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  1. Thread: Refusals..?

    by J. Walker
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    I am going to disagree with some here. Training...

    I am going to disagree with some here. Training around distractions is an integral part of obedience training once the dog is very familiar with the commands. Doing so solidifies your training. ...
  2. $340 for TRT???

    $340 for TRT???
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    I live in Chattanooga and run in field trials. ...

    I live in Chattanooga and run in field trials. PM sent.
  4. They are all yours dfrauenkron.

    They are all yours dfrauenkron.
  5. (TN) Mike Lardy TRT First Edition VHS - FREE

    I have the first edition of TRT on VHS. There is no manual but, hey, you get what you pay for because with these, you don't. They're free to the first person who wants them. Another member here...
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    When I train a dog, formal obedience starts...

    When I train a dog, formal obedience starts around six months of age. By this point, the dog has had months of puppy time, treat training, and basic leash training. What he hasn't had is training...
  7. I have an A.R.E. with windoors and the sliders on...

    I have an A.R.E. with windoors and the sliders on my F150. They seemed like a pricey option but they are worth every penny. If there is any breeze at all, it's almost like a/c with those things...
  8. In hunting tests, in general, dogs will be judged...

    In hunting tests, in general, dogs will be judged on their routes to and hunts in the area of the fall. Did they go out of their way to avoid a factor such as water or cover and therefore show a...
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    Q a couple of years ago. The handler in front of...

    Q a couple of years ago. The handler in front of me was a young hunting test trainer running his first Q. His dog had put on a huge hunt for the short retired so he started handling. That didn't...
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    It has a lot of grain. It's a mediocre food at...

    It has a lot of grain. It's a mediocre food at best. The same company makes Earthborn Holistic. It's an excellent food but is quite a bit more expensive. Their Primitive Natural formula is the...
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    There is NOTHING you described as intmidation...

    There is NOTHING you described as intmidation that is intimidating. Tapping a leg to say "Here," before the guns go off so the dog will better see a bird is intimidation? I call that being a good...
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    I just switched to The Answer. I still have two...

    I just switched to The Answer. I still have two original design Mega whistles. I also have a blue Dallesasse. I hate the Dallesasse and always have. It's very loud, no doubt, but for whatever...
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    My one recommendation is to use the oldest,...

    My one recommendation is to use the oldest, water-logged ducks you can find and use them for training. I don't force-fetch but many a force-fetched dog has failed a test due to dropping the nasty...
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    Let me clarify. I totally understand about not...

    Let me clarify. I totally understand about not using them at the line. That's just common sense. The judges, gallery, and pro's running multiple dogs would be acting like they'd just been to the...
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    Use of Primer Poppers in Hunting Tests

    I understand there are issues as to why they are used such as cost and proximity to the line. However, as someone who has been around dogs a lot when either live rounds or regular poppers have been...
  16. I'm so sorry. I was talking with Ken at the...

    I'm so sorry. I was talking with Ken at the Middle Tennessee trial and he said she'd just had surgery a couple of days before. She was an amazing dog.
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    Personally, I'm not a fan of making dogs fearful...

    Personally, I'm not a fan of making dogs fearful of the land and always taking a watery route. That can hurt marking and blinds as much as cheating. I want my dog to understand straight lines are...
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    Because there are other ways that don't involve...

    Because there are other ways that don't involve the physical pain or stress of force fetch to do the same thing but my dog only picked up 48 pheasants last Saturday, many of them still alive, so what...
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    I cannot imagine losing two dogs at the same...

    I cannot imagine losing two dogs at the same time. You have my sincerest condolences.
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    To some extent, it depends on whether you are...

    To some extent, it depends on whether you are talking about a mark series or a blind series. On a blind, I'd definitely rather run early but after seeing a couple of dogs run to see if there's...
  21. Thread: visual aids

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    I could not disagree more!!! Visual aids like...

    I could not disagree more!!! Visual aids like posts or buckets are not a crutch. They are valuable teaching tools that help dogs lock in and work with handlers at the line, assist in teaching dogs...
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    I personally believe there are many retriever...

    I personally believe there are many retriever trainers who get caught up fostering and encouraging drive in pups that already have it instead of working on obedience with a sound, incremental program...
  23. If you were shooting steel, IC chokes will...

    If you were shooting steel, IC chokes will typical give a tighter, more consistent pattern than Mod. I've patterned mine with factory chokes and with steel, the difference was considerable in the...
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    There are definitely things that can be done to...

    There are definitely things that can be done to improve a dog's focus and control. For starters, you need a good obedience regimen. I have one I use that is not related to field training since I...
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    Poll: Take the garment outside and lie it on a flat,...

    Take the garment outside and lie it on a flat, hard surface. Use a credit card, plastic putty knife, label/pan scraper (the best to use, a square piece of plastic with very thin edges available at...
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