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  1. ​I am going to try Air BnB for a couple of trials...

    ​I am going to try Air BnB for a couple of trials this fall
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    ​And as this pertains to basics, you know this...

    ​And as this pertains to basics, you know this how?
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    Frankly, I don't know who you are referencing. ...

    Frankly, I don't know who you are referencing. As for "new" ideas, I am with Ed. I see no reason to re-invent the wheel. Over the years, I have competed against many dogs with sloppy mouths and...
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    ​I second this.

    ​I second this.
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    There are basics and there are basics. Over the...

    There are basics and there are basics. Over the years, trainers have eliminated stick fetch, the double T, and swim by. It results in a faster process, but I think a less reliable platform. If you...
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    Bubba, You are equating ethics with the...

    Bubba,

    You are equating ethics with the rules? Really?

    I show up at the Amateur (not O/H Amateur), I pull 15 dogs off the pro truck and run them in the Amateur. I own none of them. Legal?...
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    I think you are being generous. I think the...

    I think you are being generous. I think the majority of judges care about getting in the water and staying in the water - both in the minor and major stakes. I have seen plenty of judges ignore a...
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    There are also former pros, who now hold...

    There are also former pros, who now hold themselves out as Amateurs, who are paid under the table to train dogs for clients, and frequently run those dogs for their clients in the Amateur.
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    One of the purposes of the basics is to teach a...

    One of the purposes of the basics is to teach a dog how to avoid pressure. As such, you look at panic, confusion, etc. as opportunities to reinforce the stability of the platform.
  10. The practical take is this: 1. A Poodle,...

    The practical take is this:

    1. A Poodle, Chihuahua, Boxer, Pug .... may be right for your family.
    2. A mixed breed may be right for your family.

    But, if you want a Labrador Retriever for...
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    Kind of blurring together. Have run 4 Q after...

    Kind of blurring together. Have run 4 Q after the NARC with Bosch (Freeridin RHD) and Bjorn (Freeridin Centre Court)

    Q1: 30+ Bosch J
    Q2: 30+ Bosch 2nd, Bjorn RJ
    Q3: 14 Bosch 2,...
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    Bosch (Freeridin RHD) won. But, that last series...

    Bosch (Freeridin RHD) won. But, that last series was scary. First series land blind would have made a tough Am blind
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    More Q information. Just ran a Q with: Land...

    More Q information. Just ran a Q with:

    Land Triple, one bird retired.
    Followed with a 300+ yard land blind, under the arc of the middle mark.

    Last series, triple, one retired. Go bird 5...
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    I swim the dogs about 20 minutes. Have never...

    I swim the dogs about 20 minutes. Have never gone as long as you have.
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    The key is to do your homework. There are many...

    The key is to do your homework. There are many roads to Mecca.

    My

    - Freeridin Super Bowl Kitty (Kat) is my breeding of FC/AFC Lane's Lets Get Ready to Rumble (Ali) to my FC/AFC Freeridin Miss...
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    NERF pistols at 25 paces

    NERF pistols at 25 paces
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    Yes. The Rule Book is silent on many things, and...

    Yes. The Rule Book is silent on many things, and we judges are required to make an interpretation. If I see a dog speeding out of the area and a handler blows the whistle, I interpret that as no...
  18. Thread: Whistles

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    I have a box of handgun holsters that looked...

    I have a box of handgun holsters that looked great, got great reviews, but didn't quite fit the bill.

    I have a box of whistles that looked great, got great reviews, but didn't quite fit the...
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    I disagree. Subvariant 1 demonstrated a mark...

    I disagree.

    Subvariant 1 demonstrated a mark through its hunt.

    Subvariant 2 demonstrated a line through its path. The handler demonstrated his belief that the dog did not have a mark by...
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    I wanted to expand on what Ed said As to...

    I wanted to expand on what Ed said

    As to Ed's category 1, I agree. No mark. Failure. Drop.

    As to category 2, I would offer two practical sub-categories

    2A) Long retired bird. Dog...
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    Long time dispute. Practically speaking, I think...

    Long time dispute. Practically speaking, I think a big chunk of judges evaluate the quality of the line to the bird - and not the overall quality of the mark. I think this is because those judges...
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    I gave away my Solvit to my brother. It works,...

    I gave away my Solvit to my brother. It works, but is clunky. The Canvasworks ramp is well made and light. I have 4-5 years on mine. Bulletproof
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    I get my puppies in the water as soon as I can. ...

    I get my puppies in the water as soon as I can. In the summer, I take them out in my kayak. They sit with me in the kayak and watch the big dogs swim alongside. Before too long they jump in. If...
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    What is registered - as opposed to - call name?

    What is registered - as opposed to - call name?
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    It depends. There are many factors in the...

    It depends. There are many factors in the decision.

    1. Strength of pedigree
    2. Strength of performance of offspring
    - It is rare that a dam has produced titled offspring and is still being...
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