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Well, Dozer and I made it through the first test. :lol:

Did the 6 a.m. caravan thing and traveled to some pretty nice grounds. No water that I can tell though. :shock:

First test was a land blind with poison bird. I'd say the blind was about 350 yards and the gun station which threw the poison bird was at about 300 yards. There were goose decoys to the left and snow goose decoys to the right where the poison bird fell.

Oh, and the handler had to stay in a box of about 6 ft. x 3ft. If you left the box you got deducted big time.

The poison bird was thrown left to right and the line to the blind was just off the back side of the gun station. The terrain was a right hand downward slope. :shock: So basically all the suction (sp?) was towards the poison bird.

Dozer recieved a score of 4. I knew it was a pretty good blind to FT standards but when they told me my score I had no idea what it meant. :lol:

The test showed some much better scores later in the day. Earlier, there was a shodow where the handler box was which I think didn't help.

Oh, funny thing here. When the judge explained the test before the test dog, he said it was a "white coat" test. When someone asked if we could
wear a white coat the answer was NO. :lol:

Oh, and the test dog handler wore a white coat. :lol: :?

I will say this, everyone has been very nice. The judges seem cool and the competitors are pretty good folks it seems.

So they started the second series and it's basically like a typical Texas dove hunt. Except there ain't no beer. :lol:

It's a quad with all birds thrown from a retired position that stay retired. You sit your dog from a remote position with a gunner between the dog and handler. Basically your about 10 yards to the right of the dog. Two birds are thrown indented and the long bird is the go bird. :shock:

Took Dozer for a swim today and we are relaxing in the room now. I was really proud of him today. He saved me from looking like a goof.

About half the dogs have run the second series and we will run tomorrow.

I appreciate all the encouragment for Dozer and I, but really Dozer gets deserves all the credit.
 

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Best of Luck and keep up the good work!!!

Aaron

We are pulling for you!!!
 

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Good Job Ken and Dozer!!!

Another Team Dozer Fan Club Member Regards,
sherri
 

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Best wishes for a good run! We're pulling for you, too!
 

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Oh, funny thing here. When the judge explained the test before the test dog, he said it was a "white coat" test.
Can I see a show of hands from the "white coat" judge's crowd that would throw that test the way it was thrown?

:wink:

Eat it up tomorrow, Gut! :)

kg
 

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K G said:
Oh, funny thing here. When the judge explained the test before the test dog, he said it was a "white coat" test.
Can I see a show of hands from the "white coat" judge's crowd that would throw that test the way it was thrown?

:wink:

Eat it up tomorrow, Gut! :)

kg
KG,

In my opinion, it was very close to what we would see in an AA land blind. The only difference is that the poison bird would have been brought way in to break the momentum after passing the poison bird.......forcing many more casts on the back half of the blind.

I think alot of handlers were able to get the casts early in the blind due to the bird station being so close to the end of the blind.

What I was really surprised about was that many dogs got into the area of the poison bird but the handlers were able to still get them out of there to pick up the blind. In my opinion, it was more than likely due to the fact there wasn't a real bird laying there. :wink:
 

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Ken Guthrie said:
It's a quad with all birds thrown from a retired position that stay retired.
:shock: :lol:

I love it -- the classic way a FTer would describe hidden guns -- "thrown from a retired position that stay retired!" :wink:

You get 'em Ken, and tell Dozer to step on 'em! 8)

We are cheering for ya!
 

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In my opinion, it was very close to what we would see in an AA land blind. The only difference is that the poison bird would have been brought way in to break the momentum after passing the poison bird.......forcing many more casts on the back half of the blind.
That is what I'm talking about. Which of the three judges are "white coat" judges?

Just wonderin' regards,

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Lullaby and Goodnight, Go to sleep Doze and Guthrie......

You kids have a big day ahead tomorrow, make us proud.

tt
 

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Pretty friggin' awesome. Did the TV stuff bug you or the dog at all?

Roll on, and trust your dog. You know he trusts you.

Mark
This one isn't being televised, I hope Ken comes in the top three so he can stick around for the crown this weekend. Then we will see him on the TV.

I heard the TV adds 10lbs just ask tackett!
 

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Knock'em dead kiddo!!! No better dog around and his handler ain't too shabby either. :p

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Ken, congratulations to you and Dozer on the first series and good luck with the next setup.
 
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