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  1. Thread: Again?

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    Again?

    http://reason.com/blog/2014/07/26/cop-shoots-dog-in-throat-threatens-owner

    The article indicates the shooting may have been understandable. But the aftermath is inconceivable.
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    Keep doing what the doctors tell you to. Get...

    Keep doing what the doctors tell you to. Get well soon.
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    That's thinking outside the box. Good job.

    That's thinking outside the box. Good job.
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    I don't have anything to add to what's been said...

    I don't have anything to add to what's been said by people way more knowledgeable than I. But I train with a number of folks who have litter mates from the same super-powered litter, all of these...
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    At least its dogs, not women.

    At least its dogs, not women.
  6. Hillmann uses the e-collar in a different way...

    Hillmann uses the e-collar in a different way than most and I have to admit, I never quite understood the theory behind it. I don't think it's hard to emulate, I just don't understand it. He uses...
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    Like I said... if you had your dog in the gallery...

    Like I said... if you had your dog in the gallery and I was on the line, neither my dog nor I would notice. (After all, we have a group and there are usually dogs nearby when we are running our dogs...
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    Question to the people who are...

    Question to the people who are pro-dogs-in-gallery:

    Surely, if you're still a factor in the stake, still in it... you're not hanging around socializing while other dogs are running, are you? I...
  9. So precociousness is not necessarily the metric. ...

    So precociousness is not necessarily the metric. OK. Can we stipulate that a superstar at least begins accumulating AA points at a reasonably appropriate age? It would seem then that, by...
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    I guess it's assumed here that the dogs in the...

    I guess it's assumed here that the dogs in the gallery are entered in the stake. How do we know that? Could be a local, bringing ol' Bingo over to watch the other dogs play. Who knows?

    The...
  11. Thread: Training Help

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    Not familiar with Duck Dog Basics. In Lardy's...

    Not familiar with Duck Dog Basics. In Lardy's outline, he spends a few days on just identifying the pile, sending the dog for it, then several days forcing the dog to the pile across the water.
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  12. Rookie Trainer had a good point. I may run my...

    Rookie Trainer had a good point. I may run my young dog in Junior, about the time she's doing senior work in training, just to see how solid her basics are in a new and exciting setting. And I...
  13. I think with the tight economy, people have to be...

    I think with the tight economy, people have to be more discriminating about where they spend their money. I'd be curious to know if the FT community has seen a dip in minor stakes entries.
  14. Thread: Judging bias

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    To me HT judges put a lot more emphasis on blinds...

    To me HT judges put a lot more emphasis on blinds and seem they use the blind as their only manner to eliminate dogs.

    Au contraire!!! Ain't nobody going to beat my little HT dog on blinds, but...
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    Colonel. I think they are gorgeous. The...

    Colonel. I think they are gorgeous. The question I have about the British lab community is, do your conformation people see beauty in classic porcine features the way the American conformation...
  16. Let me try to summarize some of the themes I see...

    Let me try to summarize some of the themes I see emerging in the discussion.

    Strip away non-dog variables... assume certain things as constant.
    * Optimal environment
    * in the hands of a...
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    http://www.naturalnews.com/046005_family_dog_shoot...

    http://www.naturalnews.com/046005_family_dog_shootings_cops_police_militarization.html#
    http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25981713/st-paul-police-shoot-kill-2-family-dogs-in-swat-raid...
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    You're right. I see it now. (Always helps to...

    You're right. I see it now. (Always helps to read the text as well as look at the diagrams.)
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    In discussions of judging in RO Vol 24 issue 4,...

    In discussions of judging in RO Vol 24 issue 4, p. 9 there was a diagram showing a line through some trees. One was a "physical keyhole" the other a "visual keyhole". So in my mind, I'm thinking...
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    Oh, and PS: I envy anyone with access to any...

    Oh, and PS: I envy anyone with access to any water. (That's a real luxury around here.) So you have land, you have water, you have yourself, your dog and a handful of bumpers (frozen ducks and...
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    Having lots of helpers and lots of equipment is...

    Having lots of helpers and lots of equipment is swell. But not having it is not the end of the world. Google anything you can find on "Stand Alones" and particularly anything written by Dennis...
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    Vocabulary again...

    Is a "slot bird" the same thing as a "key hole"?
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    What do you mean by beginning collar conditioning...

    What do you mean by beginning collar conditioning this week? The dog is only 18 weeks of age. He has to have very solid obedience down pat before you begin nicking him (and that's an unusual pup if...
  24. People, people, people! It was a joke,...

    People, people, people!

    It was a joke, sorta. If one trainer has two dogs, then two different approaches will be used for those dogs, since no two dogs will train the same way on the same...
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    That sociopath wouldn't have cared and you'd both...

    That sociopath wouldn't have cared and you'd both be dead.
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