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  1. Verification has not seemed to be a criteria in...

    Verification has not seemed to be a criteria in FT rules.


    Like the original post, handling in an Amat stake and judging requires someone be an "amateur" for a period of time yet there is no...
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    Wrapping around a structure, hedgerow, point of...

    Wrapping around a structure, hedgerow, point of trees, hay bales,etc is a natural tendency. As the dog goes through/past the structure a whole "new world " comes into view.
    With marks there is...
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    Why is number always required? Can not...

    Why is number always required?
    Can not interference occur if the honor creeps in front of the working dog blocking their view or excessive barking causing the working dog to turn their head?...
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    Tried it. TT antenna will not work. Have called...

    Tried it. TT antenna will not work. Have called Collar Clinic since it is the same antenna as the Hawx(also defunct) but they do not service them. So far no luck from local hooby and electronic...
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    No. There was a recent change to allow a club...

    No. There was a recent change to allow a club that holds 2 FTs/year to hold an Amateur without offering an Open stake once every other year. Under the previous guidelines an Amat could not be held...
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    bunper boy antenna

    Anyone know where to buy a 6 inch replacement antenna for an older model receiver?

    Tim
  7. "By invitation" does not make the blinds and...

    "By invitation" does not make the blinds and marks independent of each other. In reality every bird is "by invitation" because a judge can tell you to pick-up your dog at anytime.
    I would bet that...
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    What is the breeder opinion? They have met you...

    What is the breeder opinion?
    They have met you and know their puppies better than anyone.

    Tim
  9. almost 3 years.

    almost 3 years.
  10. Check out the premium for the National Amat. ...

    Check out the premium for the National Amat.

    June 14 2014, at the same time and place as the bitch check, a conformation evaluation/certificate will be available to those who wish to avail...
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    The value to a breed will vary by breed. The...

    The value to a breed will vary by breed. The number of FC/AFC's is very different in a breed to breed comparison, labs are in triple digits the others in single. This is one of driving points in the...
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    Team sports have roster limits. So how big is...

    Team sports have roster limits.
    So how big is the team? 2,3,4 or more members. Dog, handler, trainer, owner(s). Are we trending towards horse racing(horse, jockey,trainer and owner/shareholders)?...
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    Thank you for your contribution and painful...

    Thank you for your contribution and painful memory.
    Your post once again illustrates what we don't know about DM.

    Tim
  14. This little phrase can determine your future...

    This little phrase can determine your future opinion. Glad your 1st date went well.


    Tim
  15. Will field trial committees have to determine...

    Will field trial committees have to determine status and dog custody when accepting entries of recently separated or divorced owner/handlers?

    Tim
  16. Since we are dealing in theory the common...

    Since we are dealing in theory the common soultion would be sponsoring club being given real administrative control of their event.
    Clubs would put on the size, type and number of stakes/test per...
  17. WHEN is the dog returning to an old fall? After a...

    WHEN is the dog returning to an old fall? After a prolonged hunt? In route to the next bird? Two different problems.


    Tim
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    A beginning would be to allow Amateur stakes to...

    A beginning would be to allow Amateur stakes to be held without Opens and with 1 minor stake more than the once every 2 years with 2 minor stakes that is now proposed,
    These trials could be reduced...
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    This is the "catch 22". Fewer trials = less...

    This is the "catch 22".

    Fewer trials = less demand for judges
    BUT
    Fewer trials will result in larger entries which increases the demand for experienced judges. Leaving us with the...
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    It could also be a learning experience for the...

    It could also be a learning experience for the pro.

    Tim
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    mid-west responses for an east coast hat? ...

    mid-west responses for an east coast hat?

    DelBay, Talbot and Blue Ridge pins


    Tim
  22. After the initial line much of handling is about...

    After the initial line much of handling is about anticipation and momentum.
    Anticipating: when the dog will flare off line,which direction will the dog turn on the stop, being ready with your cast
    ...
  23. Agree, but will an e-collar make her better? ...

    Agree, but will an e-collar make her better?
    Not knowing any background of the dog's previous training these are my observation:
    -dog enters the circle on #1 unfocused looking at and sniffing the...
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    The real story: Darrin has been offering me...

    The real story:

    Darrin has been offering me food very readily the last day or so with or without me cuing him. This is what I want. I want an owner that comes and stands in front of me with...
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    Points and titles carry whatever value you, not...

    Points and titles carry whatever value you, not the AKC, decide. A prime example is the Derby list/ top Derby Dog that has nothing to do with the AKC but people spend thousands, base breedings and...
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