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    I've never done this but I wouldn't think that it would hurt anything.

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    I am glad to read that Dennis does indeed send the dog back to the line with the "back" command, and he feels it helps to get a dog to run straighter.
    I have not noticed Flinch running at me (gunner) in fact, I find her running very wide of the marks , especially if they are thrown with the wind ( crossing wind), but usually runs wide of the marks, and not at me. Maybe I should quit the flat long ( for my arm) throws, and make them more angle back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Yes, but Len sent his dogs for everything...marks, blinds, whatever... On "back". Unless my memory is failing me?
    That way he didn't have to remember which dog he was running. Rizzo and I would tease him about it. He'd just grin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Here is a stand alone double built the same as normal doubles. I use a chair so the dogs can find where they are going. Then you just build of of the basic stuff.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ySK6K7DbQ0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Here is a stand alone double built the same as normal doubles. I use a chair so the dogs can find where they are going. Then you just build of of the basic stuff.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ySK6K7DbQ0
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    Nice work Pete. I would like to borrow the ATV. I walk out which is a pain. But good exercise! Thanks for showing the video. And I say again - great way to train your dog when you train alone.
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    Very nice video Pete and thanks. I haven't tried this but I am just about ready to start.

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    Here is another dog George, This one has always had difficulty going back to the mat the preferred way. Sometimes he goes straight back but Most of the time he is wobbly. I don't care really. They were 9 and a half months when filmed, (oopps monty was 10 months exactly when filmed) he will always be a little this way though on the return. He is a different dog with the handler by his side. He also wanted the long bird really bad which made him break down on his way back from the go bird.

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    I won't even pretend that I understand why but stand alones & send backs actually seem to stop my dogs from running to the gun. Also is more efficient than wingers. Time is always an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Here is another dog George, This one has always had difficulty going back to the mat the preferred way. Sometimes he goes straight back but Most of the time he is wobbly. I don't care really. They were 9 and a half months when filmed, (oopps monty was 10 months exactly when filmed) he will always be a little this way though on the return. He is a different dog with the handler by his side. He also wanted the long bird really bad which made him break down on his way back from the go bird.

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    I just watched the video. Thanks again Pete. I think I will start on stand alones today!
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    I won't even pretend that I understand why but stand alones & send backs actually seem to stop my dogs from running to the gun. Also is more efficient than wingers. Time is always an issue.
    Gunners naturally suck a dog into them. Every dog I ever did stand alones with were deadly markers with me as the gunner yet many couldn't find a pork chop in a phone booth with a different gunner and me as the handler (mmmm) You still need gunners out in the field with a handler next to the dog. They are 2 separate contexts to the dog,,, stand alones weather single double or triple does give the dog a good head start though and is a great filler when no training group is available for weeks on end. Also you can stretch a dog out pretty far and fast doing stand alones but it normally doesn't directly transfer or so so fast with a gun and handler at the same distance ,,, although this to is a great intro to long guns.
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