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    Good luck on Smarty's first hunt test. If she's anything like her brother, she'll smoke it!

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    Thanks Ripline! She has run an hrc started test (two, actually)... there may have been more dogs entered in that (probably was) - but they were started marks.....LOL.. a gauge to see how she would handle a test situation.
    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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    Senior can really vary with length of marks. The first senior I ran with one dog he was thinking much longer and blew through the first mark and luckily his nose told him hunt back. I suppose dragback could happen with some tentative dogs on the way out, but most are enthusiastic.
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    Dragback can be a problem. The duck soup helps a dog learn to deal with it. Wayne's suggestion is also a good one. Blowing up a duck on a point used to be fairly common in the Q stake. It was so effective that it is now illegal.

    My dogs always had more problems with flyers. The variability of the falls created multiple scented areas that were filled with scent, feathers and fresh blood. My old dog could not resist checking out every single fall on the way to the one that was shot for her. Feather drift can also cause trouble.

    I spent years plucking feathers to attempt to replicate the effect. Finally came upon the real solution. Bought more dogs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishduck View Post
    Finally came upon the real solution. Bought more dogs!
    hahahahaha! That seems like the most logical solution
    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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