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    Don't forget....don't touch your dog until you get the bird from him. You don't have to have him sit in heel. He can come to you and you can take the birds from him.

    After you signal the judge to have the birds thrown, you can't talk to your dog, until the judge calls your number. Then you can release him. Praise as much as you want on the way back.

    Some clubs do have live fliers in Junior. 2/5 junior tests that I was in this year had them. In general, they save the fliers for the higher stakes.

    Don't let your dog pull you to the line. He has to be under control.

    Those are the main things you need to be aware of so you don't inadvertently get DQ'd.

    Bring a whistle! Don't wear white or light colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DropinBack View Post
    .. but wont they all be dead/launched birds in the JR? ...
    it seems that is a club to club thing.
    You should get at least 1 of your 4 retrieves hand thrown or kicked out of a tosser and then shot by 2 fellers with .12 gage shotguns. You could get 2 of these, one on the land set and one at the water. You may get none of these and oddly some clubs brag about that. What will happen is the club will provide live birds to the judges at the start of the event to do with what they will.
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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    THANKS!

    "don't touch your dog until you get the bird from him. You don't have to have him sit in heel. " - Got it... this could easily have been forgotten. He will come to heal anyway, as this is how i have trained him. If i try to take it from him without him doing this... he may try to play tug-o-war...


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    Does the dog have to wear a collar?

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    And are the retrieves fairly seperated so they wont be really tempted to return to an old fall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Teahan View Post
    Does the dog have to wear a collar?
    in a word, NO
    B U T
    the pup may be restrained only by gently gripping a flat buckle collar or running a rope/leash under it. So, if you want to take advantage of this rule you must have a flat buckle collar on your dog.
    If you do not want to take advantage of this rule you are welcome to run the naked.
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtmanring View Post
    And are the retrieves fairly seperated so they wont be really tempted to return to an old fall?
    fairly?
    yes.
    still tempted?
    Oh Yes!!!
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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    Thanks for all the advice thus far!

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    Can I use a choke chain in junior?

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    No choke chain, no pinch collar, no slip lead. Only a flat buckle collar.

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