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    Any derby results?

    Any derby results?
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    Always get a second opinion. I had an veterinary...

    Always get a second opinion. I had an veterinary ophthalmologist tell me, "she won't sit still. Looks like folds. I can't give her a number." I went up the road and a more experienced eye vet...
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    I ran a bitch until she was about 45 days...

    I ran a bitch until she was about 45 days pregnant. I just avoided overexertion and rough terrain. She placed in a qualifying at about 45 days and then I put her on the shelf because she was...
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    It's an advantage if you do it well and you and...

    It's an advantage if you do it well and you and the dog are comfortable with it. Having said that, I wouldn't go back and teach it to an older dog. In response to Mr. Littlejohn, I'm sure the...
  5. I wouldn't know. :-P I'm not sure you can...

    I wouldn't know. :-P I'm not sure you can really tell until they run some events. I get told about lots of training heroes that ultimately never really break out when they hit trials.
  6. Thanks for taking the time to explain that. I've...

    Thanks for taking the time to explain that. I've seen people reference the pine pellets, but have never seen described in detail. Thanks again.
  7. Can you expand on how and when you do the litter...

    Can you expand on how and when you do the litter box training?
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    Maybe, maybe not. The best trainers I know use...

    Maybe, maybe not. The best trainers I know use it as a steadiness tool on the go bird. I think the dog generally has "identified" that mark. I use it on go birds, longer punch type birds and birds...
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    When I start eating those products is where I'll...

    When I start eating those products is where I'll draw the line.
  10. Some of the most lethal duck killers I know shoot...

    Some of the most lethal duck killers I know shoot skeet chokes and large shot size. I think most of those tight chokes are a waste of time unless you're an absolute dead eye shot or you like to sky...
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    I don't know that it's about turning off...

    I don't know that it's about turning off pressure. It's about getting a stable response to the amount of pressure needed to change behavior. For example, a mark has a small piece of water en route...
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    Sounds like you were more teaching the concept of...

    Sounds like you were more teaching the concept of a longer retired tight to a shorter gun. In that case, if the dog did the concept and achieved the fall area, I probably wouldn't want to muddy the...
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    Does the dog not know where it's going or are...

    Does the dog not know where it's going or are they very determined and then, cave to a factor? If they clearly cave to a factor after taking a good initial line, I'd handle. If I know a mark has...
  14. First of all, disregard the bozos at the store. ...

    First of all, disregard the bozos at the store. Second, the best way to get a dead duck is start with a live one. You're much more likely to find someone with live ducks than dead frozen ones. ...
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    Both! If I were starting with a puppy, I'd buy...

    Both! If I were starting with a puppy, I'd buy Hillman's puppy video and then, start with Lardy about the time I got to force fetch.
  16. Congrats, Marc!

    Congrats, Marc!
  17. I don't know who Sandy Mowery is, but this just...

    I don't know who Sandy Mowery is, but this just nails the whole reason I'm in the dog games. It's easy to say that titles don't matter or that the dogs don't know, but there's so much more to it...
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    I'd almost always wait 3 dogs if you get a...

    I'd almost always wait 3 dogs if you get a no-bird flyer. I've learned that the hard way.
  19. That's easy to say, but it's not that simple. ...

    That's easy to say, but it's not that simple. Some of the best field trial trainers in the country run predominantly multiples. I think the answer is somewhere in the middle. Some concepts are not...
  20. Sticky: I agree that it's probably a non-issue, but not...

    I agree that it's probably a non-issue, but not that confusion applies on blinds. Any failure to go on a blind is a no-go and mandatory elimination. On marks, the scenario you describe is...
  21. Name: Charles Cottrell - please count me in. ...

    Name: Charles Cottrell - please count me in.
    Winner: #42, FC-AFC Robber's Stray Bullet, Dan "The Man" Hurst
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    I'm pretty sure that's not Tank. That's FC AFC...

    I'm pretty sure that's not Tank. That's FC AFC River Oak's Wa-Da-Go Rocky.
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    I know that, but I'm not sure everyone does (or...

    I know that, but I'm not sure everyone does (or did).
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    I can't say for sure, but I figure a part of the...

    I can't say for sure, but I figure a part of the equation is that he's a carrier. Another factor is that studs owned by Bullet's owner tend not to be bred very regularly. As to why that's the case,...
  25. That's pretty amazing. Congrats.

    That's pretty amazing. Congrats.
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