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    Karen, I realize you are relatively new to AKC...

    Karen, I realize you are relatively new to AKC Hts, (I started in 1991, I think John also ran them in the 90's), however, the old AKC HT regulations that I think John was refering to stated in part:...
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    Used to be a rule that if you titled at ha higher...

    Used to be a rule that if you titled at ha higher level you couldn't run the lower, but they did away with it years ago.
  3. Anyone ever used one of these Soloshot2 to film dog training?

    Has anyone ever tried one of these for filming dog training?

    http://shop.soloshot.com/#

    It looks kind of ineresting.
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    It's all about whether the judges view the dogs...

    It's all about whether the judges view the dogs leaving before being sent as a deliberate intent to retrieve. In FTs, there is a bright line, if the dog stops on its own, the judge can't view it as...
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    John & Glen, be careful about applying FT rules...

    John & Glen, be careful about applying FT rules and standards to HTs!



    The above passage appears in both the HT & FT rules. However, the following passage is only in the FT rules ; not it the...
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    FYI Take a look at the following thread:...

    FYI

    Take a look at the following thread:
    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?80724-Drills-for-marking-improvement/page2&highlight=smart+hunts

    Especially Dennis Voigt's...
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    Hey Mark, You really don't know what you are...

    Hey Mark, You really don't know what you are talking about! Trust me, Logistics were no different than any test with an honor. Think about it, after the 1st bird is retrieved by the "honor dog",...
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    It actually wasn't near as bad as you think. ...

    It actually wasn't near as bad as you think. Only needed a bye dog if the "honor dog" broke. But that's like any water test especially with an honor. I don't remember any "honor dogs" breaking,...
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    We did a "double-double with a double honor" in a...

    We did a "double-double with a double honor" in a Master test I judged a few years ago. Long memory bird, short go bird splashing in front of the dogs. "Honor dog" picks up one bird, while the...
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    I don't think so. Pretty sure that's what they...

    I don't think so. Pretty sure that's what they were supposed to do in ideal conditions.
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    Nate, I don't disagree with you at all. However,...

    Nate, I don't disagree with you at all. However, I think that ship has sailed. I don't think they will ever get that genie put back in the bottle.

    The MN is what it is; a celebration of Master...
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    Sure everyone wants to run their most experienced...

    Sure everyone wants to run their most experienced dog on a test 1st in a HT, or best dog on a test last in a FT.

    Per the HT regulations cited by Glen. Other than the 3 exceptions identified by...
  13. I was a lot more critical the way EE treated...

    I was a lot more critical the way EE treated scratches with the limited entry tests before the change than I am now with an $25 scratch fee.

    I was hunt test secretary before EE. With the paper...
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    Yep pretty similar. ;-) I despise the...

    Yep pretty similar. ;-)

    I despise the requirement of judging the lower levels before judging Master. You aren't required to do it to title a dog why make a judge? I know several extremely...
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    I think the current requirements are onerous in...

    I think the current requirements are onerous in the amount of commitment needed (seminars, apprenticeships and judging at each level before the next higher level, etc.) and lacking on the...
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    Frankly, I strongly disagree! I've run and...

    Frankly, I strongly disagree!
    I've run and passed 1 junior test in my entire life and over 100 Master tests. I don't have a good feel for what the "standard" is or ought to be for a junior test. ...
  17. Ok, my bad. So I should have asked do you want...

    Ok, my bad. So I should have asked do you want the bird boy to help or are you going to handle?

    Me, I'm never going to be pissed. Disappointed maybe, but not pissed. They're all just dogs!!!!! ...
  18. :confused: :confused: :confused: I'm not sure...

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    I'm not sure I follow your thinking.

    It's the same in a Field trial. ;-)

    Sure you work on it in training. But in that 4th series when your dog is leaving...
  19. Well Glen, the dog DID "find the bird" (after...

    Well Glen, the dog DID "find the bird" (after handling).
    It didn't "stop it's hunt" as it was presumably still looking for the bird when it was handled,
    nor did it "blink the bird" that's leaving...
  20. Calling it a controlled break is the least...

    Calling it a controlled break is the least penalized. In a test or stake where a controlled break is allowed (derby, Qual, junior, or senrior) it is just a markdown. In an all-age or Master it is...
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    I think the part I bolded is very important in...

    I think the part I bolded is very important in setting up good marks. Give them someplace to go.

    I judged an open a couple years ago with Robby Bickley. Setting up the marks on for the 1st...
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    I drew two options blue marks or yellow marks, I...

    I drew two options blue marks or yellow marks, I like the yellow marks best. I drew a green circle in the are that I think calls out for derby dogs to run. :p

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    I was thinking to try avoiding putting one along...

    I was thinking to try avoiding putting one along the treeline where the dog can just run the tree line untill they find bird scent. Ideally I would like it to be just in front of the bush you are...
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    I marked an additional area with a green box that...

    I marked an additional area with a green box that I think the dogs will want to go.

    I marked a potential area I would like to put a mark in red. Depending on distances and where it can be thrown...
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    i was a delegate at the National in which this...

    i was a delegate at the National in which this change was debated and voted. It was the most contested issue at that national. Many clubs, including Tim Gibson, were strongly opposed to the change. ...
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