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    Just curious. What rule did Jerry cite?

    Just curious. What rule did Jerry cite?
  2. Thread: Gun shy lab

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    From your post seems pup is a bit spooky so...

    From your post seems pup is a bit spooky so whatever you do, do it gradually and w/o stress. Pup likely will outgrow this unless he has, or has had, a bad experience. There are plenty of tips to...
  3. Can't say "why" but it's always been that way...

    Can't say "why" but it's always been that way since the very first HRC/AKC days. Same as FTs. No requirement to go through derby or Q stakes before running an Open. Changing, unlikely as it would be,...
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    Well, yeah. Me too. At that point she was slow,...

    Well, yeah. Me too. At that point she was slow, deaf and pretty much toothless. Still pretended to see the birds. Gotta love the old dogs.

    Do as I say . . .
  5. Thread: Me ht

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    Me ht

    I had to scratch the master. Currently 2 openings.
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    Having had to break up 2 fights between bitches...

    Having had to break up 2 fights between bitches in the gallery - the first fight was between their dogs - I don't think the gallery is the appropriate place for socializing dogs. I was also once...
  7. Maybe for you. But for a lot of folks it's the...

    Maybe for you. But for a lot of folks it's the journey, not the end game. Spent today working with a young man who'll be running his first event, a junior, this weekend. He's got a nice hunting dog...
  8. Thread: Judging bias

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    "Make note, deal the hand that your dealt and...

    "Make note, deal the hand that your dealt and move on or get out of the game and take up golf. Judging is not an exact science even though crunching numbers sometimes has become the norm in hunt...
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    Well said. I rarely cover all of my...

    Well said.
    I rarely cover all of my out-of-pocket expenses but a small gift, or even better, thank-you note is appreciated. That and the fun of watching great dogs do what they love to do.
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    My post was not intended to imply any malicious...

    My post was not intended to imply any malicious intent. As I said, "sloppy" and not helpful.
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    I'm a bit surprised the OP is not working RH & LH...

    I'm a bit surprised the OP is not working RH & LH back. It's easy, as others have noted, to introduce early but difficult to ingrain if pup has established a habit of only turning in a single...
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    Somewhat related. Another region 1 club has...

    Somewhat related.
    Another region 1 club has opened for entries before the premium list was complete and all judges listed. So, either clubs are opening before the premium and judges' panel is...
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    "Thoughts please" is a request even if it doesn't...

    "Thoughts please" is a request even if it doesn't have a question mark appended to it.

    Suggestion - get some decoys. work your pup through the spread so she, and you, get used to them. If she...
  14. Our condolences to Mark's family and all our...

    Our condolences to Mark's family and all our friends at East TN.

    Bob and Macy Swift
  15. Take from one who learned the hard way. What's...

    Take from one who learned the hard way. What's cute and fun for a 20lb 6mo old can friggin' hurt with an 85lb 18 mo old. (Don't ask how I know.) Work on the place thing. You, pup and your knees will...
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    Good guys, both. Congratulations. Looking...

    Good guys, both. Congratulations.

    Looking forward to judging with you again, Earl.

    Bob Swift
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    I don't see any justification for your opinion. ...

    I don't see any justification for your opinion.
    Here is what the HT regs state: P 47 - "8. A series is defined as one or more hunting
    situations ending with callbacks, and an invitation by the ...
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    Just for giggles here is what the regs state on p...

    Just for giggles here is what the regs state on p 21:

    "Section 12. Unfair Tests. If there is an occurrence
    which makes for a relatively unfair test of a dog’s abilities,
    the Judges shall...
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    Under "Moderate Faults:" "10. Excessive cheating...

    Under "Moderate Faults:" "10. Excessive cheating – going out of the way by land to a
    “fall” to an excessive degree to avoid going into the water on a
    water retrieve."

    A moderate fault may be,...
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    No problem. The regs give judges leeway to...

    No problem. The regs give judges leeway to determine if "mitigating circumstances" are in play. If so, the judges are well within their authority to pass dogs that get caught up in an old blind area....
  21. Had a chance to see CNS&Y and CSN in a great...

    Had a chance to see CNS&Y and CSN in a great venue in FL. The first one Crosby announced that it was his first show w/ his new liver. They did fine. The second one Jimmy Buffet came on stage w/ his...
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    While my pup was not buggy he would not look...

    While my pup was not buggy he would not look where I pointed him - unless it was a pattern he had already seen. So we went to a simple wagon wheel drill to show him what I was talking about. Seemed...
  23. Thread: Whoops

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    I've reloaded the page but still shows master...

    I've reloaded the page but still shows master full and the other stakes blank. whatever. They'll get it sorted out but I imagine some folks are going to be unhappy whatever the outcome.
  24. Thread: Whoops

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    Whoops

    This is going to be interesting. A HT scheduled for November stated in their event info that it would open for entries in September. Good on the club for posting the date well in advance. But it...
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    It's pretty simple - marks and blinds. Set up...

    It's pretty simple - marks and blinds.
    Set up the marks to see if the dogs can mark.
    Set up the blinds to see if the dogs can handle.
    No need to contaminate either. Suction, sure. But give the...
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