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    Stuff like this^^^^^^ always seems to happen....

    Stuff like this^^^^^^ always seems to happen. That's why as HT chairman, I find it amusing when newer people always want to add more stakes and so on. Saying things like, we'll have plenty of help,...
  2. That is the purpose of the fee!!! Think twice. ...

    That is the purpose of the fee!!! Think twice.

    think about it people. This fee is not mandatory. You can title 100 different dogs and have an MNH65 and never have to pay the $25 fee AS LONG AS YOU...
  3. $25 to have the insurance of being able to run...

    $25 to have the insurance of being able to run another test in case you don't pass the first one is too much. But, running enough tests to qualify for 7 MN tests already at the tune of $75-$85 per...
  4. Since when did these games get filled with people...

    Since when did these games get filled with people that worry about $25. I see the rigs at every test. I can see the pedigree of your dog and have a pretty good idea how much you spent. I have seen...
  5. Well said.

    Well said.
  6. Here in Iowa, a hunting license is required to...

    Here in Iowa, a hunting license is required to train. However, I'm pretty sure that is just for public land.
    it would make sense that it would be required at the test as well. However, I have never...
  7. Let's just say these moments are not the ones...

    Let's just say these moments are not the ones that make me nervous... He backs into heel. He doesn't stop and sit out in front of me. He's telling me that he knows right where this one is and knows...
  8. Just to throw it out there so y'all can jump on...

    Just to throw it out there so y'all can jump on me about obedience...if the dog is spinning around in front of you, locked onto the next bird, and easily backs into heel while remaining locked on the...
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    Sticky: ^^^^ditto and thank you. I was hoping some people...

    ^^^^ditto and thank you. I was hoping some people that have been HT secretary and chairmen were going to step up and acknowledge how much work ALREADY has to take place. Senseless to add a bunch more...
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    Sticky: ^^^^^this!!! if I've learned nothing else...

    ^^^^^this!!!

    if I've learned nothing else about the dog games, what I have learned is that the people playing them love to bitch and moan. Call it inflation if you'd like but move on past the $25.
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    Not much to add as to what to do to help with the...

    Not much to add as to what to do to help with the aggression. However, I am a Certified Child Life Specialist at a children's hospital in Iowa and I can tell you first hand how traumatizing dog bites...
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    Watching Lardy

    Hunting season in Iowa has ended, it's been too cold to do much training, and I actually found myself with a few minutes of free time so I decided to refresh myself by watching some TRT. When I...
  13. Actually, it is not a new club.

    Actually, it is not a new club.
  14. Positives and negatives of becoming a Master National Club

    This thread is mainly for the hunt test secretaries and chairmen out there. What have been the positives and what have been the negatives of being a MN club?

    I'm aware of the problems with...
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    Thanks for all the help everyone. I was able to...

    Thanks for all the help everyone. I was able to get ahold of a couple members that have done it in the past and I think we've got it figured out. I just knew I could get the great info from all of...
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    Cool. Thanks

    Cool. Thanks
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    Hunt test date approval

    Need a little help from you experienced club members. I have taken over the duties in our club as secretary/treasurer this past year in an attempt to help out more. Turns out, the secretary/treasurer...
  18. Very true! Well said. Training groups are...

    Very true! Well said. Training groups are difficult to get into until you've proven commitment and some success
  19. Sent you a PM

    Sent you a PM
  20. (IA) Chocolate Master Hunter at stud

    At stud: Webb's Dakota Bird Dog

    Dakota is a high drive dog, full of style, and an excellent marker. Huge water entries are a given with this full throttle dog. Yet, he has a great off switch for...
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    Quite a presumptuous statement and extremely...

    Quite a presumptuous statement and extremely misinformed. Maybe this isn't the only way to interpret this comment, but it comes across as very anti-E collar!!! Which, makes the next quote that I...
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    What about a Boykin? Saw a couple run hunt tests...

    What about a Boykin? Saw a couple run hunt tests this year. Saw one of those get it's MH!!! Cute little dogs too! I think this will be my family's next lap/truck dog! SHHHH! My wife still doesn't...
  23. [QUOTE=Franco;1170984] Haven't heard anyone...

    Haven't heard anyone saying to breed carriers for field trials. What I'm hearing is that we can't just "cold turkey" remove every carrier from our breeding stock without doing a huge disservice to...
  24. I said, "many of today's FT breedings" I didn't...

    I said, "many of today's FT breedings" I didn't say all. All of my Labs have come from well known FT dogs. I just lost the best HUNTING dog I've ever owned and trained. She was almost 15 years old,...
  25. Wow!!! Very bold! Good luck defending your...

    Wow!!! Very bold! Good luck defending your position.

    Everyone I train with has a "field trial breeding." Every single one of them, and myself, hunts (multiple times a week) with their FT dog that...
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