Last edited by Hunt'EmUp; 04-24-2014 at 01:17 PM.
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"Hunting is a skill to be learned whether you do it early or late it still needs to be learned"
"I train dogs, Not papers"
GMRH-I HRCH Quick MH (most importantly Duck/Upland Enthusiast) Rip. July-2014
MHR HRCH Lakota MH (most importantly Upland/Duck Enthusiast)
HR Storm.. the Pup (Beginning Upland & Waterfowl Enthusiast)
What would happen if pros were eliminated from hunt test?
I am a pro by the way. Maybe small time, but a pro.
I really like your grading system! My guess is the grades correlate very highly to pass rates at the Master National.
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I like the suggestion of giving some sort of credit to dogs that have already earned master national qualifications in the past. All MNH get an honorary invite back. And say that previous qualifiers only need to pass 3 MH test per year. This would cut down on the wild goose chase at the end of the year from folks trying to rack up 6 passes.
Re: limits-I see the reasons for them. I remember the days of small MH flights and the panic for splitting flights. I think that limits need to stay, but MN club needs to go back to 5 out of 6 tests (or whatever it was) a couple of years ago. At that time, there was much less of a problem then.
Someone earlier said something about MH dogs not going for MNH just need to quit running? This is fun. Why should they quit running? I'm not quitting after titling at whatever level we decide we are going to stop at. The whole point of this is to enjoy time with my dogs...but then others just want titles. If I'm willing to take the chance of failing and to pay my $$, I should be able to run if I can get in a test (the last was said tongue in cheeck). I don't want to go to field trials. I don't have time to train for that, so I'm going to have fun at something I CAN realisticly train for.
Last edited by suepuff; 04-24-2014 at 04:39 PM.
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Last edited by Todd Caswell; 04-24-2014 at 05:24 PM.
For the amateur it is much lower though the pass rate increases significantly once the dog has the title.
So, if 20/60 dogs are with the pro and the remaining 40 are amateur trained and handled and if the pass rates 80 percent for dogs on pro trucks and 20 percent for dogs with amateurs, then the pass rate for the whole test is 40 percent.
If it is 40/60 pro and 20/60 amateur then test pass rate for test is 60 percent.
The point is, in a test with dogs run by good pros the pass rate might be very high.
Edit: I didn't look at a lot of dogs, just enough to give me a sense of proportions.
Edit 2: Your idea about looking at pass rates is interesting, which I guess was really your point...
Last edited by mitty; 04-24-2014 at 05:46 PM.
Pros won't give a damn if you charge them more, they will pass on the cost to the client. Kind of like charging the oil companies more tax--they just pass it on to us at the pump. BAD IDEA.