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    What Harry said. I prefer to do the first...

    What Harry said.

    I prefer to do the first couple of sessions in the dead of night so that the dog learns to associate the command with using it's nose. The dark of night minimizes the use of...
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    Was this a single or a memory bird of a multiple...

    Was this a single or a memory bird of a multiple mark set up? Standout or retired? There really is no wrong side of a retired mark.

    I would be more likely to handle if it was a single, less so if...
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    There's nothing 'political' about the issue that...

    There's nothing 'political' about the issue that Mike brought up.

    It's about people who want to win so badly that they are willing to compromise the spirit of the game which is supposed to allow...
  4. OOPS! Forgot to answer the original question....

    OOPS! Forgot to answer the original question. They are different things, but are both eliminating (serious) dog faults per the Regulations. That is a good reason to spread things out when testing any...
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    Shamateurs have been around for a long time,...

    Shamateurs have been around for a long time, Mike. Nothing new there.

    I think you already know the answers to your questions, but maybe you need reinforcement as to their validity. -Paul
  6. Having been in a situation where the grounds were...

    Having been in a situation where the grounds were somewhat limited while judging the Senior level of AKC testing, I have found that what works best and is fairest, is to run the blind or blinds as...
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    LOL! You go, Nancy! :cool: -Paul

    LOL! You go, Nancy! :cool: -Paul
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    OUCH! Seems excessive, especially with an Honor...

    OUCH! Seems excessive, especially with an Honor involved. How did your dog fare, Ted?- Paul
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    Marc, Thank you for starting a really good...

    Marc,
    Thank you for starting a really good topic, and kudos to Lake Champlain for being so proactive in seeking and encouraging beginners to sample and participate in our sport!

    I can see both...
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    A friend of mine and some friends were doing a...

    A friend of mine and some friends were doing a walk-around of a pond they planned to train in down in Florida when one of the guys pulled out his pistol and shot several times. My friend called...
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    I didn't see this test, so can only comment on...

    I didn't see this test, so can only comment on what was described.

    That is a lot of time/distance to be out of sight on the way to a mark. I also question how safe it would be. I have had 2 dogs...
  12. When someone enters a Master test they are...

    When someone enters a Master test they are saying, in effect, "my dog and I can do anything you put in front of us as long as it is within the regulations". A Master dog is supposed to be a fully...
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    Anyone know if the Policy prohibiting a dog from...

    Anyone know if the Policy prohibiting a dog from Honoring in the "down" position was addressed at the meeting?-Paul
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    Well, this thread went nowhere. Go figure. Must...

    Well, this thread went nowhere. Go figure. Must be because the OP wanted to keep it light.-Paul
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    Pete Plourde and Miss T, Sandi McCourt and love,...

    Pete Plourde and Miss T, Sandi McCourt and love, John Cavanaugh and any of his dogs. -Paul
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    Wayne, please accept my heartfelt condolences to...

    Wayne, please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your son. Nothing but fliers now, Hank.-Paul
  17. Dan was a good guy and a positive influence on...

    Dan was a good guy and a positive influence on the sport. RIP Dan. I know there are a lot of good dogs waiting to see you at The Bridge.- Paul
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    So Mike, when are you gonna set up on that big...

    So Mike, when are you gonna set up on that big boy? LOL! -Paul
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    Nice picture! CT has had some seriously crappy...

    Nice picture!

    CT has had some seriously crappy weather for Turkey season this year. I hope it doesn't continue, or the number and size of the broods may be way down.- Paul
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    Sounds like the honor from hell.... Fortunately,...

    Sounds like the honor from hell....
    Fortunately, I have never had a handler do as you described, leaving the line and approaching it multiple times, either as a handler or judge. Iam unsure of how...
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    Wayne, if the land blind is run as a separate...

    Wayne, if the land blind is run as a separate series, there is a high likelihood that the bird crates will be left in the field and used as suction, so when you do have fliers use them as part of...
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    Amen to that. I think it is toughest if the...

    Amen to that.

    I think it is toughest if the order is R, M retired, F or the same thing going left to right. The dog's tendency is to swing right past the middle bird to the flyer. Even if the gun...
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    The vertical separation is fine. I think for...

    The vertical separation is fine. I think for training purposes you might want more horizontal separation so that it's easier for you to read when/if the dog's focus shifts off of the long bird to the...
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    Wayne, most of the failures I have seen when I...

    Wayne, most of the failures I have seen when I have run Q's and judged them stemmed from:

    - A lack of willingness on the dog's part to look out past a shorter gun station and watch the longer bird...
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    Congratulations, Bubba! Good luck to you and...

    Congratulations, Bubba! Good luck to you and Oakley at the Big Dance! - Paul
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