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    Here is an article from Air Force Magazine on...

    Here is an article from Air Force Magazine on Specialized Search Dog program: http://duckhillkennels.com/libraries/PDFs/MightyMilitaryDogs.pdf
  2. Thread: Dew Claws???

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    Over two thousand gundogs and field trial dogs...

    Over two thousand gundogs and field trial dogs trained over the past 45 years
    Over 100 disaster search dogs trained over the past 10 years plus numberous USAR deployments over the past 10 years
    ...
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    Here is a great gundog that was not put through...

    Here is a great gundog that was not put through force fetch. http://youtu.be/u5wu3VCKrpM
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    My wife is one of those positive trainers. She...

    My wife is one of those positive trainers. She let me learn that me washing dishes causes her clothes to fall off.
    If you call and get no answer, please leave a voicemail. I will be washing dishes.
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    Here is a video clip of a dog performing a...

    Here is a video clip of a dog performing a behavior very highly valued by field trial judges. The dog is working well out in front of the line where there are a good number of yet unflushed...
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    I don't understand your question. Perhaps you...

    I don't understand your question. Perhaps you could elaborate?
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    I would guess that at least 90% of the Field...

    I would guess that at least 90% of the Field Trial Champion titles earned in the UK are earned by dogs that are owned, trained and handled by their amateur (by our definition) owner. There is no...
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    Eug, A great job of painting a picture of...

    Eug,
    A great job of painting a picture of British field trials.

    For those that might want some more detail and a lot of history, plus a wealth of excellent photographs, Graham Cox and Gareth...
  9. I am not a positive extremist, but I am a heck of...

    I am not a positive extremist, but I am a heck of a lot more positive than I used to be. One of my favorite trainers and a significant mentor to me was a horse trainer named Ray Hunt. Ray was a...
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    When a well bred dog is not making it as a...

    When a well bred dog is not making it as a gundog, the reason is far more likely to lie with the trainer and/or training methods than with the dog. Many trainers and programs are not flexible enough...
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    A great positive training model for creeping. ...

    A great positive training model for creeping.

    click! click!
  12. Chris, To answer your question on scent, a dog...

    Chris,
    To answer your question on scent, a dog that has been to a particular field trial ground before will certainly recognize it by scent upon returning. If it is a ground he has not previously...
  13. Of course a dog reacts to odor. Sandia...

    Of course a dog reacts to odor. Sandia Laboratories did a study in 2002 that determined that a trained explosive detection dog can detect a target odor down in the concentration range of 100 parts...
  14. A dog’s primary mode of communication is with his...

    A dog’s primary mode of communication is with his eyes. You can take a pack of dogs for an hour hike and you will see loads of communication going on. You will hear nothing other than leaves...
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    John, In the UK there might be a hundred entries...

    John,
    In the UK there might be a hundred entries for a trial. The drawing a couple of weeks before the trial determines which 12 dogs will run as well as running order.
    In the US in the 70’s...
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    To put a global perspective on it, British field...

    To put a global perspective on it, British field trial rules (which are what we started with in 1931) put a two dog limit on the handler. They also put a 12 dog limit on a one-day trial and a 24 dog...
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    The first field trial in the US was run in 1931....

    The first field trial in the US was run in 1931. It was run under British Kennel Club rules which do not differentiate between amateur and professional. US field trials continued to run under British...
  18. Positive Gundog Training Seminars at Robert Milner's Duckhill Kennels - 2013

    Two-day Positive Gundog Training Seminars at Duckhill Kennels- 2013
    The two-day training seminars are half classroom and half field work. The objective is to train the trainer, not to train the dog....
  19. British Gundog and Field Trial Training - A Robin Watson Seminar at Duckhill Kennels

    Robin Watson – Seminar - Friday, May 31 through Monday, Jun 3

    Robin Watson, owner of Tibea Gundogs Kennels in the UK, willconduct a training seminar and workshop at Duckhill on Friday, May 31...
  20. Give him a copy of Karen Pryor's book, "Don't...

    Give him a copy of Karen Pryor's book, "Don't Shoot the Dog". It is about 10 bucks on Amazon. It is a good read and it is a good primer on how to change behavior in animals. Many people don't try to...
  21. Eug, Just so that I don’t get accused of...

    Eug,
    Just so that I don’t get accused of favoritism, here is a quote from Lorna, Countess Howe, on UK Field Trials and their evolution. Countess Howe was Banchory Kennels. She was involved very...
  22. I don't think the solution lies in trying to...

    I don't think the solution lies in trying to design tests. If it were, then the first thing to do would be remove the restriction on professionals judging. The professional retriever trainers are the...
  23. Eug, Great film clip. Dave Elliot was very...

    Eug,
    Great film clip. Dave Elliot was very central to early US Retriever Field Trials. Here is some information on him:

    Dave Elliot was one of the first Scottish gamekeepers to come over and help...
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    I had the honor and the pleasure of judging June...

    I had the honor and the pleasure of judging June Atkinson's Holway Corbiere in the Shooting Times Cold Game Test at Sandringham in the early 80s in the UK. He won first place and was an amazing dog....
  25. Thread: Eddie Bauer

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    Wayne, I was up at Mchord in the late 60's early...

    Wayne,
    I was up at Mchord in the late 60's early 70's. I spent a lot of time at Roy's. Charlie Hill was running Dandy around that time if my poor memory serves. I had a dog named Toni's Blaine Child...
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