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    Don't get your hopes up on not being belittled by...

    Don't get your hopes up on not being belittled by your mentor. I have been training professionally since 2009 and my mentors still razz me everytime I see them. Welcome to the forum and good luck...
  2. Depends on the dog. The old lady I would not...

    Depends on the dog. The old lady I would not have been so concerned with steady as early as I did. With my 3 year old male. I went with that and waited to steady till later and he is a wild man on...
  3. All I care about is a desire to retrieve. The...

    All I care about is a desire to retrieve. The worst is when a client drops off a dog with high hopes of a gun dog but the dog has never retrieved anything ever or has no desire to do so. If God...
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    Pup is avoiding the pressure if he is bugging. ...

    Pup is avoiding the pressure if he is bugging. As far as him spitting the bumper I would say he may not be completely done with force fetch. Which may also be an issue that he may not fully...
  5. Thread: Swim by

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    This is what I do the second I think pup is gonna...

    This is what I do the second I think pup is gonna cheat on the way back. You said he has been through TT so it shouldn't be a problem. When he attemps to cheat Whistle sit him. Cast him back to...
  6. Thread: Baffled

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    It would have been wrong if she would have tucked...

    It would have been wrong if she would have tucked tail and hid again. As long as you ended on a very happy note I think you are good. Just remember don't ever do it. Always leave her wanting more....
  7. Thread: When To Start

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    Best idea in the world. Clubs have great people...

    Best idea in the world. Clubs have great people and a wealth of knowledge. You will have a blast.
  8. Thread: When To Start

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    Sounds like you have it right for now. Most...

    Sounds like you have it right for now. Most start formalizing OB at 6 months so you still have some time. Keep it fun. At 13 weeks if you can get pup to sit everytime even for just a second to a...
  9. Thread: Baffled

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    After checking her out for medical issues if she...

    After checking her out for medical issues if she is good to go, I would put her up and not let her retrieve anything for a week. If you have other dogs let her see them retrieving. After a week...
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    That's what I was trying to say. Guess it didn't...

    That's what I was trying to say. Guess it didn't come out right.
  11. Stick with the flank grab. 90% of the time it...

    Stick with the flank grab. 90% of the time it works every time. Once you move into FF you can push the bird/bumper farther into his mouth while giving the give/leave/drop command. Don't do that...
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    Playing and working are two different things. ...

    Playing and working are two different things. When the dogs are in the airing yard the only time I get involved is if play time gets too rough. When it is work time each dog is on an idividual...
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    Take the collar off and see if pup lays down. If...

    Take the collar off and see if pup lays down. If he doesn't you'll know if it is pressure for sure.
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    You may get some different answers on this and...

    You may get some different answers on this and there may be pros and cons to both side but I say Let her play with the other dogs. I always air my dogs together in the airing yard so they get that...
  15. Thread: Trainers

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    Chris is a great guy, down to earth, and a heck...

    Chris is a great guy, down to earth, and a heck of a dog trainer. Every person he has working at WFK are great to. Your dog will have all the attention he can handle. You can't go wrong with Chris.
  16. There are probably several ways to correct this. ...

    There are probably several ways to correct this. From what I read you are asking a few different things and jumbling them all together.

    First, giving a verbal cast. When you first start...
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    Give him a chance to run around and get all the...

    Give him a chance to run around and get all the sniffing and peeing and goofin around out of his system. Then get him pumped up and throw him a few retrieves and then STOP. Never let him get tired...
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    A seasoned level dog is a dog that should have a...

    A seasoned level dog is a dog that should have a season or two under their belt anyways. If you have a seasoned title... hunt her to your hearts content. The only way she will develop bad habits is...
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    Oorah Marines. For the most part we look pretty...

    Oorah Marines. For the most part we look pretty good for 238 years old. Happy Birthday. Semper Fi.
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    Teach it during OB. If it helps use a different...

    Teach it during OB. If it helps use a different cue. I just use "switch" for pup to move or heel to my right side. Make sure you are consistant with your body movements and your cues. Soon it...
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    I lost one dog in the first for line manners. ...

    I lost one dog in the first for line manners. Which she should have got dropped. Then my second dog pointed out in the third. After all the horror stories I heard I was leary of running. Now that...
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    Not a test dog crash and burn but I used me hrch...

    Not a test dog crash and burn but I used me hrch as a pick up dog at started once. Lined him up on the bird that he could see. He took a terrible initial line. He gave me two whistle refusals and...
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    I think a little different then some but this...

    I think a little different then some but this makes sense in my head. This dog will be your hunting partner for hopefully the next decade. In my Opinion there is no reason to rush him into hunting...
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    haha. The wife just looked at the picture and...

    haha. The wife just looked at the picture and told me I haven't learned enough. She said rat snake. Same thing still goes for the birds and rodents though.
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    It's a black racer. Very quick moving snakes. ...

    It's a black racer. Very quick moving snakes. Very good at keeping the rodents down. If you have any quail, baby chicks, or baby ducks around you won't for long. I shoot on sight at my place. ...
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