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    Callbacks to last series of amateur : 3. 9. 11....

    Callbacks to last series of amateur : 3. 9. 11. 13. 14. 16. 19. 21. 22. 24. 25. 27. 29. 31. 35. 40. 43.
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    Dogtra straps for their pet line collars are 3/4...

    Dogtra straps for their pet line collars are 3/4 inch and might work on the Garmin 550. The Dogtra straps have D rings and the more convenient roller buckle. Come in a lotof different colors too....
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    Thank you Lyle and your group for much needed...

    Thank you Lyle and your group for much needed dialog. Your letter deserves a point by point look. Here are some comments:

    # 1. (Reduce non-compete mileage). Good. More competition between events...
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    Open did not finish land marks. 15 to run in the...

    Open did not finish land marks. 15 to run in the morning. Per marshal note s they are 44, 50, 56, 64, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
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    Michael Moore Workshop in Oakdale - Report?

    What did those of you who attended Mike Moore's workshop in Oakdale, CA, on the Dec 8 - 9 weekend have to report? How'd it go?

    Rig
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    I have trained with talented dogs out of this...

    I have trained with talented dogs out of this dog.

    Be sure to test both parents for EIC.
  7. That "compare dog against dog" language about who...

    That "compare dog against dog" language about who should outscore whom reminds me of the field trial approach to judging. It makes sense in that world but does it make sense for the HT rules? HT...
  8. That is a very good point! I know why they put...

    That is a very good point!

    I know why they put those restrictions on the walk-up and it addresses the "stop-on-duck-call" problem, but it does limit flexibility for the test design and I forsee...
  9. Yes, as long as it's a straight math question and...

    Yes, as long as it's a straight math question and they don't think there are "any numbers below zero," that being because they don't agree with the handler's decision on how dire things need to be...
  10. Not infrequently I see a dog handled in Master...

    Not infrequently I see a dog handled in Master because the handler does not want to run the risk of a hunt, not because it is the "last recourse" to get the bird out of the field, as the new wording...
  11. New rule re: Handling on Hunt Test Marks, has the standard changed?

    Effective January, 2012, a new section will be in the AKC rule book on retriever hunt tests -- here is what it will say:

    New Section 4. Marking and Memory of Birds.
    In Junior, Senior and Master...
  12. Thread: Great Salt Lake RC

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    Open placements: Al Wilson 1st Bill Frueling...

    Open placements:
    Al Wilson 1st
    Bill Frueling 2nd
    Al Wilson 3rd
    Rob Erhardt handling Carma Futhy's dog 4th.

    Don't have RJ or the jams sorry.
  13. Thread: Great Salt Lake RC

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    Other Qual placements were 2nd place to # 1 Ty...

    Other Qual placements were 2nd place to # 1 Ty owned by Danny Wright and handled by Rob Erhardt, 3rd place to # 4 Aragon owned and handled by Sherwin Scott, 4th place to # 11 Roper owned and handled...
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    Sacramento Valley and San Jose Derby/Qual

    Just got the results of the Qualifying stake, in case anyone's interested.

    1st, Ted Jonat and Jade (oops that's the 2nd win for this team)
    2nd, Julie Cole and Ruddy Duck
    3rd, Angie Niles and...
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    No. 26 Jade owned by Ted Jonat won the Qual I...

    No. 26 Jade owned by Ted Jonat won the Qual I heard (from Ted).
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    The committee member was Jared Snarr. I am told...

    The committee member was Jared Snarr. I am told that Jared is an anesthesiologist. Jared got there in 3 minutes. Witnesses reported that Jared took one look at Dave and said, "Looks like a heart...
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    Open Callbacks from the land blind: 5, 18, 20,...

    Open Callbacks from the land blind:

    5, 18, 20, 25, 26, 39, 40, 49, 53, 62, 66, 67, 68, 74, 96, 98.

    There is talk of Open going directly to its water marks Sunday morning, since there were 2...
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    Open callbacks to the land blind: 5, 18, 20, 25,...

    Open callbacks to the land blind: 5, 18, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 39, 40, 49, 53, 62, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 74, 80, 83, 85, 86, 92, 96, 98.

    Amateur callbacks to the land blind: ...
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    Any Open call backs yet? How about the...

    Any Open call backs yet?

    How about the Amateur, any news?

    Who are the happy Qual survivors?

    -- Rig

    (no it's not 2 am here, what's with the RTF clock?)
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    If you omit the 8-bumper casting drill at the...

    If you omit the 8-bumper casting drill at the building block stage what do you give up? Accurate casting at the next stage of training, or something else? (E.g., work ethic, learn-to-learn,...
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    WOW! I suspected that years ago but thought it...

    WOW! I suspected that years ago but thought it must just be something about MY 8-handed casting, since every book had it on the list. Gave up the drill and my dogs seemed to take angles just fine...
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    Could this be because terrain and its subtlties...

    Could this be because terrain and its subtlties are such a central part of the learning platform for field OJT, and a peripheral player (when present) in drills. Understanding how terrain affects...
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    I would not call the things you mentioned, such...

    I would not call the things you mentioned, such as 3-peats, ABCD marking, etc., "drills." I am guessing maybe the OP would not either; I say this because he listed among Drill Errors the error of "4....
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    On this theme of drills for training retrievers,...

    On this theme of drills for training retrievers, I'd like to share an observation, and ask a question.

    The observation is that with more exposure to different training programs, I have noticed...
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    I am surprised the AKC does not represent the...

    I am surprised the AKC does not represent the committee if it is sued due to acting as an arm of the AKC in a misconduct hearing. Of course I don't know what Joie's situation was but I would expect...
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