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    Senior Member MooseGooser's Avatar
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    I have only been to 1 FT.
    so, I dont know much about how they are in competition, and what judges let slide.

    I have seen quite a few FT dogs in training,, and I will say,, those dogs have some of the best line manners,,and control on blinds, that I have witnessed from my days of going to and participating in HT's..
    They are absolutly held to a very high standard in training,, and their basics are rock solid..

    Not just the PRO trained dog either..
    It is far easier to spit on the work of others than it is to produce something better yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve schreiner View Post
    Jim Kappas said he takes ( took) his dogs through his total program every spring when he went south for the winter ...the reason he gave was to establish the standard of performance after being off at home for some time....He stated it didn't take long to go through it and the dogs were back at peak performance again... Steve S
    I know of at least one FT pro that does the same thing...For the same reasons.

    Every dog on the truck gets run through the program before the heavy lifting begins.

    It seems to make good sense for those of us that live north of the Mason Dixon Line. The dogs are hunting Oct. and Nov. then laying around the house in Dec.

    Pro athletes go to training camp each year to get in shape and polish up technics. Why not our dogs??



    P.S. I'm not talking about basic OB or FF
    May you pin all the marks and line the blinds!!

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