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Registered: Aug 2013
Location: Seneca, Mo
Originally posted by pamjohnson
There has been a lot of sound advice put on here. Learn how to apply the rules is just as important as knowing the rules. So experience is necessary.
Trial by fire is how most gain an understanding of the rules and how to apply them. Read the rules them and have a basic understanding of them before you enter up. Mock hunts with buddies can help before you pay that entry fee. Check to see if any of the clubs in your area have club hunts (non-sanctioned) if so join that club and attend. When you do go to a hunt go to have some fun with people who share the love of the sport like you do and a little friendly competition. Leave the chip off your shoulder. Practice sportsmanship win or lose. Sometimes the dogs beat you, sometimes the handler beats you, sometimes handlers beat themselves and some you will win. Think of you and your dog as a team. Know your dog and it's tenancies. Learn it's mouth for each thing it does. Good handlers eventually learn strategy just like the best coaches do. They are always thinking out every conceivable turn of events and know the scores at all times. They know when to sit back and wait to call their dog and know when they need to be on go. Everyone makes mistakes and novices make more than the experienced be prepared to get lots of $$ lessons think of each as a learning experience. With a good team, a dog that trees coons and a man that knows the dog you will pull out some wins. Don't be afraid to jump in the water is fine!
Cheyenne & Jennifer Cummings
Seneca , MO
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