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    Searching for littermates (Boss x Storm)

    Thought it would be interesting to see how any of the littermates to my current pup are doing. Maybe bounce a few emails back and forth. Trade a few stories, training achievements, hiccups etc.
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  2. Thread: Why train dogs?

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    Can you imagine how much stuff would be wrecked...

    Can you imagine how much stuff would be wrecked in the house if I didn't train him??
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    We try to hold a Seven Singles event every year...

    We try to hold a Seven Singles event every year as well. It usually has a great turnout and everybody has fun. Ive just sort of piggy backed on that idea and went from there. Once I iron out the...
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    I thought about it, but if the handler has to...

    I thought about it, but if the handler has to handle then the dog didn't really mark it. But It may depend on the number of entries. Still on the drawing board at this point...
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    Help Organizing an Event

    Our local club as much as I like it, we lack events and activities for the members IMO. We try to put off a couple things per year, but last year was a disaster. Its always the same few people...
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    have your read the sticky thread at the top of...

    have your read the sticky thread at the top of the forum?

    "10 minutes from retrieving to "should be dead""
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    It depends on your goals really...lots of dogs...

    It depends on your goals really...lots of dogs keep hunting into their later years, 8-9-10 as long as they can still do the work and enjoy it there's no problem - you could add a new pup when you old...
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    I know up here in Alberta they work like duck...

    I know up here in Alberta they work like duck magnets. I use them on any duck hunt I go on. However I would be inclined to think that the migrating birds have probably been educated a little by the...
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    Merry Christmas everybody!

    Merry Christmas everybody!
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    using the G&H magnums. I believe they are 30"...

    using the G&H magnums. I believe they are 30" long.
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    I even went and checked out a local shop that can...

    I even went and checked out a local shop that can make custom canvas bags, and the price was just over the top for a custom two-slot bag.
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    Goose Decoy Bags ?

    whats everybody using to store their goose shell decoys? I have been using a basic mesh bag, but I can't help but think theres got to be something better.

    I was thinking a 2 slot bag would be...
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    Try the Browning Maxus. If it fits and feels...

    Try the Browning Maxus. If it fits and feels right, buy it. I got mine a couple years ago, and haven't had a hiccup yet. Great gun.
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    Yup, the screen on the transmitter can be slow to...

    Yup, the screen on the transmitter can be slow to respond in the freezing temps. I train all winter, unless its -40C, then we stay home. But but like it says give it a second and its fine. The...
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    Canada Geese are a big bird, especially if you...

    Canada Geese are a big bird, especially if you get a Greater Canada. They can be tough for a dog to get a decent hold on. If you are just now getting into hunting fields, have some patience with...
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    The way you explain the food changes sounds very...

    The way you explain the food changes sounds very similar to my experience with my chocolate male. We now feed medi-cal hypo allergenic and he's doing fine.
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    Had an express....literally jammed every 2nd shot...

    Had an express....literally jammed every 2nd shot from day 1. Also rusted bad. Got rid of it. Went to a Browning BPS and never looked back. Great gun. Since then though, I have picked up an...
  18. Thread: New hunting buddy

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    Congrats! Housetraining can take a while...

    Congrats! Housetraining can take a while...
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    Question for the upland hunters

    Wondering if you guys have any neat ideas for keeping your dogs hydrated during upland hunts? or packing water with you?

    I typically hunt near some creeks so water isn't much of an issue. However...
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    Figured I would add a little update, it's been...

    Figured I would add a little update, it's been almost 2 months, but the cat is now using the door. It definately took some patience. We started by removing the original flap, and hung a small 1 inch...
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    Thanks for the input folks. I'm really not...

    Thanks for the input folks. I'm really not looking to "train" her to point. I just want to encourage any natural tendency to point that may be there. If she winds up being flusher that's fine. But...
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    Encouraging "The Point"

    Im probably going to get bashed by the non pointing lab folks, but here goes anyway....

    My new pup has demonstrated on a few occasions the tendency "point" So maybe I have a pointing lab on my...
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    Just a couple months ago I brought up the fact...

    Just a couple months ago I brought up the fact that this stuff was on the horizon here in Canada, and as I understand it, it did gain some ground in Quebec, however it was somewhat pushed aside. No...
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    As I understand it, the opthemologist here only...

    As I understand it, the opthemologist here only takes patients after a referral from the vet. So that was my first step. After seeing the vet, whom I have a great relationship with, and he knows how...
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    Canadian National Field Trial - Who's Going?

    Since it's not that far of a drive, I'm planning to go check out a series or two. Most likely Sunday-Monday Maybe even offer to be a gunner for a bit. Anybody from here going to be there? Entered?...
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