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  1. Thread: Tick Meds

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    I've used Comfortus for three years. Works.

    I've used Comfortus for three years. Works.
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    TARGETS - We call em all targets

    TARGETS - We call em all targets
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    Why Force Fetch?

    I'd like to see a single sentence response (perhaps two sentences) to the following question.

    What is the end result you are attempting to get from FF-ing your retriever, and how does that result...
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    Hi Denis Welcome aboard

    Hi Denis

    Welcome aboard
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    I prefer the term "slip collar". My dog wears...

    I prefer the term "slip collar". My dog wears one everywhere except water work. My dogs have been wearing them for 40 years. Never had one catch and choke a dog. I use the collar to teach OB. ...
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    I read this again. I think you are about to mess...

    I read this again. I think you are about to mess up. You can't hear this every time so it's possible the dog is going to get told "quiet" every 3rd? or 10th? time. Corrections only work if they...
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    I'm not a fan of letting someone else use the...

    I'm not a fan of letting someone else use the transmitter. If you want to select ONE person you trust help maybe.

    I wish I had answers to the other questions.

    Sorry you've gotten into this...
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    Here is what I think would be money/time well...

    Here is what I think would be money/time well spent.

    One on one training with my dog for 30 minutes to an hour. Then, I stick around to watch and/or help other dogs.
    I know that trainers are...
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    I was thinking more one-on-one. Fee expected.

    I was thinking more one-on-one. Fee expected.
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    Willing to train the owner/handler?

    Recent questions on this forum triggered a question in my mind. Would you trainers be willing to train the average hunting dog OWNER?

    Let's say I wanted to come to your facility with my dog. ...
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    I'm with Bridget here. A trainer once taught me...

    I'm with Bridget here. A trainer once taught me to say "watch". I use it like most of you use "mark".

    It's merely a cue to say "pay attention, a bird is about to hit the ground". 9 times out of...
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    Wanton = a lewd or lascivious act The essence...

    Wanton = a lewd or lascivious act

    The essence of the law is focused on the senseless killing just for self indulgence (ie. shooting practice/sport).

    Some might argue that the game must be...
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    Chris nailed it. I've used everything from the...

    Chris nailed it. I've used everything from the cheapest foam plugs to Pro-ear muffs and now Pro-ear plugs.

    The muffs become hot or squeeze my head hard enough to get uncomfortable. The plugs...
  14. Thread: Single T help

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    (So what do we think the spinning is attributed...

    (So what do we think the spinning is attributed to???)

    My take is this dog has associated the "stop" with "You are messing up".

    He thinks he must have done something wrong causing you to stop...
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    I agree with Jerry on the use of Stay. It...

    I agree with Jerry on the use of Stay.

    It has a purpose. I hunt in water that is chest deep to the dog. When I want the dog to remain where ever he is I use stay. He doesn't want to sit in...
  16. If you handle the ice chest a lot. In our case...

    If you handle the ice chest a lot. In our case we have six trucks with gear and equipment all filling the bed of the truck. I've gotten away from buying the pelican because the handles get broken...
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    I keep running into high "pet deposits" that you...

    I keep running into high "pet deposits" that you don't get back. One hotel charged me more for the "pet deposit" than they did for the room.
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    We see those all the time. Most will miss...

    We see those all the time. Most will miss identify it as a water moccasin. It's a banded water snake.

    I was bitten by one and got sick. They are not poisonous, but I sure got sick. ...
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    Jack is right. This is not uncommon. More than...

    Jack is right. This is not uncommon. More than anything don't let him win this attempt to avoid or regain control. If you can't move the dog toward the bumper you may have to move the bumper...
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    There can't be 6000 people in Pontotoc. What are...

    There can't be 6000 people in Pontotoc. What are the odds?
    Hell, I can't believe I know where Pontotoc is.
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    That makes since thanks.

    That makes since thanks.
  22. Thank you for this post. It cheered me up.

    Thank you for this post. It cheered me up.
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    It's another TLA (Three Letter Acronym) ...

    It's another TLA (Three Letter Acronym)

    <grin>
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    Question about Hillman's Puppy DVD

    So, I am watching Bill's "Training a Retriever Puppy" (this copy is 3 years old). And I began to wonder.

    Is Day 5, really Day 5. Is Day 22, really Day 22? Etc..

    Are there any skipped days...
  25. Welcome Teej. Great introduction. Mikes...

    Welcome Teej. Great introduction.

    Mikes suggestion is a good one. Watch Bill's on line videos. If you can train in this manner/style get the video. You won't regret it.
    Bill's video is...
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