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Thread: Transitioning back to HRC

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    So GRHRCH dogs are pigs?? Hmmm, news to me...
    Did you ever think that your problem isn't the "Grand Standard" of obedience but maybe the fact that the ob standard at weekend HT's is not strict enough?? I've seen a lot of crap at the Grand that I do not agree with, AND I agree a steady, perfectly healing dog does not a "Grand Champion" make...BUT, I wouldn't go to an AKC test and pat my leg cause my dog didn't turn with me cause i wasn't sitting on a bucket shuckin shells and then bitch about being dropped.
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    Keep in mind that what you take away depending on how you go about it might likely be gone forever, I'd take an all age dog anyday. Go Lonnie Spann
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    Takes a good trainer to run that event and consistently pass fired up dogs. When my dog runs hell be with one if those guys, lol.

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    Lonnie is not really that pissed off at HRC...he is running an event this weekend. The Grand Committee is another story...

    Glad to have you back in the game. Make sure to enter the North Alabama events.
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    OK sorry to hijack the thread but does anyone have any advice or input on the question I actually asked?

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    Haven't ran a grand yet, but have gotten a lot of advice from those that have. Seems like you can get a pretty good idea of what you need to tightening for the grand by running the HRC tests, and attempting to enforce the stronger standard. Also remember your training, gun safety will fail you just as quick as dog line manners. Practice, proper gun mount, and safety doesn't go off until bird is in the air. Got to work on keeping the dog at heel, base of dogs tail doesn't pass in front of your knee. Single verbal commands of heel, sit, etc. I'd probably be working with a bunch of short in your face multiple, live flyers, figuring that if I could keep control, with live flyers, dead birds would be easier. Also Practice for the Upland portion, a lot of dogs will fail out with the excitement of the upland portion of the grand, it's probably the hardest series to maintain control on. Seems most of the amateur handlers I've talked to go out most frequently on simple handler mistakes, not sure how you deal with that, hard to learn while doing when you've only got one or two bullets, to play with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate_C View Post
    OK sorry to hijack the thread but does anyone have any advice or input on the question I actually asked?
    That is one of the funniest statements I've read on here in quite a while. Only thing I can tell you is your avatar puppy is to young to run the Grand. That is seriously funny hijacker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    That is one of the funniest statements I've read on here in quite a while. Only thing I can tell you is your avatar puppy is to young to run the Grand. That is seriously funny hijacker.
    That's the problem with the RTF. All these guys hijacking their own threads.

    At least he apologized for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RF2 View Post
    Lonnie is not really that pissed off at HRC...he is running an event this weekend. The Grand Committee is another story...

    Glad to have you back in the game. Make sure to enter the North Alabama events.
    Allen I will certainly be at the North Alabama events, gotta finish the 500 points on Jack so HRC will give me that "free" jacket.

    I will also be running the AKC Master at the Black Warrior event, maybe Joe Overby will be there and watch my dog turn with me without me shucking a shotgun

    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie Spann View Post
    Allen I will certainly be at the North Alabama events, gotta finish the 500 points on Jack so HRC will give me that "free" jacket.

    I will also be running the AKC Master at the Black Warrior event, maybe Joe Overby will be there and watch my dog turn with me without me shucking a shotgun

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