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    gotta love when you are 10 days from your first derby and you realize the dog is not checking up. He is blowing past the close bird (100 yrds) and going for the long gun (300 yrds) inline double. Pretty sure it has to do with the 12 inches of grass that is hiding the bumper. He steps on the bird but since he can not see it he keeps going. Have talked to some people to get an answer and trying some new stuff now. Curious what others have done.

    any ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txgsp View Post
    gotta love when you are 10 days from your first derby and you realize the dog is not checking up. He is blowing past the close bird (100 yrds) and going for the long gun (300 yrds) inline double. Pretty sure it has to do with the 12 inches of grass that is hiding the bumper. He steps on the bird but since he can not see it he keeps going. Have talked to some people to get an answer and trying some new stuff now. Curious what others have done.

    any ideas.

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    I'd be using birds now.

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    For what it's worth, I've never done a derby... so I can't recall if you can handle your dog or not... I think probably not...

    But if it were a test/trial, I'd whistle him and direct him on...?? I guess it depends on the series...

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    birds, dirt clod drills, lots of singles off mulitple guns

    probably a lot of other stuff too

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    geesh...maybe I need a drink....fixed my typo!
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    lots of multiples off single guns
    (White coat set-ups, multi. gunners as singles)That's what I'm thinking, don't know chit about much though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George C. Tull View Post
    (White coat set-ups, multi. gunners as singles)That's what I'm thinking, don't know chit about much though.

    oh that is funny - of course I got the wording backasswards or bass ackwards or whatever....

    singles off of multiple guns!

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    what i did is ran the same concept but in shorter grass then when the dog had that down went back to the heaver cover. worked for me but it took 3-4 weeks. i don't know of a faster way to do it.
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    been using nothing but birds in shorter grass. Been using multiple guns(whites) as singles. Happened when I set up with dokkens.

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    Huh??? Your original post sez;

    Quote Originally Posted by txgsp View Post

    .....
    Pretty sure it has to do with the 12 inches of grass that is hiding the bumper.
    .....
    “Don’t wave your phony patriotism in MY face! If you really love America, open your wallet and hire an American kid to build what you buy. Think of all our problems that might solve.” Doug Fraser (paraphrased) 1980

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    Snowshoe's Crazy For Lovin You SH ... NELSON

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