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    It sometimes takes some experience for the dog to...

    It sometimes takes some experience for the dog to understand what he's looking for. I've had a couple that had retrieved lot's of pigeons in training (same family of bird) but their first time...
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    Oh yeah? Well....

    Oh yeah? Well....
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    Iíve trained & titled a retriever in MH & HRCH...

    Iíve trained & titled a retriever in MH & HRCH retriever tests & 2 Springers & a Cocker in the Spaniel tests. Whether thereís a benefit to running your retriever in the spaniel test depends on what...
  4. Thread: Popping?

    by Dave Flint
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    I donít think the dirt clod drill is appropriate...

    I donít think the dirt clod drill is appropriate for a spaniel that you intend to run trials with. It is intended to teach the dog to stay in the area of a fall even if he doesnít find the bird. In...
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    Hebrew National.

    Hebrew National.
  6. Another Dobbs disciple Gary Breitbarth, developed...

    Another Dobbs disciple Gary Breitbarth, developed a program using place boards to teach his field trial Springers to run a pattern. He's trained A few NFC Springers that way so there are a lot of...
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    What part do you disagree with? I think training...

    What part do you disagree with?
    I think training some high drive dogs is like squeezing a balloon. Pressure in obedience can show up as some of the other issues I mentioned. Keep in mind I'm...
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    It's possible to have a dog that's technically...

    It's possible to have a dog that's technically steady but still a PITA to sit next to. Happy feet, vocalization & mouth problems are sometimes the price of a really high drive dog.
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    Actually, you can't always take it out. I think...

    Actually, you can't always take it out. I think that saying is from the days before Labs had been selectively bred to the extent they are today to have the drive to succeed in modern field trials.
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    Well said Sir. To the OP's question,...

    Well said Sir.



    To the OP's question, there’s not an equivalent “program” like Lardy for training the upland retriever but the Hickox DVDs are a good start. From there, I’d suggest you find a...
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    Pigeons are fine in a dog crate, pheasants need...

    Pigeons are fine in a dog crate, pheasants need to be in something that keeps them hunkered down & covered with a dog food bag ormomething similar so they don't kill themselves flushing into the top.
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    Iím a fan of the HRC retriever tests but the UH...

    Iím a fan of the HRC retriever tests but the UH (as it is typically run) is pretty much a joke. As Swack mentioned, the test doesnít evaluate anything except, will your dog sit on command. While...
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    Take more pictures.
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    Nothing wrong with letting a dog teach himself...

    Nothing wrong with letting a dog teach himself though. I like to save my thunder whenever possible & there are a lot opportunities during FF to create other problems ( chomping, stickiness, etc.)...
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    A Dokken dummy works.

    A Dokken dummy works.
  16. Pfft, we don't have any ticks around here. The...

    Pfft, we don't have any ticks around here. The scorpions eat em.
  17. The dog showed the highest degree of competence...

    The dog showed the highest degree of competence in that he not only marked the fall but he also immediately recognized that the bird had moved & trailed it unerringly to make the retrieve.

    The...
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    Every 5 -6 month old pup I’ve owned has been a...

    Every 5 -6 month old pup I’ve owned has been a PITA. They’re teenagers. They think they’re independent & they haven’t been taught any responsibility yet. They can however tell if you don’t like...
  19. HOTSC Spaniel Hunt test (Labs & Goldens welcome!) Manor, Tx. Apr 5&6

    A guaranteed good time for you & your dog. Rules can be found here:
    http://images.akc.org/pdf/rulebooks/RHTSPN.pdf

    Premiums on Entry Express.

    Anyone wanting to train or for more information...
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    I'm not a fan of using it as a "warning". It...

    I'm not a fan of using it as a "warning". It reminds me of those mothers who "count" at their children to behave.

    I can see it being very useful in the other ways described, silent commands while...
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    Why is it preferable to throw into the wind?

    Why is it preferable to throw into the wind?
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    When I got it, I commented to my wife, "now...

    When I got it, I commented to my wife, "now that's a pretty setter".
  23. Thread: Cactus!

    by Dave Flint
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    It's for this reason that I like to take my very...

    It's for this reason that I like to take my very young puppies for exploring walks where there is cactus before they can run very fast. They get a few needles & learn to avoid it rather than hitting...
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    Dog Box removal from pickup

    Iím working on plans to build a rack/stand so I can get my 2 dog box in and out of my truck by myself on occasion. Anyone have any experience w/ this sort of thing who has any tips?
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    A field-bred English Cocker Spaniel Small enough...

    A field-bred English Cocker Spaniel
    Small enough to ride in the front seat but can still train alongside your retrievers
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