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    They reference the terrain in the area of a fall...

    They reference the terrain in the area of a fall - same as we do.
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    I'm not able to format paragraphs, or use most of the other formatting features when I post. I'm probably doing something stupid, but can someone tell me why although all the formatting icons are...
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    It sure is annoying how the site "times out" my...

    It sure is annoying how the site "times out" my login by the time I write a reply.... ;-(
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    I think you did misunderstand - If I did a lousy...

    I think you did misunderstand - If I did a lousy job of communicating, I apologize for that.

    I did not mean to suggest that the size of a dog is determined by the amount of food he gets. If you...
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    I think you did misunderstand - If I did a lousy...

    I think you did misunderstand - If I did a lousy job of communicating, I apologize for that.
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    Being the smallest of the litter doesn't...

    Being the smallest of the litter doesn't necessarily mean he will be the smallest as an adult. They grow in spurts. To your question; the photos don't give me a good profile, front, or rear view,...
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    Another tidbit for ya' when you're choosing a...

    Another tidbit for ya' when you're choosing a pup... Not every pup in a litter is a blend of the parents' looks. Some will have a strong resemblance to one or the other parent. So if you see...
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    Nothing Went wrong - other than you expected him...

    Nothing Went wrong - other than you expected him to run a blind when he's still at the FTP stage. FTP is always visible.
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    Working two at the same time when only one of...

    Working two at the same time when only one of them is trained is bad for both. You can't focus on the untrained dog when your attention is divided, and the trained dog won't be satisfied to sit back...
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    Their look at any given age is mostly in their...

    Their look at any given age is mostly in their genetics. BUT, the way a pup is fed during its first ~9 months of age has a lasting affect on the muscle mass and "bone" the dog will have as an adult....
  11. This has to be one of the whiniest threads ever!

    This has to be one of the whiniest threads ever!
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    Pigmentation is in the individual dog's genetics,...

    Pigmentation is in the individual dog's genetics, and it's a critical part of the breed standard. Yellows should have black or nearly black noses and "eyeliner", and their eye color should be dark...
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    I'm with Wayne. Most puppies experiment with the...

    I'm with Wayne. Most puppies experiment with the cigar hold, but as their skills develop, and especially once they get some experience with real birds, they learn by experience that it's much easier...
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    Most dog food manufacturers have their "cost...

    Most dog food manufacturers have their "cost competitive" brand, and a premium brand. What you find at the grocery store, including Pedigree brand, is a variety of different manufacturers' cost...
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    Poll: Doesn't matter to me who the judges are in a...

    Doesn't matter to me who the judges are in a Senior or Junior test. But there are a few that I avoid for Master. Has little to do with whether I've passed or failed under a certain judge, but...
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    I've tried different coverings and found that...

    I've tried different coverings and found that anything organic, that has any absorbency, will stink badly in short time. Cleaning up "solids" is one thing, but you can't clean the urine. Within...
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    There are as many diffferent styles as there are...

    There are as many diffferent styles as there are trainers, which is to say that you'll develop your own whether you do it intentionally or not. I think a trainer's style is the product of the...
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    I think the Dokkens suck overall. The foam...

    I think the Dokkens suck overall. The foam breaks down, soaks up water, they become heavy when saturated, and if used regualarly they never dry out. The heads will crack, and they stink - BADLY! ...
  19. Never tried one. I think they're rated for one...

    Never tried one. I think they're rated for one or two dogs each. You would have to have a bunch of them if you have lots of dogs.
  20. I have a system built for a 30-dog kennel plus...

    I have a system built for a 30-dog kennel plus clinic, grooming, and a two-bedroom appartment in the same building. It's massive. Here are some major points you'll want to consider. If you want more...
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    Gotta' challenge this one... True, at any...

    Gotta' challenge this one...

    True, at any test you'll see dogs that aren't ready to be there. But there are reasons for that and they aren't about trying to rip-off a client for a handling fee....
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    I'm one of those "rural areas". My driveway is...

    I'm one of those "rural areas". My driveway is more than 1/4 mile long.

    I don't knowingly let my dogs out of my sight. But if they were to wander out of my sight, and someone tried to pick...
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    Some judges are more strict about challenging a...

    Some judges are more strict about challenging a blind than others, and would prefer more whistles if the result is a true line. There is no maximum number of whistles on a blind - only that the dog...
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    Ditto A big water scenario at a Master stake...

    Ditto

    A big water scenario at a Master stake can take 15+ minutes per dog. I don't want to sit my dog in line for 30-40 minutes because I was asked to get ready and then got bumped.
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    Lots of good comments here. Here are my top few ...

    Lots of good comments here. Here are my top few - they mostly emphasize things others have already mentioned:


    Maintain a sense of humor and be approachable
    Keep a white board with running...
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