Correct. We call it a blind - idea to stay on a line to the bird. Handle if needed to do so (handle being directing). Ironically some judges want to 'see' the handle so as to ascertain the cooperation of the dog with handler. So guys like me whose dog always run an exact straight line to the bird without fail sometimes have to line crooked in the beginning so we can 'handle' once to the bird and satisfy the judge. (kidding).
We shoot dogs with a Canon
There is a dictionary of terms on the first page of this website, before you log on.
If already logged on, go to the box at the upper left of the screen (RTF with a picture of a yellow lab) and click. Then look under Training Articles, then "GOT" (Glossary of Terms).
Hope this helps.
Last edited by Wayne Nutt; 05-25-2013 at 03:38 PM.
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HRCH Patton's Parker Co. Shadow "Shadow"
HRCH Clineline Hijacker "Jack"
HRCH Marks a Lot Midnight Hudson, SH "Hudson"-retired
Castile Creek's Rawhide, SH "Rowdy"
I was in your position a few years back, and although the glossary is a good start and reference ,It never really tells you the meaning behind the translation?...The 'Jargon' and 'slang' that is used throughout the gundog world - world wide- is so diverse I often wonder what the dogs 'transatlantic' make of it!?..
I am also a member of a site that has a few 'US' contributors,and had some time (well hours actually) explaining what 'Stravaiging' actually meant?.....
Google is a good start,but can mislead you without the 'passion of the meaning/translation'?....So I just plain Asked for clarification! from my good friends across that pond.
....Started typing like them as well!??? .
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