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  1. Thread: Flyer - itis

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    I had sort of the same problem, and here is how I...

    I had sort of the same problem, and here is how I fixed it. First of all, In training, starting slowly at first, I worked on the "Pivot". I taught the dog to pivot with or away from me, and failure...
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    A couple of questions and NOT trying to start an...

    A couple of questions and NOT trying to start an us against them argument; What was the original intention of the Hunt Test? Was it for someone to have the opportunity to train, or hunt their own...
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    Volunteering and attending tests last year with...

    Volunteering and attending tests last year with 1-3 flights of 60 dogs each, I totally understand the reason for limits.
    Size/availability of the training grounds. The FT and Upland folks are...
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    This is a great video, and looks like a nice...

    This is a great video, and looks like a nice test. So far it has been my experience that; dog is required to heel and hold the bird until command is given to release it. Fake gun is always used, and...
  5. I was at what i thought was a particularly hard...

    I was at what i thought was a particularly hard test this summer, In which the first 8 dogs went out on the land series. Watching these older, more experienced dogs unsuccessfully run the test, i...
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    iI am also a rookie trainer (Just got through...

    iI am also a rookie trainer (Just got through with seniors), and i was taught three very good steps in handling; First, show the dog what you are about to handle on overs and backs,(Kinda hard on...
  7. Thread: Shoreline Blinds

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    Thank you. It was an interesting test to say the...

    Thank you. It was an interesting test to say the least. Lots of grumbling from handlers, but it was an educational experience. Training for 1 level higher than the class we are testing at saved our...
  8. Thread: Shoreline Blinds

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    Standing in holding blind, waiting to be called...

    Standing in holding blind, waiting to be called to the line, the judges stopped the test. The committee and event secretary were summoned. The "5-dog rule" was discussed and agreed upon, but the...
  9. Thread: Shoreline Blinds

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    Yes they were "Illegal" tests. distance on...

    Yes they were "Illegal" tests. distance on blinds, degree of separation etc, stopping the test after 8 dogs, instead of 5 as the rules state. Some complained, and pulled their dogs, but, the judges...
  10. Thread: Shoreline Blinds

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    This is a great thread. Out of 8 senior tests we...

    This is a great thread. Out of 8 senior tests we ran this year, only 2 weren't down the shore blinds. Hardest one was 137 yards, down the shore, with a row of trees on the right about 2' into the...
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    I placed an order from them in april. I have...

    I placed an order from them in april. I have ordered from the before, with great service. This time is a very different story. With numerous emails, and phone calls i have been told repeatedly that...
  12. Thread: JH judges?

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    (He's probably running right now, so a bit...

    (He's probably running right now, so a bit late)For the record, i have run under Kent Walker. Found him to be Consistent in Judging. Test was a little challenging for a junior, but that was ok. He...
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    Google Hidden Springs Labs, just for starters.....

    Google Hidden Springs Labs, just for starters.. Just a thought
  14. Thread: westminister

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    Like most of the opinions stated in these 23...

    Like most of the opinions stated in these 23 pages, i watched Westminster sporting group, and was not thrilled with what the breed group judge chose as "representative" of the lab breed. Once again,...
  15. Because the poster indicated that he had already...

    Because the poster indicated that he had already done force to pile, my suggestion would be, using a training area with short grass, to place a white 5 gallon bucket behind the back pile. This gives...
  16. I saw this idea on Youtube, and it works great; ...

    I saw this idea on Youtube, and it works great; Take a pair of mens brief's (i use large size for a 55lb dog). Turn them so the front is facing out, away from the dog. Place a maxi pad inside. Put...
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    2nd Junior HT. While my pup is an excellent...

    2nd Junior HT. While my pup is an excellent marker, her line manners are atrocious. Hard as we work, she is on fire at the line, and has a really hard time settling down. We had passed the land...
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    I did not mean to offend you. the op asked if one...

    I did not mean to offend you. the op asked if one could pass more than 1 JH test with the same judges at multiple tests. Judges john and jane doe judging test 1 and 3 for instance. It was a valid...
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    It appears that this question doesn't have...

    It appears that this question doesn't have anything to do with judge shopping, but rather making sure that the poster doesn't enter 2, 3 or 4 tests with the same judges only to learn that AKC HT...
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    thank you so much... I look forward to your...

    thank you so much... I look forward to your observations/advise.
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    These are great questions, i hope my answers help.

    These are great questions, i hope my answers help.
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    Thank you all so much.. I have stopped exposing...

    Thank you all so much.. I have stopped exposing her to any training type situation with other dogs. I also started the de-bolting process yesterday.

    Your observations and opinions have really...
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    I'll try to make this short and not convoluted...

    I'll try to make this short and not convoluted description. When we got out pup at 8 weeks, we drove over 1000 miles to get her. As we stopped at rest stops on the way home we put her on a leash....
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    Thank you so much... i'd really appreciate that.....

    Thank you so much... i'd really appreciate that.. i am a firm believer in smartfetch.
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    Wow, thats even more of a surprise to me. In the...

    Wow, thats even more of a surprise to me. In the past, i have been asked to join other more experienced handlers, whose dogs have progressed farther than my pup, and are anywhere from 6 months - 2...
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