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  1. Thread: FF Table

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    I used sawhorses and placed 2 pieces of plywood...

    I used sawhorses and placed 2 pieces of plywood over them giving me 16 feet. I set up in the garage. I used decoy line to run a line overhead and used a short piece to connect to a swivel snap which...
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    captainjack TBell Well stated. Good advice.

    captainjack
    TBell

    Well stated. Good advice.
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    My take on this: I get the feeling that most of...

    My take on this: I get the feeling that most of your retrieving has been fun retrieves and a whole lot of them. I think too many. Maybe too many for this dog anyway. Why not try no retrieves for a...
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    I have: 12 B&W plastic bumpers 12 Flagman B&W...

    I have:

    12 B&W plastic bumpers
    12 Flagman B&W canvass bumpers
    12 red canvass bumpers

    I like the plastic when working around wet conditions
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    Sorry for your loss.

    Sorry for your loss.
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    Welcome pheasant hunter!

    Welcome pheasant hunter!
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    My two cents. All dogs will make eye contact....

    My two cents. All dogs will make eye contact. However, some dogs are more distractible than others and maintaining the eye contact for these distractible dogs becomes more difficult (duration of...
  8. Get into a training group.

    Get into a training group.
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    Is your wife able to describe his posture, ears...

    Is your wife able to describe his posture, ears and tail position?
  10. Very brave for saying so. And if you want it to...

    Very brave for saying so. And if you want it to go even quicker try marker training.
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    OK, I will say something more about this. I am...

    OK, I will say something more about this. I am very old school and have some old ideas. One of them is handling young dogs in the field. The other is not doing handling with Derby dogs.

    1. Many...
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    I will start right now. If I were running a Derby...

    I will start right now. If I were running a Derby dog I wouldn't do any handling in the field.

    Please tell us your take on this.
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    Have you done any blind drills where marks and...

    Have you done any blind drills where marks and blinds are mixed? I think that would be a good place to start. Also I am curious, is this a hunting dog, hunt test dog, or maybe a trial dog?
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    How old is your pup?

    How old is your pup?
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    They are nice.

    They are nice.
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    Personal use or for sale?

    Personal use or for sale?
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    Lighten up on ducktrooper. We don't have all the...

    Lighten up on ducktrooper. We don't have all the facts and he did what he thought was best.
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    Also, at this point, I think the success is more...

    Also, at this point, I think the success is more about how good the trainer is rather than deciding to discontinue throwing marks.
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    I have done FF with a dozen dogs. This will be...

    I have done FF with a dozen dogs. This will be the second dog that I will continue to do marks with, I stopped with the others. It worked out OK with my last dog so I thought I would do the same with...
  20. Thread: Animal cruelty?

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    Nobody. Just clean once a month.

    Nobody. Just clean once a month.
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    I had not before but now do continue to throw...

    I had not before but now do continue to throw marks. I won't demand delivery to hand until FF is finished.
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    We learn from our mistakes. I have my girl in her...

    We learn from our mistakes. I have my girl in her crate and her pup outside his crate right now. I have been managing their time from the get go. Pup is now 7 months old. There may or may not be a...
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    I do the same.

    I do the same.
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    Don't use pigeons, they get beat up fast and the...

    Don't use pigeons, they get beat up fast and the dog gets a taste and chews. Take time to improve mouth manners.
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    Rick Hall You have some crazy photos there.

    Rick Hall

    You have some crazy photos there.
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