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Saturday, October 18, 2014

DAY 8: Flight C: Mike Collson and Corrine Clavey; Test 5 "Lakeside" Con't

The “Lakeside” test is a land/water triple, double blind, walk-up and a diversion shot. The first bird is the walk-up thrown to the left at 38 yards to the right of the line, bird two is thrown to the left down the pond at 70 yards and the flyer is shot to the left at 66 yards right to the left of the line. The first blind is under the arc of the flyer at 109 yards. Blind number two is directly across the pond at 97 yards, landing up a hill under heavy cover. This test took an average of six minutes per dog.

We joined Flight C for the completion of their fifth series, "Lakeside." The wind today was at 10-12 mph hitting the handlers in the face. Today, the sound of the winger was loud enough to draw the dog's attention. The last five dogs that we watched all did a very nice job on the walk-up bird. The middle bird continued to be the problem at the "Lakeside" test. We saw handlers anything from two to six whistles to get their dog to this bird. All five dogs completed both blinds, but some did it more quickly than others. This Flight will be moving to the "Corner" for their sixth and final series and the contestants were advised to go that test and park and wait for the Callbacks.

Flight C's Mini Stonehenge

#59 The Blast's Winning Streak MH, "Winnie," with handler Mike Vaughn

#65 Just One Of The Rat Pack, " Davis," with handler Drew Neubauer

Worker's break down the test …

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