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Thread: The Walk-up in a senior hunt test

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    I hope it's not scary /Paul, but it does seem scary at the moment, especially knowing you will be there watching!

    And Blake, I'm a little crazy and am trying to do both derbies and senior at the same time... we'll see how it goes.

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    I remember doing akc walkups with Hudson. One time it was on the water double. The one that scared me the most was honoring on the land walkup. You had to walk with the honoring dog at heel about 3-4 steps behind the working dog and slightly off to the side. One of the birds was a flyer. I had never seen that before. I was saying softly "heel, no bird, heel, no bird......" But we got through it and passed.
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    I ran an AKC Senior test recently with a tandem walk-up for the honor too- honor dog walked right beside (about 8 ft apart) the working dog on one of the longest walk-up I've seen, 25-30 yards before they fired off the bird. Also have run tests with walk-up on water, walk-up was a flier and even a walk-out run after the double was picked up as you walked away from the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurelwood View Post
    I ran an AKC Senior test recently with a tandem walk-up for the honor too- honor dog walked right beside (about 8 ft apart) the working dog on one of the longest walk-up I've seen, 25-30 yards before they fired off the bird. Also have run tests with walk-up on water, walk-up was a flier and even a walk-out run after the double was picked up as you walked away from the line.

    Holy cow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbro View Post
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    I just now figured out your avatar is a person sitting against a round bale. All this time I thought it was the nose of an ant eater!!! And I would say "why does that guy have an ant eater for an avatar?"
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    Good camo if it makes Bora think it's an anteater instead of a person in camo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    Good camo if it makes Bora think it's an anteater instead of a person in camo.
    Actually, I thought it was an Anteater too. (Or maybe a long nosed Walrus.)

    I know. Weird.

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    I thought it was a hippo head coming out of muddy water.
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    My 1st SH Test was a couple w/ends ago and the walk-up was on water. All of the dogs did well on this.

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    Expect a walk up anywhere, land, water, or both. I think my first walk ups I did not properly teach my dog to follow the gun (or heal properly), and she would fix on the gun station and not the direction of the hidden gun station mark. If you are too out of place you could miss the walk up mark (or at least we did once). Lots of practice with a very white visible gun station (go bird) with a hidden gun as the walk up, she learned that the visible gun station was not necessarily the first bird down. Anyway, everything goes better with practice.

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