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    Default Between series at a HT

    Didn't want to hijack another thread, but one of the posts got me thinking.
    Would you consider taking a dog off of the test grounds to 'address' a behavior that you observed, in say the first series, like creeping etc. Or do you never 'train' on test day? Does it help to reinforce a desired behavior in this situation when you can see that your dog may be on the verge of 'blowing up"? I realize the dog would probably give one multiple opportunities to correct said issues during training. I unfortunately, am not that good.
    FYI: I have one dog that I have trained myself through 2 senior passes, so I know very little about this game that I enjoy so much.
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    Usually when you try to correct one problem you end up creating ten problems, I would try to get em through the test the best I could that day, then address the issue that week in training.

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    I believe it's possible to make a quick trip to church and salvage the day.
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    If you have a problem during a test chances are it should have been dealt with long before entry of the hunt test. So to answer your question No I wouldnt leave the test to try and fix a problem. Some dogs that are extremely excited when they get to hunt test I like to take out and give them a good run and lots of marked retrieves prior to going to the hunt test just to give them a chance to release some of their nervous energy, I think it helps with some of the younger dogs creeping problems and calms them so that they dont drag you to the holding blinds.
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    It really just depends. If your dog is "test wise" then going off the grounds and having a come to Jesus meeting with him might not work. I have one that knows exactly when and where he can get away with acting like a fool. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Little View Post
    I believe it's possible to make a quick trip to church and salvage the day.
    Amen brother Ray!!


    I can remember more than one time we had a come to Jesus meeting before leaving the hotel....Sometimes they need a little reminder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnd View Post

    I can remember more than one time we had a come to Jesus meeting before leaving the hotel....Sometimes they need a little reminder.

    x2 have had the same experience a couple times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie Spann View Post
    It really just depends. If your dog is "test wise" then going off the grounds and having a come to Jesus meeting with him might not work. I have one that knows exactly when and where he can get away with acting like a fool. Good luck.

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    i am new to the game as well and was wonder what exactly "test wise"? here is what im thinking it is. the dog nows they are off the collar and you cant correct dog and they know it. and if this is what is "test wise" is there a way to correct it other than going to alot of training days with a club and running there with out the collar

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazybronco2 View Post
    i am new to the game as well and was wonder what exactly "test wise"? here is what im thinking it is. the dog nows they are off the collar and you cant correct dog and they know it. and if this is what is "test wise" is there a way to correct it other than going to alot of training days with a club and running there with out the collar

    Correct on the test wise. Sometimes stepping away from trials/tests for a period of time will help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake McNeese View Post
    x2 have had the same experience a couple times
    I agree with doing it before a test, depending on the dog of course. But I don't think it would be a wise idea to do it inbetween series.

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