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  1. The dogs need to see the handler. Depending on...

    The dogs need to see the handler. Depending on the background, dogs will see the handler against the sky or "brown" cover background if dressed in black or dark blue. If the hander is standing in...
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    I think the advantage of a 6 shooter comes into...

    I think the advantage of a 6 shooter comes into play when you have 3 dogs. Your run your first 2 dogs and have to repeat the mark. Then you have go out and reload for your last dog. Kind of a hassle....
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    I rarely train a young dog for more than 10-15...

    I rarely train a young dog for more than 10-15 minutes at a sitting. It is better to have 2-3 brief training sessions, than one big long one.

    If I am dealing with a dog that is less than 4 or 5...
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    Your decisions regarding: if and when to...

    Your decisions regarding:

    if and when to correct on marks
    if and when to call the dog back to your side,


    is always dependent on the situation as well as the dogs' training and experience....
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    Well, I did write the you need to be sure the dog...

    Well, I did write the you need to be sure the dog is f#%king around. If you are not sure, then either check with the thrower or go out to the dog right away to see if the mark is out in the open.
    ...
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    who has time to edit? :p I probably should...

    who has time to edit? :p

    I probably should have written: blow the shitty whistle already!!! :rolleyes:
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    I'm not understand what point you are trying to...

    I'm not understand what point you are trying to make. Can you restate your comment or explain what you mean more fully?
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    IF YOU ARE SURE THAT SHE IS PLAYING AROUND, THEN:...

    IF YOU ARE SURE THAT SHE IS PLAYING AROUND, THEN:

    Blow a sit whistle, do a e-collar correction, call her back to your side, re throw the mark.

    If she doesn't pick up the 2nd mark and runs...
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    One more question re BB units: why don't you...

    One more question re BB units: why don't you offer a 6 shooter for the individual dog trainer who needs more then a 4 shooter, but less than an 8 shooter? :confused:
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    I was confused by the original post as well! What...

    I was confused by the original post as well! What exactly are you asking advise about?
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    3 miles for an 11 week old pup? BAD IDEA! Your...

    3 miles for an 11 week old pup? BAD IDEA!

    Your original question .... you really won't know what you have until you get the pup through force fetching and transition him to the field.

    Your...
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    Actually it is a training problem. Dogs need to...

    Actually it is a training problem. Dogs need to be trained to carry their line.

    Aussie, to answer your question: how many scallops (cast refusals) before you correct with a collar? I'm guessing it...
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    So if you have a receiver on you 4 shooter and...

    So if you have a receiver on you 4 shooter and purchase an 8 shooter, the 8 shooter's plug won't work with the receiver on your 4 shooter? The receiver is not interchangeable between models as is...
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    That would be true if QAA was dominated by...

    That would be true if QAA was dominated by Amateurs. But Pros run dogs as well. I have heard more than one Pro say that he runs dogs in Quals who really can be competing in Open so that he could get...
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    Don't wish for something you may not like. The...

    Don't wish for something you may not like. The fact that it's still being tested in the field shows that they are having problems with the new electronics. You may not have been around when BB...
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    WA & OR always has good entries this time of...

    WA & OR always has good entries this time of year. We have a vibrant hunt test community.

    However, it looks like FT entries in NO CA were down this spring.

    With respect to the FT arena, this...
  17. Cheating shows a lack of Perseverance. Dogs who...

    Cheating shows a lack of Perseverance. Dogs who cheat the water are given low perseverance scores.

    If you are running a water blind, and your dog cheats on the water entry, you will probably be...
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    Agree. But ... first try running away from him...

    Agree. But ... first try running away from him so that he will chase you. If that doesn't work, then use the cord to get him to come to you.
    Do a fake slow motion run -- like the Bionic Man or...
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    No, I doubt that anyone stole any money. It...

    No, I doubt that anyone stole any money.

    It "sounds" like the MNRC Board and President were arrogant and incompetent, blasted through the budget set for the event, refuse to take responsibility...
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    Wow, the Board is reimbursed 100%. Perhaps its...

    Wow, the Board is reimbursed 100%. Perhaps its time for them to demo their love for the sport and the MN. Particular when you consider the Region IV letter ..

    Excerpt from the Region IV Letter:
    ...
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    :oops: OOps, I meant to say: the 101010...

    :oops: OOps, I meant to say:

    the 101010 President: JANET PETERS

    Now that's a figure that even Triggy would be proud of. :cool:
  22. Poll: Perhaps the Thread should only apply to HRC. ...

    Perhaps the Thread should only apply to HRC.

    You may not need the catalogue. If you forget to take your printed copy, you can just line up with everyone else to continually update where you are in...
  23. We are in really hard times. People I train with...

    We are in really hard times. People I train with are evaluating how many times per week then can afford to drive to the training site. Ground fees are increasing as well.

    Travel to the test or...
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    Sorry, I just re-read your post. You want the dog...

    Sorry, I just re-read your post. You want the dog to go to the last bird thrown first. The memory bird is the 1st bird thrown.

    If you want to practice secondary selection, you can go to the park...
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    Actually I disagree with allowing the dog to...

    Actually I disagree with allowing the dog to select. What I would do is stop the dog maybe 10-15 yards off the line if she is running towards the wrong throw with a verbal "hey", then signal the "go...
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