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    Thank you, Judy!!!!! It was very educational to say the least!

    During the first series of the Amateur stake, Hubby said "Are you scared, yet?"

    Had to remind him of a little book called "The Little Engine that Could"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    ...During the first series of the Amateur stake, Hubby said "Are you scared, yet?" ....

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    I like him already!
    Luke to Yoda... "I'm not scared"
    Yoda to Luke... "You will be"
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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    Hey Jen,

    You will be nervous but,,,,,,I've found these words to live by....don't let them scare you

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zjnwn9Ty_c
    May you pin all the marks and line the blinds!!

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    Good advice, Randy! Hopefully I'll remember to wear deodorant, too!

    Really, though, one of the neatest parts of hanging around the Amateur stake, was seeing some of the handlers return to the gallery after running a dog that didn't do so great and hearing them joke and making light of it. As if, it really isn't all about winning, it's about the process, the test, the company, and the chance to go back to the training field and see what you can do better! No better way to be put at ease than to see the seasoned folks act like that. Really neat!

    Jen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    I like him already!
    Luke to Yoda... "I'm not scared"
    Yoda to Luke... "You will be"
    No worries, Ken - The Force is with me!

    No wait, hold up, no, I don't use force... oh crap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    I think you guys are getting a little to anal, trying to make a big training deal out of what was posted as a humorus situation of a woman holding her dog at heel with live geese temptingly close. The dog was clearly interested, could have broken and created havoc, but didn't, no big deal, just a fun post.


    edit: mine is just a general comment, I'm not refering to gdgnyc's post.
    HUH?......I thought the tempatation for a Golden was the flying pieces of bread not the birds?

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    Could be....anything that flies is a temptation for a golden.


    Quote Originally Posted by WRL View Post
    HUH?......I thought the tempatation for a Golden was the flying pieces of bread not the birds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    No worries, Ken - The Force is with me!

    No wait, hold up, no, I don't use force... oh crap...
    LOL no one uses FORCE :-p
    Darrin Greene

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    Good advice, Randy! Hopefully I'll remember to wear deodorant, too!

    Really, though, one of the neatest parts of hanging around the Amateur stake, was seeing some of the handlers return to the gallery after running a dog that didn't do so great and hearing them joke and making light of it. As if, it really isn't all about winning, it's about the process, the test, the company, and the chance to go back to the training field and see what you can do better! No better way to be put at ease than to see the seasoned folks act like that. Really neat!

    Jen
    I'm glad you enjoyed hanging around the gallery. For the most part FT people are quite welcoming to newcomers, but please don't think for a minute that winning or placing isn't, maybe not everything, but it is a big deal to them. It is just a fact that if you run field trials, placing and finishing is relatively rare and there is no shame in failing a test on any given weekend, after all they are just dogs...

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