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    Agree. Teach the dog to come to you before you...

    Agree. Teach the dog to come to you before you throw anymore of that type double.

    Edit: you may find this flow chart useful in identifying where your dog should be in yard work prior to teaching...
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    Because it’s been thoroughly tested and proven to...

    Because it’s been thoroughly tested and proven to work. It also presents no issue when transitioning to the other word(s).
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    Dogs are smart enough to know who said back. It’s...

    Dogs are smart enough to know who said back. It’s a non-issue.
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    It’s a qualifying stake of a FT usually held in...

    It’s a qualifying stake of a FT usually held in conjunction with a hunt test. The handler of the dog must own all or part of the dog.
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    Most field trailers train to pick up go bird then...

    Most field trailers train to pick up go bird then shortest remaining bird next, until all are retrieved. Called secondary selection. Your goal would be to bring the dog in facing the short bird and...
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    Use whatever you want. Doesn’t make a difference....

    Use whatever you want. Doesn’t make a difference. There are other cues well before sending that’ll tell your pup whether it’s a mark or blind. There are several top handlers/trainers including...
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    It’s a huge time and money commitment for the...

    It’s a huge time and money commitment for the workers. I used a weeks vacation and it cost me around $1,500 for hotel, gas, lunches, dinners etc. to volunteer.

    You do it to give back to the sport...
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    Have you worked a National FT?

    Have you worked a National FT?
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    There are a number of high end stud dog owners...

    There are a number of high end stud dog owners who frequent Alpharetta Animal hospital north of Atlanta, GA for collection and breedings. Easy drive from Knoxville and those stud dogs may be back in...
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    AKC early entry is by rule. Has HRC rule been...

    AKC early entry is by rule. Has HRC rule been added to address this?
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    Club option 8 to 12 I believe.

    Club option 8 to 12 I believe.
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    No issues here. Did you try... 79312

    No issues here. Did you try...
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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 don’t allow it when we hold the...

    Or at a minimum don’t 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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