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    Heeling on both sides and remotely is a nice...

    Heeling on both sides and remotely is a nice asset for a gun dog. She may be starting the dog on the left and adding right side and remote later?
    Good luck!
  2. Will there be any / how many GWP Master Hunters in 2012 AKC Retriever Hunt Tests ?

    I haven't checked in for quite a while, so I apologize if this has been discussed. I tried the search, but didn't find any threads...

    So with the AKC allowing German Wirehair Pointers in Retriever...
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    They also have to work every single "opener" in...

    They also have to work every single "opener" in MN, and basically every weekend.

    It's great for a single guy with no kids, but most dads would like to take their kids hunting on the weekends,...
  4. Thanks much for all the help!

    Thanks much for all the help!
  5. Clubs / Groups / Mentoring types in NE Colorado? (for a friend)

    I've got a friend in Sterling, Colorado that would like to meet some dog people and possibly get started in Hunt Tests. He's lived there a year and moved from South Dakota.

    He says his dog is a...
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    I've changed locations since the last time I...

    I've changed locations since the last time I looked at shelter dogs, but there was a shelter several years ago that had a real nice yellow. That shelter was very accomodating toward making sure...
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    People on this forum put a lot more into their...

    People on this forum put a lot more into their dogs than the vast majority of dog owners, even dog owners that hunt. So with that in mind . . .

    Considering the level of effort put forth and the...
  8. The two short answers from a hunter's viewpoint:...

    The two short answers from a hunter's viewpoint:
    a) teaches the dog to look for marks out in the field - not at the guy/gal standing next to the dog shooting (who threw the dummies during summer...
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    Simple: Lead by example. Be the hunter you...

    Simple: Lead by example.

    Be the hunter you want your kid to grow into.

    Don't push stuff. If the individual isn't capable of participating at the level you feel is appropriate (wingshooting vs....
  10. Oh yeah, and to continue my line of thought . . ....

    Oh yeah, and to continue my line of thought . . . if you keep it basic (the rope thing and ecollar info are great) and they like your presentation, you can always come back and do a second...
  11. I would take the realistic viewpoint that if they...

    I would take the realistic viewpoint that if they aren't banging down someone's door looking for info on dog training, there is very little chance they are going to suddenly invest the effort of...
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    Ever see one compete with a retriever? Much as...

    Ever see one compete with a retriever?

    Much as I want a GWP / DD to be my next all purpose gundog . . .

    I know the real answer is two dogs: Black Lab and brittany / or / setter

    Just ain't...
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    Start with Round River. Much more readable. ...

    Start with Round River. Much more readable.

    Both are excellent, but fairly different from each other.
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    The only thing two trainers will agree on is that...

    The only thing two trainers will agree on is that the third trainer is doing it wrong.
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    Word of mouth. Is anyone asking you to train...

    Word of mouth.

    Is anyone asking you to train their dog or anyone referring other peoples' dogs to you?

    1st - don't quit your day job!

    2nd - try it as a paying hobby and if it takes off from...
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    20.39 Termination of possession. Subject to...

    20.39 Termination of possession.
    Subject to all other requirements of this part, the possession of birds taken by any hunter shall be deemed to have ceased when such birds have been delivered by...
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    You should definitely return it to the blind that...

    You should definitely return it to the blind that shot it, but if they graciously offer it to you for your services, then it belongs to whoever wants it more!
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    From a DU picture book : STOP BITCHING AND...

    From a DU picture book :


    STOP BITCHING AND START A REVOLUTION
  19. Donut holes and Lefse, usually. I even bought...

    Donut holes and Lefse, usually.

    I even bought milk bones this year, but it's just easier to "share" snacks and the milk bones didn't cut it for me!

    (BTW, treating"" the dog in the blind is a...
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    What resturant ? Did they have other cool...

    What resturant ?

    Did they have other cool hunting / retriever decor? I'd patronize a place like that !

    Thanks,
    NR
  21. So, about this water-freaking thing ... I've...

    So, about this water-freaking thing ...

    I've seen it and I'm not real interested in dealing with it. Is it avoidable? Curable?

    Pretty sure a Chesapeake is the right choice for my hunting, but I...
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    Question for ya'lls . . . My first exposure to...

    Question for ya'lls . . .
    My first exposure to trained retrievers came in the early 80's when my dad bought a field trial washout.

    She was sent on "back" for blinds and marks.

    Would this have...
  23. What kind of decoys? (brand and species) Your...

    What kind of decoys? (brand and species)

    Your best bet is probably flat black and flat white rustoleum by the quart. Make bluebills or coots out of them.

    NR
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    I'm an all-or-nothing kinda guy and in this...

    I'm an all-or-nothing kinda guy and in this world, I put my "all" into ducks and duck hunting. Like the taste of venison, really enjoy pheasant hunting, and love ruffed grouse hunting, but it's ducks...
  25. I'm in Northome, MN. I usually head down to...

    I'm in Northome, MN.

    I usually head down to Bemidji about once a week. If you wanted to go that far, you could sure jump in with me - our FT and HT are in July if that is of interest to you.
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