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    Your pond is fine for training. I just meant it...

    Your pond is fine for training. I just meant it lacked "desirable" factors for an actual MH test. Good luck in Virginia! Let us know how it went.
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    Back to your original question, “Is this a...

    Back to your original question, “Is this a reasonable set up for a master test?” In my opinion yes. Most judges are going to prefer a water setup with few more factors, more pond vegetation and...
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    OFA will only accept PRA results from Optigen and...

    OFA will only accept PRA results from Optigen and Paw Print Genetics at this time. See my recent blog post about Preventing Blindness in Retrievers for addition PRA info. http://wp.me/p6Id7n-cx
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    Bought a Ruger 10/22 Takedown version with a the...

    Bought a Ruger 10/22 Takedown version with a the carry bag. Great for hauling around and plinking when the opportunity presents itself. Takedown rifle is as accurate at 50yds without a scope as...
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    I knew when I posted this tongue in cheek comment...

    I knew when I posted this tongue in cheek comment late last night someone would have to take issue with it. Someone like either Marc or Wayne on this thread post who I endure some lighthearted...
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    Get a Chessie and you'll never have to worry...

    Get a Chessie and you'll never have to worry about water temps :)

    p.s. I agree with Marc completely on the coat issue and water attitude.
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    I never implied nor made the following...

    I never implied nor made the following statements, “isn’t the distance enough” or “that I didn’t care about the quality of dog work at the cool MN hangout.” Why do you feel it’s necessary to make up...
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    PS. Despite our difference of opinions, I think...

    PS. Despite our difference of opinions, I think you are an alright guy and good debater. Hopefully our exchange will help everyone make up their own mind.
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    Questions for advocates of the “3 Strikes You’re...

    Questions for advocates of the “3 Strikes You’re Out” proposal.

    Question #1)
    It doesn’t matter if you are an Amateur, Client, or Pro. Everyone wants to be able to learn from failures...
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    Total lack of effort on your part to debate the...

    Total lack of effort on your part to debate the merits of the "three strikes yer out" proposal. Surely you or someone from the Ohio /NY club's who are advocating this decisive plan can do a better...
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    Nate, I donít know who you are because your real...

    Nate, I donít know who you are because your real name isnít displayed. Thus, I can determine from what point of reference you are coming from as handler. I do take exception to some of your...
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    Pros by their experience are much better at...

    Pros by their experience are much better at identifying factors that can cause dogs trouble. Should an unforeseen factor arise on the first dog they run, they can make necessary handling adjustments...
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    Neumann & Bennetts in Klamath Falls, OR. Made in...

    Neumann & Bennetts in Klamath Falls, OR. Made in USA without toxic materials. http://plasti-duk.com/dummies.html

    Yes, they have been hammered on RTF for poor customer service. However, I didn't...
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    I noticed the same phenomenon occurring last...

    I noticed the same phenomenon occurring last spring. EE gets swamped (including email and phone request after business hours) with scratch request on Monday by handlers returning from a weekend trip....
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    David when we discussed the waiting list during...

    David when we discussed the waiting list during training day Saturday I saw your name on the waiting list using my iphone. Hopefully, the waiting list bugs will get worked out down the road.
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    Only 85 of the 90 spots filled on Friday test as...

    Only 85 of the 90 spots filled on Friday test as well. That's a total of 9 spots unfilled on the double masters. My guess would be it’s from dogs who qualified at PRTA on Sunday evening. For...
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    If you don’t want to deal with “BS”, than you...

    If you don’t want to deal with “BS”, than you might as well quit now. It seems like every time we run a hunt test I manage to step in a pile. Best advice I can give is to get a pair of rubber boots...
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    Had it ever occurred to you I might be speaking...

    Had it ever occurred to you I might be speaking out on behalf of my fellow amateurs and not just myself? Most of us amateurs don't make a dime off this sport. We have real life situations pop up...
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    1) If Shawn heard it on the grapevine (RTF) it...

    1) If Shawn heard it on the grapevine (RTF) it must be a fact. A "large" yet undefined percentage of master tests had scratches after 5pm on closing day. Thus, Shawn approves of EE implementing their...
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    Hope you get the opportunity to actively return...

    Hope you get the opportunity to actively return to the sport soon. My young chessie and I have been experiencing the time of our lives running hunt test over the past 18 months. I truly wish the...
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    Talk about HOT Air. When is the last time you...

    Talk about HOT Air. When is the last time you spent money on a hunt test entry? In case you didn't notice, there isn't any way to cross the river other than paying the toll at the bridge.
  22. 1) So Retriever News is responsible for...

    1) So Retriever News is responsible for implementing the "think twice" penalty?

    2) What is captainjack's relationship with EE? Is Retriever News also collecting the $10 for me to be listed on...
  23. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see...

    You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see master hunt test account for half of the income EE makes off HT entries. So, it’s not like you are over burdening the poor junior and senior...
  24. What is there to think about??? Seriously, if you...

    What is there to think about??? Seriously, if you are campaigning a dog for the Master National there is absolutely NOTHING to think about. You enter a feasible number of hunt test out in the future...
  25. I was upset earlier this year, when I heard of...

    I was upset earlier this year, when I heard of the proposed “$25 scratch” and “$10 waiting list” plan. Figured logic would prevail and it wouldn’t come to fruition. So, I spent my time training and...
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