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Thread: Can I run a jr and sr on the same day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    You'll do enough damage to your training, by running the tests that you have the option of passing. Pass, or fail, you are undoing your training.

    There's no sense in running a test that you don't get squat from, even if your dog nails it.

    and you don't get squat from spending a day tossing a nasty duck for 30 other dogs, so I'll never do that.
    and you don't get squat from holding a clipboard and taking crap from sandbaggers, so I'll never do that.
    and you dont get squat from sitting in the judges chair all day except the bus over you, so I'll never do that.

    imagin if everyone was only out to get squat like copter here is?
    we would never have any tests at all.
    good thing a few folk choose to give back to the sport now and again.
    Otherwise all any of us would have is squat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa Page View Post
    Good thing you replied Chuck! I was getting ready to call you and tell you to get out there and splan things to Mark. Heck you live in the same town!! As he said "real life" looks very different than the book or video version Good idea to let him run Pepper but it's training -- let him run Trap on a walk up double.

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    It is training, you're right, Melissa, but for both of them! We struggle with having enough people to run a single, much less a walk up double.

    You two will miss the test this spring? You going to Colorado?
    Chuck

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    Poor Mark! So many answers, all of them good.....sometimes ! Ralph and I will be there for a couple days. Training if nothing else. I was going to let Indy play in senior, but after this thread I figure I better not. He would probably make it to the honor where he might mess up the working dog with his antics. Then I thought I'd offer him as test dog, but now know he can't because he's "over qualified"! Scout is likely to go all chessie brat on me, so what's a person to do? Stay home? Oh well, I'll be there anyway Mark. Somebody wanna hand me a clipboard?
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    Thanks for all the tips everyone.
    Trap will just finish Jr this go around.
    Over the summer, hopefully with some help, and my own research, trap will get to a solid Sr level.
    As he is now, he is a great hunting buddy, and that is all i had wanted from the get go.
    This training and doggie games are for fun and to make him a better hunting dog, when we aren't killin birds.

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    I really appreciated everyone's replies, and to give a little more info.
    Did some training yesterday with chuck and company and had a great time.
    Trap is making great improvements with his confidence. He would have passed Sr with his performance yesterday.
    To those that commented about honoring, trap was placed next to my truck (in the shade), in front and to the side of where the other dogs were running, while I was out throwing marks.
    He never moved from his spot. So, no issues there.
    Chuck told me to continue with what i was doing for there was an improvement in his performance from our last get together.

    We are on our way to smoking Sr! !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Teahan View Post
    I really appreciated everyone's replies, and to give a little more info.
    Did some training yesterday with chuck and company and had a great time.
    Trap is making great improvements with his confidence. He would have passed Sr with his performance yesterday.
    To those that commented about honoring, trap was placed next to my truck (in the shade), in front and to the side of where the other dogs were running, while I was out throwing marks.
    He never moved from his spot. So, no issues there.
    Chuck told me to continue with what i was doing for there was an improvement in his performance from our last get together.

    We are on our way to smoking Sr! !!
    Mark, practice honoring with fliers being thrown and shot for the working dog and sitting close to the working dog. It will go a long way to confirming how steady he may be in a test environment.

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    Time to quit agonizing: If you think your dog is ready just enter already

    Copterdoc, I see your point. But some of us is skeered. Last year I liked being test dog because I was nervous, having never entered a test before. It was fun seeing my dog work without the stress of worrying about passing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    Copterdoc, I see your point. But some of us is skeered....
    Don't be skeered.

    I have been bit by one Marshal. But, never by a Judge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_dog_guy View Post
    It is training, you're right, Melissa, but for both of them! We struggle with having enough people to run a single, much less a walk up double.

    You two will miss the test this spring? You going to Colorado?
    Texas, Chuck, Texas.... Hugh
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