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    Thanks for the imput!! I was just worried about...

    Thanks for the imput!! I was just worried about bringing a dog to the line and being looked down on as there dogs are 6-12months and mine is 31 months. I really want him (and myself) to get the...
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    When is to old to run first HT?

    I have a 2.5 year old that I wanted to run JH last summer but with kids getting older and work taking more and more time, I did not get it in. Would I be looked down on for having a dog of this age...
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    What it seems is that he is so wound up that he...

    What it seems is that he is so wound up that he does it when he is sent. Not under pressure. What is odd is this just started out of the blue. He has never done this before. He is just through the...
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    Noise off the line! Out of no where

    I have a 3 year old that I have been working with and yesterday he started with this out of no where. When sending him on pile work he let's out a yelp off the line. He is not a pup and he has never...
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    Well I am not nor will I be a breeder. My...

    Well I am not nor will I be a breeder. My daughters dog took advantage of a opportunity. It was not a planned thing. Yes a conversation took place about if they were to breed their dog they would...
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    The Shorkie is a cross of a Shitzu and a Yorkie. ...

    The Shorkie is a cross of a Shitzu and a Yorkie. He is a awesome little guy. 3lbs. The female is a Yorkie. We were having coffee and discussing them wanting to breed her with our little guy. The...
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    Lol. That's what I said. Puppy porn. The wife...

    Lol. That's what I said. Puppy porn. The wife failed to see the humor. She poured warm water on them. My buddy sug cold water. Lol. What do you do with your high valued labs when this happens? I...
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    Male stuck during breeding

    Help! What do you do? My daughters shorkie was fully engaged with the neighbors yorkie, he is 3 pounds and she is 6. Well as the story goes he was stuck in her and getting drug around. What do...
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    Quivering lab

    I pulled out a bumper today and threw some fun bumpers for my lab as the temps finally broke 15* F and he was having a blast running and launching off the six foot snow bank! After 20min of fun I...
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    Ok now I'm getting somewhere. Force to pile is...

    Ok now I'm getting somewhere. Force to pile is where I go next. Now the dumb question. What is force to pile and what is the best drill to accomplish this?
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    Posting pics

    How do you do it?
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    Ok here is where I am Got a pup out of Iowa...

    Ok here is where I am

    Got a pup out of Iowa and he is a pointing lab out of Risky Raider

    I sent him to a trainer to cover what I call basic gun dog.
    Basic ob, collar condition, force fetch,...
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    Ok so can you give me a explanation of best way...

    Ok so can you give me a explanation of best way to teach piles and t?
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    Basic blinds

    I know there are systems out there but I'm looking for what kind modifications have you all done? I'm looking for the easiest way to teach blind retrieves. What is in your opinion the best drill to...
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    Darrin I apologize. If you read my OP I never...

    Darrin I apologize. If you read my OP I never gave him any correction when it happened. I didn't want it to be a bad experience. I did later try on land and did apply some correction there. He...
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    DarrinGreene, thanks for your response. I do not...

    DarrinGreene, thanks for your response. I do not need advice from a individual like you. Fact is we were not on a goose hunt. We were duck hunting and my dog was doing awesome. A lone goose came...
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    Training checklist, flowchart

    Any chance of getting one or a link to one? The link on total retriever is dead
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    Thanks everyone! Oh yes I did send him away...

    Thanks everyone!

    Oh yes I did send him away for formal training. He has been force fetched and has never given me a refusal before this
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    First goose and he won't pick it up

    I have a 18 month old yellow that marched thru JR. Was the bomb in the pheasant field, then came the blow. My son of 13 knocked down his first goose and off went vapor. Excited as ever for a...
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