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  1. Most cell phones have an ear bud jack that you...

    Most cell phones have an ear bud jack that you can use and have your phone be that radio without buying anything else. The nice thing is, if you already take your phone, you've probably figured out...
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    Huge fan of my Sportstand. You could certainly...

    Huge fan of my Sportstand. You could certainly build your own as they aren't exactly "high tech", but the materials and hardware on my Sportstand are excellent and the biggest deal for me is that...
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    Great work, Sarah! Not only is it a great...

    Great work, Sarah! Not only is it a great accomplishment for curlies, it's a big deal for ANY dog! Way to run your dogs with ANY dogs and do a great job week in and week out! Congratulations!
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    Great Lakes HRC May 18-19

    Great Lakes HRC is holding our annual test on May 18-19 and we still have many openings in all flights. We will have two flights of Finished as well as one each of Started and Seasoned, so we have...
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    Congrats, Matt. Although, I didn't see anyone...

    Congrats, Matt. Although, I didn't see anyone handing you poppers...

    Nice weekend!
  6. ...when you drive ANYWHERE thinking, "Man, I'd...

    ...when you drive ANYWHERE thinking, "Man, I'd sure like to run a blind in that field or across that pond." Even in places you will never be again!

    ...when you give your four-year-old daughter a...
  7. Wow, Wayne! First lesson and no mistakes? ...

    Wow, Wayne! First lesson and no mistakes? That's really good work. I like how you progressed him through the angles to discerning between overs and angles. My pup didn't handle this transition...
  8. This is a quick and dirty version of what's in...

    This is a quick and dirty version of what's in the whole video, but Evan has this on YouTube. It does show the trainer applying pressure with the heeling stick and might give you an idea of what it...
  9. x2 on what Benjamin said. Our HRC club in...

    x2 on what Benjamin said. Our HRC club in Michigan has members that stretch the entire length of the state. What they get from being members of the club isn't always the opportunity to attend club...
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    Jim, What about this one? I got playing...

    Jim,

    What about this one? I got playing around on your site (spent an hour and a half!) and came across this! Not a bad example of patience, if you ask me!

    Chad
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  11. grnhd, I don't want to oversimplify this and I...

    grnhd,

    I don't want to oversimplify this and I might ruffle some feathers by saying so, but my feeling is that all of the programs really aren't all that different! Picking the "RIGHT" one isn't...
  12. Sitting here reading RTF on my third snow day in...

    Sitting here reading RTF on my third snow day in just under a week! This morning was an "ice" day, but either way, I'll take it. See, this weather has it's occasional upsides! At least for me!
  13. Well, from the perspective of another teacher, I...

    Well, from the perspective of another teacher, I simply have to weigh in here. All this talk of fake illnesses and imaginary excuses just frustrates the heck out of me. I mean, how could you do...
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    So, Howard, in both cases you are going to...

    So, Howard, in both cases you are going to handle, but if the dog is being lazy (i.e. trying to run around a pond on a long entry after the dog has been decheated), you're going to handle AND...
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    My answer is not scientific at all, but my 3 year...

    My answer is not scientific at all, but my 3 year old Golden male does this, too. Only difference is that he "rakes" IN his bowl. I have two Goldens and both are slim, so I free feed them. Neither...
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    Jeff, I have three GU SOGs on which I replaced...

    Jeff,

    I have three GU SOGs on which I replaced the black rubber bands with the silver Theraband bands. These are sweet in the summer and throw birds and bumpers as far as the larger GU wingers. ...
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    Thank you, Steve. I know this was Greta's...

    Thank you, Steve. I know this was Greta's thread, but I have really enjoyed reading and participating. We aren't ready for field trials at all, but the training for it is really helping my dog...
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    Nice, Marcy! Took me eight times through before...

    Nice, Marcy! Took me eight times through before I got it!
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    Howard, For a dog that gives in and does, in...

    Howard,

    For a dog that gives in and does, in fact, beach early, would you handle the dog to keep a good line or allow the dog to "learn" from not finding the bird? If you handle, how does the dog...
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    My dog is named High Times Dutchman's...

    My dog is named High Times Dutchman's CopperCooper

    High Times: Breeder's kennel name
    Dutchman's: All my dogs will carry that name. It's kind of my "kennel name" except that I don't breed dogs or...
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    Steve, Yes, I receive the dog from one...

    Steve,

    Yes, I receive the dog from one retrieve, replace the bumper by throwing it back in place, then "leave it," "heel" or "here" to the next bumper I want. As Ken said, sometimes that's one...
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    As someone who has done only an eight bumper...

    As someone who has done only an eight bumper wagon wheel so far with my young dog, but is looking ahead to these drills, can I ask a newbie question? All this "efficiency of motion" talk has me...
  23. archer66, I think what Kwick is telling you is...

    archer66,

    I think what Kwick is telling you is that you can further develop that heel lesson you are working on by helping him and requiring him to heel during field work. Don't "expect" him to...
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    Yes, that would present a problem. In fact, now...

    Yes, that would present a problem. In fact, now that you say that, I seem to recall that there may even be a rule that an HRC test cannot be held in conjunction with other kinds of tests (although,...
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    tejohns3, I have never seen a Qual included...

    tejohns3,

    I have never seen a Qual included with an HRC Hunt Test, in this area, anyway. We are in Michigan and it is not common, although more and more of our "HRC People" seem to be dipping a...
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