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    Gotta love the grizzled old veterans. Nice...

    Gotta love the grizzled old veterans. Nice memories....
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    Use propane only. Mapp will blow the heads off...

    Use propane only. Mapp will blow the heads off the bumpers....
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    There is a large body of evidence to support...

    There is a large body of evidence to support feeding athletic canines once a day.

    Dennis posted an article by Mike Lardy a while back supporting this but I can't seem find it. Maybe he'll repost...
  4. I believe that's the second National win for...

    I believe that's the second National win for Colin.........Congratulations to you and Perro.
  5. How very true I indeed. I know more than a few...

    How very true I indeed. I know more than a few $5000.00 puppies, bought strictly from comparing titles and AA points, that I wouldn't give more than a nickel for as mature dogs.

    In contrast...
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    This is very true........

    This is very true........
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    Unbelievable ignoranance and really shouldn't be...

    Unbelievable ignoranance and really shouldn't be dignified with a response
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    As with most things it would depend on the judges...

    As with most things it would depend on the judges and how badly they wanted to pare down the field. There is nothing in the rule book that definitively addresses his issue.

    It could be argued...
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    My training partner and old time FT'er uses one...

    My training partner and old time FT'er uses one as he lost his voice box to cancer a few years ago and can't blow a regular whistle. He tried a number of different types and settled on the Fox 40.
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    Really good post Scott. I get what that dog...

    Really good post Scott. I get what that dog meant to you and the journey you shared. Many times they teach us more than we teach them.
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    Don't stress about it. The more experience he...

    Don't stress about it. The more experience he gets the better he'll become. Sooner or later he'll hear the plop or the splash and know there's a bird down even if he doesn't see it. The more birds...
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    Somehow I missed the point that Paul was trying...

    Somehow I missed the point that Paul was trying to make earlier (sorry Paul). Thanks for bringing it to light again. Both of your arguments are very sound and caused me even more thinking about...
  13. She's an amazing little dog. Congratulations...

    She's an amazing little dog. Congratulations Bill and Micki. You deserve it.
    Brian
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    I didn't see all the dogs run but a guess would...

    I didn't see all the dogs run but a guess would be 60% did it (sort of) and 1/2 of them did it well. They dropped about half the dogs on that test. It was a fairly strong cross wind coming off the...
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    You make a very solid argument ( based on the...

    You make a very solid argument ( based on the rules) for dropping the dog. I know that in 99.9999% of cases, dogs who pick up poison birds should be dropped for the reasons you and others have...
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    Not sure where you get out of control from the...

    Not sure where you get out of control from the description provided? The handler blew the whistle at a critical time while challenging the test. The dog stopped on top of the bird, sat and picked...
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    Well thought out response. Thank you. I want to...

    Well thought out response. Thank you. I want to respond to some of your points.

    1. It may not be considered a switch because the dog didn't retrieve the PB.....again a judgement call.
    2. The...
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    Its not black and white unless it is in the...

    Its not black and white unless it is in the rules. Many times in this game, things are done because that's the way they've always been done with little regard for the rules or the specifics of this...
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    I think your right...it is a judgement call.

    I think your right...it is a judgement call.
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    I didn't say it was a reason to carry. I was...

    I didn't say it was a reason to carry. I was answering a direct question from JS about what some of the other dogs did, not to justify anything.
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    I get your point Earl, but why is yelling "drop"...

    I get your point Earl, but why is yelling "drop" intimidation and yelling "back" isn't?

    I know that most AA judges would drop this dog. I'm trying to figure out if dropping the dog is justified...
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    Thanks for your input Ted. I'd argue that the...

    Thanks for your input Ted. I'd argue that the line to the blind was so close to the PB and so far from the mat that it was extremely difficult to challenge the test without avoiding the factor.
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    Some dogs avoided the PB to such a degree that...

    Some dogs avoided the PB to such a degree that they were well out of a reasonable corridor thereby not challenging the blind who were called back.





    Your reasoning is sound.
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    Thanks Bill, well stated. As a judge, what I...

    Thanks Bill, well stated. As a judge, what I saw would get this dog carried because there is nothing ( that I could find) definitive in the rules that demands the dog get dropped. Many others did...
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    The handler didn't whine about getting dropped...

    The handler didn't whine about getting dropped but it did raise the question about whether or not he should have.

    The dog did leave the PB alone after being commanded to do so.......how much more...
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