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    Then Amats would just enter both the Amat and the...

    Then Amats would just enter both the Amat and the Open or like FTs the Pro run the dog in the open and the Amat in the amat.
    Requiring more help and more grounds.
    Be careful it took FTs over 40...
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    The Beecher Mirage glasses allow for both of my...

    The Beecher Mirage glasses allow for both of my hands to be free. New ones are expensive,$6-700 but they can be found on e-bay for under $100.
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    and Pro status is any different??? I would bet as...

    and Pro status is any different??? I would bet as many if not more people know if you sent your dog to someone for training as compared the financials of the person, and their family, doing the...
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    Lines: I do not really judge the line a dog takes...

    Lines: I do not really judge the line a dog takes to the area. If we have done our set up well good and bad lines will take care of themselves. Dogs that take good lines will have a higher...
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    Start judging. You will see the full spectrum...

    Start judging.

    You will see the full spectrum of handling and the effects of that handling from win to being dropped. You will see their mistakes and recognize some of yours.

    Tim
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    In small groups think about "ORDER". Order of...

    In small groups think about "ORDER". Order of dogs that run and order of retrieves. O/U singles with or without a blind . Key relationship type of idea but the long mark is retrieved first running...
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    Agree. Pick your battles . Shopping is an...

    Agree. Pick your battles . Shopping is an annoyance. Playing at the pile is a lack of focus and can usually be solved with a "hold" "here" command. "Piles" exist as a training convenience. They do...
  8. Keep a log of not only about what you are doing...

    Keep a log of not only about what you are doing but how the dog is reacting. Early blind work gives the young dog's brain more to think about while doing both marks and blinds. This can increase...
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    But clubs will now have a "national" event in...

    But clubs will now have a "national" event in their time zone twice as often and entries in the MN host region tend to be up during that qualifying year. We will see!


    Tim
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    FTs have changed. But, there are 2 judges....

    FTs have changed. But, there are 2 judges. Whether you pair that currently active 6-8+ point judge with a 0-2 point judge in the game for 3 years or a 6-8+ point who has not run or judged for 7-8...
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    If I was the judge taking care of the honor I...

    If I was the judge taking care of the honor I would quietly tell the handler to drop the stick.
    This stops the possible intimidation and serves as a warning. I have not seen a stick used but I have...
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    No soybean fields. Father's 7yo dog retired by...

    No soybean fields.

    Father's 7yo dog retired by bean stalk. After several recurrent infections and multiple rounds of antibiotics from puncture drainage /debridment surgery found piece of stalk,...
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    Has the HTAC suggested a definition of Amateur to...

    Has the HTAC suggested a definition of Amateur to be added to HT Regulations?
    Hopefully it will be more clear than the FT definition.

    Tim
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    Time will tell. As you said field trials became...

    Time will tell.
    As you said field trials became a "pro's game" and there has been a National Amateur Retriever Club for decades,
    I'm sure there will be many details that will need to be worked out...
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    www.akc.org/government-relations/legislative-alert...

    www.akc.org/government-relations/legislative-alerts/md-update-sponsor-agrees-to-amend-dogs-in-vehicles-legislation

    Through the efforts of a few people and the help of AKC Government Relations the...
  16. Do we really need catalogs? Should clubs have...

    Do we really need catalogs?
    Should clubs have the option to not have a catalog?

    Handlers can print there own running order. Just have it stated as such in the premium.

    The only mention of a...
  17. Throw 41 yard marks that are visible. At this 4.5...

    Throw 41 yard marks that are visible. At this 4.5 months it is all about success NOT distance.

    Tim
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    Too many variables to assign a temperature. ...

    Too many variables to assign a temperature. Level of the dog's training: pre-derby dogs no wait for spring, all-age dog okay, what training you are trying to do: nothing new and avoid "battles",...
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    Do not confuse National club delegates and AKC...

    Do not confuse National club delegates and AKC delegates. The quorum you mention at National meeting is the number of delegates from clubs that belong to that National Club. These delegates may be...
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    Add: Swamp Dog RC, Mississippi Valley RC,...

    Add:
    Swamp Dog RC, Mississippi Valley RC, Sagehen RC and the 4 breed clubs (lab, golden, cbr and flat coat)
  21. In training: Pick'em up and re-throw that bird...

    In training: Pick'em up and re-throw that bird possibly as a single or go the go bird depending on the reason for not seeing it.

    Trial/Test: I going to have to depend on the dog's training in:...
  22. Because generally you are not going to "program"...

    Because generally you are not going to "program" them. You can get them to the same levels but it not usually by the same route as many more tractable labs. One of the reasons you see very few on big...
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    Straight lines: Lines involving water are more...

    Straight lines: Lines involving water are more often enforced by some handlers. It is all about maintaining "a standard', land or water. Had this discussion with training partner this past weekend:...
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    No. IMHO can you play all the numbers games but...

    No.
    IMHO can you play all the numbers games but there still remains a need for a MNH Standard. A higher title should require a higher objective level of performance.
    ie: Current rules require...
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    The where and who will be never known and really...

    The where and who will be never known and really doesn't matter. My best suggestions, like others, are to: talk with the breeder, find out about the litter mates and finally contact a local...
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