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  1. I like the suggestion of giving some sort of...

    I like the suggestion of giving some sort of credit to dogs that have already earned master national qualifications in the past. All MNH get an honorary invite back. And say that previous qualifiers...
  2. Good advice from rainmaker and Darrin... Think...

    Good advice from rainmaker and Darrin...

    Think of the dog as being a young kid whom your teaching how to play baseball . You don't take them out to the ballpark and start playing nine innings...
  3. Some of you must have failed reading...

    Some of you must have failed reading comprehension...

    I didn't say the man needs to go out and force fetch the dog today. I was simply explaining that a dog who has not been force fetched isn't...
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    I want a dog that can make a stiff liquor drink,...

    I want a dog that can make a stiff liquor drink, clean birds, and drive my truck on long hunting trips.
  5. You can't really build drive. They either have...

    You can't really build drive. They either have it or they don't.

    that being said...lots of dogs will retrieve one minute and not retrieve at other times. They find something else they are...
  6. I think a few of you confused my suggestion, for...

    I think a few of you confused my suggestion, for a personal grievance with failing out of test. I have failed with my dog. We almost all have. I still stuck around and shot wingers, helped setup...
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    Care credit is another option if you don't want...

    Care credit is another option if you don't want the full insurance route.
  8. (((Eye roll)))

    (((Eye roll)))
  9. I don't have a problem with my dog not getting...

    I don't have a problem with my dog not getting called back or a DQ. He also runs at the master level and qualified for California this year. So he and I aren't in the same category as a young kid...
  10. Bingo! And a great story too! Thanks for...

    Bingo! And a great story too! Thanks for sharing the experience Elaine.
  11. Look at the bigger idea Troy...your nit picking...

    Look at the bigger idea Troy...your nit picking my examples and not focusing on the main point.

    This whole thing has turned into a bitch and moan session. Im glad some guys stepped up and made...
  12. Troy, The example of a dog breaking and being...

    Troy,
    The example of a dog breaking and being DQ was one example. How about a handler that accidentally talks to his dog after he calls for the bird? Or a dog that switches on a mark bc of a...
  13. It ain't exactly a "gimmee attitude" if you paid...

    It ain't exactly a "gimmee attitude" if you paid your $75 to participate. It's just my humble opinion that it's a huge barrier to getting new people involved in the sport. Go back and look at the...
  14. [QUOTE=Handler Error;1212438]Great idea! They...

    [QUOTE=Handler Error;1212438]Great idea!
    They should not be able to enter another dog in the same event. I believe the way the system works now, is that there is no waiting list. So a handler can...
  15. Todd, The whole idea of the hunt test has been...

    Todd,
    The whole idea of the hunt test has been lost then. It isn't a competition for money, it's not a fight to the death. It's an opportunity to come run your dog and see if they can match up to...
  16. It's easy to complain about pro's taking up too...

    It's easy to complain about pro's taking up too many spots. But in reality...I have to believe they are a much bigger help to most HT's, than they are a hinderance. Could most clubs attract 60...
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    Hi-tek is well priced if you can find it

    Hi-tek is well priced if you can find it
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    Get the black if you do buy one. But be aware,...

    Get the black if you do buy one. But be aware, as cold front said, that there is no zoom and anything beyond 15 yards looks tiny.
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    If you live close by. Volunteer to help out,...

    If you live close by. Volunteer to help out, it's the best way to get involved.
  20. Have fun, go to the bathroom before the test, air...

    Have fun, go to the bathroom before the test, air your dog before the test. Use the flat buckle collar. Relax and enjoy yourself. Once your done for the day, make your way over to the senior test...
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    Keep looking for a used box. That's your best...

    Keep looking for a used box. That's your best bet. They pop up regularly on here
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    Thats not true at every level Dave. Your hands...

    Thats not true at every level Dave. Your hands free in senior and master. Either way...have fun. Let the judges know this is your first test. Talk to people! You will learn a lot, and make new...
  23. Seresto collar...

    Seresto collar...
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    What part of arkansas? And where in florida?

    What part of arkansas? And where in florida?
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    Put dog on lead. With your foot on the ground,...

    Put dog on lead. With your foot on the ground, raise the front of your toes off the floor and bring the lead under your foot. The lead will now be travelling from your dogs collar....down under...
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