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  1. Yep, a 60 dog weekend is a big weekend. I don't...

    Yep, a 60 dog weekend is a big weekend. I don't mind it really, it's pretty much all I have ever known. I don't think I have ever done a 90 dog event. I don't think the 66 dog event will be too...
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    I know I will get blasted here, but I've thought...

    I know I will get blasted here, but I've thought this for a LONG time. If there is all of this demand for spots in tests and all of these amateurs who want to get into a test but can't get entered,...
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    First, someone already said it. Why get cute...

    First, someone already said it. Why get cute with a senior test. Senior dogs got enough to worry about with it being cute. I did some "cute" things many years ago under the guise of "do something...
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    The Central Minnesota Retriever Club does not use...

    The Central Minnesota Retriever Club does not use Del-Tone property for any events. Although it is only a few miles away as the crow flies, the grounds are no longer kept in condition for trial...
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    Another source regarding Del-Tone Kennels is...

    Another source regarding Del-Tone Kennels is Steve Yozamp of Outback Retrievers. I believe Steve worked there as a bird boy and assistant trainer from in his early teens.

    The name Del-Tone comes...
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    Often there is a lot of discussion of wanting the...

    Often there is a lot of discussion of wanting the rulebook to have more objective and clear rules and applications of the rules. Here is an instance where the rulebook give clear objective grounds...
  7. December Informal has been cancelled on account...

    December Informal has been cancelled on account of extreme cold weather. See you next month!
  8. Central Minnesota Retriever Club December Informal Trial

    The December CMRC Informal Trial will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019

    The trial is open to members and non-members alike. Stakes are offered in the Open, Qualifying, Hunter, Derby, Junior...
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    I'm am not certain you have a distinction on...

    I'm am not certain you have a distinction on collar intensity between indirect and direct pressure, meaning that saying direct pressure is always an extended burn at a higher intensity. If I am...
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    All the concerns about not having Pat's drone...

    All the concerns about not having Pat's drone coverage....
    May be kind of a moot point and not any sort of conspiracy. I see that Pat is recuperating from knee surgery I believe it is that has him...
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    Well some might question how nice a setup it was...

    Well some might question how nice a setup it was if only 5 dogs out of 34 got through it cleanly. And without being there to see it for myself, it may well have been a terrific set up or it may have...
  12. When I began over 20 years ago I followed a book...

    When I began over 20 years ago I followed a book entitle "Training the Retriever For the Marshes and Meadows" by James Spencer. It was a really good systematic and tried and true methodology. Not...
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    Master Hunter Golden Stud

    Topbrass One More Trip to Birdland **MH30 (Maynard) is standing at stud. Maynard is 75 pounds and is eager to train, tireless in the field, easy to teach, has a great memory, and is very watery....
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    I believe there are some generalizations, at...

    I believe there are some generalizations, at least there are things that I generally do...

    First, in training I would make the dog do whatever I tell them to do. Yep, I usually let them pick up...
  15. A trained retriever is one of our greatest...

    A trained retriever is one of our greatest conservation tools. A dog that can reliably locate and retrieve your game encourages us to only harvest our limit. I believe legally a bird that is shot,...
  16. Greater Minnesota Hunt Test Association Retriever Championships

    The 13th Annual Greater Minnesota Hunt Test Association Minnesota Retriever Championships will be held Saturday, September 14 on the grounds of the Kettle River Retriever Group near Hinckley,...
  17. Minnesota Iron Range Retriever Club June Double Master Hunt Test

    Here's another double Master event with plenty of room for entries in beautiful northern Minnesota. You will enjoy fantastic grounds, pleasant weather and challenging tests.
    Minneaota Iron Range...
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    Master test that is not filling

    Always hearing about test that fill in a matter of minutes. Always hear about folks that can't find enough tears to enter to title their dog. Well here is your chance.
    The Minneaota Field Trial...
  19. Minnesota Field Trial Association Hunt Test

    The MFTA Hunt Test closes at Midnight on Memorial Day Monday. Entries at this moment are quite light. Plenty of room in all stakes for more entries.
    The club is offering an Owner/Handler...
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    I have no problem and know of no rule prohibiting...

    I have no problem and know of no rule prohibiting the change of handlers during an event between series. Happens all the time for a variety of reasons in trials and tests. And I am pretty certain...
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    Yes, the dog must be a Master Hunter. Those...

    Yes, the dog must be a Master Hunter. Those passes may be part of the passes it takes to become a Master Hinter of course, but the Maater Amateur is only open to Master Hunters. You could have a...
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    Get some really nasty ducks and train on them. ...

    Get some really nasty ducks and train on them. Enforce your force fetch. I'm not saying doing anything to hurt or harm the dog or begin rough with them or anything like that. But if the dog has...
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    If it is a 7-8 week old puppy, rather than...

    If it is a 7-8 week old puppy, rather than shipping it cargo, require the purchaser come and pick up the puppy and they can take it on as carry-on luggage. I have an acquaintance that has used my...
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    I think part of it is that dogs get so...

    I think part of it is that dogs get so conditioned to leaving the line when they are commanded to do so and that no leaving is simply not an option. Yes, give the dog the dog the line and send them...
  25. Central Minnesota Retriever Club Februart Informal Trial Cancelled

    The February Informal Trial scheduled for Sunday, February 17 has been cancelled. The snow cover on our grounds is making it very difficult for us to host a quality event this month. 4 wheelers are...
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