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    Yup....some dogs whine, some bark, some tremble...

    Yup....some dogs whine, some bark, some tremble head to tail enough to make you think it a seizure.....I'll take teeth chattering over whining or barking anytime......adrenaline!!
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    Thanks all. You've pretty well confirmed my...

    Thanks all. You've pretty well confirmed my thoughts. One additional comment. We had a nice breeze that evening so I took advantage of it and handled the dog from downwind of the dead bird. Didn't...
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    Labs and doves. Scent??

    Took my four year old lab on his first dove hunt last week and noticed that he didn't seem to be using his nose on blind retrieves. He's always shown a good nose for ducks and of course canvas...
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    Our 4 year old lab lives in the house with us. ...

    Our 4 year old lab lives in the house with us. He sleeps in one of the kids room or in our room. Through the day he's wherever we are if we're home. If we are gone during the day he's in the...
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    Regarding his urination in the crate.....how big...

    Regarding his urination in the crate.....how big is the crate, how much room does he have? If it's a crate large enough for a full grown dog and he's got the whole space you might consider putting...
  6. Doves are such a tasty little morsel...I've seen...

    Doves are such a tasty little morsel...I've seen several dogs gulp on down...GONE!! except for a couple feathers.

    Pigeons....are there any highway overpasses around there? Go at night with a...
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    If you're seeing confusion with the dog on the...

    If you're seeing confusion with the dog on the "OK" he either doesn't understand (isn't confident) what it means or possibly you're not enunciating well enough for him to distinguish between OKAY and...
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    I've used the duckfoot metal type that are...

    I've used the duckfoot metal type that are extendable....don't like them due to ice buildup and how fast they freeze...they're stiff...they get stuck position when they freeze...they sink when...
  9. I guess I don't know all of the terms. What...

    I guess I don't know all of the terms. What exactly IS "bottom"??
  10. My 2 year old is out of Hank and Rebels Swift...

    My 2 year old is out of Hank and Rebels Swift Ocoee. Ocoee is not titled...has not been run to my knowledge. My dog, Sam, is very high energy while training or playing.....very fast....always...
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    I can tell ya that grain elevators and barns are...

    I can tell ya that grain elevators and barns are a great place to get them. Be sure to get permission first but farmers HATE them in their barns because they crap all over everything. If you find...
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    Get yourself a fishing net, a flashlight. Go for...

    Get yourself a fishing net, a flashlight. Go for a drive looking for pigeons around overpasses, grain elevators, farmers' barns etc. Wait for it to get dark then go fishing!! Don't shine the light...
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    And therein lies the problem with RTF and people...

    And therein lies the problem with RTF and people in general........someone ALWAYS wants to get fancy....lol.....

    I'm interested in what's "irresponsible" about your post as well. I'm in the same...
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    Your words "buried deeply in my heart and she...

    Your words "buried deeply in my heart and she will always be with me" say it all. The connection is incredible.

    Now I'm going to put my computer away and invite my pup to curl up in my lap.
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    I saw a what looked like a couple hundred...

    I saw a what looked like a couple hundred thousand in an all out cyclone north of Hannibal earlier this week. There were snows in one part of the field, Canada geese in another part, ducks mixed...
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    You might kill some birds but as said above...

    You might kill some birds but as said above you're early.....the good news is that the snow is melting in NEMO and I assume it's melting in NWMO as well assuming it hasn't already.....don't think...
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    Hate to hear that.....

    Hate to hear that.....
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    Sometimes ducks REALLY want into a spot and not...

    Sometimes ducks REALLY want into a spot and not much can keep them out...including shooting. Other times ducks will LOOK at a spot and do so with a wary eye and will flare for no apparent reason. ...
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    Sam is usually laying either in my lap or my...

    Sam is usually laying either in my lap or my wifes lap. The incidence of rank odor seems evenly distributed between who's lap he's laying in at the time of the odor. Hmmmmm.....so the bottom line is...
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    I do the vast majority of my actual duck hunting...

    I do the vast majority of my actual duck hunting with a skeet choke.....I can't imagine why skeet wouldn't work for thrown birds. A tighter choke not only results in more damage to the bird but...
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    Thanks for the replies everyone...you've...

    Thanks for the replies everyone...you've confirmed what I was thinking and been a big help. You know we just want what's best for our four legged family members and it's always good to be more...
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    Dog food and dog food rankings.....

    I was describing my dogs NASTY farts to some friends and they said it's probably because of his food. I'm feeding Pro Plan Savor....he does NOT get table scraps. For treats he gets milkbone dog...
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    I know...sorry...I kinda threw the bait out...

    I know...sorry...I kinda threw the bait out there. I truth I know a good trainer and handler can work with high energy dog. No doubt about it. Me....I'm a novice.....I DEFINITELY don't have the...
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    I thought I might get that response.....and I'm...

    I thought I might get that response.....and I'm sure you're right. I'm not sure I've ever been around a high drive dog. So my follow up question is this: Why on earth would any duck hunter WANT...
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    Basic obedience....sit....down.......shhhhhhhhhh....

    Basic obedience....sit....down.......shhhhhhhhhh. I'm no pro but a calm dog is a trained dog. When they are young it will be a chore......it gets better as they mature and as they gain experience.
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