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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-13-2019, 07:57 AM
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BTW, it is now called IGP. Think of "I gotta play" to remember the order of letters.
OOPs...that is a good way to remember it.

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. I will be looking into some other sport for my guy in which the organization isn't so selective. Thanks very much!
It's not so much selective as it is having limited resources. I think above you made a comment of waiting around all day for your turn? This is really a team sport. A person should be watching, learning, spotting other members, working your dog in obedience in groups for distraction, being in a group for someone else.

Your team is there is support you.
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It was actually me that said that, but I didn't mean waiting around all day was a problem. I watch everyone, make sure I am available for group unless my dog is on deck or being put up, etc. If I go 2nd and I'm done, I still stay to the end and watch and help. I've seen people do their thing and split..people who go off and B.S instead of making a group. There is nothing better than walking off the field after you and your dog did well and seeing your friends happy for you. When someone has a bad day we are there too, and usually follow it up with phone calls and encouragement later. Love the team aspect, but I can see why a club would want to describe themselves as time intensive and serious on the phone to people who call. Get it out there out front. If you are there all day sharing resources, someone who is dead weight and not dedicated can be a drag. So OP I would still give this club a chance if you are truly interested.

It is the same with a lot of sports and hobbies. Good people will have all the time in the world for a new enthusiastic person especially if they are struggling..but you have to be trying hard to be struggling. I shoot IDPA pistol matches and they are an 8 to 12 hour day, including setting up and breaking down targets, equipment, scenarios. All volunteer, no money prizes. Very similar in structure to IPO clubs. The match itself is maybe 8 to 10 scenarios long, for a total of 6 to 8hrs duration. You ACTUALLY shoot for less than a minute when you tally up your scores. A winning score for a big match is shooting it in under 70 seconds total ...for an 8 hour day. The rest of the time is spent watching your squad also take their turn, encouraging them..taping targets in between each turn. When you have someone show up, complain they have not had a chance to practice for 30 days because they have jobs and kids (as if they are the only one), bring down the whole mood and energy of the squad because they are bitter and frustrated, and usually must be some phenomenon these people are usually never around to help with set up, break down, and target maintenance in between shooters..it gets down right annoying. That is the type of thing I was referring to.

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It was actually me that said that, but I didn't mean waiting around all day was a problem. I watch everyone, make sure I am available for group unless my dog is on deck or being put up, etc. If I go 2nd and I'm done, I still stay to the end and watch and help. I've seen people do their thing and split..people who go off and B.S instead of making a group. There is nothing better than walking off the field after you and your dog did well and seeing your friends happy for you. When someone has a bad day we are there too, and usually follow it up with phone calls and encouragement later. Love the team aspect, but I can see why a club would want to describe themselves as time intensive and serious on the phone to people who call. Get it out there out front. If you are there all day sharing resources, someone who is dead weight and not dedicated can be a drag. So OP I would still give this club a chance if you are truly interested.

It is the same with a lot of sports and hobbies. Good people will have all the time in the world for a new enthusiastic person especially if they are struggling..but you have to be trying hard to be struggling. I shoot IDPA pistol matches and they are an 8 to 12 hour day, including setting up and breaking down targets, equipment, scenarios. All volunteer, no money prizes. Very similar in structure to IPO clubs. The match itself is maybe 8 to 10 scenarios long, for a total of 6 to 8hrs duration. You ACTUALLY shoot for less than a minute when you tally up your scores. A winning score for a big match is shooting it in under 70 seconds total ...for an 8 hour day. The rest of the time is spent watching your squad also take their turn, encouraging them..taping targets in between each turn. When you have someone show up, complain they have not had a chance to practice for 30 days because they have jobs and kids (as if they are the only one), bring down the whole mood and energy of the squad because they are bitter and frustrated, and usually must be some phenomenon these people are usually never around to help with set up, break down, and target maintenance in between shooters..it gets down right annoying. That is the type of thing I was referring to.



Pretty much describes a saying my father used in similar situations..... basically there are the work horses and the show horses.....


Clubs which rely on member participation can be plagued with the "show horses".......clubs where everyone is pulling on the same end of the rope together are wonderful.....wish there were more of them.




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OOPs...that is a good way to remember it.

I have another way to remember it too, but not board appropriate. LOL
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I have another way to remember it too, but not board appropriate. LOL
I used your phrase this weekend to remember it. Lol I hope I don't say it out loud on trial day!




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I used your phrase this weekend to remember it. Lol I hope I don't say it out loud on trial day!





Part of my tracking routine is checking in with the "invisible" judge and I am still stumbling over IGP. Lisa and Firien reporting in for the IPO, I mean the IG "what ever the heck it is called" 3...... Hopefully I don't say the latter since a different word tends to replace the "heck".

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Me too! I was reporting in to my invisible obedience judge. IGP is hard to say!
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Me too! I was reporting in to my invisible obedience judge. IGP is hard to say!

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Lordie, now I'm going to giggle when I hear someone starts their track. Maybe we ought not get newbies in trouble like that?

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