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Belle won her first AHBA hunt ---- she won her cast and then won the second series --- way to go!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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That's awesome! Way to go Belle!

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Terrific--congrats!
 

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Horray for Belle for her first (and second) First Place finash in the Open Class at the AHBA field trial on Saturday AND Sunday!

We had a pretty good turnout this weekend. It was tough getting a rabbit going but we did it. We had a great time!

We drove from Binghamton, NY to Elizabethtown, PA. It took about 3 hours, we left Saturday morning at 3.45AM. Needless to say we were pooped! (and so were the hounds!).
 

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Pooped is right!

What a great, freezing, wonderful weekend!

Thanks Tim - and the judges (Ben, Sam, Mark) for a putting on a great hunt. And to everyone - THANK YOU for all the support, question answering, handholding, but especially, your generosity in the Buninator's and my first year of hunting. The next best thing to watching bassets smell the ground is doing it with a group of people you really like.

Sleep tight!
 

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Thank's to all that attended this past weekend hunt at e-town. I could not do it with out you! I would to thank Ben and Sam for all there help judging not only at this hunt but for all the hunt's that e-town has. Thank's to Dean I could not have done any of this with out you. Thank's Mikey T for coming down from RI.

Susan congratulations on belle fist and second wins. I know how hard you and belle have worked for it. Thank's for coming up to all the hunt's this year and all the training we do together.

I hope to see all of you next year and hopefully some new people. You can check out the AHBA schedule for next year at www.bassetnet.com I know Ben and Dean have dates on there my date's for e-town will soon be posted
 

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. Thank's Mikey T for coming down from RI.

Susan congratulations on belle fist and second wins. I know how hard you and belle have worked for it. Thank's for coming up to all the hunt's this year and all the training we do together.

I hope to see all of you next year and hopefully some new people. You can check out the AHBA schedule for next year at www.bassetnet.com I know Ben and Dean have dates on there my date's for e-town will soon be posted[/b]

Who'ld a thunk six post before I chime in :p

As promised a link to video of the trial it includes fours seperate cast The first being Belle's frirst Win At the very end Is the begining of the first an only rabbit run and as the video evidence to as more juding done by sound than sight because of the denseness of cover. The same Goes for the Final section which is oaf the Champion Class Ben will be happy to see Luke's backtracking on video :rolleyes: But in the end he had enough positve point to make up for it and win the class. And the final scene you can hear the dog see the brush move and them exit. I am going to post it on the General forum with a Field trial primer as well

The video is as high quality as I can post and still have free hosting service but it is only goof for 31 days. If some one has a home page etc I can provide html code to a higher end flash video that should enhance quality more . Also if wantes just drop me a line at [email protected] or a pm with your mailing address and I can send out a dvd which would be far the highest quality.

FWIW it video was shot in HD however my computer at the house is sold old I can't edit in HD but if find the HD video still finshes much better tha starting out in regular definition.

The streaming video requires High spead conenction to stream
http://www.mydeo.com/videorequest.asp?XID=...&CID=238634



and to save video which is the best bet for slowe connection but keep in mind the video file although compressed is still 55 megabytes so it could ealy take a couple of hours or more to download on a slow conection
http://www.mydeo.com/videodownload.asp?YID...&CID=238634

if the links don't work let me know cuz it is the first time I used this hosting site
 

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Great video --- too bad we didn't have more rabbits, but it shows what we do at a hunt.

Bell now has enough points for her rabbit championship, just needs one more win--- not bad for a spoiled housepet rescue basset. Susan is doing a wonderful job with her.
 

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As promised a link to video of the trial it includes fours seperate cast[/b]
Thanks for posting this--it was very interesting to watch. Without the foliage, you can really see the dogs work.
 

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Great video --- too bad we didn't have more rabbits, but it shows what we do at a hunt.[/b]
Some of it comes down to luck experience and skill. In agility i know where the dogs are going and can be prepared ahead. There were some runs where I was not in position to get a good shot it is hard if you are not already on a dog to get on the dog while running and trying not to trip as well and other time you have to avoid creating a hinderence to the judge as well. Also perhaps the best run of the week Was by Riley and Gotter Did a Father and daughter combination but it was still to cold out I did not even attmpt to use the Camcorder till saturday afternoon The bunnies were keeping the the heavier cover as well. I'm sure there would have be a lot more run if we let the dogs into the swamp but it does no good if it is impossible to judge because of the cover and lack of mobilty on the human part, the pups don't seem to have a problem unless their ankles get wet :rolleyes:
 

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Great video --- too bad we didn't have more rabbits, but it shows what we do at a hunt.[/b]
The autofucus did not help as often the camera would focus on the brush in the forground and not the dogs. So I only shot when they were in less cover. I couldn't figure out how to turn it off. After reading the manual appearently you can't so it is a limitation of the equipment as well.
 

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Awesome video!!! Thanks for posting it!. I played it a couple of times for The Buninator - she wanted to take notes, but she had trouble with her pen.

Too bad you didn't catch my my lovely face plant and Belle making the decision whether to stay with me as I lay groaning in the dirt or catch up with you and Macey.

BTW, where did you get your rabbit pouch???
 

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Funny.

We ran across dead bunny pieces yesterday. Almost took them home to sew together. Mikey, I'm sure that's not how you got yours???????
 

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Funny.

We ran across dead bunny pieces yesterday. Almost took them home to sew together. Mikey, I'm sure that's not how you got yours???????[/b]

actual they are sold as tug toys for agility dogs here is a link Bunny Jackpot & Tug Toy
"Some dogs need even more stimulation than our other food-stuffable toys provide, so this dog toy incorporates real fur. The heavy-duty ballistic nylon treat pouch is covered with real rabbit fur on one side and seals up tight with Velcro so that you can stuff it with food, squeakers, or whatever else your dog likes"


for dogs that are even less tug motivated is Tug It Training Toy
"Finally there's a training device to teach a dog to tug that makes the process both fun and easy! The Tug It! is made out of nylon/polyester mesh so it automatically delivers food reinforcement as the dog clamps down on it. The harder the dog mouths the toy, the more food reinforcement the dog gets.
Finally there's a training device to teach a dog to tug that makes the process both fun and easy! The Tug It! is made out of nylon/polyester mesh so it automatically delivers food reinforcement as the dog clamps down on it. The harder the dog mouths the toy, the more food reinforcement the dog gets."
 
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