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    Quote Originally Posted by paul young View Post
    OUCH! Seems excessive, especially with an Honor involved. How did your dog fare, Ted?- Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    Ted, Was the Q with 30+ dogs more difficult than the one with only 14 dogs?

    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, Bjorn J
    Q4: 24 Bosch 1

    Q3 was the lightest. Judges wanted to carry everyone as long as possible
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    Rowdy took the month of August off while I worked with the young dogs: Shiner and Rudy. So we started back with Rowdy and he is getting his legs back plus needs to lose 2 pounds.
    I didn't range distances but they were not very long. Rowdy was gassed.
    https://youtu.be/j8hL73ODWCI
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    I don't think Rowdy is seeing well at q distances. The above video was shot at hunt test distances and he does fine with these marks. He did well last Saturday with similar distances. Today on a mark at 171 yards he was running like he didn't see the mark. He was just going in the direction I sent him. He went about 100 yds past the fall and finally checked up and popped. Previous two dogs (Rudy and Shiner, 10 mo.) slammed the mark. He was doing this is July and running straight at the stickmen and hunting out. I thought he was just worn out from the heat. Thus taking the month of August off.
    He has had eye lid surgery to remove a growth where a pie shaped piece of the lid was removed. One of the risks is the eyeball could get out of round but his was ok after surgery. The surgery was about a year ago or so (way before the 2018 Master National). He had a full blood panel at his last annual exam which was fairly recently and after these issues showed up.
    Shadow has his annual exam tomorrow afternoon and I will discuss Rowdy's issues with vet (he did the surgery). Based on what he says, I'll probably take Rowdy to see Dr Munger, Animal Ophthalmology. Dr Munger did his eye certification exam about two years ago.
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    Damn, that's tough Wayne. Hope you can get some (good) answers at the vet.
    The way I look at it, every dog is an opportunity to be a better trainer, and every day is a new day to be a better trainer to the same dog we trained yesterday.

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    Ophthalmologist appointment on 9/19/19.
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    Back from Ophthalmologist. Rowdy's eyes were normal. Only explanation is that his focus might have changed. He could test for that but I didn't pursue it. If his focus has changed he would have to have contact lens. Didn't seem like something that was practical or I wanted to do. Apparently there is some past study with field trial dogs and changing focus using contact lenses.
    I guess I'll just have to stick to hunt tests.
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    Wayne don't give up, he just might not want to look out that far. Start at hunt test distance and work your way out . See if that may help
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    I fall in the Randy Price camp. Don't give up. Run the dog in an O/H Q and see if Rowdy brings it on game day. You will be out an entry fee but can still run Master on Saturday. It is never wasted money when you are enjoying the journey!
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