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  1. I was a lot more critical the way EE treated...

    I was a lot more critical the way EE treated scratches with the limited entry tests before the change than I am now with an $25 scratch fee.

    I was hunt test secretary before EE. With the paper...
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    Yep pretty similar. ;-) I despise the...

    Yep pretty similar. ;-)

    I despise the requirement of judging the lower levels before judging Master. You aren't required to do it to title a dog why make a judge? I know several extremely...
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    I think the current requirements are onerous in...

    I think the current requirements are onerous in the amount of commitment needed (seminars, apprenticeships and judging at each level before the next higher level, etc.) and lacking on the...
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    Frankly, I strongly disagree! I've run and...

    Frankly, I strongly disagree!
    I've run and passed 1 junior test in my entire life and over 100 Master tests. I don't have a good feel for what the "standard" is or ought to be for a junior test. ...
  5. Ok, my bad. So I should have asked do you want...

    Ok, my bad. So I should have asked do you want the bird boy to help or are you going to handle?

    Me, I'm never going to be pissed. Disappointed maybe, but not pissed. They're all just dogs!!!!! ...
  6. :confused: :confused: :confused: I'm not sure...

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    I'm not sure I follow your thinking.

    It's the same in a Field trial. ;-)

    Sure you work on it in training. But in that 4th series when your dog is leaving...
  7. Well Glen, the dog DID "find the bird" (after...

    Well Glen, the dog DID "find the bird" (after handling).
    It didn't "stop it's hunt" as it was presumably still looking for the bird when it was handled,
    nor did it "blink the bird" that's leaving...
  8. Calling it a controlled break is the least...

    Calling it a controlled break is the least penalized. In a test or stake where a controlled break is allowed (derby, Qual, junior, or senrior) it is just a markdown. In an all-age or Master it is...
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    I think the part I bolded is very important in...

    I think the part I bolded is very important in setting up good marks. Give them someplace to go.

    I judged an open a couple years ago with Robby Bickley. Setting up the marks on for the 1st...
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    I drew two options blue marks or yellow marks, I...

    I drew two options blue marks or yellow marks, I like the yellow marks best. I drew a green circle in the are that I think calls out for derby dogs to run. :p

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    I was thinking to try avoiding putting one along...

    I was thinking to try avoiding putting one along the treeline where the dog can just run the tree line untill they find bird scent. Ideally I would like it to be just in front of the bush you are...
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    I marked an additional area with a green box that...

    I marked an additional area with a green box that I think the dogs will want to go.

    I marked a potential area I would like to put a mark in red. Depending on distances and where it can be thrown...
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    i was a delegate at the National in which this...

    i was a delegate at the National in which this change was debated and voted. It was the most contested issue at that national. Many clubs, including Tim Gibson, were strongly opposed to the change. ...
  14. I think they are talking about the test for...

    I think they are talking about the test for judging a hunt test that you have to take ever 4 years. I've taken them both. The FT test is pretty easy compared to the HT test.
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    Yes. RHTAC only can make recommendations. It...

    Yes.

    RHTAC only can make recommendations. It still needs AKC board approval. I was told by discouraged members of the RHTAC that Any type of Handler limits are DOA with AKC. Its all about the...
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    Don't bother, it's a waste of time, It won't...

    Don't bother, it's a waste of time, It won't happen. AKC will never approve it.
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    David you do sound like an advocate for the pros....

    David you do sound like an advocate for the pros.

    There is no reason any entry service cannot limit the entries to 3 dogs at a time. Some entry services do just that. Wouldn't hurt anything...
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    With the addition of reserved worker slots, That...

    With the addition of reserved worker slots, That is the system used by agility. I'm surprised also! IMO that is the best solution.

    The pain is going to get a lot worse before it gets better!
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    This is a joke!!!! It isn't possible to run 75...

    This is a joke!!!! It isn't possible to run 75 dogs on 2 meaningful master tests in 1 day! Especially if one is on water test.
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    It's all about givers and takers. Trying to...

    It's all about givers and takers. Trying to limit what the takers can take.
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    My initial reaction was that you have absolutely...

    My initial reaction was that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about and would suggest that you get involved with putting on a few tests.

    Although, on second thought, maybe there...
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    I think it needs to be more especially the...

    I think it needs to be more especially the "traveling pros". It's just not good enough to just put on a HT or 2 with your home club if you are running 10+ tests a year! (Why anyone needs to run...
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    I would say it depends a lot on your experience...

    I would say it depends a lot on your experience level as a handler and your standards in training. There is a pretty big jump from Senior to Master.

    I've done it both ways in the past. But I'm...
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    Isn't this a little ironic coming from someone...

    Isn't this a little ironic coming from someone that puts a history of their "pelts" in their signature? :D :D
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    Earl, Yea, the numbers have increased...

    Earl,

    Yea, the numbers have increased substantially, especially Master. The 1st HT I ran was at Madison, in 1991. There were 3 flights of Junior dogs and only about 35 master dogs total. Most...
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