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    You might try your T in tall grass, forcing the...

    You might try your T in tall grass, forcing the dog to sit up to see you, then correct for missed casts instead of for sit. Work on sit/down as discussed but not in combination with the casting...
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    I stand corrected... at least on the west coast,...

    I stand corrected... at least on the west coast, it doesn't seem to be a problem, but I've always had more problems with eagles stealing dead ducks than seals anyway :)
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    I have never had it happen to me but I have been...

    I have never had it happen to me but I have been at marina's where dogs have been taken off the piers by sea lions. Seals won't mess with ducks, in fact we often use chicken in our crab traps...
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    Rex used to tell stories of having airplanes go...

    Rex used to tell stories of having airplanes go over and something with their communications gear would set off the early collars sending the dogs ki-yi'ing over hill and dale. Sal Cursi who started...
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    Glad you had a good hunt on the salt! Here on...

    Glad you had a good hunt on the salt! Here on the west coast, when hunting sea ducks in open water, we also have to deal with seals and sea lions. I don't even let the dog in the water when they're...
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    HB's and "fractures" are simply tools, and really...

    HB's and "fractures" are simply tools, and really boil down to positive reinforcement when used sparingly. Rex would "fracture" a dog who had a long tough session learning something new, and only...
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    Sticky: Backtension (Five Star General Patton x...

    Backtension (Five Star General Patton x Contender's OJ) Born July 12, 2007.

    Affected and symptomatic. So much for getting back into the game :(
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    my patton pup is an on/off type. At 14 months he...

    my patton pup is an on/off type. At 14 months he is the sweetest boy in the world in the house and when you grab the dummy bag he becomes super focused and ready to go. You can never throw him...
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    Are Sal Cursi's Hilltop Kennels or Tommy...

    Are Sal Cursi's Hilltop Kennels or Tommy William's Triple-R Kennels still open? Both of those grounds used to be pretty nice
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    The term "national" refers to the scope of the...

    The term "national" refers to the scope of the competition and it is perfectly acceptable to refer to both open and amateur as nationals and both winners as national champions. Open or Amateur are...
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    Seems like the stats Richard has compiled is Pro...

    Seems like the stats Richard has compiled is Pro handlers not trainers since Rex isn't in the list at all.

    Ed did the list of nationals Rex trained dogs won, but I wonder how many of Rex's dogs...
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    :) Hanging on every refresh!

    :)

    Hanging on every refresh!
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    it definately rings true to me too!

    it definately rings true to me too!
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    Kevin, where is your quote from? Drive is the...

    Kevin, where is your quote from?

    Drive is the manifestation of Desire, and measured in Style.
    Thank you judges who score Style, you are preserving Desire.
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    I thought someone mentioneed 81 was running well...

    I thought someone mentioneed 81 was running well then poof gone after the blind? Must have had a horrible blind

    81 '06 & '07 CNFC BIGGUNS BIG CHILL, LF Kippy Stroud Bill Sargenti
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    even objective commentary like how many whistles...

    even objective commentary like how many whistles would be nice :)
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    here is some more info from WRC...

    here is some more info from WRC

    To get you all up to date on where we stand as of this morning, here’s how the competition is stacking up:


    #2 Boone - Handled on the center bird in the 3rd...
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    here is the original post: Two times I...

    here is the original post:



    Two times I have seen dogs chasing deer almost to the point of exhaution in northern Minnesota - once the deer ran right through my boat when I was duck hunting...
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    There used to be a picture in Rex Carr's bathroom...

    There used to be a picture in Rex Carr's bathroom in a similar vein - I would LOVE to have a digital copy of that picture. It was Rex in his prime. The only other copy I ever saw was sent and...
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    So if a dog skirts the point (water over land)...

    So if a dog skirts the point (water over land) you have to handle them back onto the point or they get dropped? Sounds like a gimmick. In the words of Shrek... I think he's compensatin' :rolleyes:
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    I don't understand the sceario or what the judges...

    I don't understand the sceario or what the judges are asking of the handlers. :confused:
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    I would ding the dog for control on the way to...

    I would ding the dog for control on the way to the line - how much depends on how bad it was.
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    I would judge the dog appropriatly to his...

    I would judge the dog appropriatly to his performance and ignore the breaking of the gun. If the dog followed the gunner and that constituted a switch it would be judged as such. If the dog...
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    if marks haven't been called for yet and the...

    if marks haven't been called for yet and the honoring dog is only vocalizing and not breaking or out of control aside from barking, I would proceed to run the test and judge both dogs appropriately....
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    This seals it for me - scrap the test. To do ...

    This seals it for me - scrap the test. To do otherwise you run the risk of running the equivalent of 3 different binds since you will have to come back in the morning and run the last 7 or 8 dogs.
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