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    It's clear now, give me a shout

    It's clear now, give me a shout
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    If you look at the numbers, they're almost...

    If you look at the numbers, they're almost exactly the same as 2015. In 2014, they were slightly higher, but the MN was on the West Coast that year.

    There are a lot of things that affect the...
  3. The way I learned to do it on the puppy biting,...

    The way I learned to do it on the puppy biting, was when they bite, roll their lip over their teeth and squeeze the muzzle so they're "biting" themselves, and say "no bite" when you squeeze. Then...
  4. Welcome to the RTF! Lots of good questions. ...

    Welcome to the RTF!

    Lots of good questions. Here's my two cents on some of them.

    Puppy biting, the two things I did with mine (now a year and a half old), was to grab the muzzle, with a firm...
  5. News today in Oregon, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly... GDG

    Today was certainly an interesting news day in Oregon.

    This story made me laugh out loud, definitely the "good" (and at Walmart, no less).

    "Witnesses Say Man Lassoed Suspected Thief at Eagle...
  6. Gooser, No, the point I was trying to make was...

    Gooser,

    No, the point I was trying to make was not what MY standard was; the point I wanted to make was that's how I would expect to run the blind, based on my expectation of what the judges want...
  7. Gooser, what it comes down to is the judges...

    Gooser, what it comes down to is the judges expectations, and then handling the dog to meet those expectations (not whether you consider the expectations to be reasonable or not).

    From the Master...
  8. And I like that as a blind, with maybe the...

    And I like that as a blind, with maybe the initial line just a bit left. I think the meat of the blind would be after the point, with the dog wanting to suck over to the right shore.

    Judge it...
  9. I'm going to make the assumption that at the...

    I'm going to make the assumption that at the start of the test, the judges said, "this is our water blind, and we would like to see you challenge the line to the blind"

    As for who passes, it would...
  10. If you're training your Master level dog, are you...

    If you're training your Master level dog, are you going to accept this running a blind? I don't think so. You'd stop them and cast back into the water (and consider where you set up your blind next...
  11. I think the answer is, where is the line to the...

    I think the answer is, where is the line to the blind? Is the handler challenging that line?

    If the line is two feet off the bank, and the dog gets out of the water, is that dog toast? Not yet. ...
  12. Snake aversion training class in Boise

    Saw this online this morning, about a snake aversion class in Boise on June 4th, if there's anyone in that area interested.
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    What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of...

    What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs, by Cat Warren.

    It's the authors experiences training her dog for search and cadaver dog. Thought it was pretty interesting, different...
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    First question I had, not knowing where you are...

    First question I had, not knowing where you are in the training process, is the issue you're seeing a confidence issue (i.e. dog doesn't feel confident something is out there, inexperience) or is it...
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    Here's the thing, taking the time to establish...

    Here's the thing, taking the time to establish yourself as the Alpha, where they automatically wait for you to go through a door first, pays dividends in all aspects of your training. And...
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    Their website is up, at www.masteramateur.com

    Their website is up, at www.masteramateur.com
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    Master is much more of a "team" sport than...

    Master is much more of a "team" sport than Senior. YOU are much more a part of the test than before. A well timed whistle and assist can make the difference between going to the next series and...
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    Without trying to get into the discussion of "a...

    Without trying to get into the discussion of "a junior dog should be able to run any mark in a Senior or Master test, as a single", becuase that discussion has already been flogged.

    To respond to...
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    Sent you a PM with some info. One of the...

    Sent you a PM with some info.

    One of the places got hit a couple years ago by a group that thought the birds would be better off if someone freed them (so I hesistate to post specific info...
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    Terry, I know you run a lot of long set ups. ...

    Terry,

    I know you run a lot of long set ups. Have you shortened things up? Is there a spot where her marking gets better (i.e. 100 yards)? And then push out to see if there's distance where she...
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    Here's the thing. Set up a tight double,...

    Here's the thing.

    Set up a tight double, throwing bumpers. Bring your dog to the line, and make them run past the short mark to pick up the long mark.

    Now do the same thing, but on the short...
  22. Greater Pacific basic seminar is open as well.

    Greater Pacific basic seminar is open as well.
  23. Yes. The GPNWRTC seminar should be finalized and...

    Yes. The GPNWRTC seminar should be finalized and open Monday, Dec 28.

    (my fault, been buried with work and holiday stuff. I'll send something to Tara on Monday to finalize.)
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    Very sorry to hear that it was her time, and that...

    Very sorry to hear that it was her time, and that she's passed. It was a blessing that you read your dog and did right by her.

    Deepest condolences.
  25. If I was looking for a seminar, I'd be looking at...

    If I was looking for a seminar, I'd be looking at the same places you are, EE and AKC sites.

    With that said, I know the Greater Pacific club in the Portland/Salem Oregon area is looking into...
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