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    I'm hooked, I would buy that DVD just for the wonderful scenery, exotic (to me) dog work, jumping stone walls and iron gates, up and down terrain and most importantly that great Irish accent. My wife and I are going to Ireland this Spring, I wonder if they have a schedule of field trials over there, or if there was a training set up I could take a day off our trip to check out?

    BTW, I'm an older -well seasoned guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    I'm hooked, I would buy that DVD just for the wonderful scenery, exotic (to me) dog work, jumping stone walls and iron gates, up and down terrain and most importantly that great Irish accent. My wife and I are going to Ireland this Spring, I wonder if they have a schedule of field trials over there, or if there was a training set up I could take a day off our trip to check out?

    BTW, I'm an older -well seasoned guy

    John
    When my husband and I went to England we were fortunate enough to hook up with a local dog person....the work was amazing and very different from what we do here in the States....I'm sure you'll find someone over there to hook up with, but you might want to make sure your wife is okay with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    When my husband and I went to England we were fortunate enough to hook up with a local dog person....the work was amazing and very different from what we do here in the States....I'm sure you'll find someone over there to hook up with, but you might want to make sure your wife is okay with it!
    OK, maybe "hook up" isn't the best terminology.

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    John,

    if you give me your dates and an idea if you will be in the Republic or The North, I might be able to pull a few strings. Best do it via PM.

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    Thank you, very kind, Mine's a pint.

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    Careful what you ask for - Eug is liable to set you up in a hide inside Baskerville House using Centenary Square for tolling pigeons. And most likely would've made splendid use of Brum's "Forward" statue for handling lessons



    had not some c̶i̶v̶i̶c̶-̶m̶i̶n̶d̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶d̶i̶v̶i̶d̶u̶a̶l̶ prankster burnt it to the ground 10 years ago.

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    Also, Eug's QC insists I issue the disclaimer that the statue's burning did not adhere to official British "scorched earth retriever training philosophy" - even if the handler does appear to be giving a Back!-burn-Back! cast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    I'm hooked, I would buy that DVD just for the wonderful scenery, exotic (to me) dog work, jumping stone walls and iron gates, up and down terrain and most importantly that great Irish accent. My wife and I are going to Ireland this Spring, I wonder if they have a schedule of field trials over there, or if there was a training set up I could take a day off our trip to check out?

    BTW, I'm an older -well seasoned guy

    John
    Yes, this is exactly what I was thinking and why I wanted the set. In addition to any little nuggets of knowledge that may come along with it.

    When I look for something to watch on the tele, my ideal is to find good scenery, good people and hunting dogs.

    My current favorite is the American Gun Dog series with Harley Jackson. He did 5 or 6 seasons of the show and I have them all on DVD. The footage is mainly outdoors in some of this country's most beautiful bird hunting locations. He hunts over pointers, labs, spaniels, setters, etc. Great show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    My husband ordered it for me as a Christmas present. But as is typical, didn't order it til 3 or 4 days before Christmas. I'll let you know when it gets here. Did you order it?
    Yes I ordered it on the 15th and still haven't got it. They don't give a tracking number out for these so I guess I'll just wait til it gets here. I talked to keith yesterday and he said it might be after the 1st of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Blimp View Post
    I'm always wary of people with accents selling me things. Me too, but unfortunately, as Americans don't have accents, it's very hard for me to stop buying Colgate toothpaste.

    I think we Americans add extra credibility to someone with an English/irish lilt to their voice and that can get us in trouble. The charming Mexican lady in the factory near Waterbury can attest to that.

    Isn't the bottom line just bringing the bird to you to eat? Not if you run in competitive events it isn't, or hunt big water, or work your dogs for other shooters, or handle two or three dogs at once, and many here do just those things.

    If a bird I shoot falls 200 yards away behind a 12 foot stone wall and a horse gate, maybe I need to hit the sporting clay range or go with a more powerful shot. If you've never wounded a bird and seen it fly on then you are a better shot than the Olympic trap gold medallist I picked up for on a driven shoot. Also a pricked bird can fly a lot further than 200 yards, believe me. The 12 foot wall is a definite difficulty; it's probably round a prison, and whilst there are likely many experienced shooters inside, they aren't the sort I want to mix with, so any dammed pheasant can stay where it dropped.

    I think Richard Wolters books are all u need. Excellent works all of them. They've propped up many a kitchen table leg and never failed to give satisfaction.

    I've been out four times this season and all the action took place within 40 yards. Well, some of us have done a few more days than that and our experience has been a tad different; the chap below ferinstance.




    In a more serious vein, almost any published work can teach us something even if it's not always quite the lesson intended! With the DVD in question, like others I'm put off by the hype and subsequent evasiveness, but there will no doubt be something in there to provoke the little grey cells, so I await Jen's evaluation with interest.

    Eug
    Does the dog actually get on the barge? They should include video of a jet taking off and landing. This is all in good humor btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    OK, maybe "hook up" isn't the best terminology.
    I know what you mean, but "hook up" doesn't meant that anymore...I can't get used to it...

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