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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Perry View Post
    I have mine running 200 + yard marks with confidence before even starting any pile or handling work. I don't want distance to be a limiting factor when we get to the handling drills.
    A dog that is confident in these type marks won't think twice about 100 yard blinds or pile work.
    At 10 months, you are right on schedule. What is the rush?
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    Thanks for all the responses, I have been out for a while. The dog will run 100 yard marks but I definitely haven't done enough bird boy with him, some but not a whole lot. I am not expecting him to be nailing this, I was more or less seeing if he is on track or if I need to make adjustments. Have not done any double T. When I say 20 yards I mean he will cast hard with confidence for 20 yards but then he slows down and starts to hunt but still going in the right direction. No rush, hes coming along nicely, just poking around to see what kind of advice was out there

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    If you have not done any big T, you are not even remotely ready to be sending him on cold blinds....
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    Cody you need to tell us what you have done to get ready for mini T or the advice is worthless. folks are telling what to do next before they know what you have done so far. That's just a really bad idea.
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    All I did before mini T was force to pile.

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    Sometimes terms are confusing. Is what you are calling mini t really simple casting (formerly called baseball)? I assume you have done FF and collar conditioned the dog?
    Are you following a training program?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggy View Post
    Danny has a great article on his website: www.dannyfarmer.com

    Make sure to always run 3-5 blinds each session…they get better with each one and their confidence will go up. But if you haven't done the Double T yet…time to move on to that first.
    This IS a great article! Op should take the time to read it.

    Its at the link Jiggy provided, under "training Tips",,, the Title of article is "Starting Cold Blinds"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    Sometimes terms are confusing. Is what you are calling mini t really simple casting (formerly called baseball)? I assume you have done FF and collar conditioned the dog?
    Are you following a training program?
    It would be a big help if you answered these questions
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    When you say force to pile, i'm assuming forcing off the ground at the end of FF. Go to the T field and run it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIM DOANE View Post
    It would be a big help if you answered these questions
    I apologize for not responding immediately as I have other things going on so I can't just watch the computer non stop. Thanks a lot for the responses.

    Yes, I force fetched the dog at 8 months and collar conditioned him. And maybe I wasn't clear but this is really simple casting (baseball drill). I am sort of following a training program. I am watching Evan Grahams DVD's as well as Wildrose and gun dogs basics.

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