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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.
    Attributed to Ben Franklin-
    "Don't Argue with Stupid People..... They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience!"

    "When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others. It is the same when you are stupid."

    "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.
    Attributed to Ben Franklin-
    "Don't Argue with Stupid People..... They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience!"

    "When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others. It is the same when you are stupid."

    "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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