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  1. Eastern Carolina HRC Spring Hunt Test, April 14-15, 2012

    Please click on the link below to view our HRC H/T 'premium' which will be the weekend of April 14th, 2012. It will be held again at the Kinston NC 'Nature Center' and our H/T HQ will be at the...
  2. Eastern Carolina HRC 2011 Fall Hunt Test, Oct 29 & 30, Kinston NC

    Please join us (ECHRC) for our fall HRC Hunt Test on October 29 & 30, 2011 at the Nature Center in Kinston NC. We will also hold an 'Upland' H/T on Sat. only. Join us Sat. evening for out...
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    I have judged the 'Dude' many times in HRC H/T's...

    I have judged the 'Dude' many times in HRC H/T's and he is without a doubt one of the most natural talented dogs that I have ever had the pleasure to judge. Most of the time when/if a mistake is...
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    We stuck it out and ended up having a great test....

    We stuck it out and ended up having a great test. We cut way back on our budget and used club members to judge, etc. and we should come out OK....and at least not "in the hole". Thanks for everyone...
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    We have made the decision to continue with our...

    We have made the decision to continue with our test but did drop Upland and the 2nd flight of Finished. We also revised our 'judges list' to utilize our own club member judges as much as we could. ...
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    ECHRC unfortunately is facing the real...

    ECHRC unfortunately is facing the real possibility of having to cancel our fall HRC H/T due to lack of entries. If you are wanting to come to our test and have not signed up already then you can...
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    very touching pic....i can almost smell the puppy...

    very touching pic....i can almost smell the puppy breath. savor this and these young moments as they're only cute and snuggly for a short time. then they grow up and pee on your leg (LOL)....
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    That's what it's all about isn't it...? There...

    That's what it's all about isn't it...? There are not many things (to me) that are better than living in "that" moment between man and dog where everything comes together in a real hunting...
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  10. Way to go Don....Congrats ! I was very happy for...

    Way to go Don....Congrats ! I was very happy for you when I saw your name listed (Yes) in the 5th. Don and Donna are first class folk...!

    Charlie
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    Eastern Carolina HRC Fall Hunt Test

    Just a quick reminder to let everyone know that our (ECHRC) 2010 Fall HRC Hunt Test Premium is posted and available for download.

    You can get it from the HRC site:
    Link - ...
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    Not to knock any other training program and...

    Not to knock any other training program and certain not Chris Akin's, but I personally think that Evan Graham's 'SmartFetch' (DVD and training manual) is the easiest no-nonsense way to teach the...
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    ditto...control the situation. Keep them better...

    ditto...control the situation. Keep them better separated. That is not to say that you can't have your 20 mo old child toss some bumpers, but you need to have pup 'sit' first (and sit MUST mean...
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    In training....stop and handle back into the...

    In training....stop and handle back into the water to the original line back in. (but dog should be through 'swim-by', de-cheated, and running pattern blinds through the water before expecting to be...
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    That is good advice....You might also want to...

    That is good advice....You might also want to check out this training tools (links below). When you start working at a distance with 'remote' sits then you can use a good quality check cord (link#2)...
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    What do you think momma pup would do?

    What do you think momma pup would do?
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    Poll: K...well if his OB is good around distractions...

    K...well if his OB is good around distractions and you have spent time around a training group, other dogs, decoys, sounds, etc. then go run him. Get some "line-time" and maybe you might just end up...
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    Food dish should probably work. Did you 'Crate...

    Food dish should probably work. Did you 'Crate Train' your pup when it was younger? If so, it should go into it's crate when you command "kennel" (or whatever word that you use). If pup is trained...
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    Poll: Maybe I didn't catch it in your post, but are you...

    Maybe I didn't catch it in your post, but are you talking about HRC 'Started' or AKC 'Junior'? I would probably just keep running single marks while reinforcing OB commands daily and then go ahead...
  20. I agree totally with Evan (above) and do not...

    I agree totally with Evan (above) and do not consider FF to be completed until after F-T-P. FF puts a lot of pressure on pup and it just works best to go ahead and complet F-T-P while the pressure...
  21. Well Graham in SmartFetch does 'Walking...

    Well Graham in SmartFetch does 'Walking Fetch'...I haven't watched it in a while but I'm fixing to cause I wanna review it again myself. In 'WF' you would simply walk along and fetch each bumper you...
  22. Make sure that FF is complete and he fully...

    Make sure that FF is complete and he fully understands what 'Fetch' means both beside you and in a remote position. You probably need to spend a few more days on CC'g to 'Fetch' using the 2" bumpers...
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    Dogs....You gotta love em'...! Just be glad it...

    Dogs....You gotta love em'...! Just be glad it wasn't a pet hippo!!!
  24. That would probably just piss off a charging...

    That would probably just piss off a charging Grizzly...! And you'd probably be fowlin ur pants to much to even get off a shot.....? I forget, they can run in short burst almost 25-30 mph can't...
  25. I would say from the 'training aspect'...heck no....

    I would say from the 'training aspect'...heck no. As already mentioned, you would use a different que (ie "dead bird"..or "dead") before/while lining up to run a blind. And of course blinds would...
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