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    Mine is two-sided, but I may be living proof of...

    Mine is two-sided, but I may be living proof of the old adage about most handlers struggling to run a dog properly from one side, much less two.
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    There is, however, a great deal of evidence that...

    There is, however, a great deal of evidence that those "investigations" did not seem to be too interested in actually finding any evidence.
  3. Seems to be the obvious answer. I have done some...

    Seems to be the obvious answer. I have done some stuff as a first-time trainer that with a little experience and hindsight looks pretty stupid, but this one may take the cake. Just a bad idea with...
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    If you mix orange and white does he get all the...

    If you mix orange and white does he get all the white ones first? Their little idiosyncrasies are fun.
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    I put a white bucket on top of the stake when we...

    I put a white bucket on top of the stake when we first started. Anything to get the dog started running out there when you first get started.
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    Glen has given you some good advice here. You...

    Glen has given you some good advice here.

    You might also think about going back to FTP a day or two, and then sort of starting over on PBs with one leg. If you are going to correct the pop with...
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    This may be a point where "shorten up and...

    This may be a point where "shorten up and simplify" might come into play, as it usually does when there seems to be confusion. Consider whether to take a couple days to move up and run them shorter...
  8. Dustin has given you a pretty good list there. ...

    Dustin has given you a pretty good list there. Some excellent trainers and good folks to boot.
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    That's the one thing that hasn't yet happened to...

    That's the one thing that hasn't yet happened to me, although there were a couple of narrow escapes. The foot thing really hurt.
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    Been there, done that. You are wearing gloves...

    Been there, done that. You are wearing gloves with that rope aren't you?

    BTW, a friend told me it's not a great idea to step on a rope to stop a high-powered dog without shoes on your feet. That...
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    X3 plus a suggestion to get part 1 of the...

    X3 plus a suggestion to get part 1 of the articles Lardy wrote if you can't get anything else. The articles plus the DVD is a winning combination.
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    If you get the chance to watch Lee and Lanse run,...

    If you get the chance to watch Lee and Lanse run, by all means do so. It is something to behold.
  13. Section 6051 says an employer "shall furnish" a...

    Section 6051 says an employer "shall furnish" a form W-2 on or before January 31. If, like today, January 31 is on Saturday or Sunday, the employer has until the next Monday to do so.

    The...
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    Now that is a very good question. My initial...

    Now that is a very good question. My initial thought would be that you would not necessarily be sacrificing momentum in that situation, but it would certainly depend on the individual dog. If a dog...
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    I see my dog in your first sentence. You've...

    I see my dog in your first sentence. You've already gotten this advice, but SLOW DOWN with this dog and let him know that nothing good comes from anticipating. I count to at least 6 or 7 in my head...
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    It seems the question is why is the dog...

    It seems the question is why is the dog anticipating the over to start with? I would agree with Freezeland that the first step would be go back to a short pile and clean up that sit. Sit means sit...
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    Agreed on the handling issue.

    Agreed on the handling issue.
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    Maybe, maybe not. I probably won't ever have to...

    Maybe, maybe not. I probably won't ever have to worry about this, but if my dog qualified for the Grand I could not afford to take the time off to go pre-train and then run him for a week or 10...
  19. Just remember it's not a race, and you can cost...

    Just remember it's not a race, and you can cost yourself a LOT of training time unlearning bad habits in pursuit of a $5 ribbon.
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    Amen to the "change it up" part especially. If...

    Amen to the "change it up" part especially. If you let your dog get a clock on you like that you are not helping any (potential) creeping or breaking problems.

    You might also consider that "sit"...
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    As I have said before, there are really two...

    As I have said before, there are really two problems here, either real or perceived. The first one is that the VIP program, non-standard opening times for entries, no way for test workers to make...
  22. I have never heard anybody make the distinction I...

    I have never heard anybody make the distinction I think you are making between blinds with lots of factors or maybe one really tough factor, which you are calling handler blinds, and blinds with few...
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    My father tells me that there are active duty...

    My father tells me that there are active duty Marines and non-active duty Marines. None of this ex-Marine, former Marine, or anything else.
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    Just a question - if there's no advantage to a...

    Just a question - if there's no advantage to a VIP program, why have it at all and why call it a "VIP" program?
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    Absolutely true

    Absolutely true
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