Ah, msdaisey, the price one must pay for fame and popularity... :wink:msdaisey said:OK, now it's MY turn. I was #2 at Labrador (I did the draw), #1 at Maryland, and now I'm #7 at Blue Ridge (Shayne did those).
Oh well, . . . :lol: :lol: :lol:
As I think my "children" and I are throwing birds at Blue Ridge, I have a question for you...msdaisey said:
Absolutely!The "tweaking is done BEFORE the Dow.
I have 2 in the Open and 1 Am dog - could be the beginning of a nice college fund!If my son brings a big, fat white moscove duck and you pay him $1,000 to throw it on the long retired in the first series for you, and he throws regular mallards for everyone else, does the fact you gave him $1,000 to throw birds make him a Pro? (Hey...got to consider the ramifications of the actions, you know... )
And you don't think that is unethical???????? Not sure that is something I would want to publicly brag about Why didn't you run your dog where you were in the order since you stated you could run it "exactly" where you wanted? Just had to get that advantage, eh?ChrisRobt said:I marshalled this last weekend, but I ran my dog exactly where I wanted her in each of the three series.
msdaisey said:....and done again and again during the trial for the sake of time and efficiency. We've all experienced it. You run out of order because you or someone else is: shooting, marshalling, needed at the open, holding up the amateur, getting lunches,has too many dogs.....The "tweaking is done BEFORE the Dow.
We have so many rules about running order and rotations.
Given the exception of "no birds": How many stakes have you seen run in numerical order regardless of which # went first?
You're right about the way I worded that; if my dog had been last numerically, I would probably have run her last (except I had problems extracting a pro from the junior and would have run her in that case. Still, the marshall does have some leeway in where they run their dog as long as it is not disadvantageous to the other competitors.AllAboutDaDogs said:Your original post sure made it sound like you picked and choose where you wanted to run your dog, and that IS unethical or at least taking advantage and having your dog run where it would be beneficial to you and your dog. Why didn't you run last so that you could do the duties of the Marshall all through the series? Guess that wasn't "exactly" where you "wanted" to run your dog.
Yes, I have marshalled ht & ft. Ran my dog where he was in the running order as a matter of fact and, in one, that position was #1.ChrisRobt said:BTW, AADD have you ever marshalled a hunt test? If so, where did you run your dog? It's not like a party to be a marshall for a stake with 45 dogs which runs for two whole days and never have the judges have to wait for a dog...
Being a Marshall does not give you the right to pick and choose when you run your dog. Your dog should have run as close as possible in the order in which your number was drawn not when conditions were best for you to run your dog.ChrisRobt said:BTW, to ensure that you get the running number you desire, all you have to do is volunteer to be marshall. It gets really frustrating to see all the handlers sitting and chatting when we're looking for helpers for out P & T stations. I sure didn't belong to the Lab club whose test I marshalled this last weekend, but I ran my dog exactly where I wanted her in each of the three series.