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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Lynn Metras View Post
    My dog was taught to line and this has come in handy. We did many lining drills with him as a young dog in HRC teaching. Now he holds an initial line well if I send him correctly. And no collar pressure involved in the teaching. I hate to see some one casting and having difficulty casting their young dog trying to get him to the blind zigzagging across the field nicking their dog. It sometimes can end up in a mess. I am not looking for trouble only success and a confident trusting smart dog to deal with factors. IMO
    I agree with Ted you cannot line those longish blinds but you can get off to a very good start with a good initial line by trying to line it and challenge the line! JMO


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    I would say don't confuse the product with the process. Young dogs can look more polished when they are starting to run blinds if you run them on a heavy diet of pattern blinds. But the young dog trained on cold blinds will eventually catch up - and I believe - although others disagree - will be a better handling dog in the end

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    Mary Jane

    I would say don't confuse the product with the process. Young dogs can look more polished when they are starting to run blinds if you run them on a heavy diet of pattern blinds. But the young dog trained on cold blinds will eventually catch up - and I believe - although others disagree - will be a better handling dog in the end

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