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    Quote Originally Posted by mojon View Post
    The dog is registered thru AKC and can be done thru UKC whatever it takes. This is my first dog ive trained and so far so good (so i think....and a few friends). Any way my goal is a MH for starts and well go from there!!!! Just seems pricey for all the times one must enter let alone travel expenses to reach each level, i dont give a DAMN about winning moneys but just to try for these titles wow!!! Dont laugh when i show up in a CAR with the pup in the BACK SEAT lmao!!!! And again i may not be really understanding all this just yet. Thank you all so much for the info!!
    The price is a bargain.

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    Don't be concerned about being new to the hunt test scene and don't ever let anyone make you feel that you don't belong. Remember, the hunt test program was designed for amateur trainers, people just like you and me, to be able to campaign our dogs without the pressures associated with the field trial game. Most people understand this and will welcome you and your dog to the event. Just have fun and enjoy your dog!

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    When I first started I drove a Honda Accord with Flash in the back seat!
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    I have shown this before but I will show it again. This is my very first hunt test with my very first lab. This is the water series and I was so nervous that when the judge said the number 9 to send my dog I called my dog 9 to release her. WE PAST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1cHW6r9qZQ
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    yep....try being a female new to it, driving up in a porsche SUV with a fluffy show golden.....
    Met lots of awesome people.
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    Hooked on it for sure!

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    Many of us started out in this game with minimal knowledge. Started with a 1963 Dodge Dart 2 dr with dog loose in the back seat. Dog chewed up my arm rests. Lived in a urban area in a two flat rental trained at city parks. Ordered a live duck and shackled it, used it for training. No resource people for about a year, James Lamb Free Training Your retriever and a kid brother, wife throwing for me. No RTF or DVD . We all started somewhere and the beginings of the now experts would surprise everyone including some very prominent pros. Sat in the sun about 80 degrees holding sixmonth old puppy waiting to run a puppy stake, didn't know about signing up with a marshal. Series was over judge Sally Venerable came up to me, thought I was just watching, they let me run my dog, couldn't find bird went home. My 30 dollar puppy needed more training I figured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DropinBack View Post
    They COULD get it in one weekend, but will most likely take at least two weekends. Look for "doubles" meaning two tests in the same day at the same place... See the link below ... This was a question I had a few months ago... Luckily, my dog went 4 for 4!

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/for...94#post1013994
    I see on EE that theres a test in Kansas and it looks to have 2 JH test that weekend but the others in my not so close suroundings dont show it!! Im doing this to show myself that we have what it takes to do what im thinking we can do!!! Remember a first timer!!!!!!!!!! Its been a ride so far and has been the most enjoying hobby ive EVER had BY FAR!!!!!!!!!! It is so nice to see the dog develop before your eyes and when you started you didnt know a DAMN thing about TRAINING a dog!!!!!! Thanks again Y'all

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    If we are all honest we would warn you against the endeavor because of where it leads you. That being said, read the rules and then get with a group to train some and pick their brains and get their opinion as to whether your pup is ready or not. I, at least, have the tendency to think my dog is better that she really is when it comes time to start or move up. I probably started too soon with my pup and still have control problems at the line sometimes. Rushing in without the basics well in hand hurts.
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    Just to add a couple of things. First welcome to the Hunt Test world. You will have fun, we can tell already! Don't worry about the car thing, lots of folks drive their car to the hunt test, myself included. Good advice on knowing the rules too. Now, remember if your goal is MH you don't have to get title at EACH level. You can go play at JH get a couple of passes and move to SH get a couple and then do MH. You can maybe save some money that way?? Just wanted to make sure you don't need those titles per say. I would also let the marshall know that it is your 1st time, most are willing to give you a heads up on what is going on and help you out. Judges too for that matter. Go early even if you have a late number so you can watch. If you get a super early number and yoou need extra dogs to watch talk to the marshall they may help you out. Have fun! It is so fun! Good luck to you!

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    Well i been readin UKC rules. So im guessing that the test theyll have at Smithville lake will be a UKC test?? And just wondering if theres any first time trainer handlers that have gotten there dogs MH and GRHRCH titles??

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