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    Glad you're a good sport. See ya this weekend,...

    Glad you're a good sport. See ya this weekend, looks like we are both running dogs at junior.
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    Pissed in them?? Sounds like someone dropped a...

    Pissed in them?? Sounds like someone dropped a log on them.
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    Ow! Dang it....kick the left one next time...

    Ow! Dang it....kick the left one next time please. The right one is a little sore.

    I guess, I never thought about asking them.:rolleyes:

    Sarcasm aside...yes, I have talked to them (or some of...
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    Funny...Those are the exact pros I was referring...

    Funny...Those are the exact pros I was referring to in my original post.
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    Thanks everyone for the input. Both the...

    Thanks everyone for the input. Both the encouraging and disheartening words of advice are well appreciated. Yeah, I came off as only concerned about the money. But that was just the one answer I...
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    Ok, y'all still haven't scared me off yet. So...

    Ok, y'all still haven't scared me off yet. So roughly how much does an assistant/apprentice make? Are we talking minimum wage? Approximate average yearly salary would be good. If y'all want to PM...
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    The retriever training career

    I've been considering changing careers for some time now and was wondering, how much does an average retriever/gun dog trainer make? I see all these pro's at the hunt tests with these big rigs and...
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    I just thought I would look back over some of my...

    I just thought I would look back over some of my old posts and update them on the progress we made. The pup now has his senior title and will be starting Master tests this fall. That drive that I was...
  9. Also wanted to add, shallow water retrieves (up...

    Also wanted to add, shallow water retrieves (up to knee deep to the dog), were a game changer. They both would get revved up after a good splashing run through some water. Even if they didn't get...
  10. Okay, this story is dang near verbatim of mine. I...

    Okay, this story is dang near verbatim of mine. I actually thought my wife got on here, created an account and posted this. Young (6.5 months) blf with good background, following Hillmann program,...
  11. I put my dog through a snake-proofing seminar...

    I put my dog through a snake-proofing seminar last fall at Best Retrievers. I cant remember who they used, but the trainer did use a moccasin at the end of the course. If you give Rody Best a call he...
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    My dad used to take me to the Toronto Sportsman's...

    My dad used to take me to the Toronto Sportsman's Show every year as a child. My favorite thing was watching the retrievers. Many years later, I got my first Lab. I was expressing to my co-worker my...
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    Thanks all. Even though I won't be hitting any...

    Thanks all. Even though I won't be hitting any big Alaskan tides and ice, it's great info for others.

    Jacduck, I will actually be hunting in Sergent WMA on opening day and again in January. My...
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    Dog in saltwater

    This season will be my first time hunting in saltwater/brackish water. My pup (1 yr old) has never been in saltwater. What should I expect and prepare for?
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    Thanks everyone. I am not trying to find ground...

    Thanks everyone. I am not trying to find ground for argument, nor am I looking to question my scores, I just want to know how my dog did (in a quantified manner). Without the sugar coating. If he...
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    Thanks Billie. Yeah, on the failures, it was...

    Thanks Billie. Yeah, on the failures, it was quite obvious why he failed. It is the passes that I question. "Did we ace it?" "Did we pass by the skin of our teeth?" Did he do great on one category...
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    hunt test scores

    so far my pup and I have run five jr hunt test (failed 2 of them) and I have yet to see the actual scores. Is that information readily available or do you just accept the pass/fail? I would like to...
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    Snake avoidance training (fail?)

    Well, I took my dog to Snake avoidance training at the end of August. He did well. I left feeling confident that the fog would avoid any snakes. They used a rattler (with a hood) and a moccasin (in a...
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    Duck Commander Products (GDG)

    Okay, let's keep it clean and honest.
    Ive been out of the duck hunting scene for a good ten years or more. Back then Duck Commander calls were not all the range, but were great calls. I used to love...
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    Cribbing in dogs

    Do dogs "crib" like horses? (I understand it's a mis-use of the term, but I am talking about the act of chewing on wood and swallowing air). When my dog is left alone "in the yard or his room, he...
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    Awesome thread. Can anyone provide plans for...

    Awesome thread. Can anyone provide plans for wingers or direct me some threads?
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    Are Kwiklab's plan or instruction for those PVC...

    Are Kwiklab's plan or instruction for those PVC launchers available anywhere?
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    I loved Gander Mt in WNY a few years ago. They...

    I loved Gander Mt in WNY a few years ago. They just opened one up here in Austin, in the old Sportsman's Warehouse building. I have to agree, they are rather overpriced and lacking in inventory....
  24. first time hunt test questions on registering

    Getting ready to take the plunge and enter my first junior hunt test. Went on EE and started looking at "local" tests and costs.
    Question: What is "owner/handler qualifying"? Is that something I...
  25. Not to be the bummer here, but we had similar...

    Not to be the bummer here, but we had similar problem with our first lab and the same diagnosis about the big heart. They gave us some pills and the next morning, on his tenth birthday, he had passed...
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