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    Thanks, Dennis. Hopefully, he sees this thread...

    Thanks, Dennis.
    Hopefully, he sees this thread and uses it to help his dog. -Paul
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    Hi Dennis, On another thread, where a person...

    Hi Dennis,

    On another thread, where a person was getting no goes on memory birds in tight all-age marking set-ups, I posted that I felt that this drill might help the dog become more comfortable,...
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    Doesn't that sound like fun. -Paul

    Doesn't that sound like fun. -Paul
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    I believe those pictures illustrate what he...

    I believe those pictures illustrate what he called "fracturing", which was a process providing a clean break for the dog(s) between training and down time. Ed would know for sure if I am correct in...
  5. I've been waiting and hoping this thread would...

    I've been waiting and hoping this thread would grow some legs, but apparently that is not
    going to happen.

    Here is my process for the day before judging:

    -Be at the grounds on time and meet...
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    Ever had Pneumonia? I have. Ain't no friend of...

    Ever had Pneumonia? I have. Ain't no friend of mine! -Paul
  7. You're on the grounds and it's Friday.....

    How do you go about setting up your tests with your Co-Judge?- Paul
  8. Thread: The game

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    I have used paint rollers with all my dogs while...

    I have used paint rollers with all my dogs while they were teething with no negative health issues. I would think they would be fine as a transition to bumpers for this dog. -Paul
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    If thrown into the wind, where will all the...

    If thrown into the wind, where will all the feathers and blood scent from the flyer end up?

    I would make the flyer the right hand bird, thrown with the left to right wind described. The other 2...
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    This thread, alone, has been viewed 112 times....

    This thread, alone, has been viewed 112 times. -Paul
  11. Thread: No-Goes

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    I would think that success on the ABCD Drill...

    I would think that success on the ABCD Drill would be a step towards making your dog more comfortable on tight set-ups. -Paul

    https://www.retrieversonline.com/articles/favourite-marking-set-ups
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    Good one, Reggie! Probably not EE....-Paul

    Good one, Reggie! Probably not EE....-Paul
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    More participants would be nice!

    It sure would be great if we could have more participation on these new (Rulebook) forums. -Paul
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    I much prefer a flyer shot out of the test,...

    I much prefer a flyer shot out of the test, either as the longest or next longest bird, which allows it to be a mark with substance, instead of a distraction/breaking bird. I also like to throw marks...
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    This is all very sad to read. I have been using...

    This is all very sad to read. I have been using his templates and sheets over my entire career of judging field trial dogs. I believe it was (is) the best way of recording a dog's performance when it...
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    Lee is out of business? -Paul

    Lee is out of business? -Paul
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    Gooser, When handling on a mark, the handler...

    Gooser,

    When handling on a mark, the handler has conceded that the dog does not know where the bird is, and that it will be unable to recover it without help. In my experience, by this time the...
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    Nice post, Jim! Really good photos and diagrams....

    Nice post, Jim! Really good photos and diagrams. Excellent way to transition to cold water blinds, IMO. -Paul
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    That would be a signal for a dog trained by...

    That would be a signal for a dog trained by popular methods over here to turn and swim in that direction. -Paul
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    In a sense, yes, but judging blinds is very...

    In a sense, yes, but judging blinds is very different than judging marks. I don't think it's possible to make a direct comparison between the two. I believe A 'softball' land blind does not aid in...
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    Words or phrases in bold print are emphasis added...

    Words or phrases in bold print are emphasis added by me.
    Page 32 - 21. Tests or retrieves which are not to be considered by the Judges at the final summing up should not be held.

    Page...
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    If someone has problems with mobility, every...

    If someone has problems with mobility, every effort would be made to accommodate them, of course.

    I always look for a site that is level and firm for the walk up test. No need to make things any...
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    It does come into play. In every test, for that...

    It does come into play. In every test, for that matter.

    In a lot of cases, I prefer to use the walk up component incorporated into the land-water combination test as a jump shoot scenario, as long...
  24. I think the difference is that bird dog training...

    I think the difference is that bird dog training for Tests and Trials (Pointing breeds) is largely honing natural instincts and abilities to a very high level.

    Retriever training is pretty...
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    I am a licensed judge for AKC Hunt Tests, Minor...

    I am a licensed judge for AKC Hunt Tests, Minor Stake Field Trials and UKC/HRC Hunts.

    AKC # ZF390 8 point HT judge, judging since 1995 8 point Minor Stake FT judge, judging since 2001
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