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    The blind looks like a lot of fun.
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    Thank you all for the constructive criticism and know that we are doing our best. Today we battled with issues on the blogger program not allowing us to post our diagrams and detailed photos of the test. However, we have called tech support and believe we have the issue resolved. Thanks for following and stay tuned for a good test tomorrow......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelGirl_1187 View Post
    After watching a lot of dog work today and running the blind this afternoon, I think it's an excellent blind. Every part requires being on your toes, and as I told Sammie, "Don't take one bit of it for granted!" From the first angle entry to the last second of the exit from the fourth piece of water - it's a challenge. It was definitely a rush to run!

    BTW, the out of sight part is not causing any problems that you don't have plenty of time to remedy if your dog felt like running a WB today.
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    From looking at the pictures on the blog this morning, the blind doesn't look all that tough for this caliber of dogs. But yet it seems to be.

    Wonder what the water temperture is?
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    Several of the competitiors have commented that not being able to see the dog at a couple of crucial points along the route have made the blind more difficult than it should otherwise be, in addition to wind & temps. It seems that even though the RAC has annually emphasized that tests should be set up with good ability for the handler to see the dog at all times & for the dogs to be able to clearly see the marks thrown that on occasion, theory and practice have some divergence.
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    I would like to run that WB with my dog. Looks like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.Lanczak View Post
    Thank you all for the constructive criticism and know that we are doing our best. Today we battled with issues on the blogger program not allowing us to post our diagrams and detailed photos of the test. However, we have called tech support and believe we have the issue resolved. Thanks for following and stay tuned for a good test tomorrow......

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    Tara you have a thankless job and a tough crowd to please out here in cyberspace. I think all of us really just wish we were there to see all this great dog work for ourselves - so it is never enough .

    However, I would like to thank you and your team for all your efforts to keep us informed. I personally think you are doing a great job and appreciate the fact that you are working to make this a good resource for those of us who cannot be there. Keep it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Hawkes View Post
    I would like to run that WB with my dog. Looks like fun.
    Just dont mark it with a palmetto leaf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granddaddy View Post
    Several of the competitiors have commented that not being able to see the dog at a couple of crucial points along the route have made the blind more difficult than it should otherwise be, in addition to wind & temps. It seems that even though the RAC has annually emphasized that tests should be set up with good ability for the handler to see the dog at all times & for the dogs to be able to clearly see the marks thrown that on occasion, theory and practice have some divergence.
    I suppose I can understand it when the grounds are very limited, but it seems that those kind of blinds favor dogs that run straight lines over the compliant dogs willing to take casts. Maybe that's OK? I don't know. I might be biased because I'm fresh off of going home early after losing sight of my dog on line and having her come back in sight 30 yards off line.

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