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    Granite State HRC Test 6/21 - 6/22

    For those new handlers (and old) the Granite State Hunting Retriever Club is holding it's annual June test at the Timberdoodle club in Temple, NH. Go to HuntTestSecretary.com for more information or...
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    Sticky: Diamondbrook's TC Marley - CLEAR

    Diamondbrook's TC Marley - CLEAR
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    I am closely following this thread, the...

    I am closely following this thread, the information and details are excellent and of particular interest to me. I recently had a litter of labradors (7/6). Last week of September they all got their...
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    Sticky or even Hard Mouth at END of Test

    A training buddy of mine is struggling with his ~5 YO male black lab. Both during training and during tests. I've seen this with a few other dogs and for some reason it is mostly dogs and not bitches...
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    Nice very Nice. We took our first trip to ND...

    Nice very Nice. We took our first trip to ND last year. Kulm. Spent many a night in the Civic Improvement Center drinking 1.50 beers and many days banging around the WMA's. We were there the 2nd...
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    Thanks for the laugh.
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    Understood, again thanks for the help and advice.

    Understood, again thanks for the help and advice.
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    So in your opinion no dog can achieve a...

    So in your opinion no dog can achieve a reasonable standard without collar conditioning?
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    Damn you people take every word so litteraly, my...

    Damn you people take every word so litteraly, my apologies, "WE" have "a Toe hold, nay say a pinky hold on transition"!!

    Yes, I have attended a few sessions with Buck. It is 1.5 hours away and...
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    As she has matured she is more willing to take...

    As she has matured she is more willing to take the collar conditioning. There was a time that when I introduced different pressures she would tend to shut down. I have owned soft GSP's in the past...
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    Not yet but I will. My understanding is...

    Not yet but I will.



    My understanding is pressure can come from any means and is not just an electronic collar? I am new to this and I well understood and grasped the concepts of collar...
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    Ok so I have not read through all the replies,...

    Ok so I have not read through all the replies, thank you all for your help. Today was a marathon session for us, usually I only work with her 1X a day, today I got up at 5 and worked with her 4X.
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    Again, thanks for the help, more digging I found...

    Again, thanks for the help, more digging I found some other posts with similar questions.

    Thread 69755 is pretty good discussion.

    Evan and Dennis did a good job of answering.

    As I said "we"...
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    Thank you for the reply. I am early into...

    Thank you for the reply.

    I am early into blinds, none of the issue comes with sight blinds, if she can see the pile it is no issue. For a hidden blind I did not think color was an issue as they...
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    Blinds - What am I doing wrong

    OK so first let me explain where I am with my 2 yr old lab.

    Basic obedience is good, sit to the whistle, here, heal

    Basic color conditioning on sit and here, did not use color conditioning on...
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    Who has the best book / video?

    Just put a deposit on a January breeding for a Labrador. With a little luck, patience and training she will hopefully be a great hunter and maybe earn a few hunt...
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