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View Poll Results: What should Gopher's next career move be?

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  • Get that last JH leg.

    10 31.25%
  • Forget the JH, just run 3 more SH and get that title.

    6 18.75%
  • Bag all this minor-stakes stuff and get her ready to run Master.

    5 15.63%
  • Bag all this HT stuff, get her ready for Qual.

    5 15.63%
  • It DEPENDS!

    6 18.75%
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Thread: Gopher's good week

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    Default Gopher's good week

    Gopher has had a good week in HT. I have been double-staking her, in an effort to build her confidence with the "uniqueness" of the HT environment. Apparently, it has worked, because she picked up 2 JH and 2 SH legs this week.

    Now I find myself in a quandry. With 3 JH legs total, and 2 SH legs, what should I do?

    Have fun with this!

    Lisa
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    Default Re: Gopher's good week

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Van Loo
    Gopher has had a good week in HT. I have been double-staking her, in an effort to build her confidence with the "uniqueness" of the HT environment. Apparently, it has worked, because she picked up 2 JH and 2 SH legs this week.

    Now I find myself in a quandry. With 3 JH legs total, and 2 SH legs, what should I do?

    Have fun with this!

    Lisa
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    When Gopher is old and gray what do want to have accomplished with her?

    Do that...

    Just trying to be helpful...it's my nature, you know!

    Regards,

    Helpy Helperson
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    LVL,
    I think you nailed it with scrap the JH title and while your at it forget the SH title as you know they both are within her grasp and just go for the MH! I'm sure you have owned/handled/trained a few Master dawgs before so even that should be a piece of cake and then right on onto those W.C. game Q's! 8)
    Sounds like a plan,
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    UD, MH, QAA

    I think she can do it, but she is slow to mature, and still has some confidence issues to work out. I'm trying to build her up slowly (think "2-year old Chessie bitch", here). The training at the AA level is already there, she looks long, thinks deep, but doesn't always leave the line with conviction.

    I was using the JH tests as a way to simplify things in the field, so she would be able to relax on line. It seems to be working. I just hate to leave a title dangling, with only one leg left to get. Guess I am just anal that way.

    I could always go for the pyramid effect, I guess. 3 JH legs, 2 SH legs, 1 MH leg...

    Lisa
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    First-Congrats!!
    I'd skip the last JH leg too, but I probably would finish the SH just to get more experience & then come to our test & run Master!!
    M
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    The JH eliminates one of the passes needed for the SH so basically that last JH leg is in fact a SH pass. Same thing applies to the SH relative to the MH.

    Jerry
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    Send her to Joe S. along with a check for $50.

    Shayne

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    Yeah, Jerry, that's what I keep turning on. She's going to need to run 3 more tests to get the SH, whether it is 1 JH and 2 SH, or 3 SH. Kinda depends on what would benefit her the most.

    I gotta think about it. Prolly make up my mind after we train later this week. She's different, this dog. Keeps me on my toes as a trainer.

    Lisa
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    Your poll was missing a selection:


    Retire the dog and buy another LAB!!!

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    Retire the dog and buy another LAB!!!
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I will, on one condition; will Mindy let you be my Sugar Daddy?

    Lisa - can't afford no more good black dogs
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