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  1. Have a Hobie sit on top that I mostly used for...

    Have a Hobie sit on top that I mostly used for fishing (mostly flats in saltwater --- one thing I will miss about FL) and touring around on lakes, rivers, etc. Hoping to do some bass fishing with a...
  2. You'll see from the original posting that it has...

    You'll see from the original posting that it has taken a few years, but I am back up North. Looking forward to new hunting opportunities and new dog training options as well (and no gators). Joe...
  3. Can anyone recommend a good upland training book and DVD?

    Want to start training my older chessie for upland work and probably HRC competition. Most of this will be done alone. I have some resources, but would appreciate any advice on guides, DVD, tips,...
  4. Thank you all for your comments and, in many...

    Thank you all for your comments and, in many ways, validating my feelings and helping me admit to what I really haven't wanted to accept. So....I wont be putting pressure on her on marks and will...
  5. Is there ever a time forcing on marks is appropriate?

    Long time since I've posted or even viewed RTF. Let's just say life intervened in a not so good way, but things are a whole lot better. Anyway, my now 6.5 yr old girl has attained her senior and...
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    And by the gray skies....I'd say outside of...

    And by the gray skies....I'd say outside of Pittsburgh.
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    Any idea on length of rope Ken uses?

    Any idea on length of rope Ken uses?
  8. Thanks everyone. Seems from some of the...

    Thanks everyone. Seems from some of the responses and private messages that my personal info is too telling.....gonna have to tweak it a little :O

    Everything is preliminary, but I want to be...
  9. Ohio --- honests opinions needed...good and bad

    Hi, looking at potential move to Ohio. Would split work between Powell and Zanesville. Would live in between. Grew up in PA (eastern). Lived in Pgh for 7 yrs and so am familiar with latitude,...
  10. Eug, I love it. Have watched it several...

    Eug,

    I love it. Have watched it several times. Turn down the lights, crack a beer, and turn up the volume.....Our season starts Saturday and this video has me foaming at the mouth...almost can...
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    X2. Just watch how a dog hunts up a planted...

    X2. Just watch how a dog hunts up a planted Dokken vs. a bumper and you can appreciate the difference. My dog winds them easier and is more excited about Dokkens because they stink.....no extra...
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    "Yurt" is what yunz buddy says when ya fall down...

    "Yurt" is what yunz buddy says when ya fall down an he wants to no if yunz been injured.
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    Just cup your hands on the side of your mouth,...

    Just cup your hands on the side of your mouth, take in air, and say "Here Duck! Here Duck!"

    I found the RNT CDs to be a good place to start. In the end -- just lots of practice. I try not to...
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    You should search this topic as it was discussed...

    You should search this topic as it was discussed about a year ago with similar mixture of comments. I will shoot over my dog and have others do it as well. As has been mentioned....need to have...
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    There is a big difference sometimes between the...

    There is a big difference sometimes between the dog you want and the dog you need. Everything happens for a reason.

    In the end your new buddy may be the benchmark that all your future dogs are...
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    1) Thermocell. 2) Teal whistle (not a must). 3)...

    1) Thermocell.
    2) Teal whistle (not a must).
    3) Lots of water for hydration for you (and the dog---swamp water can taste nasty).
    4) Thermocell.
    5) No more than a 1/2 to full dozen teal dekes are...
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    It really does depend on the patient, regardless...

    It really does depend on the patient, regardless of species. For some it does nothing. For some it makes all the difference. If you want to do it right, there is a loading period and then...
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    If your dog is trained to sit and be sent...

    If your dog is trained to sit and be sent remotely, I found that doing stand alone marks was a nice way to incrementally extend my dog's distance. It also allowed me to continually change the...
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    Thanks FOM. One additional question if you don't...

    Thanks FOM. One additional question if you don't mind. In the quote below regarding "corrections with the collar come into play", do you give indirect - Sit-nick-sit- and then cast or do you do...
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    [QUOTE=Ken Bora;837056][SIZE=2]funny story, boat...

    [QUOTE=Ken Bora;837056][SIZE=2]funny story,
    boat ramp bubba's and sky busters
     
    I thought these were only a regional thing here in Florida. Bummer that they are widespread.

    Unfortunately for...
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    I have to watch breaking down momentum in my dog...

    I have to watch breaking down momentum in my dog with every aspect of her training and so try to minimize stopping her on way out to any retrieve though sometimes I must b/c of the degree of chreat...
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    Forgetting about any concerns about responsible...

    Forgetting about any concerns about responsible pet ownership and looking only at a dog's health, the basic deal here is that we have been taught (at least any of us trained in the 80 and 90's) that...
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    I will have to respectfully disagree with you....

    I will have to respectfully disagree with you. Subjectivity is greater with OFA (perhaps you feel this is the case as well, but could not tell from your post). This increased subjectivity is not...
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    Just curious if anyone thinks the following two...

    Just curious if anyone thinks the following two items would also be useful in this situation:

    1) though a little cumbersome, can handler carry a small burlap or other light material blind with him...
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    So after a load of bumpers, do you offer to do...

    So after a load of bumpers, do you offer to do your neighbor's laundry before your own to avoid seasoning your own with "residue de dog"? If not, what is proper etiquette after doing a load of...
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