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  1. It's not rocket science. How hard can it be for...

    It's not rocket science. How hard can it be for the "inexperienced" to figure out what is essentially a giant sling shot?

    It's just Safety 101: Don't stick your arms in the midst of the sling...
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    I thought it was one of the many roles played by...

    I thought it was one of the many roles played by a Labrador. Most of the time mine is family dog (another Wolters title), other times she is my field trial dog. When she gets to hunt she is meat...
  3. PRA and RD/OSD are just two hereditary eye...

    PRA and RD/OSD are just two hereditary eye diseases occurring in Labrador Retrievers. The CERF screenings are supposed to help identify dogs with signs of ALL hereditary eye disease, not just the...
  4. The mutation that causes PRA in Labrador...

    The mutation that causes PRA in Labrador Retrievers is different than the one that causes RD/OSD. A sire and dam cannot pass on genes to progeny unless they carry the genes, so no, parents who do...
  5. Thread: Handling drill

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    I taught my dog using Lardy's TRT program. Pup...

    I taught my dog using Lardy's TRT program. Pup is taught the "over" and "back" commands. These are verbal commands the dog learns. Dropping the verbal "over" is done in the more advanced blind work.
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    Patduck, what program are you following, and...

    Patduck, what program are you following, and where in the program is your pup? The answers to your questions really depend on the prior training your pup has had, and if someone on the forum knows...
  7. If the breeding stock is DNA tested for PRA and...

    If the breeding stock is DNA tested for PRA and RD/OSD, and they do not carry the alleles for these eye diseases, they will not produce pups affected by these specific mutations. On the other hand,...
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    That is contradictory, you can't claim that he...

    That is contradictory, you can't claim that he knows what to do, yet is being obedient when he doesn't do it.

    If he knows what to do, then he should be going till he either finds the bird or you...
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    You need to give a history of the training that...

    You need to give a history of the training that you have done with Trap thus far, for folks to make useful suggestions.

    Here is food for thought, though. You have told him to go, and when he...
  10. I think this source is quite good, it has...

    I think this source is quite good, it has pedigree to illustrate what is and is not line breeding, as well as good, academic definitions of the terms:
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    I don't understand your point about losing your...

    I don't understand your point about losing your best marking dogs on blinds. If you run the water blind 3rd, then you can lose your best marking dogs (who haven't yet had a chance to show their...
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    They did that at a Qual I ran this summer. Land...

    They did that at a Qual I ran this summer. Land marks and blinds run together, then water marks, then water blind. I didn't hear any grumblings from the gallery.
  13. Any update on the dog?

    Any update on the dog?
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    These days if you camp at a campground in bear...

    These days if you camp at a campground in bear country you are required to have all your food etc. in a bear proof container. These bear proof coolers would be nice to have in these areas. Last...
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    I have always thought Rowdy looked stylish, I was...

    I have always thought Rowdy looked stylish, I was surprised by your comment on the other thread.

    Hard to tell for sure but it looked to me like he ran the bank on the way to the first bird, and on...
  16. Blastomycosis. Very deadly. Cough and fever are...

    Blastomycosis. Very deadly. Cough and fever are symptoms. Don't know about the sore neck, though.
  17. Thread: Dog Towels

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    Yes they are the synthetic chamois cloths, such...

    Yes they are the synthetic chamois cloths, such as Shamwow, look where they sell car washing stuff or by the pet towels at the pet store.

    Some people think they dry the dog better. I personally...
  18. Thread: Help In Training

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    We teach the "sit" command.

    We teach the "sit" command.
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    I tell them that it is a way of communicating to...

    I tell them that it is a way of communicating to my dog that it has made a wrong choice.

    The treat and clicker stuff tells the dog it has has made a right choice.

    Training goes faster if you...
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    The theory is that inflammatory responses like...

    The theory is that inflammatory responses like allergy (which leads to itching) can be reduced by increasing the proportion of omega 3 fatty acids in the diet relative to the omega 6 fatty acids. ...
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    The article kept mentioning the Electronic Collar...

    The article kept mentioning the Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association. I looked them up (http://www.ecma.eu.com), quite the eye opener! The way they describe how to use the ecollar is is not...
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    If you really wanna go all out, find a senior...

    If you really wanna go all out, find a senior double header event run in conjunction with a master test, and you could run 2 senior tests while waiting around to run the 2 day Master test. Three...
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    I didn't pay much attention to this thread till I...

    I didn't pay much attention to this thread till I got the email from the AKC. So I go and watch the video, this is what that lady said:


    "The American Kennel Club wants what’s best for dogs, and...
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    Did anyone read the research paper that inspired...

    Did anyone read the research paper that inspired the Fox piece? It was a 5 day study in which they burned one group of dogs on day one for approaching livestock. Then they return the dogs to their...
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    That's an FC title for Mel, too, to go with the...

    That's an FC title for Mel, too, to go with the AFC he earned earlier this year.
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