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    Poll: Mr Mann can't see why it would be a problem to...

    Mr Mann can't see why it would be a problem to photo or copy judges sheets because he does not judge. For those of you who think handlers want to see their sheets to improve their dogs work, please...
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    Poll: I agree no pictures. It has nothing to do with...

    I agree no pictures. It has nothing to do with standing behind what you judge. It is very difficult to accurately draw out all of the factors for each series for 60 or so dogs. As day goes on...
  3. I use it at home for many things, but in the...

    I use it at home for many things, but in the field I use it for primary selection and poison bird blinds.

    Dawn
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    For my younger dogs, I throw the triple and when...

    For my younger dogs, I throw the triple and when they come back with the second bird, I sit them down and let them look out where the third mark is. When they are looking out in the right area, I...
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    Keeps me out of the bars. :)

    Keeps me out of the bars. :)
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    Why do dogs roll in the most god awful smelling...

    Why do dogs roll in the most god awful smelling stuff just before your are ready to go home and when there is no water around to put them in. Why do the electronics fail on the last bird of the...
  7. John, I would fall into the category of a person...

    John, I would fall into the category of a person who would not hesitate to confront even armed police to protect my dogs. I stepped between my dog and the heavy walking stick that was swung at his...
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    Medication only helped for a while, then it could...

    Medication only helped for a while, then it could not control the pressures. Both dogs had eyes enucleated which took care of the pain and they felt much better. We recently had a dog come into...
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    Bud light? Mine are trained to only bring back...

    Bud light? Mine are trained to only bring back the good microbrews.

    Dawn
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    No. It is not competitive, therefore no need to...

    No. It is not competitive, therefore no need to restrict. That will not solve the current problem. It is simply that the MN has increased the demand for MHTests and the clubs and members of the...
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    Not really a choice for many Stan. You need...

    Not really a choice for many Stan. You need time, money, grounds to train for FT. You can get by and even run MH very successfully training a few days a week on limited grounds and staying up north...
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    I have had 2 dogs go blind from glaucoma, both...

    I have had 2 dogs go blind from glaucoma, both from hereditary uveitis. Not certain what trauma, other than severe blow to orbit that would cause swelling that blocks fluid, that would cause this. ...
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    If you go to EE, you will see that almost every...

    If you go to EE, you will see that almost every single test east of CO that is opened for entries is full. There is a test running in Jan 2015 with 120 or 180 dog limit that is already full. Guess...
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    With a proper FF and CC, I don't see a heeling...

    With a proper FF and CC, I don't see a heeling stick as a tool. Most people I see using it just nag the hell out of the dog with it or you get the people who use it with enough force to break bone. ...
  15. Wow. Really once in a lifetime dog.

    Wow. Really once in a lifetime dog.
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    But some dogs totally go freak when the stick is...

    But some dogs totally go freak when the stick is used. Even if it never actually touches the dog. They never become comfortable with it and they just panic. I have had dogs that it was OK with and...
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    I don't do stick fetch either. Don't feel it is...

    I don't do stick fetch either. Don't feel it is necessary if you do good FF. I have been told by several pros that they no longer do it and for some dogs, it actually causes more problems. Some...
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    I suppose the % of non hunting folks is very...

    I suppose the % of non hunting folks is very high. I have always hunted but find most of the people running the AKC tests do not. I don't feel that makes them less dedicated to their dogs or to...
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    1tulip - as a judge I would find no fault with...

    1tulip - as a judge I would find no fault with your dogs working style. Your dog would score very high with me. Slamming into the water looks nice, but eventually that dog is going to get badly...
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    To me stylish dogs enjoy what they are doing. ...

    To me stylish dogs enjoy what they are doing. Not all dogs fly out with great speed, but they have intent and you can tell they like what they are doing. Some equate speed with style, but I have...
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    AKC gets $2.50 or $3 per dog for every dog...

    AKC gets $2.50 or $3 per dog for every dog entered. How many dogs run each weekend, each year. You do the math. 120 dog masters. That's minimum $300 for just master for just that one event. Many,...
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    1tulip - marking drills are usually done on flat...

    1tulip - marking drills are usually done on flat field, short distance, usually as singles and used to introduce a concept. When I do marking set ups, there is always a concept involved, but I don't...
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    Marking drills vs marks

    What percentage of your training time do you do marking drills (in line, Y drill, ABCD) vs just setting up marks. Do you start your drills on flat featureless fields, then progress with...
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    She is having a good year. Dawn

    She is having a good year.

    Dawn
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    Good dogs - not the Ht clubs. The AKC and MN are...

    Good dogs - not the Ht clubs. The AKC and MN are who I am referring. They make the rules regarding how qualifications are made. AKC is not going to kill its cash cow by limiting the number of...
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