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    Thanks for the post. There are many ways to...

    Thanks for the post. There are many ways to search for dogs on FindRetrievers via our advanced search.

    http://www.findretrievers.com/search/dogs.php

    The site is updated daily from Field Trial...
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    As long as other end of leash is in your hand,...

    As long as other end of leash is in your hand, you are in charge. You are simply stopping any forward movement when the pup is pulling. Once pup stops pulling against you, proceed. If pup pulls...
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    x2 If the pup is pulling, stop! No chokes,...

    x2 If the pup is pulling, stop! No chokes, pinch collars, etc. needed.
  4. John Gassner describes my point well. Thank you,...

    John Gassner describes my point well. Thank you, John.



    Dr. Ed, while it may not be a 'trick' test, it is certainly more of a 'training' test than a 'marking' test. These type of tests are the...
  5. OH yeah back to that common sense thing! ;)

    OH yeah back to that common sense thing! ;)
  6. You are correct, Doug, that there is nothing in...

    You are correct, Doug, that there is nothing in the rulebooks preventing it.

    I like your, "Should we?"

    Funny when I go and compare rulebooks, the field trial rules state, "Accurate marking is...
  7. Yes, I agree also. It is their frequent use...

    Yes, I agree also.

    It is their frequent use and now in a National that is inspiring this thread. There does seem to be enough confusion in the field trial rules and among field trial judges to...
  8. Rulebook police? So clarify the definitions of MARK and DIVERSION BIRD.

    The definition of a mark doesn't exist in the the field trial or the hunt test rulebooks, but the definition of a diversion bird is does.

    Diversion Bird: A diversionary bird or birds, (but not...
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    Sticky: So basically series 1&2 could better be described...

    So basically series 1&2 could better be described as a double poison bird blind with two retired diversions that dogs must pick up....correct?
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    Sticky: With such high hopes on super talented dogs, it...

    With such high hopes on super talented dogs, it most certainly must be a heartbreaker. No doubt conditions were tough and a missed mark can cost dearly. Yes long drive home, but those blue ribbons...
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    1 These recommendations, revised in July 2014,...

    1 These recommendations, revised in July 2014, supersede previous editions and are based on the latest information presented at the 2013 Triennial Symposium of the American Heartworm Society (AHS),...
  12. Yes this is the best part......Chad Clagg was...

    Yes this is the best part......Chad Clagg was shooting flyers all day Saturday in the Amateur. Roscoe was the last dog to run and there was a LOT of cover. Chad couldn't see Roscoe pick up the middle...
  13. Thanks, Chris and Bill!! I did have two other...

    Thanks, Chris and Bill!!

    I did have two other dogs entered, but Roscoe was my star. What a thrill to stand beside him for two days and enjoy the results of our hard work. Believe it or not.... I...
  14. Thread: Memphis

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    Thanks everyone! We are all smiles this morning,...

    Thanks everyone! We are all smiles this morning, but Roscoe and I couldn't have done it without the help of Chad Clagg and Houston Watson. Thank you both for your support!!
  15. Thread: puppy problems

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    Has you had x-rays done? Diarrhea is one thing,...

    Has you had x-rays done? Diarrhea is one thing, but when you add throwing up with it, she may have ingested a foreign body.

    Where did the pup come from? You may want to do an easy Pythiosis blood...
  16. Thread: Mid Iowa RC

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    WooHoo to Hoss Hemminger!!

    WooHoo to Hoss Hemminger!!
  17. I hate to be argumentative, Dr. Ed, but what...

    I hate to be argumentative, Dr. Ed, but what happens in your region may not necessarily be happening in my region. I know of two trials in our region that went over into Monday to finish because of...
  18. Ted, I like your concise line of thinking...

    Ted, I like your concise line of thinking here....

    "What does a club expect when it opts for an O/H stake and does the language need to be adjusted to achieve that end?"

    I believe that the rule...
  19. Excellent, Eric, excellent thoughts....I'm...

    Excellent, Eric, excellent thoughts....I'm writing my letter today.

    Thanks for the post!
  20. As a field trial chairman, member of our field...

    As a field trial chairman, member of our field trial committee, field trial judge and participant since 2004, I can speak from a little experience on this matter. If you haven't judged or marshalled...
  21. Rules, or laws if you will, are usually forced...

    Rules, or laws if you will, are usually forced upon us to attempt to legislate morality and/or common sense and fairness. They are for the minority who bend the intent of the laws already on the...
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    Excellent article. Thank you!!!!

    Excellent article. Thank you!!!!
  23. and lets not forget to mention she...

    and lets not forget to mention she is......shhhhhhsssssshhhhh a CHOCOLATE!! Now, how many double headers won by a brown dog??
  24. What an awesome team! Bill and Micki have shown...

    What an awesome team! Bill and Micki have shown us all how to create a dog of a lifetime. They are rewriting the record books.
  25. Dave, That is very close to Hillmann's Traffic...

    Dave,

    That is very close to Hillmann's Traffic Cop method which I use on all of my young dogs now. I believe it is the best way to instill the 'sit' command.

    The only difference is that he...
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