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    Default Preparing for Hunt Tests

    OK, here goes, I am sure this has been asked on this site many times.
    I have trained a few (3) GR and gotten SR's on 2 of them and 2 legs of SH on one.
    I did all but the force breaking.

    I have just recently been adopted by a BL.

    I want to begin the journey again.

    I know it has changed since we ran about 5 or 6 years ago.
    It's a long personal story why we stopped.

    Also, an incredible difference between the breeds.

    Advice?
    Reference materials?

    Thanks in advance....r/k


    BTW--A special thanks to Chessy1!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Advice?
    Reference materials?Thanks in advance..
    all you need right here http://totalretriever.com/
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

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    also, seek out someone who is currently successfully running tests. they will be invaluable in helping you prepare for tests and knowing when you are actually ready to enter one.-Paul
    there's no good reason to fatten up a retriever.

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    Both Paul and Ken gave good advise, I would even attend a test in the area before I ran and maybe talk to a few more people there.

    Oh dust off the cooler, find a comfortable chair that travels well, scratch that you won't sit in it, I never do..... sun screen, bug dope, boots, rain gear..... what else hmmm oh hey a good sense of humor. enjoy the journey, it is a hoot. Welcome back to "the game".
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    also try to find a club near by

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    Oh yeah, I will be visiting a couple of tests and get a feel before we are ready.
    Weekend Training sessions etc.
    Yard work every day.

    My goal is to get a JR on him this summer.
    Stan b & Elvis

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    I always re-read my books, watch the videos, take notes and then make up lesson plans...I revisit all this throughout the summer and keep a white board of their weekly progress...
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    Hey you got the right kind of dog this time so nothing to it
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    I like to do simple high success marks and O.B the week leading up to the test. Other than that i don't do anything really new so to speak. I would avoid strating something that could cause a fight or shake the dogs confidence right before a test/trial.....
    Owned and handled by "HR A hunters dream of westwind JH" (Huntley)

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    Hey Roadkill Glad You made it over here. Clay AKA chessy1
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