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  1. RTF - Retriever Training Forum
    I’ve read the rules through several times but still have a few questions. 1. Are chain slip leads okay to walk to the holding blind? 2. if a diversion bird is thrown as dog is returning with Mark, can handler use voice or whistle command “here”? 3. Walk ups. Are they generally the first bird...
  2. RTF - Retriever Training Forum
    Master test 3 rd series. Instructions to handlers is to run both blinds in any order. Marks by invitation. Blinds are to the left of the left mark and up the middle between the AOF of mark 1 and 2. Many dogs had a difficult time with both as they were long angle entries and skinny water on the...
  3. Looking to compile a list of dogs with semen available and/or that are still alive I know Mully is one And Hudson thanks!
  4. The JUDGE's Chair
    Just read the "judging Derby" article in Retriever Journal written by Judy Rasmussen and Dennis Voight. This should be a mandatory read for ALL existing AKC judges and especially new ones. The one big take away from this is DON'T JUDGE LINES in the Derby. I have run against so many renown judges...
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