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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post

    So here are some things I'd like to put out there with all sincerity:

    • I am sorry that I am rude and a smart azz. I don't intend to be, but it is apparently part of my nature and I will try harder to pay attention to that.
    • I realize that I'm on my first field dog and that I don't know much - that becomes more obvious everyday.
    • I appreciate RTF and acknowledge that I've learned more here in a short amount of time than I could have ever learned without it. And that's because of the knowledgable, helpful people here.

    Thank you,

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    I think everyone appreciates your olive branch. But, I think there are some good things to know about RTF.

    1. The oldies are a "family" in a weird sort of way. (just like real families are weird). We protect each others backs, even though we argue and disagree amongst ourselves. (No /Paul, the dress still looks better on Nancy.)
    2. It's all about the dogs. You saw this when you posted your joke of running that SH test. There were some who honestly thought your dog was being chased by livestock and had concerns for your dog..... even though some were not appreciative of your sense of humor. we raise $$ for peoples sick dogs, dogs that need to be kept with injured officers, etc., peoples family members. Some take people who are driven out of their homes by mother nature into their homes.
    3. we worry about people. Some of the old RTFers that are now in Heaven taking care of our dogs that have passed on were called on a regular basis from people across the country they never met except through RTF.
    4. we are more than willing to help new people with their training issues, and we will be happy to tell you why your method won't work (or even when you are doing something well). Take it in the spirit of constructive criticism it's intended. More than likely, one of us has tried that method, beat our head against the wall and then realized we needed to try something different. We all started where you are. Some of us longer ago than others. And some of us, it took longer than others to get to a method that is successful. You have a very well bred dog with a lot of go. It's a lot of dog for your first one. You need to get the go harnessed in the proper manner.

    Hope this additional thoughts help.
    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
    See how good feeling everyone is with a little olive branch of forgiveness? RTF is again a Happy family. It's almost like a few folks where forgiven, almost like......Amn****.
    Yep. Hope the trend continues. It's not about who is right or wrong...
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    Ha!!! /Paul-told you so. You can keep the ho boots, I have plenty.

    Good post Susan.

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    Good post everyone said little Timmy.
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    Thank you Susan, good to know and appreciate any help I can get!

    Jennifer

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    I tend not to get back into a thread unless I really have something to say. I feel that saves space on the server and more important threads can stay longer. Kind like this one, it is just full of something so thanks for that. BSEG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    .... Jennifer

    P.S. Ken, I'm sorry for being rude and over familiar.
    Apology accepted Jen, and Thank You.
    I am sorry I yelled at you. I could have used the p.m. function.
    I also apologize.
    RTF posts can be very much like judging dogs. As you know minor faults are cumulative.
    It is not just one post or one thread. But a persons / dogs total performance.
    Lets call you back to the water marks, take a close look at your line manors, and root for you to crush the marks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    And Fancy was my name.
    I think Shayne our "FancyMod" had it first.

    Capri pants regards,
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    Thank you, Ken! Very well said and point taken!

    Jennifer

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