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    Here are two all age water blinds we ran this week.

    The first is 300 yards with three points to deal with...two to get on and one to stay off. There is a huge cove beyond the prominent point (to the left) that really draws the dogs in. Wind is blowing toward the left shore line at about 15-20.





    The second (just ran a little while ago) covers two ponds. The initial line has the dogs skinny by a tree after coming off a hill at an angle. The dogs must hold a side hill run to get in the cove in skinny fashion (the cove is much wider than it appears...probably 60 yards or so across). The dogs must cross the point near the base, angle through lily pads, cross a heavily scented dike road, angle through the other pond off the tip of another point, exit on an angle, and finally jump pine tree limbs to get the bird.

    Wind also blowing into left shore line at about 20-30 today.







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    In the first picture. Near the base of the last point the dogs cross would be a nice place to put a gunner shooting a pheasant flyer thrown right to left. Do the blind then get the flyer.
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    Lot's of options to add on these setups...



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    Keith, your pictures are making me quite envious! I would love to run that water blind and some of the marks you have posted!! Keep on posting away!
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    Cool.Only problem with my young dog in Opens is they must add poison birds ,gunners,under arcs ,dry pops,or all the dogs will run the blinds.Have not seen a straight up blind yet ! haha

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    It is much easier to cross a piece of land at a 90 degree than to cross at an angle toward the shore, nice piece of water!

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    Thanks Ed...Mike worked really hard developing water so that we can produce extraordinary retrievers.




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    Nice water Keith, but just so that no one is misled, those are not all-age blinds. This is the level of work we do in training with dogs who are ramping up to run the Q. And they'd better be able to tackle more than this if they plan to win one.

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    X 2 You would need to add some things for #1 to be an AA blind cold. Nice piece of water though. Thanks for sharing the pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie Foster View Post
    Nice water Keith, but just so that no one is misled, those are not all-age blinds. This is the level of work we do in training with dogs who are ramping up to run the Q. And they'd better be able to tackle more than this if they plan to win one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Farmer View Post
    angle through lily pads, cross a heavily scented dike road, angle through the other pond off the tip of another point, exit on an angle
    Sorry, probably dumb question, but where are these angles?

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