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    ​anyone have Amateur callbacks?

    ​anyone have Amateur callbacks?
  2. Thread: Dog ramp

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    See this thread...

    See this thread http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?98137-Canvas-aluminum-dog-ramp-maker-in-St-Cloud-MN-area

    I have one of these ramps and it is spectacular
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    Also, note that the EE site lists the DOW for...

    Also, note that the EE site lists the DOW for Monday​ as 73
  4. Thread: Judging bias

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    Susan you crack me up. Everyone gets respect as...

    Susan you crack me up. Everyone gets respect as a human being. You earn respect as a competitor. You didn't understand it then. You espouse it now. Take a look in the mirror dear.
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    Dee, the program often re-adjusts on Wednesday,...

    Dee, the program often re-adjusts on Wednesday, so I would wait and see what happens

    Ted
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    I find it amusing that years ago, when I said...

    I find it amusing that years ago, when I said that newcomers need to earn respect, Susan and Lainee jumped all over me. And now?
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    I have read this thread with amusement and...

    I have read this thread with amusement and bemusement, intermixed with some amazement and frustration.

    Field trial judges are a cross section of society. If a group of people engage in a task,...
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    I am familiar with the terms visual keyhole and...

    I am familiar with the terms visual keyhole and physical keyhole as I used them in the article in Retrievers Online that you read. They have to do with blind concepts.

    I am not familiar with...
  9. Thread: Grady Pups

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    While the OFA database is a useful tool, it can...

    While the OFA database is a useful tool, it can be misleading. In my experience, people are more likely to list positive reports with OFA than negative ones. If my experience is borne out in the...
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    What are you reading? What is the context in...

    What are you reading? What is the context in which the words are used?
  11. And why do you think that is, Earl?

    And why do you think that is, Earl?
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    Gross heeling not hard to accomplish. Fine lining...

    Gross heeling not hard to accomplish. Fine lining is. Most amateurs cannot line with precision on one side, let alone two. According to Burns, among the skills that the best handlers have are:
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    I agree. It was an excellent seminar.

    I agree. It was an excellent seminar.
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    Most "skilled" basketball players spend most of...

    Most "skilled" basketball players spend most of their lives being able to dribble effectively on both sides. I asked Burns what percentage of the two sided Amateur handlers that he saw were effective...
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    Just completed a three day seminar with Pat Burns...

    Just completed a three day seminar with Pat Burns and Kenny Trott. When asked about the importance of being able to handle a dog on both sides, Pat said that the skill was not one of his top ten...
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    You want Custom Cutting, Chris McGee....

    You want Custom Cutting, Chris McGee. (262)339-1423. He was selling his umbrella stand and Tommy Bahama Umbrellas at the National Am in Mondovi. I bought two. They are great.
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    I place my hand over the dog's head just above...

    I place my hand over the dog's head just above the eyes. I do not place hand in front of dog's eyes. I believe that the dogs can see my hand in their peripheral vision and that they can feel its...
  18. I don't think my practices steady a dog. I do...

    I don't think my practices steady a dog. I do think that they help take the edge off a younger dog so that they are more focused about the task at hand.
  19. I don't know if these are the OP's issues or not....

    I don't know if these are the OP's issues or not. I do know that for my younger dogs (meaning less than 5 years of age), they are pretty jacked up and sometimes need something to take the edge off....
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    Dennis is describing how a gunner (you if a stand...

    Dennis is describing how a gunner (you if a stand alone - or someone else if there are multiple people training) can help a dog that looks disoriented. This is different than handling a dog as we...
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    Let's start with literal casting. Imagine that...

    Let's start with literal casting. Imagine that you are standing at six o'clock on a watch. Your dog is in the center of the watch where the hour and minute hands meet. Imagine further that the...
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    Imagine a hard water blind. Hard wind blowing...

    Imagine a hard water blind. Hard wind blowing left to right - towards dirt. Dog is on tall but thin point. If the dog goes off the point and remains precisely on line it is out of sight for 5...
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    Jamee If you moved the two kennels closest to...

    Jamee

    If you moved the two kennels closest to the tailgate so that they faced out and they could be opened from the tailgate side, instead of through the side window it would be identical to my...
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    Field Trials are tough to win. The current...

    Field Trials are tough to win. The current edition of Retriever News has a very enlightening interview with Dennis Bath. In that article about Dennis 2x NAFC Lawhorn's Cadillac Mack, Dennis said...
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    When I first got into the sport, my vehicle was a...

    When I first got into the sport, my vehicle was a Ford F150 extended cab with a Leer Top.

    I had a handmade platform that I used, then upgraded to an Ainley platform with water tank....
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