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    Another pointer, don't feed your pigeons before...

    Another pointer, don't feed your pigeons before training. If they've got food in their crop, it comes up when you spin their head & they won't fly. Before planting, feel the crop. If there's anything...
  2. I introduce this "find it" command/whistle at the...

    I introduce this "find it" command/whistle at the end of a wagon wheel session in the yard & use it the way Eug describes.

    A note of caution if you're in the south though, don't send your dog to...
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    Go to the field trial June 11 in Hollis, Me. (On...

    Go to the field trial June 11 in Hollis, Me. (On entry express)

    Wear blaze orange & good walking boots and volunteer to carry the shag basket. You'll get to see a good sampling of cookers &...
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    I’m afraid I don’t know the answer. I ran my...

    I’m afraid I don’t know the answer. I ran my first spaniel test in 2001 & they had a water blind then.

    The quality of the water blind work at a spaniel test looks as amateurish to a retriever...
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    I have shot over Rumi Schroeder's dogs (Fallen...

    I have shot over Rumi Schroeder's dogs (Fallen Wings). They are top quality & Rumi is well regarded in the game. I'll PM you w/ a couple other people to talk to as well.
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    It looks like there's a cocker field trial in...

    It looks like there's a cocker field trial in Maine next month (www.fieldcockers.com). Go walk the trial & ask questions. The Cocker community is very close knit but friendly. Cass made the point but...
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    Then, I guess you don't even need a judge do...

    Then, I guess you don't even need a judge do you?. :confused:
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    When you enter a test, you are paying for the...

    When you enter a test, you are paying for the opinion of the 2 judges on the premium. If you don't want or respect their opinions, don't enter.
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    Lol, the vast majority of French Bulldogs can...

    Lol, the vast majority of French Bulldogs can neither breed, conceive or whelp naturally. What do the responsible/reputable breeders have to say about that?

    It isn't too much to ask for a dog that...
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    It's like, "you talk like a fag & your $h!)s all...

    It's like, "you talk like a fag & your $h!)s all retarded."
    http://youtu.be/rRQijskAMp4
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    X3 Look at Lab rescue organizations in your area.

    X3 Look at Lab rescue organizations in your area.
  12. What explains the difference in handler body...

    What explains the difference in handler body language between the US & UK when sending on a blind/unseen?

    (And 1tulip, I agree. Sub-titles would really help wouldn't they?)
  13. My dogs are "compelled" to take my cast because...

    My dogs are "compelled" to take my cast because they've learned that's how they can get to the bird. : )
  14. I've been wrong before, would like to hear about...

    I've been wrong before, would like to hear about this dog.

    I'm not sure though that even if one dog has earned an AFC that the gist of my comment isn't valid.
  15. [QUOTE=jimbo;1368423] All successful...

    All successful programs for gundogs incorporate primarily positive reinforcement.



    No dog has ever earned a field trial title or even a Master Hunter title without the use of “compulsive”...
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    If you want a grouse/pheasant dog, you should be...

    If you want a grouse/pheasant dog, you should be looking at Spaniel training rather than retriever training info.

    Here's a good start: ...
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    What are the differences between AWS and Boykins?...

    What are the differences between AWS and Boykins? That is, why would you choose one over the other?
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    25664 Never understood the fascination.

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    Never understood the fascination.
  19. Here's the description the Labrador Parent club...

    Here's the description the Labrador Parent club submitted. This is what a judge will consider.

    https://images.akc.org/pdf/events/hunting_tests/spaniels/hunting_style/labrador_retriever.pdf
    ...
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    To be honest, I invented that game out of...

    To be honest, I invented that game out of necessity.
    I'm going to work on "find the keys" & "find the phone" soon too. :(
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    Absolutely. "Where's the remote?" Is a favorite...

    Absolutely.
    "Where's the remote?" Is a favorite game for bad weather days.
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    Thanks! I didn't know that.

    Thanks!
    I didn't know that.
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    Spaniel Hunt tests in Texas Nov 14-15

    Premiums on entry express - click on "all spaniel events" & look for Heart of Texas Spaniel Club.
    Tests will be held near Manor, Tx. (just east of Austin)

    As of 2013, Labradors & Golden...
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    That was interesting. Thanks

    That was interesting.
    Thanks
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    Well, I suppose that does sound harder than the...

    Well, I suppose that does sound harder than the way he hunts caribou:




    We’ll just have to disagree on our definition of “sportsman”. Maybe you guys can go fishing together. Post...
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