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    I will miss Tommy. I enjoyed times at the flyer...

    I will miss Tommy. I enjoyed times at the flyer station talking about dogs, field trials,and life in general. He welcomed me as a newcomer to field trials and I always liked to see his big old truck...
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    I have been around a lot of UK bred dogs. I think...

    I have been around a lot of UK bred dogs. I think some could with the right start and training might be able to compete in AA land work.
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    It's not simply natural marking ability and...

    It's not simply natural marking ability and counting birds. Even with a good marker it's tough to do that middle distance retired with the flyer close by. Or that momma poppa with the flyer deep to...
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    How is the "draw" done for UK trials? Is it by...

    How is the "draw" done for UK trials? Is it by computer, or is it by the members of a given club?
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    The difference is the water is where trials are...

    The difference is the water is where trials are won in the US. If our trials were all land work we wouldn't need Ff ore collars either
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    (MS) FC Smitty X Maggie QA2

    Blacks and Yellows born 12/18.

    Sire is FC Moodys Nitz aka "Smitty" (FC AFC Dominators Duke of Terrell X FC Lanes Bayou Sue MH)
    Hips Good
    Elbows normal
    CERF normal
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    Way to go Richard. I hope to keep seeing you at...

    Way to go Richard. I hope to keep seeing you at FTs. You have success every time you come play with the white coats!
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    Thank you Gregg and Glen for giving up your...

    Thank you Gregg and Glen for giving up your weekend. Great marks and blinds. Big thank you to the members of Black Warrior for working hard to put on such a smooth event!
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    I had a JRT for years that was a great house dog...

    I had a JRT for years that was a great house dog but was a seek and destroy terror until she finally tried to kill the wrong snake. I replaced her with a Russell Terrier. Much less prey drive. Fun...
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    If you kick the fire ant mound and they dont come...

    If you kick the fire ant mound and they dont come out , its too cold. At least that applies for down south winter training.
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    What does ** mean

    After a dogs name? I've seen some with ** and others with ***.

    Thanks in advance,
    Bill
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    My preference is the Lardy system accompanied by...

    My preference is the Lardy system accompanied by the Lardy basic seminar at Handjem. Best if you can take your dog and get hands on instruction. Some of the best money I ever spent of the tons of...
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    I spent years training dogs myself and found it...

    I spent years training dogs myself and found it very satisfying. Trained non collar and then used Lardy methods eventually training a british dog to HRCH and MH.At that point I really thought I knew...
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    Way to go Trudie and Tuck! Ya'll were a great...

    Way to go Trudie and Tuck! Ya'll were a great team and its only the first of many colored ribbons to come.
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    He will also do cnm. He has done hips on all my...

    He will also do cnm. He has done hips on all my dogs and has not needed anesthesia to get good films
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    I got the form letter. It's not even close to...

    I got the form letter. It's not even close to being a satisfactory response. It disappoints me that the money I've spent with AKC actually helped pay for that woman to push her PETA agenda
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    I have used short marks into cover. I've used...

    I have used short marks into cover. I've used either a frozen pigeon or tennis ball that's scented and nasty. Have mark be short enough that dog can go right to spot but has to work to root it out....
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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.
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    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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