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    Yes, our club got them a week ago.

    Yes, our club got them a week ago.
  2. Thread: PETCO.com

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    My dogs thank you!!! That was a real deal!

    My dogs thank you!!! That was a real deal!
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    Contact your running rules rep & I am sure you...

    Contact your running rules rep & I am sure you can get a copy.
  4. Thread: Handler tips

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    Approach the line with a plan. Your dog should...

    Approach the line with a plan. Your dog should recognize the bird stations. Your path to the line should make that easy. Come to the line facing the key bird station and make sure your dog...
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    My girl Rose has a bad wheel. She loves her...

    My girl Rose has a bad wheel. She loves her birds and her only symptom is a loopy sit. Found out when she was 2 but decided to continue with her training as long as she seemed to be doing well. ...
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    Haven't judged much & my phone isn't ringing so...

    Haven't judged much & my phone isn't ringing so take this with a grain of salt. My opinion is that Junior is for FF non handling dogs. Therefore concepts that are taught via handling are not...
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    We killed between 1/3 and 1/2 of our normal...

    We killed between 1/3 and 1/2 of our normal numbers. Much closer to 1/3. El Niņo has kicked our tail in NE Louisiana. Duck hunting in Alabama has been bad also. Even the foolproof wood duck...
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    I think it is a good idea from some great people!...

    I think it is a good idea from some great people! Getting owners involved is a positive step for everyone. Pro looks better because clients actually learn how to handle a dog. Owners learn how...
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    I know I see Richard Kaiser helping at EVERY...

    I know I see Richard Kaiser helping at EVERY North Alabama trial. I also see his name on the judging roster and he has helped out with many Master tests. The Kaisers are an invaluable asset at...
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    That would be awesome to see the pros showcasing...

    That would be awesome to see the pros showcasing their skills in setting up fair, challenging tests. Don't hold your breath. They have been able to judge hunt tests for years but most don't.
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    I am certainly not a field trialer but feel pros...

    I am certainly not a field trialer but feel pros should judge. Excluding this knowledgable, competent group from the judging pool is counterproductive.
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    My training grounds are a dairy farm so I am well...

    My training grounds are a dairy farm so I am well versed in the hazards. Most of the cows will leave the dogs alone. Cows are curious so expect some bystanders. They will inspect wingers, duck...
  13. Thread: ATV's

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    This IMHO is the best 4 wheeler ever made. I...

    This IMHO is the best 4 wheeler ever made. I have a 1998 & used it twice this weekend to retrieve & hoist deer.

    For dog training, I bought a 500 midsize Ranger. No complaints & been using...
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    I see what Joe is talking about fairly regularly...

    I see what Joe is talking about fairly regularly at hunt tests. Those dogs will find the bird but stand over it until a come in whistle is blown. The behaviour starts because someone ALWAYS...
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    When I hunt we kill 10 birds in the decoys for...

    When I hunt we kill 10 birds in the decoys for every duck that drops out 100+ yards. Steadiness is a trait I value in a dog. Remote sits are common in a real hunt. I train for both & don't...
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    As others have said "you just know". You look...

    As others have said "you just know". You look at a field & see a great mark or blind. It has a factor that has always given the old warrior fits. A perfect opportunity to work on a weakness. ...
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    Congratulations Marty & Shawn!!!! Wish I could...

    Congratulations Marty & Shawn!!!! Wish I could have watched the 4th series.
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    Congratulations!!! Certainly an achievement...

    Congratulations!!! Certainly an achievement worth bragging about!
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    Statistically speaking, most never get a chance...

    Statistically speaking, most never get a chance to run upland anyway. Just ask my buddy LSpann.:D
  20. I totally agree with your sentiment that hunting...

    I totally agree with your sentiment that hunting dogs should be able to handle live birds. But by rule flyers are not allowed in Started.
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    Post up your location. That would be a good...

    Post up your location. That would be a good place to start.
  22. Wow!!! Not a good idea!! I'll address your...

    Wow!!! Not a good idea!! I'll address your complaints as stated.

    Bird management is important. That doesn't mean you have to kill more birds, Birds thrown on land don't sink (thanks for...
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    I wouldn't specify one location or trainer as the...

    I wouldn't specify one location or trainer as the best. My suggestion is to spend 3 to 4 weekends watching at a test/trial. Take notes on each handlers dogs, handling style and sucess rate. ...
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    In retrospect it was opinion not authority. ...

    In retrospect it was opinion not authority. Certainly no rules that supported the opinion. Now I just don't ask.
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    A bark collar at a test is not an issue to most. ...

    A bark collar at a test is not an issue to most. I have only been told not to use it at one event. I simply parked next to the bark collar nazi and my dogs spent the day changing his mind.:D
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