

    If you think the problem is confidence I would do shorter/less complicated cold blinds along with long pattern blinds to build confidence.

    If confidence is ok and you believe the blind is within...
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    IMHO the judging of line manners, and lack there...

    IMHO the judging of line manners, and lack there of, has lead to the move away from the "gentlemans hunting dog". Poor heeling to and from the line, creeping, noise, delivery and hard mouth were...
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    I would be curious about her past, ie. details...

    I would be curious about her past, ie. details about her obedience training, socializaton, desire to retrieve,etc, something is there. Her questionable desire to retrieve I would lead me to hold off...
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    Which one is heads, which is tails? Call it in...

    Which one is heads, which is tails?

    Call it in the air!
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    Someimes. Numerous cast for a young...

    Someimes.
    Numerous cast for a young /inexperienced usually means I tried a blind beyond his/her abilities. Cast refusal, you have to ask why. Some refusal are just plain disobedienced,IMHO...
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    Win 1st or 2nd in a Qualifying or be awarded any...

    Win 1st or 2nd in a Qualifying or be awarded any placement or JAM in any type of all-age stake.

    Tim
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    I have always considered this situation as a...

    I have always considered this situation as a problem just waiting to happened. Eventually one or the other is going to get on the other one's nerves. They are no different than 2 kids when parents...
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    Relax, you and her should take a retrieving...

    Relax, you and her should take a retrieving vacation and forget today ever happened.
    At this stage you should have no expectation that she knows: she is being "sent", is supposed to return to you,...
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    The original name for this stake...

    The original name for this stake was"Non-Winners".
    Its intent was just that:to give dogs that were not yet winners after Derby a place to compete while preparing for all-age competition. IMHO that...
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    Never say never. While a steady diet of into...

    Never say never.
    While a steady diet of into the wind marks is not a good idea there are some indications for such training: Your dog will encounter such marks in FTs and HTs either by design or...
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    Where are you with lining drills? wagon wheels,...

    Where are you with lining drills? wagon wheels, 5 legged patterns, etc

    Most need to taught to run straight.

    Tim
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    The result is extending command-response...

    The result is extending command-response obedience into retrieving. If not done you,nor the dog, have a fall back position when retrieving gets more complicated.

    Tim
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    IMHO there is a difference between a "long hunt"...

    IMHO there is a difference between a "long hunt" and a "big hunt".

    A long hunt in the area of the bird usually shows very good marking where as a big hunt generally denotes a dog that disturbs a...
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    So you need to change her mind. Don't shoot any...

    So you need to change her mind. Don't shoot any flyers. Set up the flyer station,making it very obvious right in her face, but only throw long dead bird singles, all guns up and visible. Then only...
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    Does anyone have any data? ie: #of new judges...

    Does anyone have any data?

    ie: #of new judges approved per year per level, # of approvals that are not maintained per year

    Is this an attraction or retention problem? or both?
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    Congratulations again. It was a pleasure meeting...

    Congratulations again. It was a pleasure meeting the 3 of you last weekend in VA.

    Remember Frank she said she wants a brown dog.


    Tim
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    Have your thrower throw as far as he/she can down...

    Have your thrower throw as far as he/she can down a hillside.
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    Agree. IMHO a greater number of dogs have the...

    Agree.

    IMHO a greater number of dogs have the capacity to learn how to run a good blind than to be good markers.

    The definition of "good" can vary depending on your needs.

    Tim
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