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    Default distance ..how does the dog know?

    Can some one give us some insight on how dogs determine distance...? Steve S
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve schreiner View Post
    Can some one give us some insight on how dogs determine distance...? Steve S
    You'd have to ask the dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    You'd have to ask the dog.
    You'd need a verbal dog, in order to get an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    You'd need a verbal dog, in order to get an answer.
    Body language?
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    My guess. Dogs can detect moving objects. They do have limited ability to focus. But they do have a wider field of view to see more. So at the line important to have the dog watch the area of where the bird falls or he might be clueless as he runs out?
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    Stereoscopic vision and parallax explain this. Not all animals have this.
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    Some dogs measure distance in METERS some in YARDS... It really goes back to the English vs American.

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    Or Canadian. Be inclusive.
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    When I had my first MH, I swear I could see her doing the geometry calculations--working out all the angles and distances! She was amazing...I was only there to take the birds. We miss you Scarlett ! (Ruthless Scalawags Scarlett, CD, MH pointed in breed ring).

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    I think they count steps as they go out.

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