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  1. BB came out with the new Hawx electronics just...

    BB came out with the new Hawx electronics just before they went away. Unfortunately when they went Hawx went with them. I believe it's all proprietary stuff. I am having the same issues with the Hawx...
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    Its annoying but that's all it is. I see no...

    Its annoying but that's all it is. I see no reason for non participating dogs , unless they are puppies, I love puppies, to be in the gallery. If I had been giving you advice it probably would have...
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    You didn't give a lot of details, age or where...

    You didn't give a lot of details, age or where the dog is in his training but it sounds like a dog that has been handled or helped on too many marks. Young dogs will sometimes run to the area of the...
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    Why would you want to?

    Why would you want to?
  5. I would not name a dog anything close to a...

    I would not name a dog anything close to a command that would be used in the normal course of training, competition or hunting.
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    There are those that have a rather strong opinion...

    There are those that have a rather strong opinion that the Wildrose kennel and programs have less to do with good dogs and training than they do with slick marketing. Therefore the term "get the...
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    I may be able to dig one up (if I can find it)...

    I may be able to dig one up (if I can find it) Shoot me a pm with Contact info and I'll see what I can do.
  8. Nah, you need a chessie for that, they're about...

    Nah, you need a chessie for that, they're about half hound anyway.
  9. (Or) All purpose 3 year old GSP male.

    A great dog I unfortunately do not have enough time for. Liver and white roan coloring very handsome he has been force fetched, collar conditioned, started on live birds working on steady to wing and...
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    Carol , I have a Chessie and a German Shorthair...

    Carol , I have a Chessie and a German Shorthair that do the same thing daily. One barks at the other and the chase is on, back and forth up and down the fence line, teeth flashing, hair up and...
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    I don't really pay much attention to rules,...

    I don't really pay much attention to rules, however, I know from prior discussions that I cannot take my dog to the line on a choke chain in Juniors. Hope that helps.:)
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    Man I've heard , and read, this argument all...

    Man I've heard , and read, this argument all year. What difference does it make who enters who's dog? The pro is doing his or her job if they have 2 dogs or 20 those folks paying said pro have just...
  13. In the big scheme of things your kids are way...

    In the big scheme of things your kids are way more important. Have a great FD.
  14. At the risk of sounding like a smart a&%. Unless...

    At the risk of sounding like a smart a&%. Unless the hold is so sloppy and inconsistent as to be truly bothersome I could give a rip. When they start running HTs or FTs with bumpers and deduct points...
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    Ed, just go 84 to 5. There are other routes but...

    Ed, just go 84 to 5. There are other routes but on some if you break down your a long way from nowhere. Good luck in the National Am.
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    As in all things subjective Gooser it is just my...

    As in all things subjective Gooser it is just my opinion. However I have no problem testing my dog with a concept harder than some might think fair for the stake. I don't know a lot of folks running...
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    If it were me and according to your diagram you...

    If it were me and according to your diagram you have a ton of room down the middle. A senior dog shouldn't have any problem with that. Anyplace else you place it is going to be harder technically.
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    Right down the middle, that will test em.

    Right down the middle, that will test em.
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    My guess is, if you have recently moved him up in...

    My guess is, if you have recently moved him up in class. is that you are throwing him a lot of multiples which can promote head swinging. Easy enough to see if you just throw two or three bumpers and...
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    Interestingly enough I was reflecting on this...

    Interestingly enough I was reflecting on this today. I have a young CBR male that was in a similar situation. He would not tolerate pressure of any sort when I first got him. I knew however that he...
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    So lets just say the test is fair the judges are...

    So lets just say the test is fair the judges are fair but for some reason you don't pass. Did you just waste your time and your money? Seems to me how you answer that question would determine whether...
  22. This sucks, however I would certainly invite...

    This sucks, however I would certainly invite anyone that would care to let my dogs loose to give it a try. Two things would most assuredly happen, the racket set up by my chessie would alert most...
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    I lost mine (Wonder Lead) but I am going to get...

    I lost mine (Wonder Lead) but I am going to get another one, a great tool to have in the box. " Makes slow dogs fast and fast dogs slow" or something like that. Great for obedience work.
  24. I mix the Extreme Athlete with the regular...

    I mix the Extreme Athlete with the regular Diamond Chicken and Rice works for me. Been feeding Diamond for years haven't had any issues.
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    Here in the PAC NW we have rain, Rain and RAIN....

    Here in the PAC NW we have rain, Rain and RAIN. The first two are tolerable the third will just waste your time. if you don't think it has an effect apparently you you haven't noticed how excited...
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