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    Where to go from here?

    I have a 11 month old lab that I will be running in some HRC test this spring. He is partially force fetched- meaning he will hold, not drop bird no matter what until I take it from him and has a...
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    I am following smartworks, I took him again at...

    I am following smartworks, I took him again at lunch and held his collar and then sent him, he went wide open on every one.
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    We have been training in water since he was a...

    We have been training in water since he was a puppy when it was 96 degrees out, it is in the 50s here now so its a little bit colder. just trying to get some more advice that's all
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    Training in Water Problems

    We have started training in water from the bank and having a bird boy throw a bumper into the pond maybe 30 yards in front of the pup (8 months old) we are currently going through force fetch but I...
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    bought one today

    bought one today
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    Thanks Evan

    Thanks Evan
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    how often to FF each day - Smartworks

    Following the Smartworks program, How long and how many times per day should I be working on force fetch and hold?
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    So was he rubbing his nose because of the ear...

    So was he rubbing his nose because of the ear infection? He has deer antlers, rope bones, all types of things, I think mainly it was from when he was a puppy and would get bored and try and open the...
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    Board Pup for the First time

    The day has finally come that my family is not able to take care of the pup while I am out of town, usually this dog goes everywhere with me but this week I cant bring him with me.

    I am trying to...
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    Pup Rubbing nose on crate

    The skin on his nose has been rubbed up pretty bad, I have been watching him close and the only thing I can think of is that he is doing it when he is in the crate and im not there. I have kept him...
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    Retrieving while going through FF

    I have heard mixed opinions on this topic, currently following smart works system however a few people I train with have said that FF is not supposed to be a bad thing for the dog, you can still...
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    Either Athens or Atlanta depending on the week

    Either Athens or Atlanta depending on the week
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    I plan to run him in Hunt Test as well as Hunt...

    I plan to run him in Hunt Test as well as Hunt with him - Goal would be to have a MH
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    Trainer Recomendations in the Southeast

    I will be traveling for 2-3 weeks in the month of December to Africa for a wedding/hunting trip, I am thinking about sending my pup to a trainer for December and January possible longer depending on...
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    So my pup is now almost 6 months and we were...

    So my pup is now almost 6 months and we were practicing steadiness today while training OB I had my 9yr old lab do a retrieve and made the pup watch, did that again and the pup went nuts (I thought...
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    That's why I try to make sure he doesn't know I...

    That's why I try to make sure he doesn't know I am standing next to the truck when he is barking and I yell NO. He has been getting better but now he just barks when I first leave him. He is out...
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    what does that accomplish

    what does that accomplish
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    he is 6 months old, he goes in there at times...

    he is 6 months old, he goes in there at times with the door open, but I think the main reason he barks is because he knows he is missing out on whatever Im doing.
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    Barking while in Crate

    what is the best method to eliminate this? I try to catch him barking and immediately pop up next to the crate and yell no so he knows I am referring to his barking not him just sitting there. When I...
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    Delivering to Hand

    Pup is almost 6 months now and is doing very well, one thing I wanted to get some advice on is delivering to hand. I know most people are going to say wait until after FF which is what I plan on...
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    How to cure Bad Breath

    in addition to running field trials I am also training to track deer. Chewing on dead deer hides/feet/tails gives my pup breath that would be similar to the smell of road kill. what is the best thing...
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    What to do?

    My pup is 5 months old and is about to loose 2 out of his 4 canines, I am solely working on OB right now and throwing 2-3 retrieves once a week to keep him interested. My problem is there is a Hunt...
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    Using ou Property For a Hunt Test

    How would I go about getting our farm used for different hunt test in the future? we have two lakes, plenty of cut fields and a river. Located in GA
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    Goals - Reach MH title, have an experienced...

    Goals - Reach MH title, have an experienced working retriever in the field (duck, dove, goose tc)
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    Collar Conditioning 5 months old - Opinions

    Finally got my E Dogtra 3500 collar in this morning, pup is currently wearing it to get used to having it on. Here is what I plan to collar condition over the next few weeks

    Place- he knows what...
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