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    Great advice everyone! I'm located in Seattle and...

    Great advice everyone! I'm located in Seattle and have a couple ideas on trainers in Western WA. Still doing my homework and will take a few more months to make 110% I pick the trainer for both me...
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    Sending Pup To a Pro?

    Our new pup (9 months) is proving to be much more difficult to train than our first. Basic OB took a while and during CC to here, she had a very high tolerance to stimulation. She is super high...
  3. "Welcome To My Retriever Training Program"

    Pretty funny video from Freddy King. Worth a look.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKy02wYzoGs
  4. Thread: Duck Hunting

    by Erikben
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    You are on the right track! Get a program like...

    You are on the right track! Get a program like Evan Graham's SmartWorks Gun Dog Essentials and follow it from start to finish. I know your dog has some obedience, but revisiting this with the program...
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    Can't agree more! I always said he was training...

    Can't agree more! I always said he was training me and I just needed to listen a bit more. Looking back I probably needed the e-collar more than he did. He turned out great, but I only use him as a...
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Since I am still...

    Thanks for the advice everyone. Since I am still a rookie, I'm always afraid of doing something that will diminish their hunting drive.

    Cheers!
    EB
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    Walking on a Leash?

    I have two labs that are "dual purpose" upland and waterfowl. I'm not very serious about the HRC hunt tests, but have them easily through started and working on seasoned. Both my dogs are formalized...
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    Washington Dog Boxes

    I'm looking for a two hole dog box for my labs and was planing on going with a Diamond Deluxe when I found out shipping would be $225 or more. Anyone have ideas on finding one closer to WA or much...
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    I never even thought of it, and the vet did not...

    I never even thought of it, and the vet did not say anything. Sorta makes sense given people INSIDE the truck had concussions.
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    Thank you all so much for the advice and links to...

    Thank you all so much for the advice and links to the articles. I'm just going to get back to some fun socialization in the field w/o any "rules" for a while. A few planted pigeons, some swimming &...
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    Help Dealing with "PTSD" in Dogs

    Hey Everyone - Almost three weeks ago my family, including dogs, was in a serious car accident where the dogs were thrown from the truck in their crates about 20 yards and burst into pieces. They...
  12. Possible CCL injury - Good Vet in Seattle?

    Hey everyone,

    Last week I posted about the serious car accident my family and dogs were in. My family came out fine, I have a couple fractures in my back (nothing too serious), and my dogs...
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    Miracle Dogs!!!

    On our way home from camping yesterday, we rolled our truck on I-90 near Ellensburg WA going about 70 mph. My sons and wife are fine only have a few bumps and bruises. I banged up my back a bit, but...
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    I used SmartWorks on my first pup and had great...

    I used SmartWorks on my first pup and had great results. I guess each program had pros & cons.
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    Thanks for the advice Darin!

    Thanks for the advice Darin!
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    Dog Box Recommendations

    Hi Everyone - I need to get a 2 hole dog box for my F150 Super Crew short bed. I am looking at the Diamond Delux, but wanted to get more feedback and recommendations before I made the purchase. One...
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    Our YLM had a chronic ear infection for months...

    Our YLM had a chronic ear infection for months and we tried everything with the vet. Finally, on another site, someone recommended the home made remedy Blue Power Ear Treatment. It worked like a...
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    Hope all you father's out there get to spend some...

    Hope all you father's out there get to spend some quality time with your family today! My wife and sons are taking me out for a lunch BBQ at our local training grounds :) Great way to spend they day...
  19. Awesome video! Thanks for sharing. Made my...

    Awesome video! Thanks for sharing. Made my morning!
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    New Puppy Water Drive / Dive

    Holy Cow! Took our 15 week old pup to the lake for her first real retrieves and she is a maniac! She has done a little basic swimming the past two weeks, but nothing like this. Looks like I don't...
  21. Amen! I've been doing this for a few years. Takes...

    Amen! I've been doing this for a few years. Takes a ton of off season conditioning, but makes live much easier. At a minimum I have him cary packs with my shells, lunch, drinks for both of us, and...
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    Repeat SmartWorks Training Program?

    Hi Everyone!

    I'd like to get a bit of advice on repeating the SmartWorks training from the beginning with my 4 y/o Lab. The 4 y/o was the first dog I ever trained, so I know I made many mistakes...
  23. Thread: Force Fetch

    by Erikben
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    +1 for SmartFetch. It worked like a charm for me...

    +1 for SmartFetch. It worked like a charm for me ;)

    Cheers!
    EB
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    Hmmm..... Shot Black Cloud 3" #2's and 4's...

    Hmmm..... Shot Black Cloud 3" #2's and 4's exclusivly last year and this season. Using factory IC choke in my Benelli Vinci and a Carlson's mod choke in my Remi 887. Never had any problems with my...
  25. Thread: Cold Tail

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    My lab had it after a long opening weekend of...

    My lab had it after a long opening weekend of duck hunting. It took him about a week to fully recover.

    Here is a link to an article with more information.
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