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    If you want to gain entry to MNHOF, you have to...

    If you want to gain entry to MNHOF, you have to pass the MN 3 times. To pass 3 times you have to qualify 3 times. So you run MH after you have achieved MH.
    Contrary to many opinions, it is not to...
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    If you have never had a trained dog before your...

    If you have never had a trained dog before your first impression is that it is a world beater. Take some one with you who will be neutral to a little pessimistic and someone who knows more than you....
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    3 rd year in vet school

    3 rd year in vet school
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    What heaven looks like

    I saw this on FB. I have a few in that crowd.

    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n554/mperry1169/Doggie%20heaven_zpsy02bzm8u.jpg
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    Thanks to all for the PM's and replies. We are...

    Thanks to all for the PM's and replies. We are being very strict so far with all activity on lead and SLOW. He is crated in the sun room where he can be monitored except when I take him out to air. ...
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    So we test for hips, elbows, eyes, EIC,CNM,PRA...

    So we test for hips, elbows, eyes, EIC,CNM,PRA and now someone is trying to develop a knee test also?
    I have just had one in for TPLO rehab now so I can speak somewhat from experience, but I can see...
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    Who has experienced a TPLO rehab?

    Got one back yesterday from TPLO and want to pick your brain re: what to expect from rehab. Dr. Milton in Birmingham did the work and he was pleased with the surgery. That is a good start.
    PM me a...
  8. By the time a pup is going 100 yards, he should...

    By the time a pup is going 100 yards, he should be looking in the field for the throw, not at the handler.
    MP
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    90% of the time, your call is the most effective...

    90% of the time, your call is the most effective when it is in your pocket.
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    IMO a tremendous amount of this type chatter is...

    IMO a tremendous amount of this type chatter is from uninformed and/or ignorant posters.
    Many have historically griped about the MN being overtaken by pros and that the am. is at a disadvantage...
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    Who cares? Pick a fight worth fighting. MP

    Who cares?
    Pick a fight worth fighting.
    MP
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    I have had 2 spinners. Could not fix either one....

    I have had 2 spinners. Could not fix either one. Tried real hard on the last one because I really like the dog and she does great work. Went 6 straight to get Senior titled, but can't do MH work...
  13. 2 of the 3 had Patton real close also.

    2 of the 3 had Patton real close also.
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    I start to train on them as soon as the dog is...

    I start to train on them as soon as the dog is FF’ed and will mark decently on short marks in low cover. Mine see hundreds or more before the first test. I don’t care what they do when it is thrown....
  15. Good that you get the pup back, but I would be...

    Good that you get the pup back, but I would be hesitant and careful re: the refund. Dogs at that pups age can be difficult to place. Many buyers want young pups or well started dogs. This one is...
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    There is a lot less Monday morning quarterbacking...

    There is a lot less Monday morning quarterbacking now than 4-5 years ago but…
    If this was 2nd or 3rd series and handler had already handled to a mark and dog had “substantial” hunts on other birds...
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    The degree of "waterproof" varies with depth and...

    The degree of "waterproof" varies with depth and duration. This is why a lot of products come with the caveat of XXX minutes at YYYY depth.
    Deeper and longer will deteriorate any waterproofing...
  18. I have shot flyers several times, usually in...

    I have shot flyers several times, usually in between, before or after running. No special comp. expected.
    However, if I were contacted to be there JUST to shoot flyers, something along the lines of...
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    IMO a bark collar on a 4-5 mo old dog helps with...

    IMO a bark collar on a 4-5 mo old dog helps with formal collar conditioning when the time comes. They already know how to turn off pressure by their own actions.
    The Garmin training collars with the...
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    FTP is an extension of FF. First ear pinch, then...

    FTP is an extension of FF. First ear pinch, then collar fetch, then walking fetch with e collar pressure ONLY WHEN NEEDED, then FTP. It is a natural progression and if done properly at the pace that...
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    I and some of the other Garmin TriTronics field...

    I and some of the other Garmin TriTronics field reps have been testing the new prototypes for a few months. The range is much improved. I have had no issues with the unit I have been testing. It...
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    After all the hysteria the last few months, I...

    After all the hysteria the last few months, I would have thought there were at least twice that already qualified and another several hundred knocking on the door.
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    I think the comment on qualifications is close to...

    I think the comment on qualifications is close to correct. I ahve qualified the 3 that would have a chance to be competitive in the MN and won't run any more Master tests until the fall.
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    When field hunting in layouts, if you are the guy...

    When field hunting in layouts, if you are the guy on the far right end of the line, you better be able to shoot from both shoulders or you may miss some opportunities. I have done it many times.
    As...
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    When I judge I don't care. But I also make...

    When I judge I don't care. But I also make Seasoned and Started tests real hunting tests with the birds in reasonable shooting and retrieving range. In Finished and in Master, there has been very...
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