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  1. Internal club question is how are the few...

    Internal club question is how are the few selected? A conversation held recently was about board of directors? HT committee? General meeting to set method? This is a big question for clubs to...
  2. I suppose the only way to get you back in shape...

    I suppose the only way to get you back in shape is to refund your money plus the $25 penalty for screwing up and scratching you. EE apparently did not test long enough and should step up and make it...
  3. That! It seems exorbitant but the real question...

    That! It seems exorbitant but the real question is. Do the clubs get anything from the background charges? I am not against the bickering here but to put it into persepctive is hard to do so I go...
  4. The issue to consider is how tight your main line...

    The issue to consider is how tight your main line is. If it has slack even the 36" can be a problem. Make sure it is tight and 18" + has always worked for me.
  5. Thread: GDG Recovery

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    As an old paramedic I can tell you that in...

    As an old paramedic I can tell you that in discussions with folks that have had a somewhat similar (no two are the same) episodes what you are thinking is normal. Impending doom will probably not...
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    Hey Mike yyou PM is full so I couldn't share this...

    Hey Mike yyou PM is full so I couldn't share this privately so I will make it out in the open for all to see.......BSEG!

    Subject: Dublin Tragedy




    Earlier today a pub in Dublin Ireland...
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    Go Irish! Now recover well from the unsettling...

    Go Irish! Now recover well from the unsettling down time.
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    I would be interested in having Darren spell out...

    I would be interested in having Darren spell out specifics of his ideas.

    Pros can and do judge. Check out Wisconsin Amateur Field Trial Club 2015 Spring Hunt Test & Owner/Handler Qualifying for...
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    I would add one more thought here. If you are...

    I would add one more thought here. If you are against a particular judge for other than interpersonal interaction put that judge on a NO list and don't attempt to run under that individual. Maybe...
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    1tulip said "So, yes. Hunters know a great deal...

    1tulip said "So, yes. Hunters know a great deal more about hunting scenarios. But as a species, they have almost no idea what phenomenal animals they have beside them in the boat or blind. Either...
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    Hmmm. Hunt test, hmmm. Seems like a hunter...

    Hmmm. Hunt test, hmmm. Seems like a hunter would have a better idea of what happens while actually hunting rather than setting up artificial scenarios to trick dogs into thinking they are hunting. ...
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    Alas tiz great news!

    Alas tiz great news!
  13. Alternative is Detroit, tunnel and bridge.

    Alternative is Detroit, tunnel and bridge.
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    "Charge a rate where you can pay the help instead...

    "Charge a rate where you can pay the help instead of relying on volunteers throughout the weekend. Have a test during the week where they can knock out all the dogs they are willing to pay for. "
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    Keep it up Mike and we will see you in July.

    Keep it up Mike and we will see you in July.
  16. Thread: New Seminars

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    You can also post seminars on EE like the Central...

    You can also post seminars on EE like the Central Minnesota Retriever Club AKC Advanced Retriever Hunt Test Judges' Seminar in St Cloud coming up April 18 with still some openings. Probably doesn't...
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    Just an FYI on hard water. We traveled south...

    Just an FYI on hard water. We traveled south from Chicago to TX via Little Rock over the weekend. Temps were Hi of 11 degrees all day. Water in most ponds south of the St Louis/ Indianapolis line...
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    Sticky: Maybe the fair way would be for EE to charge $25...

    Maybe the fair way would be for EE to charge $25 upfront to all who want to be in a lottery for entry. Equal opportunity for all unless you have my bad luck at drawings. That way EE still makes a...
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    Sticky: Fixed income is it that you can say? I tend to...

    Fixed income is it that you can say? I tend to follow tests I might be interested in next year etc and I find very few scratches, sometime one or two per test, often none.

    We do love to travel...
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    Sticky: I guess I am wondering for the need for the $25...

    I guess I am wondering for the need for the $25 fine for cancelling before closing. Seems pretty steep.

    I know I cancelled a couple of tests before closing for personal reasons last year and...
  21. I am not sure of what pros charge clients for...

    I am not sure of what pros charge clients for handling. I suspect $50 or more per dog. X 30 = 1500 per weekend. Not a huge income but add what is already charged per dog to train and hmmmm.
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    I like your idea of fund raising so maybe you...

    I like your idea of fund raising so maybe you could sell the pup and donate the cash. We would all applaud you for that.
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    One pro has 23/60. Isn't that a bit overboard?

    One pro has 23/60. Isn't that a bit overboard?
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    Legality? Here in MI you need a license, not...

    Legality? Here in MI you need a license, not sure about anywhere else.
  25. Thread: Puppy pickup ?

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    Who is piloting, if it is you then drive. You...

    Who is piloting, if it is you then drive. You sure can get a lot of love in the passenger seat.

    I have 1600 hours plus in "small airplanes" with puppies and dogs and babies in attendance...
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