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    I alway honor from a sitting position, but after...

    I alway honor from a sitting position, but after a year or two they totally get the fact it's the other dogs turn and couldn't be less interested. I have a hard time getting them to even face the...
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    I'll sleep better tonight after reading that last...

    I'll sleep better tonight after reading that last post. I'm so glad you got a eco do opinion. Good luck.
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    Where are you located? Where is the nearest vet...

    Where are you located? Where is the nearest vet school? Our episode was over ten years ago, but between the MRI, test and spinal surgery the next morning, our cost were well under half of what you...
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    This happened to my old Yoda when he was about...

    This happened to my old Yoda when he was about four years old. We were training, had run some marks and sent him on a blind. He ran out about 15 feet and collapsed, shrieking in pain. My buddies and...
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    This seems like a good approach to me. See if...

    This seems like a good approach to me. See if it's a pattern or give the dog the benefit of doubt if it was a one time deal through the whole weekend of marks and blinds.
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    Ok, now I'm really lost...

    Ok, now I'm really lost...
  7. It only takes one bored jerk of a customs...

    It only takes one bored jerk of a customs officer. A few years ago a bunch of us, seven or eight trucks, drove up to Lethbridge Canada to run a trial. We all returned at various times late Sunday...
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    They are either honest and let the chips fall...

    They are either honest and let the chips fall where they will or they are dishonest, that's the bottom line. I would hope I would do the right thing regardless of if you're a club member or not.
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    Do you know that for a fact as a direct witness,...

    Do you know that for a fact as a direct witness, or are you guys speculating based on suspicions? I was never involved in doing the actual draw in the old days, but I know the people that did it for...
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    Everyone should read that article. So much that...

    Everyone should read that article. So much that has been written about the breeds is lazy and based on oversimplification, if not outright myth. That article hits very close to the truth as I know...
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    Things were more innocent when I first started...

    Things were more innocent when I first started training a hunting dog 20+ years ago. I didn't know anything, I wasn't even aware I had a good dog. Then I met up with some people to train with when my...
  12. I don't know you personally and I tend to give...

    I don't know you personally and I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt. I basically try to understand what a poster is describing and asking and just take it at face value. I do know Dennis...
  13. I know how that goes. Also a beginner might make...

    I know how that goes. Also a beginner might make a bigger deal out of something than it really is. I remember coming home from one bad session with my 10 week old pup, head in hands, end of the world...
  14. That's the way it seems to me. Simplify.

    That's the way it seems to me. Simplify.
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    I think the problem isn't solved by creating more...

    I think the problem isn't solved by creating more rules on who can judge or what they need to do in order to judge, it is solved by clubs recognizing good potential judges and giving them a chance....
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    I agree with this approach. I have handled two...

    I agree with this approach. I have handled two dogs through Junior, Senior and Master titles, I have judged a ton of field trials at all levels, and I have taken two AKC HT judging seminars, yet when...
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    I like that approach. The reality is 90% of the...

    I like that approach. The reality is 90% of the birds our dogs retrieve in actual hunting are super simple 20 yards out in the decoy retrieves. What we need to train and test on is the other 10% that...
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    Yep, ideally your judge will have both...

    Yep, ideally your judge will have both attributes, but if it is one or the other I'll take to judge with good dog sense over the hunter without good dog sense to judge my hunting dogs.
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    I was there, I had to pick the dog up off the...

    I was there, I had to pick the dog up off the ground and carry him over to the truck. One of the worst days of my life and I can't tell you how bad that pro felt. It was truly terrible. I always take...
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    I'll add to the list, you learn all the best,...

    I'll add to the list, you learn all the best, safest, fun places to air along your route, and hotels with doors that open directly to the outside and a nice airing yard close.
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    SJ Smith, I certainly didn't get it, seems like...

    SJ Smith, I certainly didn't get it, seems like it was written by someone who's first language isn't English.
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    In hunt test I think the most important thing is...

    In hunt test I think the most important thing is that there enough clubs putting test on near you to make it worthwhile. When I started in hunt test almost 25 years ago, NAHRA and AKC were common in...
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    I assumed it was a joke.

    I assumed it was a joke.
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    Having done one in my second judging assignment...

    Having done one in my second judging assignment many years ago, I would prefer to either live with the double or go five series if you don't have a winner after four.
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    The premise of the question presumes the OP is...

    The premise of the question presumes the OP is going to train his dog to a certain level then quit. The OP is na´ve the way I was when I call Richard Wolters at home to ask for advise on my first...
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