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    Quote Originally Posted by tejohns3 View Post
    If Indiana Jones didnt have clues then how could he ever find the treasure? Riddle me that?
    Ok, I was going to stay out of it until this one. My choice of cue or no cue depends on the dog. I do train with "dead bird" and "mark" and "easy" and, my personal favorite, "far out". But at a certain point in his development, I discovered that "Indiana Jones" does not need clues to know whats up! As a matter of fact, at an actual trial saying "dead bird" is a pretty sure way to get him to break on a blind. My Chessie on the other hand, really depends on those cues to do the right thing. If a poison bird, I handle Indy just like Dr. Ed described. Much easier to handle him away from the pb than to take a chance of pointing him at it. The chessie is easy to "pull off" the mark and aim for the "dead bird". As to the original question, I introduce "dead bird" on pattern blinds and walk around blinds.
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    Lol aint that a coincidence! ( your dogs named Indy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    OK thanks, maybe I'll give it a try
    Ed, you literally made me belly laugh with this one. .. Short, concise and to the point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tejohns3 View Post
    Lol aint that a coincidence! ( your dogs named Indy).
    so is mine ....wait a minute ,2tall you got my dog?
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    "threw the ditch and in front of the stump" works good to.

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    Are you guys Navajo? All this code talk is wearing me out.
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    Wait you guys don't drawn the setups out in the dirt, for your dog in the holding blind before you run. Along with lines & the proper way to get to the marks that are "way out there", "easy", or "dead" How is Fido supposed to know how to do it correctly. Any good team has got to have a game plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    Are you guys Navajo? All this code talk is wearing me out.
    Nope ...German /Irish ,I knew an Indian once and...well thats for another thread.
    Shawn White

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'EmUp View Post
    Wait you guys don't drawn the setups out in the dirt, for your dog in the holding blind before you run. Along with lines & the proper way to get to the marks that are "way out there", "easy", or "dead" How is Fido supposed to know how to do it correctly. Any good team has got to have a game plan
    exactlly, i was making a joke, i was judging an am. not long ago and i told my co judge if i had a dog smart enough to understand all of that i would have it in americas got tallent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kip View Post
    exactlly, i was making a joke, i was judging an am. not long ago and i told my co judge if i had a dog smart enough to understand all of that i would have it in americas got tallent.
    It took em awhile I enjoyed it though Kip.
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