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  1. Thread: New JH

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    one of the best looking chocs I've seen........

    one of the best looking chocs I've seen..... congrats!
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    I'm with you... I was a bit confuse by that as...

    I'm with you... I was a bit confuse by that as well... you're doing the right thing by asking.
  3. Thread: First Hunt Test

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    fantastic pictures. what a great...

    fantastic pictures. what a great accomplishment... I'm hoping to get there someday :)
  4. Thread: Force fetching

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    not an answer to your question but I just picked...

    not an answer to your question but I just picked up Hillman's new FF DVD and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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    congrats.... that is GREAT!

    congrats.... that is GREAT!
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    so glad you guys were able to clear this up for...

    so glad you guys were able to clear this up for this rookie...
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    I still have a long way to go but it was...

    I still have a long way to go but it was encouraging to see him excited about the bird. Patience...... I need to have patience :p
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    Update.... Picked up 15 live pigeons this...

    Update....

    Picked up 15 live pigeons this morning. I tossed one for him this evening. He pursued it... was excited and brought it back to me... he did this with every throw. The more I could...
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    That is a really great video!

    That is a really great video!
  10. Thread: Lack of drive

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    You are very right.

    You are very right.
  11. Thread: Lack of drive

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    When I was starting I don't feel like I heard any...

    When I was starting I don't feel like I heard any of this..... It seems like all I heard was, "start with obedience" and "obedience is the most important part" or "get your obedience down" and...
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    The feedback/responses here have been so helpful....

    The feedback/responses here have been so helpful. Between the PMs and posts so many of you have been very encouraging. Thank you!
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    Thank you! I talked to him and this could work...

    Thank you! I talked to him and this could work out.......
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I've tried to...

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    I've tried to locate pigeons around here and have fallen short. I've called local feed stores, etc. I've looked for 'game farms' with no results as well. I guess I...
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    No live birds.... just some frozen/thawed ducks...

    No live birds.... just some frozen/thawed ducks which he retrieved in a very nonchalant manner.
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    low prey drive - need help

    I've asked similar questions here before but I feel I'm at a new fork in the road.

    8.5 month old male. I made a big rookie mistake when researching the breeder and just took their word for it...
  17. great discussion/learning here for me too.......

    great discussion/learning here for me too.... when you invest so much in a pup you want him to be ready for that first season.
  18. I don't have any expertise to offer you any...

    I don't have any expertise to offer you any feedback... but that is a good looking pup... looks like a good size dog for 6.5 months. Keep us posted on your progress.
  19. Wow... this is great... in all forum reading and...

    Wow... this is great... in all forum reading and internet searching I hadn't run onto this... THANKS! :D
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    An audience of bird hunters and retriever...

    An audience of bird hunters and retriever trainers is strikingly similar to an audience of junior high boys.

    ;)
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    Very helpful... thank you!

    Very helpful... thank you!
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    I have two good DVDs but both don't really...

    I have two good DVDs but both don't really address these questions specifically. Although, I have the 'goal setting' mentioned... great reminder. Thx!
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    Two Q's - Frequency & Duration

    For those of you who have taken a dog though Basics (OB, FF, etc). During that first season of basics training....

    How often do you engage in a formal training session?

    How long do those...
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    Yes... all the time. His kennel is in our master...

    Yes... all the time. His kennel is in our master bedroom. I know there are arguments out there for keeping them outside to make them better hunters... but we bought our dog to be a family/companion...
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    Thought I'd add an update for anyone who runs...

    Thought I'd add an update for anyone who runs onto this thread with the same issues... So, yes I have a slow dog and I always will... but I did find something that helped.

    A friend of mine who...
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