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    Just another anecdotal comment. Several years...

    Just another anecdotal comment. Several years ago, I took 5 FT trained Labs on a 4 week freelance trip to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, ND & SD. Initial hunting was for Canada geese & ducks, then some...
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    I would think the corollary is that PETA actions...

    I would think the corollary is that PETA actions are akin to Hitler's exterminations in WWII.....
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    Don't want to hijack the thread, but your mention...

    Don't want to hijack the thread, but your mention of changing a test brought to mind how flyers can change a test too. Bruce Curtis' sons are about as good at hand-thrown flyers as I have ever seen....
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    Some real truth to what you said.......

    Some real truth to what you said.......
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    Tom, I know you are acquainted with some of the...

    Tom, I know you are acquainted with some of the RHTAC members. Have you asked them that question?
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    Sticky: Sorry about the over-entry issue. That has been...

    Sorry about the over-entry issue. That has been a problem since EE's first attempt to accommodate the limited master back when. Found after the fact that any transactions in process were getting...
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    Sticky: So that's how women view time spent with their...

    So that's how women view time spent with their boyfriends...............folly, hmmmm.
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    My personal experience is that there are usually...

    My personal experience is that there are usually 6-10 resident members who help at club events yet normally 120+ master entries (food for thought). If your club has more workers than that, great,...
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    I don't disagree. Frankly, I was very surprised...

    I don't disagree. Frankly, I was very surprised the 1st HT I attended years ago and saw so many pro trucks. I was like many in the 70s-80s who complained that the FT game had virtually nothing in...
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    Then it's not the statement that grates, it's the...

    Then it's not the statement that grates, it's the reality of the statement, that in fact pros do make a living related to events put on by volunteers - the very clubs that have seemed to welcome...
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    How would you have an entry service enforce that...

    How would you have an entry service enforce that preference? And BTW about 20% of the average pro's income comes from handling dogs at events. Would you want someone to take 20% of your income for...
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    If it is a partial tear, if the dog no longer...

    If it is a partial tear, if the dog no longer competes or hunts, i.e., a house dog (considering the age) then I would forego the surgery, treat the current inflammation in the short term & the dog...
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    EE has a fiduciary responsibility to its owners,...

    EE has a fiduciary responsibility to its owners, to clubs for their entry money, entrants for their money & no one else. EE, however, does have a goal to make its entry service, fair, affordable -...
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    So you're back to blaming the entry system. ...

    So you're back to blaming the entry system. Reality is you have level playing field relative to the entry process & EE is doing everything it can to insure fairness. The problem is that there are...
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    Dan your logic depends on each transaction taking...

    Dan your logic depends on each transaction taking the same time to complete regardless of the number of entries it includes. That simply isn't the case at all in practice. My previous comment &...
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    I always tell folks to train their dogs the same...

    I always tell folks to train their dogs the same through 2 yrs old (that would mean a FT progression to me) - then tailor the training to priorities. Problem is folks want to run master stakes, hunt...
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    Points per start in a derby is a very good...

    Points per start in a derby is a very good indicator of marking skill IMO, much better than total points assuming a minimum number of starts (say 20 starts minimum for consideration). Makes it akin...
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    Very logical Tom (including blinds in each series...

    Very logical Tom (including blinds in each series I assume), it would virtually double the opportunity & reduce burden on the clubs. Then add difficulty to the MN event to make it a higher level...
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    For derby dogs I think this is s crucial...

    For derby dogs I think this is s crucial measurement few seem to be concerned about - number of attempts or points per entry. IMO that is an important criteria in measuring marking skills.
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    Sticky: Please understand that I have an understanding of...

    Please understand that I have an understanding of what EE is doing & as such know there has been interface communications with the AKC. But I am not a spokesman for the AKC nor can I speak to how...
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    Sticky: I do not believe there is a disconnect with the...

    I do not believe there is a disconnect with the AKC. The AKC was responsive in making a rule change when clubs wanted limited stakes. They are now reviewing options to help with issues that have...
  22. Dan, these statements are just as untrue here as...

    Dan, these statements are just as untrue here as where you have stated them in other threads. It takes longer to enter more dogs than it takes to enter less dogs. This is not a sequential entry...
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    Sticky: A. An entry that moves from waitlist to entered...

    A. An entry that moves from waitlist to entered is charged when entry is successful from cc information provided when waitlisted.
    B. This is against AKC rules. AKC doesn't allow entries after...
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    Earl, I would suggest that those who beat you,...

    Earl, I would suggest that those who beat you, already had their information entered prior to the opening, then just had one screen to complete the entry. Beyond that it really is just internet...
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    It would take a club investigating ownership & if...

    It would take a club investigating ownership & if a sham owner (the pro) was accepting fees for training & handling that dog from a co-owner, the ownership could easily be challenged.

    As far as I...
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