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    What is an example of and the definition of a contrary mark?

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    In a two down the shore throwing the long bird away fro the shoreline encouraging the dog to beach early.
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    It's pretty much any mark that the dog reaches before it reaches the thrower. Generally we teach the dog to get to the gunner before committing its hunt. When its thrown the opposite direction, the dog reaches the bird before getting to or passing the gunner/thrower.
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    In the case of down the shore Marks, the marks would be thrown so an early beach would put the dog on the bird. By design the dog exibiting a trained response rather than a Mark would be at a disadvantage.

    Maybe that would level the playing field in the Derby

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    Quote Originally Posted by john fallon View Post
    In the case of down the shore Marks, the marks would be thrown so an early beach would put the dog on the bird. By design the dog exibiting a trained response rather than a Mark would be at a disadvantage.

    Maybe that would level the playing field in the Derby

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    Or here is a idea just put out good marks on quality grounds.
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    How about this setup?



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    Hey Howard,

    I finished your drawing for you....



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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_view View Post
    Hey Howard,

    I finished your drawing for you....



    no one ever said I was normal.... LOL
    Hahaha good one!
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    Omg Thats Funny!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    How about this setup?



    Sorry about my drawing skills.
    Yep, good examples Howard -

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