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    Jeremy. I live in Sturgeon and we can meet up...

    Jeremy. I live in Sturgeon and we can meet up sometime soon. Midway HRC has a meeting tomorrow at 7 in Columbia, and you're welcome to ride up there with me. I have 3 dogs. A grady pup which is 11...
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    Jeremy. I live in Sturgeon and we can meet up...

    Jeremy. I live in Sturgeon and we can meet up sometime soon. Midway HRC has a meeting tomorrow at 7 in Columbia, and you're welcome to ride up there with me. I have 3 dogs. A grady pup which is 11...
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    I'm going to order one soon. What's up with the...

    I'm going to order one soon. What's up with the decoy bag? Just curious if the detachable bag is worth getting? Thanks
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    Thank you all. Her coat is just reddish. I've...

    Thank you all. Her coat is just reddish. I've tried brushing it out and not accomplishing much. I've just never had a red head I guess. I thought it may be a nutritional issue but it sounds like its...
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    Coat ?

    My female black lab started loosing the color of her coat at 11 months. She's 14 months now. It's only on her tourso and is a redish/ chocolate color. I had her on Eukenuba Large Breed puppy dog...
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    There's too much risk to reward for me using live...

    There's too much risk to reward for me using live birds that early. I use a freshly killed pigeon once a week then introduce live birds around 5 months with intro to upland work. Ive had good luck...
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    Wayne, You increase your odds for a good dog...

    Wayne,
    You increase your odds for a good dog if you buy from a good pedigree. Look for FC, AFC, NFC, MH in AKC papers; GRHRCH and HRCH in UKC. The dogs with those titles are bred for performance...
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    It totally depends what you're willing to put...

    It totally depends what you're willing to put into it. If you don't have time to train and don't want to send your pup to a trainer, then I'd buy a started dog. I personnally will only buy pups...
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    I prefer training 2 times a day if I can. I try...

    I prefer training 2 times a day if I can. I try to balance my training, by putting some pressure in the first session and set up for success with birds on the second. Seems to keep a good attitude....
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    Lyle Steinmans, river (11 or 12), competed in the...

    Lyle Steinmans, river (11 or 12), competed in the super retriever last year. I thought that was pretty neat.
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    Are you training with holding blinds??...maybe 2...

    Are you training with holding blinds??...maybe 2 or 3 before running may help. Also if he won't creep in training, try backing up with a heel nick heel after the mark is thrown. I wouldn't run too...
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    let up on the pressure and really work on a...

    let up on the pressure and really work on a balance in training. Keep the collar on the dog, but put the transmitter up for a week or more. Make the marks easy (with birds, pigeons or flyers...
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    I'm a career firefighter, and when I'm off I...

    I'm a career firefighter, and when I'm off I enjoy fishing and hunting just about everything. I work a couple of other part-time gigs to pay for my dog/hunting obsession. I have a 2 year old, so I...
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    I debated and ended up buying a 5.0 v8 F-150 last...

    I debated and ended up buying a 5.0 v8 F-150 last month. Just for your information I've been getting 17 mpg so far unloaded w/o a trailor, a mix of city and hwy mileage
  15. All this advice is great and I would advise crate...

    All this advice is great and I would advise crate training. I had a pup like this also and I had to take her out to the kennel to let her mature for a couple of weeks, then we were fine (but don't...
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    Great pics...thanks for sharing

    Great pics...thanks for sharing
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    the pups 10 weeks old and everything should be...

    the pups 10 weeks old and everything should be very informal. You should be taking the pups on walks in which I wouldn't even do with a lead. You want your pup to wander out there and figure things...
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    Personally I think it totally depends on the dog....

    Personally I think it totally depends on the dog. I had to collar condition my last dog to here first because she had a ton of desire but she figured out that she can keep the bird if she runs away...
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    Poll: I'd say MO had a decent year, but nothing like...

    I'd say MO had a decent year, but nothing like what I expected. I killed around 50 ducks and usually I'm well over 100. We had a lot of stale birds, and very few big pushes of birds. The migratory...
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    Just tease the pup and get him excited. My guess...

    Just tease the pup and get him excited. My guess is you may be giving the dog too many retrieves. My 12 week old puppy has been only getting a couple retrieves every other day as is doing great...
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    That is awesome. I may have to look you up to...

    That is awesome. I may have to look you up to make me some business cards....nice
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    Wings are fine. You just don't want to over do...

    Wings are fine. You just don't want to over do it. A couple of throws a week is what I do for a young pup. If you throw too much with wings and feathers he may lose interest in bumpers if you way...
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    My parents bought me a black lab when I was 12...

    My parents bought me a black lab when I was 12 and handed me waterdog. I was lucky enough to have an extremely birdy, crazy drive dog. I spoiled him and it was way more dog than I could handle. I...
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    Do not use doves or quail. The feathers come...

    Do not use doves or quail. The feathers come right off in their mouth and they are gaurenteed to chomp down on the meat. Drive out in the country and ask a farmer or amish if you can get some...
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    If she sits close to you you can I'd step on her...

    If she sits close to you you can I'd step on her foot, but if she's just doing it out in the field I would call her back to you for a couple feet and have her sit again. Hopefully through attrition...
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