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    Hunt em up that is gospel material. Good to hear.

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    Our first SH we had a flyer left then the go bird right. Flyer was winged and standing in the field quacking, Tucker ran passed the flyer and hunted the go bird then be bad enough of the quacking and picked up the flyer then went and picked up the go bird. Judge smiled and said I'll give you a break for him running past a quacking duck. Blind was ok, sitting on honor, flyer goes off hits ground he's locked on I said oh crap, go bird hits he ground he's had enough and breaks. Dang it, rope him and go to the truck.
    Sunday, walk up dump bird left long go bird, step on marks and line the blind. Rebird while we wait on the honor. So we turn around and try to gather myself. Turn around short dump bird goes off so does Tucker. Thank you judges nice test. Back to he truck. Needless to say we have been working on breaking.
    Good luck in the tests.
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    My trainer says there's two kind of dogs. One that breaks and one that's gonna break. I need to work on breaking. BIG TIME.
    Last edited by Griddoc; 03-27-2013 at 08:40 PM.

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    They don't have to break. My wild boy failed time after time for creeping and noise on honor. He picked up every bird with no handles, did nice blinds, but......it all goes back to line manners at some point.
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    The plot thickens. How far of a creep and how much noise? Two hops and a whine or two?

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    My dog is the poster child for too much! Try 15 yards and screaming like a banshee. That dog has taught me a lot about how not to train dogs!
    Carol,
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    2Tall. Almost lost my guacamole!! Hysterical. I love to see the Bad and the Ugly. YouTube only shows the Good. This is what I need to hear! Damage Control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    My dog is the poster child for too much! Try 15 yards and screaming like a banshee. That dog has taught me a lot about how not to train dogs!
    I didn't have quite that problem (not yet anyway), but the second day of our first JH weekend my dog went into the last holding blind up on two wheels. I thought he was going to jump into the judges' laps. He did pass, but we had several things to work on.

    I wish I had done a lot more training on "sit there and be still." We would be a lot better off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    My dog is the poster child for too much! Try 15 yards and screaming like a banshee. That dog has taught me a lot about how not to train dogs!
    Sounds like a tough one to deal with. I am curious, what did you do for this?
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    I gave up! Indy has been through every remedial program out there, and still runs his own game. We occasionally run Q's because he loves it. He is almost 8 now and even though he can run open level marking set ups, 400 yard blinds, he will never pass a hunt test. But oh the things I've learned!
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