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    Usually you will want to shoot rifled slugs...

    Usually you will want to shoot rifled slugs through a smooth bore shotgun. The sabots were designed to be shot from a rifled shotgun barrel. As for the choke I would probably start with an improved...
  2. How old is he? What I found with my dog was that...

    How old is he? What I found with my dog was that the first several times I had him out there was a definite improvement with each bird contact. It takes some time and experience for the dogs to learn...
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    Not sure what the thunder launcher requirements...

    Not sure what the thunder launcher requirements are but the output from my dogtra electronics is about 7v. The condition of the batteries
    can make quite a difference. Hope this helps.
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    Congrats, Gabby is fun to watch.

    Congrats, Gabby is fun to watch.
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    We ran in one last year while on vacation in...

    We ran in one last year while on vacation in Colorado. We entered in the senior level to see what it was like. Live birds, naturally flushed and retrieved. It was just like real upland hunting, we...
  6. For what its worth, I had a similar situation...

    For what its worth, I had a similar situation with my Dogtra 1900 a couple of years ago. My dog gave no indication it was feeling any stimulation when I hit the button or it was at best,...
  7. Backwater Retriever Club is in the area. ...

    Backwater Retriever Club is in the area.

    http://backwaterretrieverclub.org/
  8. Miners are in the Chicago area...

    Miners are in the Chicago area
    http://www.minerskennel.com/index.htm

    High rollers in NW Indiana
    http://www.highrollergoldens.net/index.html

    Smokin Gold in the St louis area...
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    We have a fifth wheel we use sometimes for hunt...

    We have a fifth wheel we use sometimes for hunt tests and sometimes just to travel with. The only down side is that I have to remove my topper when pulling the camper, so when weather conditions...
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    We had a stitched pad a couple of years ago, it...

    We had a stitched pad a couple of years ago, it was a couple of weeks off after that. Then careful of the terrain (mainly mowed grass areas) for about a week to be safe.
  11. Thanks for your report on the test and sorry to...

    Thanks for your report on the test and sorry to hear you didn't pass. Can you elaborate on what the exectation for quartering is?
  12. Here is the web site for state owned campgroud...

    Here is the web site for state owned campgroud reservations.
    http://www.midnrreservations.com/
    I haven't stayed there but WATERLOO RECREATION AREA is just a little ways south of Williamston.
  13. I believe David McCracken has posted that he run...

    I believe David McCracken has posted that he run some tests. You may want to see if you can contact him.
    And like has already been requested, let us know how it goes.
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    I'm not sure how much information there is on it...

    I'm not sure how much information there is on it but I found this site which might be helpful.

    http://www.spanielhunttest.org/
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    Paul, The unit could be repaired. If you know...

    Paul,

    The unit could be repaired. If you know ayone who can solder that would be best, if not you could go to a Lowes or Menards and get some
    "Wire Nuts". I'm guessing size would be for 18 or 20...
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    Either "Bat out of Hell" by Meatloaf or...

    Either "Bat out of Hell" by Meatloaf or "I can't drive 55" Sammy Hagar
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    I don't know about training PTSD service dogs,...

    I don't know about training PTSD service dogs, but I recently read a book on a soldier and his PTSD service dog and how his dog helped him. here is the info if you are interested.
    Until Tuesday: A...
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    Favorite time of year! ...

    Favorite time of year!

    http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii636/goldengibby/P1010634.jpg
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    I have that works well from Cabelas Item:...

    I have that works well from Cabelas Item: IK-660078. We use it when there a lot of burrs or briars.
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    Noise has not been a problem for us, but creeping...

    Noise has not been a problem for us, but creeping is something I have to watch for all the time.
    I'm not sure if the heeling issues relate to our creeping problem of not. Because in training the...
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    This is something we have been working on all...

    This is something we have been working on all year. When we work on blind drills at home I rarely say it more than one time. At the last test we were at he walked from the truck with me to the first...
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    I had the same thing last year. When the weekend...

    I had the same thing last year. When the weekend for the test came around his pad was in good shape but as a precautionary measure he ran with a boot on. I got a note from my Vet and showed it to the...
  23. There is a Comfort Inn in Warsaw that is right on...

    There is a Comfort Inn in Warsaw that is right on US 30 that I believe is pet friendly. It has many eating options nearby. It is probably about 1/2 hr away from the test grounds. It might be a little...
  24. We have 3 dogs and used to have carpet then we...

    We have 3 dogs and used to have carpet then we switched to laminate with area rugs and my wife is much happier now.
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    Here is a link that shows hunt test dates....

    Here is a link that shows hunt test dates.
    http://www.theretrievernews.com/Calendar/AKCHuntingTests
    Also Backwater shows a double senior on 3/30 & 4/1 2012. But that is in Indiana
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