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Thread: What did I learn this weekend?

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    Senior Member J Hoggatt's Avatar
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    Default What did I learn this weekend?

    Well -
    What did I learn this weekend?

    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" - that is it.

    After about 6 years doing HT - I apprentice judged a Master Stake - 45 dogs. Ultimately 14 passed. I had an OK time - long days; tried to learn as much as possible. I still have a ton more to learn but some things are a little more clear because of this experience allows me to get a glipse on the judging perspective.

    Some things I learned and or have noticed before - but Now with a new perspective.

    • Make sure everyone thanks the Judges - (seems to be a thankless job.)

      Experience Handlers - can be too slow on a whistle and too fast to cast. ( like the rest of us.).

      Most dog owners only see what they want - "the good" and not the bad stuff.

      You can get all the birds - but your marking scores don't average > 6.99 - sorry no pass.

      Long hunts on go birds will hurt you- If don't mark well the rest of the way.

      A good handle is better than an Out of Area Hunt/Extended Hunt resulting in Stubbling On Bird (SOB).

      Sit means sit - well it does to some but not all.


    Go ahead and add to this list if you want- but I glad a did it and appreciate the club and the judges I did it with.
    "Arguing with Idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon..... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to sh$t on the board and strut around like it won anyway."

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    What test did you judge?

    Dave

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    Really doesn't matter -
    My comments are intended to be general in nature- not specific to any test.
    "Arguing with Idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon..... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to sh$t on the board and strut around like it won anyway."

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    Most dog owners only see what they want - "the good" and not the bad stuff.
    Or they blame the dog for not doing well at a level he hasn't been trained for. (That used to be me! ) Come away from the test knowing where your dog failed and where you failed your dog in training.

    Had a GREAT Training Weekend Regards-

    M
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    Mitch Patterson '07

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