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    Russ, I'm sorry you and your family are going...

    Russ,

    I'm sorry you and your family are going through this. It is never easy for ourselves, watching your family grieve is even worse.

    Tom
  2. Thread: In the not....

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    How about everyone follow our constitution and...

    How about everyone follow our constitution and the laws we currently have on the books?

    Tom
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    I believe show judges are compensated so much per...

    I believe show judges are compensated so much per dog judged and the fee is part of the entry fee. I don't know how much it is. I don't think it is very much. And, I don't know what judges get for...
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    We used a guy at Medvet. It seems that he was on...

    We used a guy at Medvet. It seems that he was on faculty at OSU also. It has been a number of years and I don't remember his name. So, I'm not much help!

    Tom
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    No, I don't believe there are any contradictions....

    No, I don't believe there are any contradictions.

    Tom
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    These passages of scripture show that God...

    These passages of scripture show that God recognizes life before birth:

    Psalm 139:13-16
    Jeremiah 1:4-5
    Psalm 51:5
    Luke 1:39-44
    Exodus 21:22-24

    Some drugs only act as an abortifacient. Some...
  7. Thread: Talk Show Hosts

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    No I'm not an elite...I just don't think I'm...

    No I'm not an elite...I just don't think I'm better than someone else and if I can help someone I do.

    That is different than the government compelling you to fund welfare programs. Just because I...
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    I have been to or hosted Lardy, Attar and Dobbs. ...

    I have been to or hosted Lardy, Attar and Dobbs. All are excellent trainers. Each has different strengths in communicating.

    The two Dobbs seminars were almost 20 years ago when he was...
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    The bigger problem is appointments not being...

    The bigger problem is appointments not being voted on. The senate need to vote on the appointments. If they vote no then another candidate is nominated.

    Tom
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    I hope you have worked through this problem. ...

    I hope you have worked through this problem.

    I think you will learn more about your dog by doing FF yourself than any other aspect of training. You will also learn about yourself as a trainer....
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    My oberservations with tetthing pups is that they...

    My oberservations with tetthing pups is that they chew more and do not seem to have a problem, or lack of desire, to carry things. Some may be more 'mouthy' while attempting to loosen teeth.
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    Make sure points and islands are not so high that...

    Make sure points and islands are not so high that you loose sight of dog for too long. Keep swims on the shorter side but, have some areas/directions longer swims are possible. Looking at ponds...
  13. Yes, I'm interested. Tom Wall Winner: #1...

    Yes, I'm interested. Tom Wall

    Winner: #1 Blackwater Chesbay Tanner, Tim Carrion.

    Tom
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    Standards are everyhting. I don't think the...

    Standards are everyhting. I don't think the handlers you are thinking of have as high a standard for heel as for fetch or back. Someone with a competitive obedience background would not consider...
  15. Find a gun that fits her and that she can handle....

    Find a gun that fits her and that she can handle. Light guns kick harder. With practice she will build strength and confidence. Think about dove season as a goal, lots of shooting oppportunities. ...
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    While FF helps with lots of training I think the...

    While FF helps with lots of training I think the one thing it does best is allow us to train/condition our dog to pressure. It allows us to incrementally introduce pressure and teach our dogs that...
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    Why is the dog not taking a line you like on...

    Why is the dog not taking a line you like on marks? Is the dog switching?

    Tom
  18. While Yakity is a current DC it will be hard for...

    While Yakity is a current DC it will be hard for her to have the impact or record of either Tiger or Clipper. I would say Clipper, DC AFC Coots Gypsy Clipper MH would be the chessie.

    Tom
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    Gooser, Congratulations! Don't ever think...

    Gooser,

    Congratulations!

    Don't ever think of it as just Senior. It is an accomplishment you should be proud of. It is something you and your dog worked hard for.

    Thanks for letting us...
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    What do you want ot do with this field? Do you...

    What do you want ot do with this field? Do you want it to be all the same, uniform cover?

    Dwark perrenial ryegrass provides short grass that does not require as much mowing and/or doesn't get...
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    One of my initial thoughts was also that you may...

    One of my initial thoughts was also that you may be moving too slow for your dog. It sounds like you are doing more repitition then you need to.

    It can sometimes be hard to tell when you are...
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    Falcons

    The Peregrine falcons eggs in Columbus OH are hatching. Here is a link to the ODNR blog: http://ohioperegrinefalcons.blogspot.com/

    They also have live web cams.

    Tom
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    Gooser, I think you identified a big part of...

    Gooser,

    I think you identified a big part of the problem in the rest of your post. It is not knowledge, it is standards. You can teach a dog to sit. But, will you require that dog to sit every...
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    I'm glad to hear things have worked out so well...

    I'm glad to hear things have worked out so well for you. And, I hope this is a story repeated over and over.

    Tom
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    Have fun. The only difference between you and...

    Have fun. The only difference between you and most of the rest of the people there is it is your first test, they were all in the same position one day.

    For my first test I had to drive almost...
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