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David Didier, GA
I blame the HRC: If the grand hadn't become such a line manners beat down, half these evil pros would not have switched to AKC and would be wearing face paint and sitting on buckets instead of stinking up AKC tests.
I blame the SRS: If they had been a little less obvious about rigging the game, a bunch of these dirty lowdown pros would be wearing out whistles picking up rubber ducks instead of stealing from amateurs at HTs
I blame the greedy clubs: don't have land? Get on Trulia and buy some; don't have water? Google backhoe services and make a pond; don't have help? Mapquest the nearest home depot where there is lots of help on Saturday mornings.
I blame the judges: If they weren't wasting their weekends passing dogs, nobody would be able to enter these MH tests and take my slot away.
I blame Xerox: If Xerox hadn't invented the copier, there would have been no way AKC could have stolen the NAHRA rules and HTs would never have taken off and the pros would still only be able to work for the scions of robber barons, subsisting on stolen crumbs from the kitchen like the vermin that they are.
I blame RTF: if it weren't for RTF nobody could go from the 'getting my first dog' post to dispensing training advice in a month and it would be much harder to learn to train dogs on the interwebs and there would be nobody running MH.
Finally, I blame EE: because I am just a caveman and technology frightens and confuses me.
The master test opened up for entires on a certain date. It appears Ray logged on entry express, entered the dogs he wished to run, and paid the entry fee. He did this before others did so, and therefore filled a number of spots on a limited roster. He beat you to the sign ups, just like a number of other folks did. Seems pretty fair to me...
Some of you need to get off his entitlement wagon. The folks who think pro's should be required to work for free, need to step out of Obama-land for a bit and come back to reality. We don't demand that anyone with a veterinary degree is to work the event for free, if they wish to participate in a master test. We don't tell the guy who works for coca-cola, that he must work the concession stand for free if he wishes to run any dogs. So why the hell would people think it's ok that they dictate to a pro trainer that they had better volunteer to work for free or bring free help if they plan on running a dog? Volunteering is just that....it's something you offer to do, out of kindness, in order to contribute. But it sure as heck isn't supposed to be dictated. If a club can't find enough help to host an event, then they need to reorganize how they do things, and not host a test until they can find/hire enough help. It's not Rays job to find different ways to support the club monetarily. That's the job of the club officers and it's members. Ray's job is to show up on time, run the dogs he has entered in a timely fashion, and leave the grounds in a respectable and clean manner. Anything beyond that is up to Ray ( or any other handler). And knowing Ray...I'm sure he will go above and beyond.
Last edited by Quacktastic; 06-11-2014 at 02:26 PM.
Or, they could set up 2 different entries for pro and amateur. Pros would be required to have a special identification code or something that entry express can recognize they are a pro with, to be able to enter the pro category before a certain date. After that date, any person can enter the pro category without a code.
There are many other ways they could set up this kind of system but those are just some ideas. That is the fairest way I could think to make the entry opportunities equal. I'm all for the pros. A lot of them are willing to help out an amateur when looking for training advice and at events. For those of you that completely bash pros, please do not post on here looking for professional advice if you are going to criticize them while they are doing their job. They have a family to feed just like most of you and are just doing what they are paid to do. Its almost being a hypocrite to ask them for help but then try to ban them or limit them from the games you are trying to compete in also. There just needs to be some sort of equal balance during competition.
There are rude and mean people on both sides of the field but its not fair to classify all the pros as the same kind of people when only some of them cause a bad reputation.
Last edited by Tater 7; 06-11-2014 at 02:41 PM.
Whose judging that jr? since its wide open i might sign up my dog if those judges aren't too tough, do they care if I wear a leash or my dog brings back a shoe from the bird boy- will they count it?
Tim Doane , Kingseed Kennels
GRHRCH UH Hunters Marsh King Elijah MNH QAA "Ely"
GRHRCH Kingseeds Little Miss Dangerous MNH QAA " Stella "
GRHRCH Kingseeds Queen Of Grace MH " Hannah "
Here's a simple answer to the problem. The OWNER must run their dog at tests. Have a pro train it but the owner must be present to run the dog... Simple. Don't run HT but seems to make sense since the game was designed for amateur hunters.
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