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    Default Blinds - dogs or handlers failure

    We all wish 100% consistency - a high percentage of perfection is certainly required with guide dogs for the visually disabled, search and rescue dogs and bomb dogs.

    Do you feel well trained dogs fail blinds, due to human or dog error?
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    Add luck of the draw too.You run early....sun in the dog's eyes.....or late your'e in the shadows...sun behind you.

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    well trained dogs dont fail, they just dont always pass to our high expectations,

    I think dogs/handlers eat up certain blinds because they resemble those we have on our training grounds, conversely they fail when they see a set up or terrain that they are not used to seeing..

    I also think some handlers go for too fine of a line (my brother's major fault) when a two or three whistle job may get it done...

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    Well stated Jay. Luck of the draw(sometimes).

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    Bon, if Mirk, is an example of a fine line, let it be. I think that is the difference between a good dog or a great dog. That person gets the best out of all dogs, they train. Reba is doing great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rds7015 View Post
    Bon, if Mirk, is an example of a fine line, let it be. I think that is the difference between a good dog or a great dog. That person gets the best out of all dogs, they train. Reba is doing great.

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    Yup Mirk is the prime example of Clint going for it all, he actually admitted to me last week he was at fault for blowing two different trials in the fourth series last season....We are glad to hear Reba is doing well, Mirk's pups with a Patton daughter have won two separate picnic derby's in the last month at age 8 months
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    The handler could fail, the dog could fail or both could fail....

    Who cares??

    Learn and move on.....

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    In the Open, more often than not, it is a matter of dog failure.
    In the Amateur, more often than not, it is a matter of handler failure.
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    Sometimes its both. OFTEN!
    Sometimes the dog is a little loose on the draw,or plainly blows your casts. Other times, a handler is too slow on the draw,or gives a wrong cast. often as simple as sending the dog on the wrong line to begin with.... lots of variables,-different day....
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    dosen't everyone just blame the judges on Monday morning?
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