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  1. Thread: Puppy food

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    Thanks. I think I'll go with what I started my 3...

    Thanks. I think I'll go with what I started my 3 year old on. PPP Savor. Can't doubt with what works
  2. Thread: Puppy food

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    Puppy food

    Currently feeding my 3 year old Lab Purina Pro Plan 30/20. 92 lbs and trim as can be. Get a new pup in two weeks and would like some input on what he should be started on. Should I stick with the...
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    Whining in the duck blind

    Is there any hope for a 2-1/2 year old male lab that whines while duck hunting?
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    My Thunder 200's throw the bumpers about 40 yards...

    My Thunder 200's throw the bumpers about 40 yards - I have TriTronics after the initial button push to cock it I usually wait 6 - 8 secs before launching - For anyones info if you ever have problems...
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    Sounds like both Tri-tronis and Dogta work - I...

    Sounds like both Tri-tronis and Dogta work - I have 2- 500's and use Tri-tronics - They work just fine
  6. Thread: Bumper size

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    Bumper size

    Been using 2" Avery bumpers - Any advantage going to 3" for a big Lab?
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    Not sure about 2 trainers, but I used Hillman's...

    Not sure about 2 trainers, but I used Hillman's puppy DVD and it worked well - I then advanced to his next one on Retriever Basics - Concentrate on the obedience and steayness, believe me it's...
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    Breaking Come Back

    Well we did it - Hunter passed both tests this weekend at Gateway HRC - It took a lot of talking at the line, but he remained steady and performed well on the tests - Thank you for the article from...
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    Breaking - Responses & PM's

    To all that have responded - Thank you for your advise and confidence - I started working Hunter tonight per the article in Retriever Journal Oct/Nov 2010 (Force or Correction) - I feel that it's...
  10. Thread: Breaking

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    Excellent article - I started tonight - Thanks

    Excellent article - I started tonight - Thanks
  11. Thread: Breaking

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    Thanks for your advice - It is a confidence...

    Thanks for your advice - It is a confidence builder - I know he has the ability and desire, I just need to get it harnessed - I have a plan! - I'll send a post after my next hunt test Oct 5 - Hope...
  12. Thread: Breaking

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    Located in Southern Ill - This is my 1st dog that...

    Located in Southern Ill - This is my 1st dog that I've trained for Hunt test - I've been following Tom Dokken's Retriever Training book and using Bill Hillmans DVD's - He is collar conditioned and I...
  13. Thread: Breaking

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    Breaking

    I ran my 1st seasoned hunt test (tried to) w/ my 18 mth old Lab - He broke at the gun shot on the 1st mark - I have been training him since he was 2 mths old and he has never broke - I train w/...
  14. Thread: Bumper ropes

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    Thanks for all the input - I'll give it some time...

    Thanks for all the input - I'll give it some time - I'm glad I found this forum - A lot of folks out there with different ideas and experience that will help out a beginning trainer - Thanks again...
  15. Thread: Bumper ropes

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    Bumper ropes

    Training my 1st lab - He is 13 months and he sometimes brings the bumper back with the rope in his mouth - Other than removing the ropes from the bumpers (hard to throw & carry) - Does anyone have a...
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