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    Mine is definitely a house dog and wouldn't have...

    Mine is definitely a house dog and wouldn't have it any other way. Kind of regret letting them on the furniture because of the hair though. As you can see, he gets pretty comfy on the couch. He...
  2. http://www.northernflight.com/cigaring.htm ...

    http://www.northernflight.com/cigaring.htm

    Just found that article. I will give it a shot since that is the only thing I have right now.
  3. The second I knock the bumper out of his mouth...

    The second I knock the bumper out of his mouth for a loose hold, he picks it up super quick because he knows it has to be in his mouth. I also have been tapping on the bumper if he holds it too...
  4. I found this thread and want to bring it back up...

    I found this thread and want to bring it back up again.

    My 15mo old YLM is having the EXACT same issue as in the video. When doing FF on 6 ft leash, I don't have an issue 4 out of 5 times. The...
  5. Anybody have plans for building the zinger...

    Anybody have plans for building the zinger wingers? I have a good welding buddy who could get the frames built for me. Just need to figure out the electronics part of it.
  6. I really like that zinger uplander. Expensive...

    I really like that zinger uplander. Expensive though at $650 with electronics. Seems like when buying them from the zinger site, that it would be cheapest to buy 3 of them at once. Either way, I...
  7. Using Bird Launchers for Training -- Worth the investment?

    I am looking at possibly buying a bird launcher or two to be able to run some marking drills with my YLM. I will use birds every once in awhile in them, but mostly looking to use dummies. My only...
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    Thanks for looking at them.

    Thanks for looking at them.
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    Off Topic - Business Logo Help

    Hey guys

    I know this is off topic for this forum but I would appreciate your opinions. I am designing a logo for my CPA business that is going to have a niche in agriculture accounting. Click on...
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    Neoprene Vests - which is your favorite?

    I am in the market for a neoprene vest for my 8.5mo YLM and need to buy one ASAP before my two week trip back home to NoDak. I have been looking at multiple brands (Banded, Avery, Cabelas, etc.) and...
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    Do you guys use the command "heel" for both...

    Do you guys use the command "heel" for both sides? One of the guys at my retriever club (his dog is a master national qualifier) told me to use "heel" for one side and "side" for the other. On the...
  12. Definitely not concentrating on it, but like you...

    Definitely not concentrating on it, but like you said, definitely worth paying attention to for more advanced work down the road. Thanks Gun_Dog2002 for the link to that post. Good information.
  13. Alignment at the Line - Teaching movement with "Here" and "Heel"

    So I am going through obedience with my 5.5 month old pup, and I was reading the "How to Train Retrievers Alone" book that comes with Dennis Voigt's DVD. He talks about when having a dog at the...
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    Teaching Front Sit

    How do you guys teach the front sit during obedience? I am reading Lardy's articles right now and it says that he has the dog do a front sit after saying "here" or "come". Also, how do you...
  15. Thread: "The Newsroom"

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    If you watch all the episodes, they really point...

    If you watch all the episodes, they really point out how stupid politicians are based upon the things that they are saying. Aaron Sorkin (director) is a democrat and makes all of his points in the...
  16. Thread: "The Newsroom"

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    "The Newsroom"

    How many of you have seen this show? Based upon the political discussions on this forum (that I mostly read for entertainment), I think this would be a good show for you all to watch.

    This was...
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    He is fine now. Basically got back from the vet...

    He is fine now. Basically got back from the vet and started feeding him a little water/food about a half an hour apart and alternating between the two. Eventually he puked it up. I have never been...
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    Pup swallowed a sock....

    I basically walked into the room after leaving him alone for like a minute last night and he looked like was swallowing something. Looked around for what it could have been and I only had one sock...
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    For people who are looking to make a trip this...

    For people who are looking to make a trip this fall, here are a couple tips from someone who grew up in North Dakota

    1. Devils Lake is not the only place in the state to shoot waterfowl
    2. ...
  20. Thread: Teething

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    Teething

    What do you guys work on when your pup is teething? My YLM turned 18 weeks this past Sunday.
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    Corporate world is BS these days when it comes to...

    Corporate world is BS these days when it comes to affirmative action. Two people with the same qualities, experience, and skills -- if one of them is not white, they will get the job because it...
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    When to Start Collar Conditioning

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

    I was just watching Evan's Puppy DVD and he starts with the "here" command at about the age of 4 months, which is exactly the age of my pup (YLM) as of...
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    Agreed. I never said that it was democrats or...

    Agreed. I never said that it was democrats or republicans or any other party. It is anyone and everyone. The steps they continue to try and take are like shooting BB guns at freight trains.
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    I would stop paying taxes tomorrow if I could. ...

    I would stop paying taxes tomorrow if I could. Government spending is out of control and I am sick of this "give me a handout" or "I am going to feed off the government" attitude that way to many...
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    So I tried standing still a couple times this...

    So I tried standing still a couple times this week during our walks, and again, he stays right next to me. Anyone think that it could be an obedience issue - such as being too hard on him at home?...
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