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  1. This is awesome!! I have a soft spot for people...

    This is awesome!! I have a soft spot for people in this retriever community that give rescues a chance being that my dog is a rescue/mutt (Golden X black lab mutt). Before I knew anything about this...
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    Looks pretty good to me especially for a 10 week...

    Looks pretty good to me especially for a 10 week old pup.
  3. I am not trying to upset anyone. But IMO the more...

    I am not trying to upset anyone. But IMO the more the genetic diversity the better. I have seen too many dog that have come from big kennels that are seen as great kennels and some of which are...
  4. This is a shameless brag. Here is my show pup. He...

    This is a shameless brag. Here is my show pup. He is a golden black lab mix! I not kidding I think he know when I am taking a picture because he pretty much poses like this. What a HAM!!17471
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    Hunt test and training is a very controlled...

    Hunt test and training is a very controlled environment. Also, I believe our pups largely base their behavior from us. In a hunting situation we are typically at a very excited state or at least I...
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    If the pup likes falling asleep on you then it...

    If the pup likes falling asleep on you then it could mean he has bonded with you enough where he might be comforted by your scent. My pup is three and if given the option between falling asleep on my...
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    Here are some from dove season. 1568015681

    Here are some from dove season.

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    One thing that is sometimes over looked and...

    One thing that is sometimes over looked and seldom done sometimes is taking your dog out on a hunt and leaving your gun in the truck. I think this is one of the best things you can do to have a well...
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    I'm training my first pup now. He is a mixed dog...

    I'm training my first pup now. He is a mixed dog that looks pretty much all black lab with a couple things different if you look hard enough. He came from an accidental litter which I found on...
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    CNG is awesome. It burns almost twice as...

    CNG is awesome. It burns almost twice as efficient as that ethanol blend BS. They have been making CNG compatible vehicles for sometime now. Also, if you have a gas line to your house you can have a...
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    Slider is a great looking dog!

    Slider is a great looking dog!
  12. Thread: Fracking

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    X2. Putting ethanol in the fuel is a terrible use...

    X2. Putting ethanol in the fuel is a terrible use of resources. CNG burns more efficiently than Ethanol blend fuels.
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    Also thanks a lot guys for all the advice and the...

    Also thanks a lot guys for all the advice and the thread link Ken!
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    Here is a video I took earlier this afternoon. We...

    Here is a video I took earlier this afternoon. We made a mistake on one retrieve but the rest went as planned. Let me know what you guys think I am doing wrong. Be kind, rookie trainer here.
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    I think this is where we are now. He will do it....

    I think this is where we are now. He will do it. Its just not with the attitude that I typically see from him when he really gets it.
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    Yea like somethings with my pup and I (probably...

    Yea like somethings with my pup and I (probably mostly because of me being a rookie trainer) have taken longer for us to really get down. Also, I want to be very thorough and make sure he has it down...
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    Retrieving to the back pile with confidence

    My pup and I have been working on Double T for sometime now (~3 months). He understood Mini T quickly (1 month) and does not have trouble with the hand signals that I give him. Lately when I send him...
  18. Thread: Tx trainers

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    I took my pup to Matt Larkin when I was having...

    I took my pup to Matt Larkin when I was having trouble with training and I happened to be in Houston for the summer. He gave me great advice and was very direct and honest which was much appreciated....
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    I got my pup that is on my avatar off craigslist...

    I got my pup that is on my avatar off craigslist for FREE! We just got through TT together which says a lot for my pup bc I am a rookie trainer. So I feel pretty good about it. Ha. I have also...
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    Consider yourself lucky in this regard. I cannot...

    Consider yourself lucky in this regard. I cannot tell how much my pup loves fish oil tablets. I had them stashed away on a shelf and I came home one day and he had gotten a hold of the bottom and ate...
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    Hot weather training

    I recently moved to Houston for a job and this is my first summer down here with my dog. Down here it never really cools down below 80 degrees and is almost always more than 50% humidity.

    We were...
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    I agree with lem get him to the vet to ensure...

    I agree with lem get him to the vet to ensure everything is fine. If everything checks out I would consider trying something I did with my pup when tried to be a picky eater. Right around 3 months of...
  23. I think the lesson here is that all pups are not...

    I think the lesson here is that all pups are not created equal.
  24. There was a youtube video posted in one of those...

    There was a youtube video posted in one of those previous threads about 3 legged dogs that showed a 3 legged dog running a hunt test. It was pretty inspirational!
  25. Great thread and a very comprehensive list. The...

    Great thread and a very comprehensive list. The only thing is I would say health trumps all. All of those characteristics are almost meaningless if your pup is unhealthy or in and out of the vet a...
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