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    Relatives of the legendary pointing dog trainer...

    Relatives of the legendary pointing dog trainer Delmar Smith, sons or son and grandson I think.
  2. I have retired into a layout blind both in...

    I have retired into a layout blind both in training and field trials, not all layouts are the same, there are mesh ones which provide ventilation for the person in the blind. Also outlawed was the...
  3. that would be lose out, care to name names?....;-)

    that would be lose out, care to name names?....;-)
  4. Hence my inquiry as to his replacement

    Hence my inquiry as to his replacement
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    I have been doing OFA radiographs without...

    I have been doing OFA radiographs without anesthesia and only occassionally light sedation for 40 years but almost exclusively on trained retrievers, primarily Labradors. However with some breeds it...
  6. Pacific time zone? Has Bill Daley been replaced,...

    Pacific time zone? Has Bill Daley been replaced, if so by whom?
  7. Ray Vreeland is the RAC representative from your...

    Ray Vreeland is the RAC representative from your time zone.
  8. I wish more clubs had the same attitude about the...

    I wish more clubs had the same attitude about the now illegal use of layout blinds or having a gun retire in the field lying on the ground concealed by a holding blind.
  9. Yep those pesky multiple household co-owners are...

    Yep those pesky multiple household co-owners are a real problem, what a silly waste of time.
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    Anyone using the Train Rite launcher, design is...

    Anyone using the Train Rite launcher, design is an upgrade of the Tangelo Tosser which was a great launcher, Train Rite is adaptable to electronics, easy to set up and load, and makes a great throw.
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    I really like TBell's idea, get an amateur win,...

    I really like TBell's idea, get an amateur win, then judge a bunch and get points to qualify for the National Amateur, a big money saver for people like me who aren't retired but would like to be....
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    They are no longer made and not available, there...

    They are no longer made and not available, there was a recent discussion about this, I traded in my G2 for a G3 at the Collar Clinic
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    a) what if said handler is not asked to judge,...

    a) what if said handler is not asked to judge, has health problems or personal conflicts that prevent them from judging, are we going to eliminate that person from competing when they have qualified...
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    Nice hearing from KG, I miss your thoughtful...

    Nice hearing from KG, I miss your thoughtful responses!
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    Anyone using the Mini ZW?

    Anyone using the Mini ZW?
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    During my days as an activist (long ago), when I...

    During my days as an activist (long ago), when I thought I had a chance to change the world I talked to several top field trial pros and all were receptive to the idea of judging.
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    it is rare for a dead bird throw to exceed 20...

    it is rare for a dead bird throw to exceed 20 yards, over the years I have trained with some great bird throwers who might throw a bird 25+ yards but that would be with ideal conditions (light weight...
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    How far do the various models throw a bird? For...

    How far do the various models throw a bird? For my purposes I prefer one that emulates a normal human throw.
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    NFRA, wasn't that the hybrid field trial/hunt...

    NFRA, wasn't that the hybrid field trial/hunt test venue that surfaced 10 years ago and was talked about here extensively? They held a few events and then disappeared.
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    The study title tells all, "a heterogenous...

    The study title tells all, "a heterogenous population of dogs". Add to that force plate analysis is antiquated technology for gait evaluation.
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    50% to 80%, the younger the first tear occurs the...

    50% to 80%, the younger the first tear occurs the more likely the second tear occurs
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    The apprenticeship I prefer is the one I...

    The apprenticeship I prefer is the one I followed, you get your backside kicked running your dog for a significant period of time and you learn what it takes to be competitive, then if someone...
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    Evaluating dog's performances is the easiest part...

    Evaluating dog's performances is the easiest part of judging if one has the capacity to accurately record by diagram and word what happened. The second easiest part is the mechanical things. By far...
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    John, I judged my first all-age stake in 1974...

    John, I judged my first all-age stake in 1974 with Andrius A. (Peter) Jones. I have no idea how many stakes I have judged and don't really care even though some keep precise records and consider it a...
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    And some might say let sleeping dogs lie. ;-)

    And some might say let sleeping dogs lie. ;-)
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