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  1. Thread: Honoring at HT

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    If you really want to test a dogs honoring...

    If you really want to test a dogs honoring ability have him honor a shot flyer.
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    One more thing about vest sizing is that...

    One more thing about vest sizing is that different brands have different measurements in the same size, ie. a large in one brand may not be the same as a large in another brand.
  3. Two things that I do with Bumper Boys, cock it...

    Two things that I do with Bumper Boys, cock it with two fingers on the cocking mechanism & hide it somewhat with a box in front of it. I think Bill Hillman used them quite a bit, with his record...
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    I have and like the classic version very much & I...

    I have and like the classic version very much & I went to it for the exact thing that is shown in the new version, an exposed valve. That to me is a step in the wrong direction.
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    By power, do you mean at the collar? The old...

    By power, do you mean at the collar? The old Dogtras used to be regarded as hotter collars than the Tri-Tronics, has this changed?
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    I have heard a very famous trainer say about a...

    I have heard a very famous trainer say about a dogs marking that it wasn't that important to him how the dog got there, as long as he knew where he was when he did.
  7. Thread: Dry skin

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    I would think that if the dog has been inside...

    I would think that if the dog has been inside this winter it has probably dried out his skin. If that is the case dry air = dry skin the situation will probably resolve itself this spring.
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    Ability on blinds or marks

    I know that running a blind is a trained response whereas a dogs marking ability is more of a natural situation eyes, memory and courage. But on average what ability would be the one that the greater...
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    In my opinion even yellow are to hot for bumper...

    In my opinion even yellow are to hot for bumper boys set up in normal fashion, I use green or brown ram set loads.
  10. Thread: Marking Problem

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    I had this problem myself with a dog & I think...

    I had this problem myself with a dog & I think that I created it by being out of balance running blinds.
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    What would be nice in these shows is at least a...

    What would be nice in these shows is at least a little demonstration of the dog be able to do what it was bred to do. I wouldn't take either of those dogs hunting they would either die of a heart...
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    That to me sounds like a trial that would test...

    That to me sounds like a trial that would test the dog's water desire. Long narrow entry on water blind, or challenging rentries on water blind.
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    Some of those dogs have a very impressive...

    Some of those dogs have a very impressive offspring to title %. I realize that a portion of that % is selectivity in breedings by the sires owner in a lot of cases.
  14. Thread: Barking

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    Bark collar.

    Bark collar.
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    I have the Battleships in the flocked & regular...

    I have the Battleships in the flocked & regular painted heads. They have both held up well, although I baby the flocked heads a bit. We hunt big water out of a boat & for this they work well but I...
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    By the looks of your byline you have done pretty...

    By the looks of your byline you have done pretty well already.
  17. Thread: Weight

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    I think that dogs are a lot like people in that...

    I think that dogs are a lot like people in that their ability to tolerate cold conditions varies widely. A dog housed inside will not have the same tolerance as a dog housed outside, a wet dog will...
  18. Thread: Weight

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    When a dog is working in water in cold weather...

    When a dog is working in water in cold weather there are two things that are taking energy, the work and the cold. In order to help with the weight you can try rendering lard & feeding the...
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    I have a friend who has a turkey gun set up by...

    I have a friend who has a turkey gun set up by Roberts with a ported barrel, I hold my ears when he shoots.
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    One thing about training a dog, to a dog every...

    One thing about training a dog, to a dog every situation is different, land & water is a big difference to a dog. I would try using a rope to stop the dog in the water first & I would start in...
  21. Thread: Sprained Hock

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    I also have a dog tha recently injured her hock,...

    I also have a dog tha recently injured her hock, took her to the vet that I use & she thought that it was not a serious injury. The swelling has left & she is able to bear weight on it & walk, still...
  22. Thread: Sprained Hock

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    One question, how do you decide which route to...

    One question, how do you decide which route to take? A surgeon will want to perform surgery, a rehab vet will want to go in that direction. I am not slighting either field, but both vets will want to...
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    I have read that rather than focus on the...

    I have read that rather than focus on the immediate sire & dam, you want to focus on the ancestors of them & the siblings within each litter (sire & dam). The more good & excellent in each category...
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    The most most important concept that a dog has to...

    The most most important concept that a dog has to learn in running cold blinds is believing in the handler. This has to be done through lots of blinds, watching a dog that locks on the line after his...
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    Some of these high fat content dog foods can turn...

    Some of these high fat content dog foods can turn rancid if stored in a high temperature situation. I have seen this with foods other than Pro Plan.
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