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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    Can you explain how do you use these in training?
    I take the set-ups in the hunt tests and break them down to teach the different concepts to the dog. If I had a dog struggle in a certain set-up/concept, I could plan accordingly and tailor the training to meet the need(s) of the dog. Example: If my dog had a hard time driving past an old fall on a blind retrieve (like the OP in the 2nd and 3rd series) then I could make a note of that and make sure we get more training dealing with exactly that. Drills such as KRD or 4 phase drill could help with this concept.
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    Arggghhh! Thanks for reminding me why I haven't done hunt tests much. Too much going on all around. My head spins just looking at the pictures, no wonder my dog totally loses his mind when all those duck calls, shotguns etc start going off all around him within 100 yards. But by golly I'm gonna give it a try this summer. Got to do something!
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    Thanks for posting - clearly marked pictures like this help me understand what to expect. One thing I'm curious about....what would a JH and SH level test look like compared to this? Or the HRC level tests.....

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    My head spins just looking at the pictures, no wonder my dog totally loses his mind when all those duck calls, shotguns etc start going off all around him within 100 yards
    In hunt tests, the birds fall one bird at a time, the dog picks them up one bird at a time. If your mind is spinning, how do you keep your dog calm and on task?
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    Howard, you have precisely identified my problem! Spin control anyone?
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    Great post Willie. It's nice to see set up's at the master level so we can use the same scenario during training. Technology is a wonderful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Castro View Post
    Thanks, It would be nice to see more set ups, as I have been running HRC and will be running AKC Master this year also


    Thanks,
    Here's another Master test from April 2012
    Master 1st Series.jpgMaster 2nd Series.jpgMaster 3rd series.jpg

    and Senior test from April 2012
    Senior 1st series.jpgSenior 2nd Series.jpg
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    Thanks for the different senior set up diagrams. Planning on running seniors this spring and while I am confident she's ready, it's always nice to consider other setups and things to train for
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    Thanks, Willie I will be running some of these set ups this weekend, you have been a big help. This is good stuff!!

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    Willie, on the third series double with a walk up, when was the diversion thrown? Was this after they picked up bird one or two?
    Thanks for sending these out. We will try similar set up's at our HRC training day this weekend.
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