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    the blog is great but it doesn't appear to be in 'real time' - can someone fill us in on why the delay?? I understand technical difficulties but with all the internet savvy folk out there -how can it become more real time as it has in the past??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pam ingham View Post
    the blog is great but it doesn't appear to be in 'real time' - can someone fill us in on why the delay?? I understand technical difficulties but with all the internet savvy folk out there -how can it become more real time as it has in the past??
    There is little to no Internet/cell service and slow when there is a signal and I am not tech savvy just on site with no AT&T cellphone service

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    That's impressive that they'll finish today. Has anyone timed it?

    Do you have any idea the average time per dog?

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    Test took about 4 minutes per dog. Terrific time management. They also gave you limited time to view the test before they called for the birds. A little nerve wracking but ultimately enough time.
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    Hard to believe that close to 20% of the best retrievers in the country handled (or switched) on a little ol' double
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    Quote Originally Posted by pam ingham View Post
    the blog is great but it doesn't appear to be in 'real time' - can someone fill us in on why the delay?? I understand technical difficulties but with all the internet savvy folk out there -how can it become more real time as it has in the past??
    Maybe in the future they can setup a cell phone repeater since they run on peoples' properties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    Hard to believe that close to 20% of the best retrievers in the country handled (or switched) on a little ol' double
    Just a double. Most of those that handled were in the first 50 or so dogs. Seems that after the sun came up and around (according to reports) that short retired became more doable. But it sure was giving the early dogs the business.

    One dog handled on both birds.

    Quite a few had big hunts.

    Sounds like the end of the blind was no walk in the park either.
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    Find something with NEEM (herbal) in it-works amazingly well, and you can put it on the dogs, too.
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    I think this may be the first time that the double with a blind first has been done in a National. Usually this test is done in big weekend trials. I guess it works for big Nationals too.
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    The BLOG isn't up to date, I'm guessing they're having technical difficulties. However, the callbacks list shows a number of pick-ups in a row after about 25 dogs had run. Wondering if the wind changed or the judges decided they weren't going to accept something like a dog that broke down in the area of flyer and had to be handled back to the long retired or something else. Anybody have any idea what is happening?

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