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    96 did it...
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    Last edited by FOM; 11-16-2012 at 11:44 AM.
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    Without all the added factors (hen/duck mix, thick grass, wind changes), just the standard set up with a short retired gun hip pocket with a long up gun has caused me to plot, stew, pray and whatever to try and teach my dog to understand this concept for a long time. We practice and practice and my success rate is still pretty low. Seems like most them dogs REALLY want to run long and then good luck picking that short bird up last!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Rozas View Post
    So we are going into Friday afternoon and they have done 1 (0ne) watermark. And most of the dogs ran around the water to that.
    A voice from far far away, what brings you out?.....

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    99 did it
    100 handle
    101 pick up
    70 did it (after two no birds)
    103 handle
    105 did it
    Last edited by FOM; 11-16-2012 at 12:35 PM.
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    Football and Marching band season are over.

    I actually was out at the National on Sunday to visit. Good to see all the old folks again.

    Gerard
    "You can train your dog any way ya want. It ain't my dog. "

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    2 no bird
    9 no bird
    13 handle
    14 handle
    15 did it
    16 did it
    17 handle
    2 pick up
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    We call this set up a "check down" bird. With the long left a flyer and the short left retired, it makes it very difficult for the dogs to "check down" on the short left hand bird...............especially with the white coats at the flyer station and with the order thrown.

    There is no such thing as an easy check down set up especially if the two left hand birds are thrown into the wind. (no chance for a wind save on the short bird).

    You can train on this set up all you want and some dogs never do understand what the "easy" cue means. Very challenging test........obviously.

    If your judging and want to pare the field down, this is a very good way to do it......although some people might consider it unfair............
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    9 did it....
    29 did it
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    35 did it
    37 did it
    40 did it
    41 did it
    28 did it
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    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    2 no bird
    9 no bird
    13 handle
    14 handle
    15 did it
    16 did it
    17 handle
    2 pick up
    2 is done why?? any idea? Looks tough. Just got in from training - missed all day!!! but training great! Beautiful weather in SW ONT.
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    46 did it..
    47 did it
    48 did it
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