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Thread: The Walk-up in a senior hunt test

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    Thanks.
    JS, I was thinking the walk-up was a test all in itself, but it sounds like you are saying it is simply just one of the birds in a double?
    It can be either one. With the number of entries pushing the time resource, it's most commonly a part of the required double but it doesn't have to be.
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    If the area given for the test allows, I prefer to see the land series have the honor in association with the live flier.

    Walkup on the water series to start the double.
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    I have run AKC tests with the walkup (water & land) and the bird station YELLED "there they go, there they go" poped out
    from behind the blind then threw the bird (dead & alive) with a shot.
    Pratice the honor too on the water, close to the working dog

    You never know what you will see at a Hunt Test, just practice all kinds of different scenarios!!

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    Great notes, thanks!

    Kim, thanks for reprinting the rule sections. Somehow I missed the sentence regarding gunners being concealed.

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    2 of our 4 SH tests the walk-up was on water.

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    Walk is not that much harder than just sitting there. Keep the dog at heel, alternate commands of heel/mark and when the bird is in the air give you sit command. Its not the scary...

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    Jennifer what happened with the preparing for derbies?

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    We just ran a senior test last week and there was no was no walkup. Is it required per AKC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copperhead04 View Post
    We just ran a senior test last week and there was no was no walkup. Is it required per AKC?
    Section 6. Senior Hunting Test. Dogs shall be
    tested in a minimum of four hunting situations that shall include one land blind, one water blind (that may be run as a double blind on land and water), one double land mark,
    and one double water mark. There shall be at least one
    diversion shot and at least one of the hunting situations should include a walk-up. In Senior tests, a double mark is
    defined as two marks presented before the dog is sent to retrieve. Blinds shall not be run between marks in Senior
    Hunting Tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copperhead04 View Post
    We just ran a senior test last week and there was no was no walkup. Is it required per AKC?
    Not required but very,very common.
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