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    I have not seen Dokken's training program so I...

    I have not seen Dokken's training program so I can't comment directly on that but I would be careful about "reading between the lines and making it work" for you. That has not proven very successful...
  2. Thread: New Pup

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    I would highly recommend Bill Hillmann Training a...

    I would highly recommend Bill Hillmann Training a Retriever Puppy. However it is specifically geared towards steadiness and marking with retriever and doesn't get into a lot of the general puppy...
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    I heard one of the pups is a silver...JK. ...

    I heard one of the pups is a silver...JK.

    Looking forward to following their progress and good to hear the little brown dog is doing ok.
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    Prayers sent Swack. Really awful news and I hope...

    Prayers sent Swack. Really awful news and I hope all the dogs make a full recovery. Once the dust settles let us know if we can be of any help.
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    I really like all of the Jazztime dogs I've been...

    I really like all of the Jazztime dogs I've been around (especially Tripp pups). They have a reputation as being great hunting dogs and the few that I have personally been around are just that. If...
  6. Thread: neoprene vest

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    one other point...if the vest were to ever get...

    one other point...if the vest were to ever get hung up on something in the water, the Cabelas velcro would at least give the dog a fighting chance to rip out of the vest whereas with a zippered vest,...
  7. Thread: neoprene vest

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    I like the Cabela's vest. Just bought at new...

    I like the Cabela's vest. Just bought at new Avery vest and they have reinforced the neoprene with nylon straps on the inside that don't stretch thus making small adjustments impossible. I ended up...
  8. Thread: Clicker Method

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    Clicker training or "marker training" is...

    Clicker training or "marker training" is phenomenal for teaching and reinforcing obedience. I'm of the opinion that you get better results using marker training for OB than the Koehler method for...
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    Similar story from a few years ago. ...

    Similar story from a few years ago.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/Technology/stray-dogs-master-complex-moscow-subway-system/story?id=10145833
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    That's what I figured...

    That's what I figured...
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    I don't know how Dutch FTs compare to the UK but...

    I don't know how Dutch FTs compare to the UK but the Calverts have placed an American bred dog (Chance pup) in The Netherlands who is a FT champion. (Sorry to perpetuate this thread even further)
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  12. Condolences Harry.

    Condolences Harry.
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    Most everyone is posting "get a MH on my dog" but...

    Most everyone is posting "get a MH on my dog" but I like to take a different route... I like to set training goals (or areas I need to improve on) and if I accomplish those, then I should be able to...
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  15. Thread: DIY section????

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    Great idea. I would really like to see a DYI...

    Great idea. I would really like to see a DYI sticky or section as well.
  16. I trained my dog (3 yo blf, very sensitive, high...

    I trained my dog (3 yo blf, very sensitive, high desire, with master passes) using Hillmann and was very happy with it. She is my first and only trained dog so no experience with ear pinch. The...
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    The marking off the gunbarrel advice offered by...

    The marking off the gunbarrel advice offered by kwicklabs and others is good to follow. Other than that I wouldn't let it drive me too crazy... It sounds like he has only been on 3 hunts (2 where...
  18. Thread: breeder ?

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    PM sent. I'll send an email address since you...

    PM sent. I'll send an email address since you can't pm back.
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    As a "British" owner (pup who's pedigree contains...

    As a "British" owner (pup who's pedigree contains British FT dogs), I must agree with Garduck and Kirk...Mine is a little fireball who is not calm in the least bit but she is very, very sensitive. ...
  20. Thread: DuckHill Kennels

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    PM sent or email me dpate@g.clemson.edu.

    PM sent or email me dpate@g.clemson.edu.
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    There are several in HT that I know of and maybe...

    There are several in HT that I know of and maybe a couple that have run in qual or perhaps all age stakes. I've got a 3 yo that is 1 out of 2 in senior NAHRA (equivalent to master). The failure was...
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    Not retrievers but here's David Lee Roth on his...

    Not retrievers but here's David Lee Roth on his herding dogs...pretty entertaining

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMo6Qz2dUXg
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    You're not going to train a MH hunt test dog or...

    You're not going to train a MH hunt test dog or field trial champion with it nor the type of hunting dog that that level brings... but I think you can train a pretty nice hunting dog who is steady,...
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    I would recommend coming up with a list of the...

    I would recommend coming up with a list of the attributes you want out of your dog, and focusing on those, not whether they come from FT or HT stock. Some people's idea of a good hunting dog is...
  25. Name: Dustin Pate, Count me in. Winner: # 78...

    Name: Dustin Pate, Count me in.
    Winner: # 78 FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton's Saber (Saber), Chris Hatch

    Thanks Garmin.
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