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  1. If I were only a hunter, wanted to buy a hunting...

    If I were only a hunter, wanted to buy a hunting dog and knew nothing about dog titles I would do some research. My research of AKC HRC & NAHRA would help me determine that all three test for...
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    I have not run a HT for a couple of years. At...

    I have not run a HT for a couple of years. At that time I would guess the amateur AKC entries in HT was greater then 50%. The amateur entries in NAHRA was substantially greater then AKC. The club...
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    Ear Canker

    I have been struggling with Ear Canker in a 5 year old female intact Chessie. Earlier in her life we struggled with ear canker on both ears. Lots of effort and the canker cleared up leaving a pea...
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    You may find the ability to turn (cast) the dog...

    You may find the ability to turn (cast) the dog away from a danger while hunting may keep your dog from injury. You down a duck on land send your dog for the retrieve. While the dog is on route you...
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    The Four Points Test in MN spoken of below also...

    The Four Points Test in MN spoken of below also has testing all divisions Fri, Sat and Sun. If you are available on Fri. you could be 3/4s of the way to a title in one test. Or you can enter for one...
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    My dog wishes we could hunt more and run more...

    My dog wishes we could hunt more and run more hunt test.
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    You may consider listening in on the handlers...

    You may consider listening in on the handlers meeting.
  8. Find a program and follow it!

    Find a program and follow it!
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    Depending on the test you enjoy maybe. I use 2...

    Depending on the test you enjoy maybe. I use 2 wingers and one box launcher. I used the box launcher originally to train for steady to flush to meet a NAHRA requirement. I found I could easily...
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    Welcome Craig, i would start training right away...

    Welcome Craig, i would start training right away sooner the better in my opinion. I am a Chessie owner and I would highly suggest socializing and more socializing. There are 3 training programs used...
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    You may wish to take a look at iawaterfowlers.com.

    You may wish to take a look at iawaterfowlers.com.
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    Sorry for your loss. I bet the tree will tower to...

    Sorry for your loss. I bet the tree will tower to woods.
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    When you call Sportdog have your equipment with...

    When you call Sportdog have your equipment with you, they will diagnose over the phone. I have had great service when needed however I have not needed much.
  14. Sue, I received a wonderful Hunt Test history...

    Sue,

    I received a wonderful Hunt Test history lesson from Keith Stroyan at a Hunt Test. You May wish to PM Keith. I certainly enjoyed the lesson.
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    Gunssmoke Sure you can do it. I speak from...

    Gunssmoke

    Sure you can do it. I speak from experience training only one dog such as yourself. I made lots and lots of mistakes. I lost several weeks at a time going back to correct my mistakes. I...
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    If you have FF then command fetch a few steps...

    If you have FF then command fetch a few steps before the dog gets to the bird. If you choose to stay with the recall command it should also be started just before the dog gets to the bird however the...
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    My Gunner's Up pouch size is 13 3/4" square....

    My Gunner's Up pouch size is 13 3/4" square. There would need to be additional material to hem all four sides. The 13 3/4" is the outside of the finished pouch.
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    Watch her attitude while training.

    Watch her attitude while training.
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    You may wish to consider that over the past year...

    You may wish to consider that over the past year when you have commanded sit you have ask the dog to sit next to you. It appears to me the dog is trying to sit as trained. You may wish to us a...
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    Thanks all. I do have a flap I use carpet. The...

    Thanks all. I do have a flap I use carpet. The house is also partitioned to limit the wind and reduce the size the dog needs to heat up.I have a nice plexi-glass door in my garage the dog never got...
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    Dog House Bedding in cold climate

    I have a CBR and live in Northern Iowa. I did search previous to posting this question. For an insulated dog house in an outside kennel what are your suggestions. I have used straw for the last...
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    Thanks for changing my name to Steve Weaver

    Thanks for changing my name to Steve Weaver
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    I agree with Paula in regards to checking the...

    I agree with Paula in regards to checking the premium. I scratched once. I scratched through EE prior to closing and received a full refund minus EE fee of $4.50 I believe.
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    X3 very responsible

    X3 very responsible
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    The SMHRA crew did a great job. I believe the...

    The SMHRA crew did a great job. I believe the club could put on a test in a war zone. The Master level had zero no birds. The judges may have made some adjustments for the conditions however the test...
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