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Thread: Fair but tough test or tricking the dogs?

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    Senior Member copterdoc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget Bodine View Post
    GOOD answer Doc!
    I have my moments.
    They are few, and far between. But they are there.

    Kinda like my dogs.

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    To me a trick test is one that goes against a dogs natural inclination and against training for the skills we train on to enhance those natural abilities. For example a triple with 4 gun stations that all shoot but only 3 birds thrown. I'd much rather see tough bird placement that demonstrates a dogs marking and memory. I often see tests that are based on training scenarios vs ability.

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