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    You should be examining the girls before you put...

    You should be examining the girls before you put them ON the truck to go to the event. Females in season are not to be on the grounds.
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    It depends upon which game you are playing. In a...

    It depends upon which game you are playing. In a FT it's a no-bird. It may or may not be a no-bird in a hunt test.
  3. The MNRC and the AKC need to sit down and have a...

    The MNRC and the AKC need to sit down and have a serious discussion about what the Master National event is really about. Is it about showcasing the best Master dogs in the last year, or is it a...
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    Entry Express is not to blame per say, but they...

    Entry Express is not to blame per say, but they are the enabling factor that allows a select few to game the system.
  5. Well, rules are rules you know. Hunt Test Clubs...

    Well, rules are rules you know. Hunt Test Clubs can offer an O/H Q at an event that includes a Master test, without worrying about conflicting with another Field Trial. If you offer a regular Q, the...
  6. I suspect that over time, a good number of clubs...

    I suspect that over time, a good number of clubs will drop membership in the MNRC and add an O/H Q at their clubs weekend events. The O/H Q stake is easier on the club and it gives the handlers with...
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    I don't judge Field Trials but I would think that...

    I don't judge Field Trials but I would think that the judges need to decide if they're going to drop the dog or not. (Handler error) If they decide the dog is still playing, then they should be...
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    TriTronics was purchased by Garmin. You should...

    TriTronics was purchased by Garmin. You should probably direct your questions to Garmin.
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    Take the time to review the regs before entering...

    Take the time to review the regs before entering the test, and if possible go watch one or two before entering your dog.

    When reviewing the Test Requirements remember that the elements described...
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    Well, hate to dissappoint you Ed, but I have been...

    Well, hate to dissappoint you Ed, but I have been the event Secretary. Going back to the paper entries is more work for the event secretary but it gives control of the entry situation back to the...
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    Well maybe, maybe not. What you'll probably have...

    Well maybe, maybe not. What you'll probably have is Fed Ex and Express Mail delivering a lot of entries and they all arrive at the same time. The Club will then have to conduct a draw or some other...
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    In the days prior to EE the HTS had to make a lot...

    In the days prior to EE the HTS had to make a lot of decisions.

    Normally you collected all of the entries when they hit your doorstep and tossed them in a box until entries closed, then you held...
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    If they're going to limit the number of entries,...

    If they're going to limit the number of entries, the club (HTS) will have to decide their procedure for the draw as long as it complies with the AKC Regulations and Guidelines for Retriever Hunting...
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    It isn't a question of what entry express does,...

    It isn't a question of what entry express does, it's up to the Hunt Test Secretary what the club does. If the Hunt Test Secretary takes back some of the duties assigned to them, much of this stuff...
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    Options open to the clubs at this time: 1....

    Options open to the clubs at this time:

    1. Drop membership in the MNRC. The traveling road show will look elsewhere for MN passes. If your club has limited access to test grounds, this is probably...
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    I've had dogs with dews and those without. After...

    I've had dogs with dews and those without. After dealing with torn dewclaws on every single dog I've owned with them, all pups around here will without question have them removed. (And yeah we hunt...
  17. Well, not really. There is no such thing as a...

    Well, not really.

    There is no such thing as a 100% positive only training method of any kind. The second you introduce a collar and leash you've added a degree of aversive reinforcement. From...
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    Many goldens will swim with haste if there is...

    Many goldens will swim with haste if there is sufficient motivation. (grilled pork chops, bbq'd ribs, girlie in the mood, etc.)

    Ahh brother Ken, the pygmies of Wyoming would no longer be...
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    There is now a way to get to the bottom of this,...

    There is now a way to get to the bottom of this, although somewhat expensive.
    Test a significant portion of the Labrador population in the U.K.. If there is no evidence of dd in the UK Labrador...
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    Yes! Go with the Pro 500

    Yes! Go with the Pro 500
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    Dogs are place oriented, that is they associate...

    Dogs are place oriented, that is they associate expected patterns of behavior with the type of location they're in.
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    You may want to have a conversation with your...

    You may want to have a conversation with your friendly neighborhood conservation officer before training with wild birds to make certain you don't run afoul of the law.
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    There is the letter of the rules and then there...

    There is the letter of the rules and then there is understanding the purpose and intent of the rules. Even if you run the blind first, the dog and handler are still going to face a level of...
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    The honor is not complete until the honor dog is...

    The honor is not complete until the honor dog is excused by the judges.

    The Judges have the leeway to create a wide variety of honor scenarios. If they choose to do so you may have to honor...
  25. It's really going to come down to how the...

    It's really going to come down to how the individual inspector wants to interpret the regs. Some will exercise some common sense and look to the "Intent" the revisors had in mind, other won't. We're...
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