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    Without seeing the dog it will always be...

    Without seeing the dog it will always be difficult for any to offer advice that will suit . It may suit the poster .
    I have had a few that arrived for training with 'lack lustre' or little desire in...
  2. That will be a Mark :) and one that the dog can...

    That will be a Mark :) and one that the dog can see. lol
  3. Ain't that the truth ! Some fight over others...

    Ain't that the truth !
    Some fight over others beliefs or sometimes who said it. :(
    If John Do said Orange Bumpers were best he would be ridiculed .
  4. Hope it has lots of Heather ;)...

    Hope it has lots of Heather ;)
    http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr325/robertj1/20130113-111438.jpg
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    Not 'My dog' Swack ! But I did have the dam here...

    Not 'My dog' Swack ! But I did have the dam here for training and I did have a sibling here also.
    My reference was to Breck who I believe was eluding to the 'owner' of the dog in the pic ;)
    I'm...
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    Different Chris ;), other than a Grouse moor the...

    Different Chris ;), other than a Grouse moor the majority of Gun dog competition and Trials/tests then there will undoubtedly be an obstacle of some type that our dogs will have to encounter , be...
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    Unless You mean 'Shamanthi' ? lol Her dogs are...

    Unless You mean 'Shamanthi' ? lol
    Her dogs are winning too ;)
    http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr325/robertj1/Sham%20winning%20_zpsfqmebuay.jpg
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    Ahhh! Gotcha ! Thanks . Is that 'process' in...

    Ahhh! Gotcha ! Thanks . Is that 'process' in tests then,if the dog has been pre-conditioned to see the set up of a gun or series of guns as markers and then remember to go there in order ?.I thought...
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    Probably text ? ;). Whatever, the dog should go...

    Probably text ? ;). Whatever, the dog should go where it has been cast to go ?
  10. I do with ones of all colours and shapes and...

    I do with ones of all colours and shapes and sizes many are not orange and many are not bumpers ! If the pup can see it , It's a mark ;)
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    ? ? Perhaps you could expand for a Limey Breck ;)...

    ? ? Perhaps you could expand for a Limey Breck ;)
    For the less advanced , plan,prepare,and train before you Advance.
    Quote : "It's not about getting the Dummy! It's How you get the dummy"
    Circa...
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    I'll second that! I attended a couple of Novice...

    I'll second that! I attended a couple of Novice Retriever competitions last month and on more than one occasion heard a Novice Handler comment on how well their dog performed on the Blind gaining...
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    Never thought it for a moment!..I'm sending this...

    Never thought it for a moment!..I'm sending this one just for fun ;-)

    http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr325/robertj1/Fergus_zps00f5068b.jpg
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    Aye ! But Adam has put on a few pounds ! and...

    Aye !
    But Adam has put on a few pounds ! and glad to see he now has a waist coat that fits him with room to spare :D
    KM , Always looks nice ;). lol
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    All these working British Labs are the same..none...

    All these working British Labs are the same..none of them want to get their feet wet :D
    http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr325/robertj1/june_zps14ba52f7.jpg
  16. Thread: Blind poles

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    Well, If the handler doesn't know where the blind...

    Well, If the handler doesn't know where the blind is ,then it's pointless casting the dog unless the handler is relying on luck.
    I'm sure the dog knows what is real and what is man made when it...
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    I'll second on this ! This side of the pond we...

    I'll second on this !
    This side of the pond we all pursue Honour and steadiness in the highest distraction environments. So shape it with the use of training aids. If the dog is running on a bumper...
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    Is this an advert?

    Is this an advert?
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    Good to hear 'Captainjack'. There are also many...

    Good to hear 'Captainjack'. There are also many this side of pond that can 'Mask' an issue through good/careful handling.
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    I'm sure they never ran them in competition with...

    I'm sure they never ran them in competition with the issues not resolved though ?
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    "No one should pay attention to...

    "No one should pay attention to you............you're posting on the internet."
    "that's the least of the reasons he should be ignored lol"

    I Sure will miss you guy's :)
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    Ahhh! The Internet :D I suppose if you ''allow''...

    Ahhh! The Internet :D
    I suppose if you ''allow'' any dog to chew on something other than what it's meant to chew on I'm sure some dude will scientifically prove that It is bad for the dogs health ....
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    Bemused ? If a tennis ball is used as a retrieve...

    Bemused ?
    If a tennis ball is used as a retrieve article with a young pup I fail to see how this statement has any credit?
    Where is your proof?
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    Hi Lewis , The guy's have already identified...

    Hi Lewis ,
    The guy's have already identified that the 'Sit' is missing.

    Usually comes with a Big running dog ,a process I have used with some success is 'Apples' ? (That's what I call it anyway...
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    I'll concur with that on this side of the pond !...

    I'll concur with that on this side of the pond !
    For what it's worth , delivery, hard mouth and noise is the same.Many dogs don't make it through !
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