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  1. This little phrase can determine your future...

    This little phrase can determine your future opinion. Glad your 1st date went well.


    Tim
  2. Will field trial committees have to determine...

    Will field trial committees have to determine status and dog custody when accepting entries of recently separated or divorced owner/handlers?

    Tim
  3. Since we are dealing in theory the common...

    Since we are dealing in theory the common soultion would be sponsoring club being given real administrative control of their event.
    Clubs would put on the size, type and number of stakes/test per...
  4. WHEN is the dog returning to an old fall? After a...

    WHEN is the dog returning to an old fall? After a prolonged hunt? In route to the next bird? Two different problems.


    Tim
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    A beginning would be to allow Amateur stakes to...

    A beginning would be to allow Amateur stakes to be held without Opens and with 1 minor stake more than the once every 2 years with 2 minor stakes that is now proposed,
    These trials could be reduced...
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    This is the "catch 22". Fewer trials = less...

    This is the "catch 22".

    Fewer trials = less demand for judges
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    Fewer trials will result in larger entries which increases the demand for experienced judges. Leaving us with the...
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    It could also be a learning experience for the...

    It could also be a learning experience for the pro.

    Tim
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    mid-west responses for an east coast hat? ...

    mid-west responses for an east coast hat?

    DelBay, Talbot and Blue Ridge pins


    Tim
  9. After the initial line much of handling is about...

    After the initial line much of handling is about anticipation and momentum.
    Anticipating: when the dog will flare off line,which direction will the dog turn on the stop, being ready with your cast
    ...
  10. Agree, but will an e-collar make her better? ...

    Agree, but will an e-collar make her better?
    Not knowing any background of the dog's previous training these are my observation:
    -dog enters the circle on #1 unfocused looking at and sniffing the...
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    The real story: Darrin has been offering me...

    The real story:

    Darrin has been offering me food very readily the last day or so with or without me cuing him. This is what I want. I want an owner that comes and stands in front of me with...
  12. Thread: Mh50

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    Points and titles carry whatever value you, not...

    Points and titles carry whatever value you, not the AKC, decide. A prime example is the Derby list/ top Derby Dog that has nothing to do with the AKC but people spend thousands, base breedings and...
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    If "opposite side" means behind the guns, "no...

    If "opposite side" means behind the guns, "no bird".

    Just because a bird is markable and visible does not make it a fair bird to be judged as part of an entire test. A flyer AOF should be...
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    That is why it is called judging and not score...

    That is why it is called judging and not score keeping.

    Tim
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    Dominance, possessive. works for herself... Yes...

    Dominance, possessive. works for herself... Yes you have a Chesapeake.

    Retrieving is a game to her. It will up to you to impress upon that to play the game she must play by your rules. Chesapeakes...
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    BUT where was the co-judge? The handler/dog...

    BUT where was the co-judge?

    The handler/dog was given a number. At that point they are still in competition. As the co-judge I would tell the handler to pick-up the other bird and my partner and I...
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    How about 2 closing dates for Limited entry test?...

    How about 2 closing dates for Limited entry test?

    First close is 3 weeks prior to the test. No individual may be listed as a handler or co-handler for more than 10% of the entry(ie 6 dogs for a 60...
  18. Darrin, good for you. Anybody can train a black...

    Darrin, good for you. Anybody can train a black dog!

    Tim
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    Do's: Set blinds such that you have a reasonable...

    Do's: Set blinds such that you have a reasonable expectation of completing them in 2-3 whistles/cast.
    Prior to running the blind establish boundaries for the line to the blind based on the dog's...
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    Yes, any 2 ribbons that in of themselves would...

    Yes, any 2 ribbons that in of themselves would make your QAA under the current rules for QAA would make a dog eligible to apply for the QA2 title.

    Tim
  21. Thread: FT titles

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    Handlers don't choose. The number of points on...

    Handlers don't choose. The number of points on the table is the same. Clubs choose to hold these types of Opens to keep their entry down. It really doesn't make a big difference to the serious...
  22. Thread: FT titles

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    No, any dog (over 6 months of age) may...

    No, any dog (over 6 months of age) may enter/"play" in an all-age stake. A dog does not need to ever run a Derby or Qualifying to earn all-age points.

    Tim
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    In all cases a dog is QAA forever. You may be...

    In all cases a dog is QAA forever. You may be confusing dogs that may run a Special where eligibility is time sensitive.

    Tim
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    QAA designates a talent level. Its sole purpose...

    QAA designates a talent level. Its sole purpose is/was to establish a quality of competition to award championship points (12 dogs of this caliber are needed in every all-age stake, all-breed or...
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    Unfortunately it does matter in the minority FT...

    Unfortunately it does matter in the minority FT breeds. Looking for FC or AFC parents or grandparents is a difficult task for Chesapeakes and Goldens and near impossible for Flats. Being able to...
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