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    A handler approached the marshal asked why they...

    A handler approached the marshal asked why they were dropped. Went to judges asked why they were dropped. Judge without missing a step opens book laughs outloud and says "because your dog can't mark"...
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    Agree when thinking about it too. Once had a...

    Agree when thinking about it too. Once had a fellow who gave his commands in Russian (or so he said) not being "fluent in Russian", heck I didn't know what he was telling dog. Dog wasn't much of a...
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    Handler went in a training mode...My all-age dogs...

    Handler went in a training mode...My all-age dogs will do that on a regular basis with a command drop it at 100, 200 yards etc. After they drop bird attrition is used to bring them back and either...
  4. Naw! Been force fetching retrievers since 1964. I...

    Naw! Been force fetching retrievers since 1964. I can't remember one of those "natural retrievers" and there were dozens and dozens of them that met their demise by force fetching. I started with...
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    You did the correct thing...I lost my smart arse...

    You did the correct thing...I lost my smart arse comments when I was much younger. Everyone is a dog trainer. I usually immediately change the subject when dog training comes up among folks who don't...
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    I have a 870 Wingmaster I bought new for $85. in...

    I have a 870 Wingmaster I bought new for $85. in 1967...I still shoot it..Thousands of rounds through it. I have other guns, but, still use the 870 improved to shoot flyers and occasionally upland...
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    I have owned, trained and run about 8 dogs, as...

    I have owned, trained and run about 8 dogs, as one would call fire breathers or barn burners, They are magnificent animals, tons of drive, style and all have been great markers. The side defects of...
  8. Every venue has it's pitfalls. I trained for a...

    Every venue has it's pitfalls. I trained for a few years with some HRC folks. The work looked very simplistic for my all-age trained dogs. One a 7 year old, the other a six year old. We had run many...
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    Not much was known about it when she was first...

    Not much was known about it when she was first diagnosed. Her first collapse she was almost comatose, eyes wide open, body limp..She was iced up and recovered nicely. The next one about the same. The...
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    Or if they get the rare one won't know what they...

    Or if they get the rare one won't know what they have and the direction to go..
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    You have to find the "trigger" that causes the...

    You have to find the "trigger" that causes the collapse of the "EIC affected " , many think if the dog is a carrier and then it is affected, not true. I have owned a EIC affected and can relate to...
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    No pup is worth more then $500. , unless I am...

    No pup is worth more then $500. , unless I am selling it. Could also be applied to started dog.
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    I have owned noisy dogs (sometimes believe it is...

    I have owned noisy dogs (sometimes believe it is genetic) I have been dropped, even in the last series on a honor with a very respectable trial going. Likewise have dropped dogs as a judge, derby...
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    Might as well give my two cents. I was a...

    Might as well give my two cents. I was a professional dog trainer in another venue for several years, training obedience, protection dogs and guard dogs in the City of Chicago. Also, have been a...
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    So true, so true! In my case had a mentor I...

    So true, so true! In my case had a mentor I trained with for nearly 20 years. I learned much about conventional training from him along with various punishment techniques. Wanted to learn the "new"...
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    Nothing wrong with that record! My training...

    Nothing wrong with that record! My training partner is going through the same thing with his 9 1/2 year old..I retired two in past years, one with 18 points and no win and one with 13 points and a...
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    Kinda agree most folks last about 3 to 5 years,...

    Kinda agree most folks last about 3 to 5 years, the younger ones, then move on because of a variety of reasons. Don't think it is so much a J.P. Morgan, not enough money, but rather a tough road and...
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    My training partner judged the Open and our...

    My training partner judged the Open and our little swamp collie got a third in the derby run by Connie Dresser..Chris said he had a great time, good folks and terrific grounds ..I was suppose to do...
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    I agree, folks that make those comments don't get...

    I agree, folks that make those comments don't get around much. You are correct the punch birds of 20 years ago were the distance of 300 to 350 yards. We hunted today with two field trial dogs and...
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    As long as there are competitive dog folks field...

    As long as there are competitive dog folks field trials will continue. It might not be the field trials of your Dad or your Grandfather, but, the show will go on. As a old timer I have watched 5...
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    Daughter Corrine Clavey is one of the judges,...

    Daughter Corrine Clavey is one of the judges, don't know what flight, she flys out Friday...Best of luck to all.
  22. HRC training level at finished stake (weekends...

    HRC training level at finished stake (weekends not Grand) are diminished if you choose, continue to do triple and a blind cookie cutter-like. Once you get HRCH no additional qualification for the...
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    In my neck of the woods the term is sometimes...

    In my neck of the woods the term is sometimes used in a negative way by some elitist folks and the dog is supposed to have a level below a fully trained dog, mostly advanced field trial level. I have...
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    Now that is a classic and he was a man ahead of...

    Now that is a classic and he was a man ahead of his time..D.L. got him to sit for recordings. I was at Eagle Wisconsin running a sanction field trial when he died of a heart attack..It is forever...
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    Yes Marvin that big truck made the rounds and he...

    Yes Marvin that big truck made the rounds and he would do just as you describe to try to discredit field trials. I lost track of him, but, think your correct about the hunt test venues. My early...
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