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    I really do not consider building upon a mark I...

    I really do not consider building upon a mark I did 2 months ago repeating.
    We would all like to say we never repeat marks but that is just not reality. We do not have unlimited grounds at our...
  2. The universal challenge in stepping up at any...

    The universal challenge in stepping up at any level is for the handler/trainer to increase and hold themselves to a new higher performance standard in day to day training. The area of the fall...
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    Old adage: " Test hard and judge easy" I have...

    Old adage: " Test hard and judge easy"

    I have found this philosophy especially useful when judging Q's. This is the FT introduction point for many and allows for more people to be pleasantly...
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    IMHO the variability of talent in a Q entry is...

    IMHO the variability of talent in a Q entry is greater than any other FT stake. As a judge you may need a test for 20-30 dogs that are already qualified all-age or a field of dogs that could barely...
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    I do not know by what means you taught(or he...

    I do not know by what means you taught(or he learned) "de-cheating" but this maybe the origin.

    You might try placing 3-4 visible piles down the shore and lining as a drill to each. The goal being...
  6. It is possible, each NARC has several but it...

    It is possible, each NARC has several but it requires the perfect collision of circumstances, The right dog, the right time, with the right training group on the right grounds at that time in your...
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    Go watch one. The summer FT season has plenty of...

    Go watch one. The summer FT season has plenty of Derby/ Quals listed on entryexpress. Sit and watch both the dogs and the handlers. You will see good ones, bad ones , lucky ones and unlucky ones. If...
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    We have tried. A high school diploma has been...

    We have tried.

    A high school diploma has been free for generations yet 15% of Americans over 25yo do not have one. About 17% of Americans do not have health insurance. I'll bet on some overlap in...
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    Great comparison! Providing the right to a free...

    Great comparison!
    Providing the right to a free education does not equal the production of educated people. Providing the right to free health care will not produce health. Just because someone is...
  10. ...throw in a few brown dogs like Tiger, Cub and...

    ...throw in a few brown dogs like Tiger, Cub and Ch[p all who would be Hall of Famers in any decade.
  11. I've had some "trial wise" breakers that needed...

    I've had some "trial wise" breakers that needed to become "trial wary".

    Organize a club training day or any large group. Recreate the test/trial environment: birds, holding blinds, heeling past...
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    I have used Beecher Mirage 4.5 X wide angle for...

    I have used Beecher Mirage 4.5 X wide angle for years. These are hands free low vision glasses that can be worn over your regular glasses or not. They were originally designed for people with macular...
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    Another common problem I see for MHs making the...

    Another common problem I see for MHs making the jump to Q's is not being able to cast "back" on land blinds when the blind is 200+ yards. After about 150 they tend to zig-zag when cast and go into...
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    True for the original throw as seen from the line...

    True for the original throw as seen from the line but what about from the perspective of the dog establishing their hunt out at the field?
    The throw may not be in but for the dog's hunt the holding...
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    Poll: No, the regulation reads "24 hours of the EVENT"...

    No, the regulation reads "24 hours of the EVENT" not the start of individual levels or series. Your HT has an event #, if your event is to starts on Saturday birds killed on Friday are good for your...
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    Poll: Chapter 3 Sect 2(page 21) of HTs regulations...

    Chapter 3 Sect 2(page 21) of HTs regulations pretty much takes care of what birds judges are given to use: only birds killed at the event or within 24 hours can be used. Once the event starts it is...
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    From the pictures my initial impression: long...

    From the pictures my initial impression:
    long shorelines, a point, a dike at one end and long slopping approaches. The first utilization I see is for "courage retrieves" singles and casting then...
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    Yes, CBRs have a bad habit of talking over the...

    Yes, CBRs have a bad habit of talking over the heads of the others. They try to dumb it down but it is hard for them.

    Tim
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    Because flyers and Derby dogs are both...

    Because flyers and Derby dogs are both unpredictable.
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    #1: Maybe #2: No Duck or pheasant swimming...

    #1: Maybe
    #2: No

    Duck or pheasant swimming or running CAN result in calling "no-bird" if the movement of the bird places the working dog at an advantage or at a disadvantage(the usual case) in ...
  21. IMHO the application has changed not due to...

    IMHO the application has changed not due to softer dogs but a better understanding of the process by trainers. The intensity of " the force" has evolved much like the intensity of
    "the electric" in...
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    Do we really FORCE a dog to fetch, hold,to a pile...

    Do we really FORCE a dog to fetch, hold,to a pile .....? OR Are we just teaching a dog HOW and WHEN to do what they already want to do. retrieve (aka the drive)?

    Imho it is more " you can...
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    Dog and/or handler availability is still a...

    Dog and/or handler availability is still a problem either can be at another stake. Fridays generally have only 1 AA and 1 minor stake that can affect availability whereas on Saturday the first series...
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    Yes, Not that I know of, Yes I have seen honor...

    Yes, Not that I know of, Yes
    I have seen honor eliminated in AA and Q's for the sake of:
    - Trial mechanics. This generally involves dog/handler availability.
    - Fairness of the honor : ...
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    In a Qual I will have a land blind in with my...

    In a Qual I will have a land blind in with my land marks about 50% of the time. Generally the marks will be a double with a retired gun. Other times I would run a land triple as the first followed...
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