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  1. I have peripheral artery disease, and I...

    I have peripheral artery disease, and I recognized the leg wraps. It is quite debilitating, in terms of walking and other physical activity. The observation was not met to be demeaning, only an...
  2. This is an interesting, but dated perspective. ...

    This is an interesting, but dated perspective.
    I don't think she spent too many days in the field, judging by the edema in her legs. I also noted that she has the front feet of one ,maybe two of...
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    I suggest that you call the HT secretary, or club...

    I suggest that you call the HT secretary, or club officer,(listed on the entry form) for a more detailed explanation re how the tests are run. Eric Johnson is correct in referring you to the Rule...
  4. According to the RAC, on January 1, 2014 I will...

    According to the RAC, on January 1, 2014 I will no longer have the knowledge gained over the past 40+ years, from training, as an amateur, my retrievers. I have judged HT (all levels) and minor FT...
  5. Running HT's can be a great learning experience,...

    Running HT's can be a great learning experience, for both the dog & handler.
    It's all about building confidence and learning to work as a team.
    Have a go at the level that is in your confort...
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    I witnessed a similar occurrence at the GRCA ...

    I witnessed a similar occurrence at the GRCA Specialty Field Trial held at FT AP Hii,VA in 1978 or 1979.
    The dog picked up the second bird while retrieving the long bird. Did not drop either bird...
  7. I suggest that you read the post started by Randy...

    I suggest that you read the post started by Randy Bohn "For the fire breathing dog owner." The thread is insightful and detailed.
    It it relevant, and addresses, directiy, your problem.
    I'm certain...
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    Dave Elliot, handler, the man responsible for...

    Dave Elliot, handler, the man responsible for introducing handling to Retriever Field Trials.
    Fondly referred to, and remembered by earlier Field Trialers as "Elliots' Curse."
    He has a unique...
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    Re Post #22 Use of the hand??? Perhaps the judge...

    Re Post #22 Use of the hand???
    Perhaps the judge was refering to "intensive lining" (AKC Hunt Test reg (p. 25 Section 6).
    Or perhaps the judge was inexperienced and was not very good at explaining...
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    There is a "hunt 'em up" whistle. If the dog...

    There is a "hunt 'em up" whistle.
    If the dog has been taught to respond to a certain whistle tone, inflection, volume when the paticular activity, in this case, to intensify the search in a certain...
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    FOM I retired 10 years ago.I worked on Ft Meade...

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    I retired 10 years ago.I worked on Ft Meade at the Regional Veterinary Laboratory (now at Ft Sam Houston) for 20+ years. I trained my dog(s) daily, weather permitting, and duck and goose hunted...
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    Guidedog from Down Under GDG

    Aussieguidedog.wmv on You Tube:):):)
    Turn on sound.
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    Find a person/persons in your area to train with...

    Find a person/persons in your area to train with (field work), or a local Retriever club. People that train alone tend to have dogs that will not hunt out any further than you can throw a bumper.
    ...
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    Ken, He could have started with Chessies and...

    Ken,
    He could have started with Chessies and probably would have given up!

    Just think about the great loss for all the retriever folks if that had happened.
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    Perhaps there will also be a video included to...

    Perhaps there will also be a video included to further enlighten the RTF folks.
    I'm curious as to how far this revision of methods has progressed.
    If videos are added, they will bring back...
  16. AKC Hunt Test & minor stakes judge available

    I am retired and have the time to judge. I can judge minor stakes and Hunt Test(s) at all levels.
    My AKC judge # Z4796.
    Let me know if I can help.
    Thanks,
    Tom Mouer
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    I am following this thread and wondering if the...

    I am following this thread and wondering if the OP has been running Hunt Tests for a few years,( !0+) , or is relativly new to the sport.
    I would remind him that there is a very large difference in...
  18. 8 pt. AKC Hunt Test judge & FT minor stakes

    Judge AKC # Z4796 (to see previous assignments).
    I am retired and have the time available.
    Thanks for looking.

    Tom Mouer
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    Hunt interferece

    I was wondering how many states have "hunt(er) interference" laws.
    Maryland does, passed in 1990, due to the PETA type organizations around the DC area.
    The law is an effective tool to control the...
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    Tom Had both done about 10 years ago. color...

    Tom
    Had both done about 10 years ago. color vision difference was apparent because I had one eye done in 2001 and the other done a year later. You will need reading glases, vision correction was...
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    A suggestion: Go to the gun shop with an...

    A suggestion:

    Go to the gun shop with an 8.5x11" graph paper (1.0 grid) and ask to photograph the gun with the graph sheet under it . Youn should be able to transfer the scale to your...
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    Poll: Some of the judges that have been judging for...

    Some of the judges that have been judging for more than 25 years, myself included, are not able to keep a dog for various reasons, so after 2012 will not be able to judge.
    I always, when asked to...
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    I use a wood burning tool or small soldering iron...

    I use a wood burning tool or small soldering iron to nark/ID collar(s). Never wears off!
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    Check with the "Collar Clinic", they can probably...

    Check with the "Collar Clinic", they can probably help solve your problem.
  25. Poll: I would think that instead of "instant answers"...

    I would think that instead of "instant answers" from unknown sources (knowledgable and rank beginners) posting answers to some very technical questions, the subforum would include a bibliographical...
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