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  1. Thread: Atlanta

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    Nice going Kyle and Ray. If I weren't already...

    Nice going Kyle and Ray. If I weren't already entered in MD I'd love to come play with y'all. Have a large time.

    Bob Swift
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    You obviously don't understand that the purpose...

    You obviously don't understand that the purpose of threads like this is not to promote solutions. If that happened every time someone started a whiny rant what would there be to talk about?
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    So, what is "there [sic] share of dogs?" Maybe...

    So, what is "there [sic] share of dogs?" Maybe you missed the post where the individual in question stated he entered less than 1/2 of the dogs for which he was listed as handler. So, how many dogs...
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    SC has H Cooper Black Memorial Field Trial and...

    SC has H Cooper Black Memorial Field Trial and Recreational Area. 3,500 acres of woods, fields and ponds. Several nationals there, innumerable weekend FTs and HTs and the MNRC in 2015. Also bird dog...
  5. Currently the pre-closing scratch is not...

    Currently the pre-closing scratch is not automatic. If you call or email during working hours it's run through pretty quickly. Otherwise it waits until they get to the email. Understand they're...
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    Understood, now that I know what you were...

    Understood, now that I know what you were thinking. What you are talking about I consider as the mechanics of the test, not the actual set-ups of marks and blinds. Thanks for clarifying.
    Yes, with...
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    Some dogs just never take to water. We had an...

    Some dogs just never take to water. We had an otherwise nice yellow lab who had not been introduced to water when he came to us at 9 mos - and 80 lbs. So, I had to wade out in the water with him in...
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    Poll: There is a way to handle such situations and it's...

    There is a way to handle such situations and it's spelled out in the AKC manual dealing with misconduct. There is no excuse for the conduct described and no excuse for allowing it to go on. The HT...
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    Why? I try to set fair, fun and challenging tests...

    Why? I try to set fair, fun and challenging tests and don't look at the entry list ahead of time.
    I'm looking at the dog, not the truck it came off of.
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    Poll: Did this really happen or are you speculating re...

    Did this really happen or are you speculating re the reason for the query?
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    Poll: Ken, Assume you're using "bier" in the German...

    Ken,
    Assume you're using "bier" in the German definition.
    Agree. The rules allow the handler to view his/her score sheet. Nothing about sharing that with the world.
    Look, but don't tweet,...
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    You are on the right track in trying to get pup...

    You are on the right track in trying to get pup ready on basics before going to a club training session. And that all the excitement and other dogs brings out any decencies in pup's training. But if...
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    If making calls ahead of the test still leaves...

    If making calls ahead of the test still leaves you short handed announce before the beginning of the test that you need X number of assistant marshals to each work Y hours. Add that the test will...
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    Epoxy finish is quite a bit more expensive than...

    Epoxy finish is quite a bit more expensive than concrete sealer. IMO the texture you're thinking of adding would just provide catch points for stuff you'd rather not have stuck on the floor. Non-skid...
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    Don't know any duck growers in the area but if...

    Don't know any duck growers in the area but if you have not already contact some of the local clubs and get in on their training days. NEFL, HRC club in the JAX area. Central FL HRC, and Mid FL...
  16. But it happens. There have been at least 3 events...

    But it happens. There have been at least 3 events in the past 30 days that opened and took entries before AKC approval had been granted. EE does not have, or did not have, a means of assuring that...
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    Wow. So sorry your pup went through this but...

    Wow. So sorry your pup went through this but thanks for sharing here. Just shows that the temps don't have to be super hot to create situations for our dogs. Best wishes for Banjo.
    I had an episode...
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    Easy. Look for clubs that are not MNRC members....

    Easy. Look for clubs that are not MNRC members. Or, start your own.
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    ME and LRC Boston have both been open for a while...

    ME and LRC Boston have both been open for a while and are not filled. The sky has not yet fallen.
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    No. Upland tests were never a standard...

    No. Upland tests were never a standard requirement in AKC but we did seem to see more "creative" scenarios and upland situations back in the day.
    I don't agree with eliminating the 3rd series. It's...
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    LA fishermen don't drink that fancy stuff.

    LA fishermen don't drink that fancy stuff.
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    Multiple cast refusals and failure to deliver a...

    Multiple cast refusals and failure to deliver a Bud Light from the fisherman's cooler. Dog is out.
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    A single master w/ 180 dogs requires 2 flights...

    A single master w/ 180 dogs requires 2 flights for a 3 day test or 3 flights for a 2 day test. It's the rule.
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    1. I live in VA, right in the middle of the...

    1. I live in VA, right in the middle of the "problem." While I've not gotten into every test I wanted, I'm in 4 now and not panicked about picking up 2 more before next August.
    2. NETN has...
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    ME is an indication of the problem of false...

    ME is an indication of the problem of false demand. The event filled quickly, and now folks are scratching having found a more convenient venue, changed plans or just decided not to panic. And if you...
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