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  1. It occurs to me that too much style might be at...

    It occurs to me that too much style might be at least somewhat synonomous with out of control.

    As fishduck knows well, my dog has so much "style" that it is sometimes easily mistaken for lack of...
  2. Gooser, not trying to pick a fight with you by...

    Gooser, not trying to pick a fight with you by any means, but would you necessarily want to hunt with a dog like this? Were the blinds so slow that cripples would get away before the dog got there? ...
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    I don't really care one way or the other, but I...

    I don't really care one way or the other, but I think the point some are missing is the complete and total lack of judgment that Winston apparently has. In a week where Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson...
  4. Amen, and amen. Here's to not being able to...

    Amen, and amen. Here's to not being able to breathe during blinds because you have to be ready to blow the whistle at all times. What's the rule on the handler passing out due to acute oxygen...
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    Wayne, I hear you that Rorem is talking about a...

    Wayne, I hear you that Rorem is talking about a test situation, and you certainly have a point about training alone and no birds, particularly in a wind like that.

    On the blinds, I was wondering...
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    Takes a lot of guts to post these, and I...

    Takes a lot of guts to post these, and I appreciate it. I learn a lot from them.

    On the marks in the first video, you raise your head and watch the marks go down instead of watching the dog to...
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    Spot on here. IMHO you have to start with...

    Spot on here. IMHO you have to start with several readings of the particular section of the articles to figure out what exactly you are trying to do, then go to the DVDs to see it illustrated.
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    Pick one for sure. If you are going to look at...

    Pick one for sure. If you are going to look at other programs for hints on how to do something, I would at least stay with the order of the program you are using.

    IOW, you might decide to go...
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    At some point, which I personally have not yet...

    At some point, which I personally have not yet reached, it is just zeros and a way to keep score. How long do you think Coach Saban, who basically has total control of the program at Alabama, would...
  10. This. If you have one who likes to go on...

    This. If you have one who likes to go on autopilot anyway, he doesn't need to know when he is getting toward the end of a blind. If you thus need to run blinds at 250-300 yards and you intend to...
  11. I'm not going to argue that you might sometimes...

    I'm not going to argue that you might sometimes be judged more on how the dogs look than on what they do, but for this particular issue it certainly would not seem to be within the rules.

    If you...
  12. I would agree that with the duck call and the...

    I would agree that with the duck call and the shot, most of our dogs are going to see the marks go down. Most of the folks I know, myself included, are much more concerned that the dog will swing...
  13. Allow me to play devil's advocate for a minute. ...

    Allow me to play devil's advocate for a minute.

    I am training my first dog, who cannot run in the FT game. One of the many things I have learned the hard way over the last 3+ years. I would...
  14. Good idea, but what evidence is there to support...

    Good idea, but what evidence is there to support your underlying assumption that folks will stop running tests as soon as they qualify for the MN? Say you qualify in February or March. You are not...
  15. I feel like one of the biggest mistakes I made as...

    I feel like one of the biggest mistakes I made as a newbie trainer was picking up my pup from his trainer after FF and CC, going into FTP, and getting into a protracted battle with him about...
  16. For Robin, most of what you are seeing on this...

    For Robin, most of what you are seeing on this particular topic is at least in part a manifestation of the training principle of "train a fast dog slow and a slow dog fast." I still sometimes slip...
  17. I am not sure I want the dog looking anywhere but...

    I am not sure I want the dog looking anywhere but at me and waiting on my direction. With him that would be a win.
  18. The more I read this the more I think you and I...

    The more I read this the more I think you and I are saying more or less the same thing in a little different way about direct and indirect. And now that my timing is better, I do sometimes give the...
  19. You are on the right track here for sure, except...

    You are on the right track here for sure, except the nick comes right after the "sit" command. I would also say when you really grasp that the best way to fix something is not to let it get started...
  20. Dovetails with my example. Robin, I think...

    Dovetails with my example.

    Robin, I think you may be letting this be a little more complicated than it really is - which is entirely normal. I still feel a little like a lost ball in the high...
  21. Well, it was a combination of Mike Lardy and a...

    Well, it was a combination of Mike Lardy and a very good FT pro.
  22. Hunt "Em Up, that's not how indirect pressure was...

    Hunt "Em Up, that's not how indirect pressure was explained to me, so help me out. After all, I am a rookie trainer.

    As it was explained to me, direct pressure is a nick given on the command they...
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    Just as we saw with Manziel vs LSU both times. ...

    Just as we saw with Manziel vs LSU both times.
    Bama and LSU have totally different Defensive Scheme compared to SEC East teams
    at least as of lately.[/QUOTE]

    I agree. I like offense as much as...
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    You may be right, but that has not been the case...

    You may be right, but that has not been the case the last couple of years. And they will need to be better on defense to compete in the west week in and week out. That offense always gives them a...
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    Sumlin definitely knows what he is doing on...

    Sumlin definitely knows what he is doing on offense. Hill was great. Needs some help on D, however.
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