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  1. The "cast refusal" is a tough one to judge. How...

    The "cast refusal" is a tough one to judge. How do you know what my cast means to my dog? Were the dogs making progress to the blinds? From my limited experience as long as the dog is not blowing...
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    Go to the web site and look at the dogs they are...

    Go to the web site and look at the dogs they are selling. 4,950 for a dog with 4 weeks of training.
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    18 dogs back in morning for the qual.

    18 dogs back in morning for the qual.
  4. Thread: Sooner RC

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    Good luck with the trail Russell

    Good luck with the trail Russell
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    Kati all the way. She will always go above and...

    Kati all the way. She will always go above and beyond for you.
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    I agree find a group to get a better simulation...

    I agree find a group to get a better simulation to the test. But you can do it by yourself or with a friend and get good results. I used my bumper boys without the bumpers and wingers when I did...
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    Does anyone know how things are going

    Does anyone know how things are going
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    I have and always will do whatever it takes so...

    I have and always will do whatever it takes so the dog does not get rewarded for breaking. Yes you can reheel your dog and if he is out front you should even if the judges call your number. I have...
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    As Mr Graham said at a seminar "train so your dog...

    As Mr Graham said at a seminar "train so your dog will be underwhelmed not overwhelmed". You see this at JH level all the time. bird is thrown at 65 yards from the line and the dog runs out to 35...
  10. I have two. I use them for training they will...

    I have two. I use them for training they will throw a dead duck about as far as most bird boys. I fa also used it as a back up when training alone if the dog breaks down on a mark from the winger.
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    Yep someone will. we did not wait on Ray. The...

    Yep someone will. we did not wait on Ray. The time the test finished really does not matter as Ray would have been only one factor in that. Did Ray effect the test. Yes. Honor had to be done in...
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    I use mine just to transport all the gear leaving...

    I use mine just to transport all the gear leaving enough room in the suv/truck for the dogs. But I have a buddy who used his to transport the dogs also and he had a roof top ac unit put on his. ...
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    I have a little different solution for you. I...

    I have a little different solution for you. I also have two dogs. I bought a enclosed trailer with a ramp door on the back. It is large enough for my wheeler and I have all my training gear...
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    For many the "Anti Pro" thing came about when a...

    For many the "Anti Pro" thing came about when a group of pros decided to send a letter to AKC and EE that would fine clubs for limiting thier entries. It further went that clubs needed to send in...
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    Staph infection. get the dog to the vet. To...

    Staph infection. get the dog to the vet. To avoid try to rinse the dog after swiming. I have a male who gets them alot.
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    How about this as a issue. since it is limited...

    How about this as a issue. since it is limited to 60 dogs and one pro has 33 it is not possible to put a dog between all his dogs. So the gunners will be waiting. and how does a Small, And I mean...
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    Any News for West Central MN FT

    How are things going out there?
  18. Thread: Mtfa

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    Mtfa

    any news on the qual
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    Hi Steve. I am the RD for the American...

    Hi Steve.

    I am the RD for the American Chesapeake club in MN. If you are interested we are having a training day last weekend in Apr. I am a member of CMRC. This is closer for you. Also...
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    I fail to see the game changer here. Dogtra will...

    I fail to see the game changer here. Dogtra will run 16 different wingers. And are proven.
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    I can see why they put the holes in it but I...

    I can see why they put the holes in it but I think they would end up with splatter in them making them useless. At very least a pain to keep clean. It would be a good first project to build your own.
  22. As many know. "It takes birds to make a bird...

    As many know. "It takes birds to make a bird dog". That said most people use bumpers also. If you are trying to keep cost down you can get 4 or 5 bumpers for the price of a dokken or Avery. Use...
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    Craig, You have been given some good advise...

    Craig, You have been given some good advise already here. Training starts right away. Keep the training short and fun with lots of praise.

    Where are you located? I ask because I am the...
  24. It is like any breed. You will get out of a...

    It is like any breed. You will get out of a Chessie what you put into it. I have two and hunt with labs, goldens, spaniels and others. Never had a problem with my dog. I have had other dog push...
  25. Now. make sure he has lost his baby teeth and...

    Now. make sure he has lost his baby teeth and start FF.
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