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  1. Not following a program or modifying it....

    Not following a program or modifying it. Understand how each step builds on the previous.
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    Stud - Black Lab, Yellow factored

    BD North Shore's Instant Rain Gear QA2(4 years old) 16 AA points (Poncho)
    Needs a win for his titles.
    One of the best finishing percentages in the country.
    Handsome, medium size, muscular....
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    Batteries plus store

    Batteries plus store
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    Someone is yanking your chain.

    Someone is yanking your chain.
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    Don't confuse longetivity in the sport with...

    Don't confuse longetivity in the sport with having trained a dog to a competitive level.
    Unfortunately, this a reality of our sport. My advice to you, become a judge so it doesn't happen to someone...
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    This is why judges need to learn how to train...

    This is why judges need to learn how to train dog. If these two Judges did they would have a understanding on how the fall would effect the dog in a negative way.
    Should have been a no bird!
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    I never had a issue with gas operated boom guns...

    I never had a issue with gas operated boom guns while judging. I do make sure that I confirm that each bird thrower knows how to operate them before starting the test.
    The gun that's the first bird...
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    Train for both scenario's before entering a Field...

    Train for both scenario's before entering a Field trial.
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    I have never run or judged a AA stake without an...

    I have never run or judged a AA stake without an honor. I'm not sure why you would assume that the marks, weather, or location would have any effect on if their is a honor?
  10. I don't think it matters if the dog is two sided...

    I don't think it matters if the dog is two sided or not. Its about how you take the bird from the dog and will it affect the dogs focus and line on the next mark. Your decision on what side too heel...
  11. I've been in a conversation about this in the...

    I've been in a conversation about this in the past. The thought was,"it depends"! The question we posed was did it effect memory/marking? Should you take the bird from the dog towards the line you...
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    Amateur (Hickey) 75486

    Amateur (Hickey)
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    For me its paying attention to the weather...

    For me its paying attention to the weather fronts, and how they will affect the winds rotation throughout the judging weekend. Marks and blinds need to take into consideration the wind during...
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    I'm with you on this one Ted! I say back when...

    I'm with you on this one Ted! I say back when handling my dog, because that's how I train. as a matter of fact everyone that I know in the sport uses the word. To try and say you know what the word...
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    How someone trains is not up for judgement. The...

    How someone trains is not up for judgement. The dog work is! Did some thing in the blind cause the momentum shift? Did the handler react to it? If so, good handling! If not, did the dog cave into a...
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    I think the term is used to describe a Derby dog...

    I think the term is used to describe a Derby dog or a 6 months to 4 years old. Dog's of this age group aren't old enough to have grasped all of the nuances of a All Age Tests (Concepts with...
  17. Thread: New Puppy!

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    Nice pedigree. Don't have a Tubb puppy, but have...

    Nice pedigree. Don't have a Tubb puppy, but have seen a bunch.
    You have a lot of Horse power.
    Have high standards from day 1!
    Teach steadiness from day one, and enjoy the ride.
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    Cheating singles on land. Teach the dog to angle...

    Cheating singles on land. Teach the dog to angle ditches, take cover and hold lines on land.
    Then run blinds that give the dog a distinct picture to the end of fields. If the dog gets the picture...
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    Well said Ted! The focus it takes to get carried...

    Well said Ted! The focus it takes to get carried to the next series shouldn't be taken lightly! It's very rare to find a Dog and Handler not insync get out of the first series in a All Age Test. Can...
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    Define young? The major stakes take knowledge and...

    Define young? The major stakes take knowledge and a great dog. That in itself eliminates all kids and young adults(Under 30).
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    Dogs should honor! Logistics and planning are...

    Dogs should honor! Logistics and planning are paramount to test setup.
    In a bind, do a cold honor!
    Test dog runs the blind, comes back. Sits and watches a Mark.
    The next dog to run the blind...
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    TT - is a drill to " start" to prepare your dog...

    TT - is a drill to " start" to prepare your dog to handle in a drill. Follow a program until it's complete and you and your dog will benefit.
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    I feel the wind should reward the dog that...

    I feel the wind should reward the dog that successfully navigated their way to a mark.
    It should not allow a dog who has not marked the bird to recover with a wind save when way off line. Make sure...
  24. I'm describing the impact points of the blind,...

    I'm describing the impact points of the blind, and how I would handle them. If my dog isn't affected by the described factors he would probably line the blind. A qual dog in my opinion would be...
  25. This would depend on the dogs skill level? The...

    This would depend on the dogs skill level? The first entry I would keep the dog tight left, thinking he would square the 1st. Entry keeping him on line, in the second entry I would plan on stopping...
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