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    Way to go Richard. I hope to keep seeing you at...

    Way to go Richard. I hope to keep seeing you at FTs. You have success every time you come play with the white coats!
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    Thank you Gregg and Glen for giving up your...

    Thank you Gregg and Glen for giving up your weekend. Great marks and blinds. Big thank you to the members of Black Warrior for working hard to put on such a smooth event!
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    I had a JRT for years that was a great house dog...

    I had a JRT for years that was a great house dog but was a seek and destroy terror until she finally tried to kill the wrong snake. I replaced her with a Russell Terrier. Much less prey drive. Fun...
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    If you kick the fire ant mound and they dont come...

    If you kick the fire ant mound and they dont come out , its too cold. At least that applies for down south winter training.
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    What does ** mean

    After a dogs name? I've seen some with ** and others with ***.

    Thanks in advance,
    Bill
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    My preference is the Lardy system accompanied by...

    My preference is the Lardy system accompanied by the Lardy basic seminar at Handjem. Best if you can take your dog and get hands on instruction. Some of the best money I ever spent of the tons of...
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    I spent years training dogs myself and found it...

    I spent years training dogs myself and found it very satisfying. Trained non collar and then used Lardy methods eventually training a british dog to HRCH and MH.At that point I really thought I knew...
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    Way to go Trudie and Tuck! Ya'll were a great...

    Way to go Trudie and Tuck! Ya'll were a great team and its only the first of many colored ribbons to come.
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    He will also do cnm. He has done hips on all my...

    He will also do cnm. He has done hips on all my dogs and has not needed anesthesia to get good films
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    I got the form letter. It's not even close to...

    I got the form letter. It's not even close to being a satisfactory response. It disappoints me that the money I've spent with AKC actually helped pay for that woman to push her PETA agenda
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    I have used short marks into cover. I've used...

    I have used short marks into cover. I've used either a frozen pigeon or tennis ball that's scented and nasty. Have mark be short enough that dog can go right to spot but has to work to root it out....
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    Good luck Dave and Marty

    Good luck Dave and Marty
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    This thread gives one the impression that...

    This thread gives one the impression that politics and screwings are rampant in FTs. I have been running FTs for 8 years and can think of only one trial that we got a jam when I thought we should...
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    Yes thats the downside of combining the series....

    Yes thats the downside of combining the series. You have the choice of hurting the newbie's feelings by uninviting him to run the blind or risk a misunderstanding after dropping him after he runs...
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    Most of the Q's Ive run and judged the callbacks...

    Most of the Q's Ive run and judged the callbacks are very very generous after the first series. Many times everyone that brings back 3 birds and does not pick up is called back, so you actually save...
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    I wasnt trying to be picky. Joy is an awesome...

    I wasnt trying to be picky. Joy is an awesome little dog and I've had the pleasure of seeing her in training and in trials regularly. Bobby has some sort of mojo when it comes to puppy picking. He's...
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    Joy won her first derby at 10 months and won...

    Joy won her first derby at 10 months and won again the next weekend before she turned 11 months. Bobby then stopped running her in derbies.
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    Here's some things I've done that's worked for me....

    Dog runs into you on return. As dog returns walk toward dog and he should put on the brakes.

    Dog parades behind you. Put him on check cord....
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    horse flies

    It looks like a strong summer for horseflies. Anybody have good solutions for controlling them around barns,kennels,etc?
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    What Jason said. Metalwax.com

    What Jason said. Metalwax.com
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    Congrats Charlie ,jack,and the Riffles. This...

    Congrats Charlie ,jack,and the Riffles. This qualifies Jack for the national again!
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    My condolences to the person who suffered this...

    My condolences to the person who suffered this loss. I lost a dog in a training accident years ago and the memories of that will never be forgotten. I suspect that the dog that died meant much more...
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    There is a big difference from handling ON a mark...

    There is a big difference from handling ON a mark and handling enroute to show a correct route on the way to the bird
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    I did something similar with doing pile work and...

    I did something similar with doing pile work and blinds with sends from remote and casting opposite the direction of the spin. I don't know if it really helped or not. The spinning was infrequent and...
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    I had a spinner where the tendency showed up in...

    I had a spinner where the tendency showed up in pile work. I think the spinning trait is hard wired from early on and is brought to the surface with excitement or pressure in training. The spinning...
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