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    Lets say there is a 40 dog entry. Lighting conditions change throughout the day and possibly wind directions/speed as well.
    Where would you prefer to run. Someone has to run first and someone goes last where would you like to run if you had a choice???

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    Assuming we're not staring into the sun, I like to run around dog 10-15. There's enough scent built up, I have seen enough dogs to understand the pitfalls and since my dog builds on the truck, it's good to get him on line fairly early. I actually won a trial with him when he was dog #1 in each series, no rotation.

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    I'll take 1-5 please!
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    I like running as early as possible. Less dragback, dogs taking bad lines ect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reminton Steele View Post
    Lets say there is a 40 dog entry. Lighting conditions change throughout the day and possibly wind directions/speed as well.
    Where would you prefer to run. Someone has to run first and someone goes last where would you like to run if you had a choice???
    Really depends on how and when the lighting and wind changes.
    All things being equal I'd prefer to run at about 25% of the dogs entered. The rotation is theoretically designed so everyone has to run early at least for one series. I would prefer that my series to run early would be the 3rd or water blind. Scent accumulation generally helps dogs. However, generally the more scent accumulates in that series can make the blind more difficult IMHO

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    I always like to run 3rd (in HRC, where I have a choice) on land and water. I like 3rd because it gives the bird tech's time to work out the bugs in their throws and there is not a lot of dog scent at the line then....I have a smeller. On water, same reasons and the ducks always float better if you run before rebirding happens.
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    I run when there is a lack of dogs. Sometimes it is early, sometimes dead last. I am way more concerned with rebirds, juggling running order to minimize bye dogs, shooting flyers in AKC, ect. ect. Keeping judges, handlers and workers happy is a full time job. Must be nice to sit in a lawn chair & muse about when it is most beneficial to run my dog.
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    1 - 4 for me!
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    I like lucky 13. But it really depends on what else is going on.

    The last test we did we were on the bubble and the judges asked that all dogs that passed the first series run first, then the bubble dogs. I decided to wait, ran out of daylight and finished the next day. We did really well the next day and titled.
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