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    UPDATE: Yesterday afternoon we did three piles...

    UPDATE:

    Yesterday afternoon we did three piles bumpers (12 bumpers).
    On the first pile the commands were: Fetch, here, heel, sit, drop
    On the second and third piles the commands were: Back,...
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    The texts and lines in the photos sure make it...

    The texts and lines in the photos sure make it easier to understand. Maybe old Pounce would see things clearer if you'd get some red and blue string and some white letters to set out.

    Just kid'n....
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    Agreed Glen - I'm was merely sharing my...

    Agreed

    Glen - I'm was merely sharing my experience and my plans.
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    I agree with most of you, that shopping isn’t a...

    I agree with most of you, that shopping isn’t a huge problemin itself. I this case she tagged allthe bumpers in a fit of excitement. Itis even likely that she would cease shopping once she realized...
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    I didn't do stick fetch. I have never done stick...

    I didn't do stick fetch. I have never done stick fetch. In my younger (less patient) days it would have been a bad idea for me to have a stick.

    Breck - I think your right. In the past if the...
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    Shopping the pile

    I know this has been discussed a thousand times. But I wanted to share my experience.

    Having CC'd and FF'd, I decided it is time to begin pile work. Storm has never seen more than two bumpers in...
  7. Thread: Free pigeon

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    I want Sam. I need Sam to help me train. But...

    I want Sam. I need Sam to help me train. But Sam is just too far away.


    Does he come with a warranty?
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    From what you have shared the dog could be in...

    From what you have shared the dog could be in pain or sick. Or depressed.

    I'd say, get him a thorough check up and if he is healthy follow the advice above.
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    WOW! Just.......... WOW! Edit: Lurker,...

    WOW!


    Just.......... WOW!

    Edit: Lurker, I'm glad you are getting the collar issue under control.
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    My best advice is...don't. Unless they will...

    My best advice is...don't.

    Unless they will be housed outside in a kennel (preferably separate pens).

    I know that is probably not what you wanted to hear.
  11. Thread: Gas Prices

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    It's hard for the average American living...

    It's hard for the average American living paycheck to paycheck to get emotional about the Dow loosing a few points when he now has another $200 a month he doesn't have to put in his tank.

    As...
  12. Thread: Puppy Help!

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    I'm not a big fan of the prong collar and use a...

    I'm not a big fan of the prong collar and use a slip collar instead. The pronged collar works and makes a loud statement. If you are nervous about it don't use it. If you are comfortable...
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    He'll grab something that he knows he's not...

    He'll grab something that he knows he's not supposed
    likes to play "keep away"
    I can't keep him on a check cord
    problem is keeping him off the couch
    trying not to be the "mean dad"
    learned...
  14. Thread: cautious dog

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    I agree with huntemup and mary. All dogs need...

    I agree with huntemup and mary. All dogs need socializing but this one may need far more than average.

    Dogs function best in "their" environment. The more they get exposed to, the more they...
  15. Thread: Pup problem

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    The dog is nervous in the front seat and seems...

    The dog is nervous in the front seat and seems more comfortable in his/her kennel.

    This isn't a problem, it's a blessing.

    You will be happier if he/she NEVER rides in the vehicle except in the...
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    Nailed it!

    Nailed it!
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    I congratulate you for doing the best you could. ...

    I congratulate you for doing the best you could. In the end there wasn't a dog fight which looked unavoidable. I have a suspicion that you couldn't have done anything else.

    What stood out was...
  18. Thread: Hold issues

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    Absolutely true. And I think we have figured...

    Absolutely true. And I think we have figured this out. Last night she dropped the bumper only once. I told her to "fetch" and she grabbed it back up. (I didn't have the collar... my mistake) ...
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    You are right. Her force work is incomplete. ...

    You are right. Her force work is incomplete. This issue started in the middle of force fetch. Keep in mind I am trying a new method (Hillman's).

    My understanding goes like this:
    Basics are...
  20. Thread: Hold issues

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    Hold issues

    This Boykin is gonna be the death of me.
    8 months old, Boykin Female.

    OK, I am using Hillman. We completed "Training a Retriever Puppy", and "The Fetch Command". I am watching "Land...
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    Completely different train of thought. I had...

    Completely different train of thought.
    I had this problem under my live oaks.
    The pH was low. I tilled in some lime and now the grass under the trees is nicer than the rest of the yard.
    Have...
  22. Thread: Duck Boat

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    My only advice would be get the EFI. Less...

    My only advice would be get the EFI. Less trouble than the carbureted motors.
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    I have both. Full windshield pros: full...

    I have both.

    Full windshield pros: full protection for sticks and debris, blocks cold wind, blocks all rain.
    Full windshield con: very hot in the summer, more dust swirls behind the full...
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    I have the Honda 700. It has bench seats. I've...

    I have the Honda 700. It has bench seats.
    I've used them all, Polaris, Honda, Kawasaki, Kabota, Cub Cadet, probably a few others.
    I chose Honda for dependability. You'd do fine with a Polaris...
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    Transition might not have been the right word. ...

    Transition might not have been the right word. "Continue into", might fit better.
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