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    I think you have just solved my problem. I never...

    I think you have just solved my problem. I never thought about it but now that you mentioned it, I am certain that the bumpers are going off so fast that my dogs miss the throw. When it goes off they...
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    Just a couple of questions... What is blind tape...

    Just a couple of questions... What is blind tape and how do you tie it to the end of the bumper? What keeps it from sliding off?
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    thunder equipment bumpers

    I really like the Thunder Equipment launchers, but I think my dogs are having trouble seeing the white bumpers with black. This has happened with my Master dog, with my Senior dog and now with my...
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    Last year during a routine checkup, the vet told...

    Last year during a routine checkup, the vet told me that my 3-year old Lab had heartworms. Her last heartworm test was only about 8 months before and had been negative. She had been religiously given...
  5. Thread: Grady

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    Yea, I get to see and judge a lot of Grady's pups...

    Yea, I get to see and judge a lot of Grady's pups but have never seen the old man run. Sure would be fun!
  6. Bud McConnaughy at Red Label Kennels in El Dorado...

    Bud McConnaughy at Red Label Kennels in El Dorado Springs, MO is perfect for you. You will not find a better trainer and on top of that, he is a great person and as honest in business as you will...
  7. Thread: Bye everyone

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    We all make choices in our lives for various...

    We all make choices in our lives for various reasons, but if you change your mind, welcome back!
  8. So, Eric, do you think "no credit" (on page 42)...

    So, Eric, do you think "no credit" (on page 42) absolutely means X? Could it mean zero, and if both judges assign a zero, the dog is out? Some judges will eliminate a dog for two handles in the three...
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    I think it would be a great venue for amateur...

    I think it would be a great venue for amateur trainers. It sounds like a way for us to compete with our dogs when hunt tests are filled. Maybe the dogs from a local area could compete for a regional...
  10. But the judge's evaluation form does not provide...

    But the judge's evaluation form does not provide for a score for marking so a score in marking on a blind is not calculated into the "average score all series." Looks like a zero or a noscore would...
  11. Difference between a zero score and a "nonscore" in AKC Hunting Tests

    The difference between a zero score and a "nonscore" in AKC Hunting Tests is discussed on page 40 in "Regulations and Guidelines for AKC Hunting Tests for Retrievers." I'm not sure I can distinguish...
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    Why not come over to Southwest Missouri and check...

    Why not come over to Southwest Missouri and check out Bud McConnaughey of Red Label Kennels in El Dorado, MO. He really understands how to get the most out of retrievers, is completely honest about...
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    I believe that weekend AKC HTs are filling...

    I believe that weekend AKC HTs are filling because there is now a huge demand for an entry into the Master National. Just look at the almost exponential number of entries in the MN since 2008-9. It...
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    I did not know her, but from these posts, she...

    I did not know her, but from these posts, she must have been one wonderful dog. I'm sorry for you loss...
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    I recently bought two smaller Thunder launchers...

    I recently bought two smaller Thunder launchers than you have. I immediately had problems with both and it turned out that the timing mechanism was the problem. I took them to a friend that has three...
  16. Thread: Trainers

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    I know Chris and have judged his dogs. He is a...

    I know Chris and have judged his dogs. He is a good guy and his dogs are first-class. I do not know Freddy. Good luck.
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    I just looked at the AKC Webpage and found...

    I just looked at the AKC Webpage and found rulebooks for Retriever Field Trials and a lot of other rulebooks for other performance breeds, but not the one you referenced, jackduck. So I guess I will...
  18. Thread: $100.00 entry

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    I am an amateur and run hunt tests. It is not so...

    I am an amateur and run hunt tests. It is not so much the money it costs me to enter, although $100 is a lot to me, it is being able to get my dog in. With limited entries, it seems that the Master...
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    Jackduck, you are absolutely right. Your...

    Jackduck, you are absolutely right. Your explanation became effective on January 1, 2012, and to my knowledge has not made it into a new Regulations and Guidelines for AKC Hunting Tests for...
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    Unlike the Bumper Boy, you can remotely adjust...

    Unlike the Bumper Boy, you can remotely adjust the throwing distance by varying the time between cocking the launcher and actually shooting (as long as you have enough MAPP gas in the cylinder)....
  21. Congratulations! What a great dog!

    Congratulations! What a great dog!
  22. Thread: Bumper Boy

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    Anyone know where a BB transmitter can be...

    Anyone know where a BB transmitter can be repaired?
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    Our Hunt Test club has around 60 people on a...

    Our Hunt Test club has around 60 people on a mailing list, but only about a third of those are paid members and sadly, only 5 of those are actually "real" workers. To compensate, we hire clubs and...
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    Most judges will allow a recast when the dog...

    Most judges will allow a recast when the dog seems confused on a mark, but blinds are different.
  25. I seem to be able to keep the mechanical...

    I seem to be able to keep the mechanical component working fairly well with things I get at Radio Shack or a hobby store. Anyone ever have trouble with the transmitter and had it fixed?
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