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    Keeping live birds

    When training your gun dog where do you keep your live birds. I live about 15 miles north of Boston and would like to keep a couple pf pigeons for training. Could they be kept outside in a cage? Does...
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    Anyone use this program

    Butch Goodwin Retrievers inside and out. Seems like a good program maggie
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    Massachusetts Veterinarians

    Moving to the Swampscott area from the Woburn area and need to change vets.. Anyone use the Northshore Animal hospital in Lynn. Other vets. to look into. maggie
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    Thanks for the link. Looks like at first glance...

    Thanks for the link. Looks like at first glance it's going to be an interesting read.
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    Method and Process of Force Fetch

    Do not have a clue about what Force Fetch is and why it is done. Could someone explain the methodology and process of doing Force Fetch? Also how do you know you are done with Force Fetch?

    What...
  6. Thread: Group Training

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    Thank you all for the great responses. Will be...

    Thank you all for the great responses. Will be talking to some groups soon, pup won't be home for another 5 weeks.

    When should you start training with a group?
    Puppy that is only 8 weeks old is...
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    ^Attempt at humor ^

    ^Attempt at humor ^
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    John thanks for the list. I think. maggie

    John thanks for the list. I think. maggie
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    Dog box

    Cannot seem to find a dog box already made to fit my Avalanche. Have a friend who is a great aluminum fabricator. Is aluminum a good metal to use for a dog box? What would the perfect dog box...
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    Group Training

    On another thread that I started some mentioned to join a group to train. I can see that this would help the owner/ trainer of the dog emensely on how concepts in retriever training are applied and...
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    Thank you all for the frank discussion. Will take...

    Thank you all for the frank discussion. Will take all of your suggestions good or bad and use them for what best suits me and my needs.
    Will be asking more questions as time is growing closer to...
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    But does the average hunter need to send his or...

    But does the average hunter need to send his or her dog to a professional trainer?
    If someone has never force fetched a dog should he do it from a book?
    When sitting in a blind I shoot a duck my...
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    Amy Where in the training does this work come...

    Amy
    Where in the training does this work come in? Think I understand the concept about cheating on the way back and dog might start cheating more on its own and the loss of the mark.
    Could a...
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    Thanks for the response. Wish were allowed that...

    Thanks for the response.
    Wish were allowed that many shells here in Massachusetts.
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    Lunch is over got to go test some track....

    Lunch is over got to go test some track. Something about tracks craking during feeze thaw. Got to put this flame out before it turns into an inferno. Train tracks don't crack under freeze thaw. See...
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    Is that was force fetching is all about? Is it...

    Is that was force fetching is all about? Is it handeling drills? Don't know, What is the training method to teach the dog to go for the cripple first?

    Dog steady in the blind see ducks floating...
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    No what I am asking is, Does the average...

    No what I am asking is,
    Does the average duckhunter need to go through all the steps that is needed for a dog in the hunt test feild trial scene?
    Like does my dog need to go through a swim by? If...
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    Show me the spoon?

    Show me the spoon?
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    Fowlplay never thought about the distractions...

    Fowlplay never thought about the distractions that come up during hunting. Guess one of those things that you cannot train for.
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    Some people still have to work. Can't sit at the...

    Some people still have to work. Can't sit at the computer all day. Do you need a test?
    Edit was done by someone else, i'm here now
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    Yes I have read Milners book and I am not totally...

    Yes I have read Milners book and I am not totally in argeement with all of it, but is it wrong to agree that if a dog turns around asking for guidence it's ok. Also have the book by the Dahls 10...
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    Why not no B.S. training?

    When the average person wants to train their own gundog/familydog, why can't we leave the extra "BS" out? Do we really need to follow programs meant for the dog trialest or hunt test sect. Evan or...
  23. Thread: Force Fetching

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    Neighbor has a pup that will bring a ball,...

    Neighbor has a pup that will bring a ball, bumper,bird anything to the hand. He does not hunt or field trial so did he did not force fetch his pup. Does his pup want to please the owner so much that...
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    One Slot Dog Box

    Own a 2007 Avalanche and looking for ideas on what kind of box to get. Anyone here have an Avalanche?
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    Little lesson the boy learned that day. Don't...

    Little lesson the boy learned that day. Don't touch what is not yours. His parents should have taught him that...
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