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    Is this a fair or reasonable set up for a master test?
    Mark 1-60 yards down the shore, mark 2- 110 yards mark 3-130ish. Blind- 160ish
    As a reference my dog is 20 months old... mark 2 I had to handle him 1 time.
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    If I were training I would not run this setup as a triple but rather as a double (1&3), and a single (2) and I'd lengthen the distance of 2 up the hill. As a test, I'd like to see it in person to get a better sense for wind, terrain, etc. but I'd probably move 2 more to the right and a little up the hill. I also would move the blind between marks 1 & 2 deep up the hill.

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    Good training set up, too technical for test. My opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by mostlygold View Post
    Good training set up, too technical for test. My opinion

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    That's more of what I was getting at, is if it was par for a master test or if it was to easy or to hard. I'm of the teaching to practice up and test down....

    Like I said, I had to handle him on mark 2. Altgough, he ended up lining the blind... which makes zero sense to me. But it is what it is....
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    The photo is pretty deceiving, the back hill is pretty big..... it's steap er than it looks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser878 View Post
    Is this a fair or reasonable set up for a master test?
    Mark 1-60 yards down the shore, mark 2- 110 yards mark 3-130ish. Blind- 160ish
    As a reference my dog is 20 months old... mark 2 I had to handle him 1 time.
    If your dog did this test in a reasonable fashion I would say GREAT.
    3 is the go bird... #1 is next I would assume, if your dog swam the water next to the banks, it's a 10.
    Bird #2 same scenario good job.
    Blind as well.
    I really think you are busting our balls as this test would be a QQA with distance .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Marshall View Post
    If your dog did this test in a reasonable fashion I would say GREAT.
    3 is the go bird... #1 is next I would assume, if your dog swam the water next to the banks, it's a 10.
    Bird #2 same scenario good job.
    Blind as well.
    I really think you are busting our balls as this test would be a QQA with distance .
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    I am obviously new here, and I have no reason to bust anyone's balls... it was an honest question and I did run the set up with my dog today...

    Althoigh, I ran them in order and didn't split it up... I ran the one down the shore because I was told they will do that occasionally in masters... im new to this otherwise I wouldn't be asking any of these questions....
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    Perfectly reasonable and nothing out of the ordinary or more technical than you would see in a master (in Texas anyway). It has some challenges to it, but completely fair. That's a good set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser878 View Post

    Like I said, I had to handle him on mark 2
    What caused the handle? Dog returning to or pushing off #1.

    IMHO #2 is a good mark to teach a dog to run past/through a previous mark but would be a hard mark to judge. Dogs could have no memory of the fall but the dog that gets in the water cheats the far bank and squares the hill can end up in the area of the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Carrion View Post
    What caused the handle? Dog returning to or pushing off #1.

    IMHO #2 is a good mark to teach a dog to run past/through a previous mark but would be a hard mark to judge. Dogs could have no memory of the fall but the dog that gets in the water cheats the far bank and squares the hill can end up in the area of the fall.

    Tim
    I'm not sure what was going through his head but he popped on me 3/4 of the way through the pond... and turned around and treaded water. .... I let him tread for a bit and try to make up his own mind but he continued to do it. So I gave him a rt verbal back.... for which he took and had a small hunt and wound up with the bird. It was like he forgot what he was doing.
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