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    I have 4 year old dog that got his HRCH at 20 months, then got away from HRC events and got QAA, MH, and 2 master National passes. Now I am transitioning back to HRC looking at a Grand title. His line manors are good (at Field Trial and MH levels) but not to a Grand standard. I am going to start tightening down on those but I also need to transition back to a bucket and a gun. Right now he is really focused on leg movement to turn not the gun. Obviously I am going to start doing HRC set ups, mostly singles and broken down triples but does anyone have any suggestions on drills I should run as well or any general advice. I was thinking about doing some no-no drills with him with a bucket and a gun but I wasn't sure if that would help or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate_C View Post
    I have 4 year old dog that got his HRCH at 20 months, then got away from HRC events and got QAA, MH, and 2 master National passes. Now I am transitioning back to HRC looking at a Grand title. His line manors are good (at Field Trial and MH levels) but not to a Grand standard.
    I would just be happy with the HRCH, QAA, MH and say kiss my @ss HRC I don't need to turn my dog into a pig just to earn your GRHRCH title. But hey, that's just me.

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    So a dog with solid line manners is a pig? Who knew?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie Spann View Post
    I would just be happy with the HRCH, QAA, MH and say kiss my @ss HRC I don't need to turn my dog into a pig just to earn your GRHRCH title. But hey, that's just me.

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    We wached a couple of young fellows training for the grand and one of the exercises they showed us was simply to sit on the bucket (pail here in Canada) and shuck the gun and swing on the bucket. Every once in awhile during the drill they wuld launch bird make the dog wait a couple of more swings and then send for the mark. It really helped my girl going to the grand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt McKenzie View Post
    So a dog with solid line manners is a pig? Who knew?
    Not exactly. My problem with HRC is that my dog's line manners are just fine at regular hunt tests (never failed one single time for line manners), however at the "Grand" my dog was dropped for bouncing up and down on his front legs from the holding blind to the line. Guess I could get a dog that doesn't want to do the work and CRAWLS to the line and put a GRHRCH on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie Spann View Post
    Not exactly. My problem with HRC is that my dog's line manners are just fine at regular hunt tests (never failed one single time for line manners), however at the "Grand" my dog was dropped for bouncing up and down on his front legs from the holding blind to the line. Guess I could get a dog that doesn't want to do the work and CRAWLS to the line and put a GRHRCH on him.

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    I think that I would like Lonnie Spann.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    I think that I would like Lonnie Spann.
    What he said ^^^^^^X2
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    I haven't stopped laughing at his middle name.

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