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    Paul, maybe you ought to consider adding this or something like it to your training set ups. It is clear that it is a demanding concept from the results the competitors are having. I really do not think it matters if you do it in Cheraw, SC or somewhere in WA. I was fortunate enough to train with someone that saw the value in exposing me and my dogs to the set up. As I was saying, it is eye opening to see how very different this is in real life than the way it looks on the net.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    That is amazing! Staring at it on a computer screen, it looks just like a set up we used to train on all the time back in SC. Maybe 5 times on Sunday! And yet this seems to be tearing up the field. From now on, I don't think I can trust ANYTHING I see on a computer. It must look entirely different to the guys on the scene.
    Are you saying that this looks very doable, even easy? There is no such thing as an easy indented triple with the indent (hen pheasant) retired and thrown toward the heals of the flyer station gunners. Tough any day... and 5 times on Sunday.
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    Nothing "EASY" about it! Thats why our trainer made us get it right!!!!! It was just a shock to see something so familiar here on the National thread!
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    Afte watching the video clip on the blog, I think the photo makes it look wider tha it is. It looked pretty tight to me at the distances they are running.

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    70 got a second no bird...
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    It looks like there has been only 1 dog do the test without a handle or pick up so far. Has there ever been a test scrapped in a national? Just wondering...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbbuckler View Post
    It looks like there has been only 1 dog do the test without a handle or pick up so far. Has there ever been a test scrapped in a national? Just wondering...
    Two dogs have done it without a handle: 65 and 79 so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Paul, maybe you ought to consider adding this or something like it to your training set ups. It is clear that it is a demanding concept from the results the competitors are having. I really do not think it matters if you do it in Cheraw, SC or somewhere in WA. I was fortunate enough to train with someone that saw the value in exposing me and my dogs to the set up. As I was saying, it is eye opening to see how very different this is in real life than the way it looks on the net.


    2Tall, this is a common marking concept called an inverted triple. This is a tough, tough test. You have a flier long stand up with a short retired hen pheasant. The fall lands darn near inline with the long stand up flier guns. when the dog is approaching the short retired all he see's is the flier guns, I haven't met a dog that didn't want that flier apposed to the dead, it takes alot of training and a good dog. They'll run right over the top of that shirt retired with no conscious. Does this test show great marking? I'll reserve my comment... Happy has attempted this test a few hundred times, his success ratio is very low though

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    looks like the judges have done a masterful job of "hiding" the birds in "plain sight"...beautifully done compounded by the use of hen pheasants and one thrown on the heels of the flyer station...there will be no lining to these marks
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