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    So the drought is not affecting that area?

    So the drought is not affecting that area?
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    Yes I am referring to small Q stakes only. They...

    Yes I am referring to small Q stakes only. They would finish in one day, either way you ran them. I like the idea of running land marks and blind, then water mArks and blind. Less callbacks means...
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    It's not like the drought came as a surprise? ...

    It's not like the drought came as a surprise? Guess they won't be testing equally land and water again this year. Be good for those whose dogs aren't that watery.

    Dawn
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    Marks and the Q stake

    Just for clarification. I judge HT and minor FT stakes only.
    For those that judge minor stakes. If you had a smaller stake, say 24-26 dogs, would you consider running land marks, then water marks,...
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    Sorry for the loss of your good friend. Dawn

    Sorry for the loss of your good friend.

    Dawn
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    I understand your objectives, but still don't get...

    I understand your objectives, but still don't get a feeling for where pressure is being applied. In my training, I look for effort from my dogs. If they are giving me effort, I will continue to...
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    Yes, I do teach them where to get out by running...

    Yes, I do teach them where to get out by running to the end of the pond and calling them so they exit correctly. Mostly my dogs do not try to exit early, they all want to dig back. I have a...
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    The first few times I cast them over across the...

    The first few times I cast them over across the entire pond, I don't nick them for digging back, coming in or looking at me. I just walk them down the pond giving over cast and whistling to stop and...
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    Following Lardys.

    Following Lardys.
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    Use of pressure in swim by

    Pressure is used initially on Water force to back pile. Also if dog pops on way to back pile. Other than that, under what circumstances would you use pressure on swim by, how much pressure and what...
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    Although most retrievers breeds can hunt both...

    Although most retrievers breeds can hunt both waterfowl and upland, AkC HT don't address that aspect and AkC FT are purely waterfowl type hunting. Both HRC and NAHRA incorporate upland in their...
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    Poll: Mr Mann can't see why it would be a problem to...

    Mr Mann can't see why it would be a problem to photo or copy judges sheets because he does not judge. For those of you who think handlers want to see their sheets to improve their dogs work, please...
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    Poll: I agree no pictures. It has nothing to do with...

    I agree no pictures. It has nothing to do with standing behind what you judge. It is very difficult to accurately draw out all of the factors for each series for 60 or so dogs. As day goes on...
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    I use it at home for many things, but in the field I use it for primary selection and poison bird blinds.

    Dawn
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    For my younger dogs, I throw the triple and when...

    For my younger dogs, I throw the triple and when they come back with the second bird, I sit them down and let them look out where the third mark is. When they are looking out in the right area, I...
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    Keeps me out of the bars. :)

    Keeps me out of the bars. :)
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    Why do dogs roll in the most god awful smelling...

    Why do dogs roll in the most god awful smelling stuff just before your are ready to go home and when there is no water around to put them in. Why do the electronics fail on the last bird of the...
  18. John, I would fall into the category of a person...

    John, I would fall into the category of a person who would not hesitate to confront even armed police to protect my dogs. I stepped between my dog and the heavy walking stick that was swung at his...
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    Medication only helped for a while, then it could...

    Medication only helped for a while, then it could not control the pressures. Both dogs had eyes enucleated which took care of the pain and they felt much better. We recently had a dog come into...
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    Bud light? Mine are trained to only bring back...

    Bud light? Mine are trained to only bring back the good microbrews.

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    No. It is not competitive, therefore no need to...

    No. It is not competitive, therefore no need to restrict. That will not solve the current problem. It is simply that the MN has increased the demand for MHTests and the clubs and members of the...
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    Not really a choice for many Stan. You need...

    Not really a choice for many Stan. You need time, money, grounds to train for FT. You can get by and even run MH very successfully training a few days a week on limited grounds and staying up north...
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    I have had 2 dogs go blind from glaucoma, both...

    I have had 2 dogs go blind from glaucoma, both from hereditary uveitis. Not certain what trauma, other than severe blow to orbit that would cause swelling that blocks fluid, that would cause this. ...
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    If you go to EE, you will see that almost every...

    If you go to EE, you will see that almost every single test east of CO that is opened for entries is full. There is a test running in Jan 2015 with 120 or 180 dog limit that is already full. Guess...
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    With a proper FF and CC, I don't see a heeling...

    With a proper FF and CC, I don't see a heeling stick as a tool. Most people I see using it just nag the hell out of the dog with it or you get the people who use it with enough force to break bone. ...
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