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    I pretty much live in knee boots and was about...

    I pretty much live in knee boots and was about resigned to tossing them after a year or so until I gave Le Chameaus a try. Mine are the poor boy version, All Country(?), but like the rest they're...
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    That's a great feeling. May you be blessed with...

    That's a great feeling. May you be blessed with no greater bumps in your path than the rope burn.
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    He may tune it to suit your ear over the phone,...

    He may tune it to suit your ear over the phone, but it may still just do that in his hands, no matter how much you practice. Everyone's physiology and methodology is apt to vary some, so it can pay...
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    I'd not want to downplay the importance of...

    I'd not want to downplay the importance of straight arrows, which come in all price ranges - as do crooked ones. But for help with the operator's end of the partnership, I'd think Molt Gear's "Bad...
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    Mine is far from the last word in Canada calls,...

    Mine is far from the last word in Canada calls, but this displaced hillbilly has owned more of them than anyone here in Louisiana could ever justify, and I agree with Chris that the Goosezilla is a...
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    Not to touch a checkcord barehanded is something...

    Not to touch a checkcord barehanded is something pointing dog trainers are taught as young children. (Handier just to learn to train without the rope.)
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    I'd just not throw anything for a couple weeks...

    I'd just not throw anything for a couple weeks and work on OB, instead. After that layoff, a pup with any real retrieving desire is apt to be more than ready to retrieve something, anything.

    Then...
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    I'm old enough to remember Bailey banging the...

    I'm old enough to remember Bailey banging the 10wk drum loud and long, and it seemed to have gained a little traction with the Versatile dog crowd, of which he was one.
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    Reminds me of having overheard a cattleman friend...

    Reminds me of having overheard a cattleman friend telling his grandchildren, "It's best not to name the cows."
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    All those wings are doing is teaching Pup to chew...

    All those wings are doing is teaching Pup to chew carrion, which hardly needs encouraged.
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    "Depends on the dog." is exactly right. I had...

    "Depends on the dog." is exactly right. I had Brittany that never topped 38lbs yet absolutely steam-rolled the first giant Canada it saw, despite it being unharmed and bowed up and his still being a...
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    My Wally World version hasn't quit working after...

    My Wally World version hasn't quit working after being dried out a few times over the many years I've had it. When it does, I toss it in with the wash, and its ready to go again after.
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    This hunter doesn't mind his dogs cheating,...

    This hunter doesn't mind his dogs cheating, coming or going, unless directed otherwise. There are, in fact, any number of instances afield, many I'm in no position to see, when I'm all for it due to...
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    I've not knocked anyone for inexperience and...

    I've not knocked anyone for inexperience and would certainly hope the OP didn't take my comments that way. If anything, I'm surprised to learn such a popular program apparently leaves what for me...
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    Gosh, guess I've just been lucky with my eleven...

    Gosh, guess I've just been lucky with my eleven to date. Conditioning them to come early on and transferring that to retrieving has always been a snap. Maybe the next will require a check chord...
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    Does Hillman not teach "here"? We teach it from...

    Does Hillman not teach "here"? We teach it from the first time we put a food bowl down or go out to play and so on, and it's always been an easy way to get retrieves to hand from the very start.
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    Hand him one or two that can fly off, and see if...

    Hand him one or two that can fly off, and see if he doesn't get serious about hanging onto them. Other thing that came to mind is a quick "come" whistle the moment he picks one up. If he doesn't...
  18. Good plan, except I'd want my pup out of the box...

    Good plan, except I'd want my pup out of the box from day one.
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    Depends on the particular blood and handler in...

    Depends on the particular blood and handler in question. I've hunted with wonderfully comfortable trial bred dogs and others I wanted to tap on the noggin with a gun barrel.
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    Mine's not that old, but it's close to 30 and...

    Mine's not that old, but it's close to 30 and still popping...
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    I've tried both Storms and wasn't a fan, but that...

    I've tried both Storms and wasn't a fan, but that doesn't mean the next person won't be...
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    I've not tried the 635 but have their T2000 which...

    I've not tried the 635 but have their T2000 which they claim "the worlds most powerful whistle," and I much prefer the Sonic Blast. Think it's every bit as loud when jumped on but more versatile. ...
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    What a fine tribute to a friend who sounds like...

    What a fine tribute to a friend who sounds like he spent his life as we all should.
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    Might want to see if your area feed stores can...

    Might want to see if your area feed stores can point you to folks raising them. Know that's how some have found me.
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    Sadly, our cable doesn't carry the show, so I...

    Sadly, our cable doesn't carry the show, so I haven't kept up and hope nothing tragic has befallen Miss Molly. Still think of Tank as the biggest celebrity I've met.
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