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    I was training with a nationally known trainer...

    I was training with a nationally known trainer years ago and his neighbor's dog came running into the middle of our test. A sting in the butt with some # 8 shot from the trainers shotgun...
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    Put yourself in your dog's shoes. Most people...

    Put yourself in your dog's shoes. Most people when they start a new job are up tight with pressure. The same thing happens to dogs when they are learning something new. People and dogs alike learn...
  3. I think Bill's record of success in the field...

    I think Bill's record of success in the field trial world speaks for itself. Like Bill I have been training retrievers for around 50 years and I can tell you that you won't be wrong following his...
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    What name brand e-collar is the best

    I have used Tri-Tronic e-collars for years and swore by them and I never experienced much or any time when I pressed the buttons that it didn't stimulate the dog. Now my e-collars don't seem to be...
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    Get a halte (no more problem)

    Get a halte (no more problem)
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    I knew a fellow who had a 5 year old Chessie male...

    I knew a fellow who had a 5 year old Chessie male that he had lots of memorable hunts with. The dog liked him and his one daughter and only tolerated the other two daughters and his wife. The dog...
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    I knew Gene and have his book and I can tell you...

    I knew Gene and have his book and I can tell you it is the worst biased piece of garbage I have ever read.
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    I'm with you Robin, I have been using tri-tronic...

    I'm with you Robin, I have been using tri-tronic e-collars for 45 years and they worked well. The recent collars don't stimulate the dogs lots of times when pressing the buttons and it hinders the...
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    Posting a picture

    How do you post a picture on here?
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    Passing of Barbara E. Wedemeyer

    I just learned yesterday that Barb was in an auto accident on July 5th and was killed. She was from southern Illinois and judged HRC hunt tests. It was always a joy running under her and she always...
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    Says a lot about you son. Lots of dogs that I...

    Says a lot about you son. Lots of dogs that I have trained are close to my heart and something about everyone of them is engraved into my mine.
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    I love Sharon Potter's reply. I figure if there...

    I love Sharon Potter's reply. I figure if there was a problem with the dog's progress the trainer would contact the owner, otherwise everything is going okay. I would want my trainer busy training my...
  13. Thread: Books to read

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    Jim Weitzel your telling your age. Having started...

    Jim Weitzel your telling your age. Having started training in 1966, the Charley Morgan book was the best to come along and it can still be of great value to trainers today. Back when I started, there...
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    The dogs haven't changed much, but I think our...

    The dogs haven't changed much, but I think our breeding programs have. There was a time when the e-collar first came in to play that you could spot them a mile away because their tails were at six...
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    I have used and liked the Roy Gonia orange pea in...

    I have used and liked the Roy Gonia orange pea in whistles but they freeze up in the winter. I then switched to the pealess ones and they are comfortable in my mouth. I have also used the Fox 40...
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    Sometimes I have them bring the dog by and wave...

    Sometimes I have them bring the dog by and wave my magic wand over them and presto they are force fetched. Lots of retriever owners want a cheap fix to get their dog force fetched. They better...
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    Tell me more about Dave Rorem's lead training...

    Tell me more about Dave Rorem's lead training without strapping on the collar. What is the purpose?
  18. Thread: Two sided dogs

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    Two sided dogs

    Do you have your dogs heel on both sides or heel only on one side but teach the dog to run from both sides? If you heel the dogs on both sides, do you have trouble keeping the dog from switching to...
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    Our prayers to you Dale and your family.

    Our prayers to you Dale and your family.
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    Building a training duck blind

    I'm considering building a platform blind on land to teach the dog to go on retrieves from the blind and return with the birds and to get used to navigating ramps. Anybody done this and if so what...
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    Building a duck blind for training

    I'm considering building a duck blind on land to get the dogs going in and out on a ramp, and jumping up to blind floor about 2 & 1/2 feet high and have them work out of both the main blind with dog...
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    Building a training duck blind

    I have been contemplating making a duck blind on land with the floor being about 2 &1/2 feet off of the ground, with a dog box on the end and with a ramp, to teach dogs to be comfortable, confident...
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    If your dog has been forced to the pile, stops on...

    If your dog has been forced to the pile, stops on the whistle and will cast you can forget the T and TT and keep going with DL Walter's drills and end up just as successful.
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    This should help not only new trainers but old...

    This should help not only new trainers but old ones as well. The older successful trainers are already doing it because they know what works, however, I bet they put this in their notebooks and...
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    Training bred female

    I just bred my lab female. How long can I train her before having to quit? She is hyper and is a high maintenance female. Will the stress of training and corrections cause any complications? I bred...
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