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    Not sure how. Last old Cajun who requested ducks...

    Not sure how. Last old Cajun who requested ducks didn't ask for mallards, pintails or even teal. Wanted ringnecks, which are a fairly common preference among the older folks here who've probably...
  2. My last Brittany, Kie, began his career...

    My last Brittany, Kie, began his career punctuating retrieves with a leaping, spinning carom off my thigh that landed him at heel. He was only 38lbs, and I absolutely loved the habit. Thought of it...
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    I suppose it might have lost something, but it...

    I suppose it might have lost something, but it still got a laugh out of me.
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    Mike, the hardest working retriever I know of is...

    Mike, the hardest working retriever I know of is a British Lab, my coyote has it easy by comparison. Not from Nor Cal but from http://www.brackenfen.com/ in MS.
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    Second photo of your daughter is priceless. ...

    Second photo of your daughter is priceless. Congratulations on your work with both her and the dogs.
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    I'd contact my local Extension Service office for...

    I'd contact my local Extension Service office for their advice.
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    From this serious hunter and only casual gamer's...

    From this serious hunter and only casual gamer's perspective: FF teaches a dog to deal with pressure of the nature applied in force based (U.S.) mainstream training programs, and you'll play hob...
  8. Thread: Snakebit

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    There's liquid Benadryl and an medicine dropper...

    There's liquid Benadryl and an medicine dropper in my truck, boat, blind box and day pack. Either prompt dosing is a very good thing for cottonmouth bites or we've been lucky twice with mine and...
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    Our waterfowl lodge had a preserve operation for...

    Our waterfowl lodge had a preserve operation for a decade or so, and neither my Chessies or Brittany paid the pheasants, chukars and quail penned next to their kennels any mind unless a bird managed...
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    The reason I asked about flyers in Junior was...

    The reason I asked about flyers in Junior was that I didn't recall seeing one in the couple JHs I've watched, so your "by rule" surprised me enough to look it up:



    Emphasis above is mine. It...
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    Mine wouldn't see another retrieve until he'd...

    Mine wouldn't see another retrieve until he'd proven that he knew "sit" means sit regardless of distraction. Band-aids eventually come off, but solid foundations last and can be built upon.
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    Flyers in JH?

    Flyers in JH?
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    Then I defer to Golden Boy and NateB's response:...

    Then I defer to Golden Boy and NateB's response: lack of exposure to fresh kills.
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    What came to my mind was that the dogs may just...

    What came to my mind was that the dogs may just not have been accustomed to birds already used by other dogs.
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    Never cracked a tooth, but big wheeled pointing...

    Never cracked a tooth, but big wheeled pointing dogs broke me from using metal whistles.
  16. Thread: Alright?

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    Poll: Topics like this really make me miss Jerry. I'm...

    Topics like this really make me miss Jerry. I'm too dull to even imagine his response but find myself smiling anyway.
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    A pair that beats a full house. Or maybe is a...

    A pair that beats a full house. Or maybe is a full house...
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    Hate to hear it. She was a nice lady and great...

    Hate to hear it. She was a nice lady and great asset to the HRC.
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    Your pups are just expressing their opinion of...

    Your pups are just expressing their opinion of corn phobia. We've seen just the opposite reaction when changing from other puppy formulas to Pro Plans.
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    I've never had to look far to find a Chessie that...

    I've never had to look far to find a Chessie that fits the problematic stereotypes of tough to train and/or overly protective, if not downright aggressive. Spoke with a very conscientious, long time...
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    Seems like a lot of work just to familiarize Pup...

    Seems like a lot of work just to familiarize Pup with one scenario. Better, I'd think, just to get Pup used to retrieving from a variety of them, some of which may only vaguely resemble the blinds...
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    Picking her up for acting up at the line could...

    Picking her up for acting up at the line could just turn your "lost" entrance fee into the best hunt test investment you'll ever make. Failing to do so could haunt you at tests from there on out.
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    Appeared more like a hacksaw blade when I...

    Appeared more like a hacksaw blade when I enlarged a photo.
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    There wasn't a choice when I got mine but would...

    There wasn't a choice when I got mine but would guess it the "soft," as the rubber is lively enough to drag out hair.
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    One of the frustrations of guiding in rice...

    One of the frustrations of guiding in rice country is that most dogs from away will not hunt from the down position. Most of their owners claim their paragons will hunt however they're told to, but...
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