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  1. The last senior test I ran had 24 entries and 4...

    The last senior test I ran had 24 entries and 4 of those were scratched. The last junior had 22. Last year those same two tests had over double that in them. Why would you want to limit the amount of...
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    You can get 12v circulating fans and I found a...

    You can get 12v circulating fans and I found a doughnut that fits between my topper and back window of the truck. I have a slider on both so I can open them and turn on the AC or heat which ever I...
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    I sent a PM

    I sent a PM
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    One of the guys in my training group has the same...

    One of the guys in my training group has the same problem. He got a spray bottle of Bitter Apple from the pet store. He uses that when his dog is vocal on the line. He also got a bark collar that...
  5. Thread: WTB Wingers

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    WTB Wingers

    Looking for two working wingers any type, prefer electronics with them but not a deal breaker. Please e mail me with pictures and asking price at: pwebbsac@sbcglobal.net
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    What are you using to FF the pup? If you are...

    What are you using to FF the pup? If you are using a bumper or something else that you are also using for him to retrieve , there is your problem.
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    You are going to find the your pup is going to...

    You are going to find the your pup is going to try to test you about every six months or so, until they get about two years old . Something to be prepared for. I will bring my pup in close enough to...
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    A lot of good advice. I'm a beginning handler...

    A lot of good advice. I'm a beginning handler myself, and loved all the suggestions. Not sure if I'm qualified to post on this topic but will give some suggestions on what I've learned. When the...
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    Take the dog to the vet, unless you feel...

    Take the dog to the vet, unless you feel qualified to make the correct judgement on the toenail. My dogs have lost a couple of nails in their experiences so far, from completely gone to cracked....
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    I agree with mwk on that one. Normally I add a...

    I agree with mwk on that one. Normally I add a puppy milk substitute into the mushed up kibble up to five or six weeks.
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    My dogs won't eat when I have to leave them for...

    My dogs won't eat when I have to leave them for extended periods. Teething also wouldn't help. How is she doing since you have gotten back?
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    Interesting I have always used tomato sauce or...

    Interesting I have always used tomato sauce or Prego with no meat in the sauce. One of my dogs got sprayed about two months ago, then decided she would come in and and be my best friend. GAG. Wrote...
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    Yes it was at Marin and I am a little nervous,...

    Yes it was at Marin and I am a little nervous, Hoping as I get a little better at handling that will get cured. I'm sure the dogs pick up on it also. I'm running senior at Lassen also in a couple of...
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    I agree with Ken twice the number to the back...

    I agree with Ken twice the number to the back pile, and I use orange bumpers for my back pile so
    I can keep track of the number left in it, as I've been taught sending a dog to an empty pile is a...
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    Second hunt test

    For those of you who gave suggestions to my post First hunt test. I wanted to thank you all. So I thought I'd update you on my second try this last weekend. Understandably I was a little nervous...
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    Well some might not agree with my approach, but...

    Well some might not agree with my approach, but I'll add it to the comments. Note: don't strike pup in the head. I use a rolled up newspaper and give pup a swat on the butt when it shows signs of...
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    I had a similar thing happen to me this last...

    I had a similar thing happen to me this last weekend on a land mark. Gunners station was slightly below the line about and twenty yards above a pond. When the bird was thrown it turned toward the...
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    Wait until your dog has the picture of the mark...

    Wait until your dog has the picture of the mark in his head. Meaning the dog will be staring intently in the correct direction and line. Reheel the dog until he gets it. If the dog pops on you bring...
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    I have encountered this problem in the past. I...

    I have encountered this problem in the past. I believe the dog is confused. I teach sit and down commands for hunting situations. Are you you using sit only or sit down as a command. The dog needs...
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    I tried to get him to stop with both whistle sit...

    I tried to get him to stop with both whistle sit and voice sit. He refused both got the bird and brought it back. I spoke with my trainer and he is going to get some live birds for our group...
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    First hunt tests

    I attempted to run my first hunt test with my two dogs one 2.5 yrs old in the senior and the other 20 months old in the junior. My senior dog nailed both marks and retrieved the blind with three...
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    My fix for a pup that misbehaves is the rolled up...

    My fix for a pup that misbehaves is the rolled up newspaper across the butt. I normally won't strike a dog in the head. Use a firm swat when pup does what he's not supposed to. Your girlfriend will...
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    A couple of things to check. House plants or any...

    A couple of things to check. House plants or any chemicals in the house, garage, or outside that he could have possibly gotten into. I expect you have already done this but have you checked his teeth?
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    Yes he's been FF. He's never put a tooth mark on...

    Yes he's been FF. He's never put a tooth mark on any bumper I've sent him for. He'll let one get out of his mouth every once in a while but always will pick it back up and bring it in. Which is my...
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    This ones got me stumped

    I'm training my male for his master hunter tests,and he's doing pretty well. Doing some nice long triple marks and blinds. water and land. I'm thinking he's just about there when he destroys the bird...
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