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Thread: Field Trial Marks - Dr Jacks Difficulty sheet

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    Default Field Trial Marks - Dr Jacks Difficulty sheet

    I created a spreadsheet based on the marking difficulty scoring info in Dr Jacks book.
    I'll occasionally use it to calculate a tests difficulty for fun and it does seem interesting. Anyone else tried using his method?
    Can't sort out how to attach an Excel spreadsheet here so took two snapshots.
    Sample score is for a mixed bag land triple, 2 retired, out of order flyer.

    At a trial have you thought a test was too easy? Did all the dogs do it? Or, was it a bugger with over half the dogs failing it?
    If you build a Microsoft spreadsheet like in the pics you can plug in description and numbers for a test and see if results say easy of difficult.
    If it gives accurate analysis after running several real test scores I imagine it could be used during setup. maybe not?
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    Hi Breck, Would you mind sending me the Excel files? I'm an engineer and I'm interested in (yep, I'm a geek) developing "scoring" for my own training above and beyond my typical training notes.

    Also, more info on "Dr Jacks" book? I did a quick search and didnt find anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim McGarry View Post
    Hi Breck, Would you mind sending me the Excel files? I'm an engineer and I'm interested in (yep, I'm a geek) developing "scoring" for my own training above and beyond my typical training notes.

    Also, more info on "Dr Jacks" book? I did a quick search and didnt find anything.
    Hey Breck, I'm interested too...I'll PM you my email...
    Thanks in advance...
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    To send spreadsheet I need an email addy.

    Here is link to purchase Dr Jack Gwaltney's book, Training and Campaigning Retrievers.
    It's a nice book and worth reading due to his unique perspective.

    http://www.gundogsupply.com/training...etrievers.html
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    Dr.Jack is a great guy i ALWAYS listen to his advice and he has answered lots of questions for me...probably a great book on any level of retriever work

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    Looks like a book to add to the library...its on the way,thanks Breck.
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    Thanks for the spreadsheet Breck, I'll use it this year and let you know how it goes...
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    I'd appreciate your sending me the spreadsheet too
    shoestringretrievers@gmail.com
    Thanks

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