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    I'd say no big deal - frustrating at a test?...

    I'd say no big deal - frustrating at a test? Definitely! But now you know what to add to your training goals list so you get that pass next time out. Like was already mentioned - train with fliers...
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    Dang it! Now there won't be any volunteers to...

    Dang it! Now there won't be any volunteers to load wingers at the HT. They will all be having fun running their own dogs and drinking beer at your singles event!
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    Lucky you - I can hit 2 tests a year within 2...

    Lucky you - I can hit 2 tests a year within 2 hours drive one way. 4 or 5 if I drive 400 miles one way. I work at the tests that are nearby (and yes I consider taking a turn on a winger, throwing...
  4. Thread: SH vs MH

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    If you have a solid senior level dog then you...

    If you have a solid senior level dog then you have a better trained hunting dog then most. Bringing that dog along to MH takes that much more dedication to training/keeping the dog tuned up to...
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    Gooser, please elaborate on what the heck has...

    Gooser, please elaborate on what the heck has gone wrong as a result? Less pot smokers, more pot smokers? More youth or elderly pot smokers? LOL! Yes I am an ex pot smoker - just out-grew it along...
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    Hey Mark - definitely have mine for hunting first...

    Hey Mark - definitely have mine for hunting first and running tests comes in second. That said, with work and life in the way I have only been out hunting a handful of times this year and dog has...
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    Bird dog?? Mine will not be even mildly...

    Bird dog?? Mine will not be even mildly disciplined for catching the chickens until they are at least 3 years old. I have come to terms with having both barnyard poultry and gundogs - they do not mix...
  8. I'm with Howard. If leg is good then go for it. ...

    I'm with Howard. If leg is good then go for it. I think there is a gun at the line for started so take the noise into consideration too though. You will get much more out of your trip to the test if...
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    15 pages on this??? LOL .. this is the...

    15 pages on this??? LOL .. this is the INTERNET PEOPLE!!! . I don't care what your passion - anonymity is the rule of them for general replies... If you want to know who is who PM them and go from...
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    Once a day, evenings after all workouts are over...

    Once a day, evenings after all workouts are over and dog is cooled off. 80 Lb 3 year old. 3 to 4 cups max in the summer depending on activity level.
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    What is up with results from Navajo Dam?

    anyone know what is up with the results from Navajo Dam test? No results posted for Sunday, and Saturday results are there but with no results for junior dogs.
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    Mark, practice honoring with fliers being thrown...

    Mark, practice honoring with fliers being thrown and shot for the working dog and sitting close to the working dog. It will go a long way to confirming how steady he may be in a test environment.
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    suspended from running

    No not me. Just wondering what some of the things people do to get themselves banned or suspended. Never been witness to something like that so just wondering what you've seen out there.
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    Agree completly. Coyotes aren't going to give you...

    Agree completly. Coyotes aren't going to give you any issues.
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    10869a little ice breaking action10870
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    no force?? I am to lazy to read through and...

    no force??

    I am to lazy to read through and see if this was brought up.. I say no such thing as no force. When you push your puppies butt down and say sit - that is force. When you tell him to...
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    General rule I have noticed (yes there will...

    General rule I have noticed (yes there will always be exceptions) - two handles at Senior level marks and don't expect to pass. At Master I don't know - yet...
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    "But why is anyone shooting while the dog is...

    "But why is anyone shooting while the dog is working?[/QUOTE]

    Why not? If you trust yourself or a partner to judge a safe shot oppurtunity then the shot will not be passed up. Now it is a...
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    "Black bears aren't near the danger of grizzlies...

    "Black bears aren't near the danger of grizzlies though.[/QUOTE]

    Black Bear attacks on humans tend to be more predatoty in nature where as the brown bears are defensive as a general rule....
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    Nothing bad to say. I have the bigger one and it...

    Nothing bad to say. I have the bigger one and it has seen some hard use but still no leaks and have even had my smaller dog sit in it to keep her dry in a few areas. Usually I throw about 12 to 18...
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    Thanks - ya I've been getting him in the water a...

    Thanks - ya I've been getting him in the water a lot as we are gradually cooling down, sleeping outside. All in an effort to acclimate to the coming winter and some extreme cold weather hunting....
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    putting weight on dog for cold weather

    My 2 yo is a lean 80 lb's. I think he'll be more comfortable sitting around in the blind if he puts on a little weight going into the winter months. Any feeding tips - supplements to the 30:20 stuff...
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    Beavers - no don't pay them much mind. Your more...

    Beavers - no don't pay them much mind. Your more likely to have a dog injured by their pungee sticks sticking up though so I use caution around beaver ponds for that reason...
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    Have not used smartworks but sounds like you need...

    Have not used smartworks but sounds like you need to mark the pile with a tossed bumper and then start to work back -
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    not a huge big deal - reposition it for the dog...

    not a huge big deal - reposition it for the dog to the center of bumper and repeat the hold command while tapping the bumper or buck on the ends. Eventually dog will out grow the cigar thing (for the...
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