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  1. "Just an added note on the dog. He is very high...

    "Just an added note on the dog. He is very high strung. Almost thrives on the pressure. He has a lot of desire and really wants to please. I think that it sometimes gets in the way."

    What happens...
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    "So how did the weekend go?.........What were the...

    "So how did the weekend go?.........What were the set-ups like?"

    Pounce was running her second AKC Senior. This is the first pup I did not run any entry level tests. The decision to wait
    was...
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    "wiggle your toes"

    Last week, I happen to "lock into" reading this long "article" on an ESPN link. It begins
    with a premise of why "big men" in the NBA are poor free throw shooters. Then it morphs
    into an explanation...
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    You said, "I use light pressure in water as he is...

    You said, "I use light pressure in water as he is much more sensitive in water than on land."

    Spent quite awhile working through the same issue "more sensitive in water than on land". The decision...
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    Here is a link to the source I used (light...

    Here is a link to the source I used (light aluminum mesh, quality product and best price) and it is extremely effective.

    Pet Edge (link)

    http://kwicklabs.com/images/HuntTests2007/KoolVan.jpg
  6. Thread: Penn Hip

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    My vet does PENNHip and OFA. He suggested doing...

    My vet does PENNHip and OFA. He suggested doing both at the same time is very cost effective.

    Pounce's OFA at 24 months - hips GOOD elbows NORMAL

    PENNHip 24 months 0.28 0.38 ...
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    The OP stated/asked "I will be running tests in a...

    The OP stated/asked "I will be running tests in a couple of weeks and would like to train for the Walk Up."

    Pounce is preparing to run her first test - AKC Senior and we did this "walk-up"...
  8. Poll: "Not supposed to make anyone feel guilty Jim." ...

    "Not supposed to make anyone feel guilty Jim."

    I knew that. A smilie face often fails to convey a "tongue in cheek" post. I am somewhat "dated" but not close to being an old fogy......yet.

    In a...
  9. Poll: "If not.....please explain why" makes it sound as...

    "If not.....please explain why" makes it sound as if I am guilty of something. :)

    I will admit to tossing a "kibble" into a puppy crate as a "lure" for a few days. Then a fake throw seems to work...
  10. My hunting and training camera is an old Canon...

    My hunting and training camera is an old Canon Rebel XTi. The "go to" lens is an inexpensive Canon 28-135mm and I occasionally use a Tamron 17-50 mm (wide angle)
    for "wide" setups. Recently, I...
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    Checked my entry....still there. And no issues...

    Checked my entry....still there. And no issues with other links......using Mozzilla. However, using Google, I get the "serve error".

    Awhile back, I discovered this same issue with my website....
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    Just completed a hunt test entry.......no issues.

    Just completed a hunt test entry.......no issues.
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    "I'm always trying to move him to the next step...

    "I'm always trying to move him to the next step to make him better but only when he's ready."

    Plus

    "That was my #1 complaint with my other dog. Not so much the sit quietly, but the breaking."...
  14. Thread: "solo flyer"

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    Update: Picked up three mallards at a farm near...

    Update: Picked up three mallards at a farm near Bong Recreational Area in southern Wisconsin. The morning started out well because no one was using
    the "Gravel Pond". In addition, the water was low...
  15. Thread: "solo flyer"

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    "solo flyer"

    What is the best way to "stuff" a live mallard in a winger for a "flyer" while training alone?
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    This is my third attempt at responding to this...

    This is my third attempt at responding to this thread. The first was based on suggestions..........which did not meet the needs of your frustration.

    The second was based on being "warm and fuzzy"...
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    "I did strictly obedience for his first few...

    "I did strictly obedience for his first few months.
    Tried to force fetch at 10 months, couldn't get through it.
    Therefore, I went onto collar conditioning, simple casting, single T, double T, force...
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    Put out five blinds in a fan shape (at least 125...

    Put out five blinds in a fan shape (at least 125 yards and far apart). Line her up toward this middle...send and follow her. Chances are 100% she will be
    headed toward one of them. Just let her roll...
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    There is lot to sort through on this thread. You...

    There is lot to sort through on this thread. You initially said, "Maybe she does not understand getting that bumper turns off the pressure?".I 'm not sure
    what you mean by that. Why would you want...
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    "My little fella has a solid 'place' command." ...

    "My little fella has a solid 'place' command."

    I use the "place" command. What do you mean by solid "place" command?

    Based on what I know about the "place" command and teaching "overs" it...
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    The perfect "placeboard" is an invisible...

    The perfect "placeboard" is an invisible expectation. It can be teleported :)

    http://nebula.wsimg.com/57922f8f7e0e0a2126fc8dbd605e8600?AccessKeyId=D784E1121C8FC6E84D7F&disposition=0&alloworigin=1...
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    It has been awhile since making the last...

    It has been awhile since making the last placeboard. A pencil was tied to a short piece of string and the other end
    was nailed into the center of a 3/4" thick and 24" square piece of plywood so that...
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    "Can someone kindly share where I can get more...

    "Can someone kindly share where I can get more info on doing the push/pull drill?"

    This link will provide what you are looking for.

    https://www.dobbsdogs.com/library/retrievers/rj09.html
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    "every time we go out with a check cord on him he...

    "every time we go out with a check cord on him he is way more interested in it than anything else we are doing"

    It might be a good time to create situations where what your pup is doing is more...
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    The Perfectly Placed Obstacle

    After running five singles in the "ya-Ha" marking drill, it was time to cool off some. Fortunately, the Rock River forms the west and
    south borders of the training area. It was a very short walk for...
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