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    Steve, This advice is SPOT ON in my opinion...

    Steve,

    This advice is SPOT ON in my opinion and is worth mentioning again!

    In training, we should strive to run the dog in front of us and not the blind. By that I mean that regardless of...
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    I have 3 very different dogs. Motivations,...

    I have 3 very different dogs. Motivations, experience and understanding of corrections, handles, help are all different for each. It really makes one wonder how the pros do it day in and day out. ...
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    I don't care where you live, 96 degrees with a...

    I don't care where you live, 96 degrees with a heat index over 110 degrees and high humidity is a recipe for disaster for both humans and dogs. That's why training is done in the early AM down...
  4. Michigan Flyways Retriever Club Hunt Test (July 20-21) CANCELLED

    Message from the Test Chair, Jan Masica:

    Due to the predicted extreme heat and high heat indexes, a decision has been made to cancel the Michigan Flyways July hunt test this weekend. This decision...
  5. I have run against and judged both Tucker and his...

    I have run against and judged both Tucker and his littermate "Naughty" (appropriately named) owned by Mick Presco. They are both stellar animals with incredible innate marking ability and take...
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    Titles are a great way to guage the possible...

    Titles are a great way to guage the possible talent in a litter and will certainly help increase asking prices, as can be seen by breedings of some untitled females to FC/AFC sires.

    If you're...
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    I bought 6-pack of the cheap Baofeng radios (I...

    I bought 6-pack of the cheap Baofeng radios (I think they're make in Korea) on Amazon for like $60. They are rechargeable and have great range. They come programmed with their own 16 channel...
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    Way to go Chris!!! Well deserved!

    Way to go Chris!!! Well deserved!
  9. Poll: Tom, you hit the nail on the head. Hunt Tests...

    Tom, you hit the nail on the head. Hunt Tests are pass/fail. The ribbon isn't colored any differently for an A+ job than it is for a C- job. If that rubs someone the wrong way, then perhaps Field...
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    I couldn't agree more. I bought 4 Mason kennels...

    I couldn't agree more. I bought 4 Mason kennels used about 6 years ago for $900. Recently got the opportunity to buy 4 more used ones for $1,000. 1 set is probably 15 years old and the other is...
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    I can't speak to Pet Plan, but can tell you that...

    I can't speak to Pet Plan, but can tell you that I have been very pleased with Healthy Paws Pet Insurance. I got it on 3 dogs last summer, after an emergency surgery, week in the ICU and eventual...
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    I don't mean to be argumentative Glen. You are...

    I don't mean to be argumentative Glen. You are correct that all dogs had a chance of being assigned running order numbers 1-99, but that is only the firrst step of the process. When the Dow closes...
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    Technically speaking, no. They had the same...

    Technically speaking, no. They had the same chance as every other dog of drawing a number from 1-99, but then with the DOW, those first 99 dogs have a 1 in 99 shot of running first and those who end...
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    So, given that the rulebook says this: "If the...

    So, given that the rulebook says this: "If the DJIA Number is 00, the dog given number one at the draw shall be the first running dog." assuming there are more than 100 dogs in a stake, is it...
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    I had inconsistent stimulation issues in water at...

    I had inconsistent stimulation issues in water at first too, but called Dogtra Customer Service and they sent a pair of insulated contact points. Since then, it's been the best collar I've ever...
  16. Thread: AKC website

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    72482 It doesn't show the tests or dates. ...

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    It doesn't show the tests or dates. Only the # of passes.
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    I used to see walk-ups back when I ran Hunt...

    I used to see walk-ups back when I ran Hunt Tests, but can't say I've seen one in a field trial. Do you see them very often Dr. Ed?

    Would certainly add a new twist to things. No intensive...
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    Unfortunately, many judges flat out ignore or...

    Unfortunately, many judges flat out ignore or give a pass to poor line manners when the dog is stylish and hammers the marks. I understand that the book says marking is of primary importance, but...
  19. You got that right Brooks! :D Most good...

    You got that right Brooks! :D

    Most good judges walk into a field and are able to identify places where dogs won't naturally want to go and determine that would be a great place for a mark to...
  20. I agree with you Ted and have retired a gun in...

    I agree with you Ted and have retired a gun in the direction of the throw a few steps on more than one occasion. Usually when the tree or bush is the only cover/concealment available in the field,...
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    Most likely not. That first piece of water is...

    Most likely not. That first piece of water is all about convincing them this is a "Water" Blind. If I tell them "less water" in the first piece of water, they may take it to heart and not give me...
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    Lot of factors in play here to influence the...

    Lot of factors in play here to influence the dogs. Looks like a nice blind and the judges were firmly in control. This is NOT a blind for a young dog or a handler with little experience.

    I would...
  23. Amen! That was my point. Too many judges give a...

    Amen! That was my point. Too many judges give a pass on things like this that the book actually talks about, but make up rules or stretch interpretations in order to eliminate dogs for things not...
  24. I would agree Ed. Unfortunately, too many judges...

    I would agree Ed. Unfortunately, too many judges ignore things like that, even when it's repeated multiple times , but then want to make an issue out of one verbal back while a dog is in motion, or...
  25. Ted, I was taught to evaluate the work I see in...

    Ted, I was taught to evaluate the work I see in front of me not what I think the dog was going to do or what the Handler thought the dog was going to do. I'm not smart enough to figure out what dogs...
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