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"Hand Down" Cue Topic

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"Hand Down" Cue Topic

The following is just a "Topic for Discussion" not a Q.
With that said, what are your opinions on the "hand down" as a cue on blinds (or marks if used)? Is this more for the handlers benefit or does the dawg truley use it as a cue? After all if the spine is aligned, head straight, the verbal cues are spoken "Bird/Good/Back" etc. Could the "hand down" be more of a distraction than a plus? The opinion I'M forming is that it is NOT needed at all, again what's YOUR opinion?
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Dave, I'm much too lazy to drag my scrawny butt up out of the pit to properly align my guys' spines when birds go down unmarked, so I teach them that the hand points the way to blinds.

(The current miniature Bay dog somehow wound up with your nom de net for a call name.)
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