Ha! 70 yard flyers!! This is crazy because on Thursday R and me were discussing all the set ups about judging and I asked what about a close flyer, how bad is that for the dog? I wanted to talk about how influential that is when screwing up a dogs concentration on the far marks and all of that. He said, that is kind of old school, they used to do it way more than they do it now but that it can be deadly. I said, around 50 60 yards and he said, oh no, further than that at least 100. Well, I guess the judges heard our conversation because 70 yards is really close!
Another thing is the splash on the bird!! R has been noticing a pattern right now about birds falling in the water again. Its a new "fade" going around here (I don't know about other parts of the country) and boy oh boy those birds landing in the water are really messing with all different aged dogs!! This test is LOADED! I can't wait to see R and talk about all of this!
And just to make sure I'm doing this right, cause I just woke up and looked, I would go for the flyer, then the easy right bird and down the middle for the long punch bird? I don't know it doesn't look that way on this test.
Oh look here is Al discussing it with diagrams, broke it down pretty well. hope he has the "midas" touch this week, ha ha.
And as for hooking guns in derby. Well, it depends on the test. AT the easier tests its a deal breaker. At a Baker test (and that is what they call them down here when Baker shows up) hooking a gun can still get a first place.