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  1. Wow, now we are fighting over orange bumpers....

    Wow, now we are fighting over orange bumpers. Personally I'm all for working a dog to develop and use his nose, that's why we throw into short or heavier cover. As to orange, I throw orange, white or...
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    I might be missing a delicacy, and I admit that...

    I might be missing a delicacy, and I admit that I'm not a very adventurous eater, but I eat a lot of duck all year long. I have a few proven recipes that I like with the grain fed mallard I keep....
  3. Bump, Sharon and Rusty won another Amateur last...

    Bump, Sharon and Rusty won another Amateur last weekend at Spokane. Carol isn't doing half bad with Stella either... Good luck to both of you, I'll be rooting for you both at the National next month.
  4. I totally agree with this. That pup isn't trying...

    I totally agree with this. That pup isn't trying to show you who's in charge or anything, he's just a hard charger anxious to get into heel position so that you can send him for the next retrieve. He...
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    I like Tank Turd, it just seems right somehow.

    I like Tank Turd, it just seems right somehow.
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    Thanks for the notice, I just made room in my...

    Thanks for the notice, I just made room in my inbox.
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    Wow too funny, I've never heard a lot of these...

    Wow too funny, I've never heard a lot of these nick names. When I was a kid in Southern California we called Spoonie's Salton Sea Mallards. I hunted four years before I saw a real mallard. On the...
  8. Sorry I jumped on you. It's just that after all...

    Sorry I jumped on you. It's just that after all those pages, it seemed like we finally had consensus of the rules, what was possible and what was more likely, I got frustrated when it seemed like you...
  9. Please explain what you meant then, I'm clearly...

    Please explain what you meant then, I'm clearly not getting you. What was the point of your comment?
  10. Pardon me if I misunderstood your post #98. Seems...

    Pardon me if I misunderstood your post #98. Seems to me that by you saying a qual dog with a controlled break winning or getting second is not right, means that you wouldn't place such a dog first or...
  11. Because after ten pages of well thought out...

    Because after ten pages of well thought out responses to your original question, you still don't get it. You can't foresee any situation where a dog with one moderate fault could win?
  12. Good thing you're not judging Renee.

    Good thing you're not judging Renee.
  13. It's purely hypothetical Paul, so we can say...

    It's purely hypothetical Paul, so we can say anything. In Capt Jack's case, the working dog that might have been interfered with actually pinned all three birds in that series, signifying that he...
  14. Sure they can give a dog a re-run, but if the dog...

    Sure they can give a dog a re-run, but if the dog has already picked up some or all of the marks, but not in a great manner, how would you judge a re-run? I can see re-running if you have the handler...
  15. I like Pete's point as well. Let good experienced...

    I like Pete's point as well. Let good experienced judges make that split second call. Without going to length here, writing every thought down, I can think of and imagine situations where I would...
  16. Ed's point is a good one, once you release the...

    Ed's point is a good one, once you release the working dog there is no turning back or re-run, so as a judge you are sitting there praying the dog does well. Field trials are unfair by nature and...
  17. Maybe the best course of action in the case of an...

    Maybe the best course of action in the case of an honor dog breaking would be for the judges to immediately stop the test, dismiss the honor dog, get an honor bye dog to honor on lead for the next...
  18. I've seen a handler running an all age blind...

    I've seen a handler running an all age blind stops the dog with a whistle after one cast refusal, hand calmly said no then cast again. Dog took the cast and was good from that point on, dog was...
  19. But field trials are based on the relative work....

    But field trials are based on the relative work. For the sake of argument let's say you have three dogs that are head and shoulders above the rest of the field and further those three are clearly...
  20. Just saying it's possible. The two times I had a...

    Just saying it's possible. The two times I had a controlled break in a qual I got a JAM despite stellar work. I believe most judges over penalize for one minor or moderate fault.
  21. It's all relative. That dog could be so far ahead...

    It's all relative. That dog could be so far ahead that one controlled break isn't enough to drop him below the other contenders who all may have faults of their own.
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    Isn't there a rule that once you pass one senior...

    Isn't there a rule that once you pass one senior you can't run junior anymore?
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    The end result I'm looking for is a dog that can...

    The end result I'm looking for is a dog that can deal with pressure and understands how to turn it off. I really don't know other ways to teach this, I'm sure there are, but FF has been a proven...
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    Where's the like button?

    Where's the like button?
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    I think a better thread title would be, "are some...

    I think a better thread title would be, "are some dogs naturally straight? The answer is yes and you are lucky to have one. This natural trait make all this training easier, but still necessary. Dogs...
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