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    What are you teaching if/when you handle? Don’t...

    What are you teaching if/when you handle? Don’t go to the wrong side?

    I handle for giving in to factors.

    What was wrong about the decision your dog made? Did she square the entry or exit, did...
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    For the purpose of discussion, or rather to...

    For the purpose of discussion, or rather to determine how he needs to prepare for derbies.
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    While the faults are not segregated by stake,...

    While the faults are not segregated by stake, throughout the supplement to the standard it mentions different standards for trained abilities in the derby. For example it says a “reasonable degree of...
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    If there were more than one series, one mark, and...

    If there were more than one series, one mark, and two dogs the answer is always, it depends. Best to limit it as the op did for discussion purposes.
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    Or at a minimum donít allow it when we hold the...

    Or at a minimum donít allow it when we hold the book.
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    I see nothing about your question or responses...

    I see nothing about your question or responses that sounds like complaining. Simply observations.

    There is another alternative to the two options, and that is to encourage folks, particularly new...
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    Natural Abilities From part II of the supplement...

    Natural Abilities
    From part II of the supplement to the standard procedure...

    (1) Accurate marking, or memory of “falls’’ is of paramount importance. However, this does not imply that dogs which...
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    That makes two of us out of...

    That makes two of us out of...
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    You’ll discover that dog A gets green or maybe...

    You’ll discover that dog A gets green or maybe even dropped more often than not. Derby judges, in general, treat getting out early on a down the shore mark as a serious fault. Hook a gun in more than...
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    What if the dog doesn’t fail to pick up a bumper?...

    What if the dog doesn’t fail to pick up a bumper? Since I started using Hillmann ish puppy program, my dogs don’t fail to pick up a bumper until I add the tap of the stick.
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    In Lardy’s program, what happened with your dog...

    In Lardy’s program, what happened with your dog is what is supposed to happen. You are not sticking him (tapping) to get him to fetch, you stick to get him to fetch despite being sticked.

    You get...
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    For information purposes, there are dog who see...

    For information purposes, there are dog who see 25-30 MH starts per year. I’m all for it, but it does take up slots.
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    It would be fair if everyone gave back by judging.

    It would be fair if everyone gave back by judging.
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    When professionals started dominating (not...

    When professionals started dominating (not numbers but placement) field trials, the players came up with the Amateur (handler) stake. When “professional” amateurs started dominating the Amateur...
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    What if 9 clients enter 3 dogs each...

    What if 9 clients enter 3 dogs each simultaneously using same process as for the 28 dogs? 27 dogs entered in same amount of time.

    Bottom line is when 65 dogs try to enter 60 dog test, 5 owners...
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    Sit give cast Sit-nick-(sit)-cast Sit-come in...

    Sit give cast
    Sit-nick-(sit)-cast
    Sit-come in whistle-sit-cast
    Sit-come in whistle with nick-sit-cast

    All are legitimate if dog is trained to understand.
    Each is more pressure than previous...
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    Hard to say. It changes depending on the dog. Let...

    Hard to say. It changes depending on the dog. Let me preface by saying that “failing the mark” likely means different things to different people. It’s not only about getting the bird in training.
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    Herein lies the issue... The rules state that...

    Herein lies the issue...
    The rules state that they should not be scored the same. It may be an academic exercise, both are usually dropped, sometimes both are carried, but dog vs dog, the rules say...
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    But the rule book is silent regarding handling as...

    But the rule book is silent regarding handling as the dog goes deep of the fall without hunting. Say sit and the judge is required by rule to treat as a controlled break. Handle and the judge just...
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    The handle as the dog goes by the bird and starts...

    The handle as the dog goes by the bird and starts to get out of the area (hasn’t hunted), I think is many times penalized more severely as the judge assumes the dog was lined through the area and did...
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    A blind retrieve is not a dead bird scenario...

    A blind retrieve is not a dead bird scenario necessarily. If you mean that we know the bird is dead, this is true of every bird used in a trial except the live flyers. Typically one in the first and...
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    We (collectively) are they judges. All we have to...

    We (collectively) are they judges. All we have to do is judge by the book. I judge by the rulers you posted. I’d say I’m in the minority. I’ve had an National winner and another experienced judge...
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    Moderate Fault... 3. Reluctance to enter rough...

    Moderate Fault...
    3. Reluctance to enter rough cover, water, ice, mud or other situations involving unpleasant “going’’ for the dog.

    I’d be hard pressed to move a dog that made three areas of...
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    If I want a dog to swim, I put the bird where it...

    If I want a dog to swim, I put the bird where it is unlikely to be retrieved without a significant hunt if they donít swim.

    Every factor in line to my bird is there to make the bird difficult to...
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    Jackie Mertens Sound Beginnings is excellent for...

    Jackie Mertens Sound Beginnings is excellent for this timeframe/purpose.
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