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    It is next weekend.

    It is next weekend.
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    Chris, can we have a "like" button or something...

    Chris, can we have a "like" button or something similar. There were a lot of really good posts that I would like to simply say "ditto"!

    One thing that everyone--experienced and inexperienced...
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    Me either, but it does bother some folks. I've...

    Me either, but it does bother some folks. I've heard many comments about it bothering lots of newish judges and even some who have done it for quite awhile!
  4. Very cool. Hopefully the Retriever Hall of Fame...

    Very cool. Hopefully the Retriever Hall of Fame will get them too!
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    To Many Trials, Too Few Judges

    I too support the apprentice program. Recently we tried to get some folks to apprentice & they just plain out said they couldn't afford to burn the vacation days and the funds to "apprentice". ...
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    This is a great discussion! Many have great...

    This is a great discussion! Many have great ideas. I'd like to add a few thoughts as well. First, merely competing in an all-age stake--even if one is very successful does not really translate...
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    The Avery bumper bags work wonderfully for both...

    The Avery bumper bags work wonderfully for both bumpers and birds. The mesh is light weight without adding additional weight to what you have to carry and it allows the bumpers/birds to drain. For...
  8. Chad, try this site: ...

    Chad, try this site:

    http://store.harriettahills.com/index.html
  9. Sorry, I didn't get back to you yesterday. But,...

    Sorry, I didn't get back to you yesterday. But, yes, the Derby is on Sunday.
  10. American Amateur Retriever Club Fall Trial

    The American Amateur Retriever Club's fall trial closes at ll:59PM tonight. So far we do not have enough dogs to award all-age points! Folks complaining about having to run large trials should enter!...
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    Craig & Dana Stonesifer

    I heard they had a bad accident on the NY Tollway enroute to the National Amateur & both are hospitalized. Has anyone had an update? Report I got said Craig was mobile & Dana was "sitting beside...
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    I really like weather bug. It has a feature that...

    I really like weather bug. It has a feature that gives you the weather wherever you are, plus you can load lots of locations to keep tabs on where you may be going.
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    Movement

    I can still remember the first time I saw "excessive" movement on the line. 2-sided heeling had just become the norm & the handlers were trying to figure out which side to send from on all birds. ...
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    I guess it might be like everything...

    I guess it might be like everything else...relative. Some judges will allow some movement, others tolerate less. I prefer the handler to remain quietly beside the dog and movement to be subtle and...
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    The Open is scheduled to begin at the Des Plaines...

    The Open is scheduled to begin at the Des Plaines State Fish & Game Area at 8:00 AM on Friday.


    The Qualifying will begin at 8:00 AM at Gierman's, Calumet Kennels grounds.
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    It's because of the water. We all like to use...

    It's because of the water. We all like to use the manicured training ponds for our dogs, which are only at Giermans and not the wildlife area. Because the water is all at Giermans, we have to have...
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    Need a minimum of 4 more derby entries/starters...

    Need a minimum of 4 more derby entries/starters for the Derby to run.

    A couple more O/H Qualifying dogs would be nice too!
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    Where are all the Derby dogs hiding?

    Where are all the Derby dogs hiding?
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    If you have a derby dog, please consider entering...

    If you have a derby dog, please consider entering our trial. We will not hold the derby or the qualifying without at least 10 entries in each stake.
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    American Amateur Retriever Club

    AARC closes Tuesday, May 15. We need Derby entries and Qualifying entries. It looks to be a small trial. The Sunday derby gives the opportunity for those seeking Derby points to perhaps get in 2...
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    Brenda, What does the Open have for a set up...

    Brenda,

    What does the Open have for a set up and how are the dogs doing?
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    I only mix bumpers and birds if it is the first...

    I only mix bumpers and birds if it is the first retrieve--will use a bumper. Rarely do I use bumpers in training at all.

    I only use bumpers for yard work (basics).

    I usually use bumpers for...
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    Very cool. Dan Jansen was skating coach for the...

    Very cool. Dan Jansen was skating coach for the Blackhawks a few years back. You'd be surprised how many guys need to have skating coaching to improve speed and stability. We (Dave & I) are big...
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    Most of the pros that I've dealt with don't...

    Most of the pros that I've dealt with don't charge a "handling fee" for running the National. They just divide all their expenses between the owners and enjoy an expenses-paid 2 weeks (1 for...
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    There are many good dog trainers out there! The...

    There are many good dog trainers out there! The question of "Who is the best..." should be revised to "Who would be the best for my dog?" Each dog has different needs. Some are soft, some are not;...
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