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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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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,...
  4. 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....
  17. 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...
  18. 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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    Marvin...you can say that again. Hopefully,...

    Marvin...you can say that again.

    Hopefully, it won't be around much longer. Unless she produces a steady supply of eggs. Wife is getting attached to it and wants me to set it free. I need a dead...
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    Mallard duck eggs

    So, I got a hen mallard from a member of our club that I was supposed to euthanize and use for training. Well, she laid an egg. I know they are edible, but being a city boy, I have no idea what do...
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    Does he dine on the doo doo? Do you have...

    Does he dine on the doo doo? Do you have cats...domestic or feral around your properrty? I notice my pup gets stinky fish breath after he has had a "nasty snack" (be it his own or the cats). (gagging...
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    I was happy enough that they beat Canada.
    Sorry, We needed one.
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    Hillman puppy dvd revised

    Has anyone checked this out yet. I barely finished the first version and was just about order Fundamentals I.

    Story of my life. Buy something and it immediately goes "obsolete."

    I better...
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    As part of the contract, if the dog is co-owned...

    As part of the contract, if the dog is co-owned by the kennel/breeder, then their name will will need to be in the title.
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    Don't get me wrong, he IS retrieving, just not as...

    Don't get me wrong, he IS retrieving, just not as intense as the food. I gotta post a video. You'd be amazed. He is crated during the day and between sessions on training days. I think I will go back...
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