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    Good luck Dave and Marty

    Good luck Dave and Marty
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    This thread gives one the impression that...

    This thread gives one the impression that politics and screwings are rampant in FTs. I have been running FTs for 8 years and can think of only one trial that we got a jam when I thought we should...
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    Yes thats the downside of combining the series....

    Yes thats the downside of combining the series. You have the choice of hurting the newbie's feelings by uninviting him to run the blind or risk a misunderstanding after dropping him after he runs...
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    Most of the Q's Ive run and judged the callbacks...

    Most of the Q's Ive run and judged the callbacks are very very generous after the first series. Many times everyone that brings back 3 birds and does not pick up is called back, so you actually save...
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    I wasnt trying to be picky. Joy is an awesome...

    I wasnt trying to be picky. Joy is an awesome little dog and I've had the pleasure of seeing her in training and in trials regularly. Bobby has some sort of mojo when it comes to puppy picking. He's...
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    Joy won her first derby at 10 months and won...

    Joy won her first derby at 10 months and won again the next weekend before she turned 11 months. Bobby then stopped running her in derbies.
  7. Here's some things I've done that's worked for...

    Here's some things I've done that's worked for me....

    Dog runs into you on return. As dog returns walk toward dog and he should put on the brakes.

    Dog parades behind you. Put him on check cord....
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    horse flies

    It looks like a strong summer for horseflies. Anybody have good solutions for controlling them around barns,kennels,etc?
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    What Jason said. Metalwax.com

    What Jason said. Metalwax.com
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    Congrats Charlie ,jack,and the Riffles. This...

    Congrats Charlie ,jack,and the Riffles. This qualifies Jack for the national again!
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    My condolences to the person who suffered this...

    My condolences to the person who suffered this loss. I lost a dog in a training accident years ago and the memories of that will never be forgotten. I suspect that the dog that died meant much more...
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    There is a big difference from handling ON a mark...

    There is a big difference from handling ON a mark and handling enroute to show a correct route on the way to the bird
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    I did something similar with doing pile work and...

    I did something similar with doing pile work and blinds with sends from remote and casting opposite the direction of the spin. I don't know if it really helped or not. The spinning was infrequent and...
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    I had a spinner where the tendency showed up in...

    I had a spinner where the tendency showed up in pile work. I think the spinning trait is hard wired from early on and is brought to the surface with excitement or pressure in training. The spinning...
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    I know Bobby Smith got 1st and 2nd with Joy and...

    I know Bobby Smith got 1st and 2nd with Joy and Shade. Jamie Woodson 4th with Keeper.

    Joy is 30 months old and qualified for national am!

    Jamie also got 4th in the open with Keeper!
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    Thanks Dave. Charlie was running her because work...

    Thanks Dave. Charlie was running her because work hosed me again. Thanks also because I slipped into your place yesterday afternoon and ran water marks at the last minute with Charlie. Beautiful...
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    Great Article in FT News

    on Mariah and Lanse Brown. I really enjoy the features on retrievers of the past. Great job FT News!
  18. Congrats Barb!

    Congrats Barb!
  19. Has pup had a lot of non cheaty water marks? Does...

    Has pup had a lot of non cheaty water marks? Does he enter without running around looking for a good place to enter if there is a long entry?

    I'd make sure he's had a healthy diet of marks in warm...
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    You might try training with treats for a while....

    You might try training with treats for a while. Dog will start watching your hands which is helpful in later training
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    Snake breaking process

    After losing the beloved family JRT to a rattler last spring I need to do snake avoidance with our young Russell so he doesn't develop the snake obsession our last one had. She spent all day hunting...
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    It was for AA assignments. I've judged about a...

    It was for AA assignments. I've judged about a dozen minor stakes and I wasn't listed
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    I look at the route the dog took on a 275 yd...

    I look at the route the dog took on a 275 yd retired water mark and don't see much wrong with it. The last thing I would want to do is correct a dog for going close by an island. Also, how do you...
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    Bumper Boy Charger

    Anyone know where to get one?

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    FTs are nothing but dogs running out to a guy in...

    FTs are nothing but dogs running out to a guy in a white coat and picking up a bird. What could be easier?
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