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    I still use one occasionally - its in the shed in...

    I still use one occasionally - its in the shed in a field that I often use. It works just fine with my TT electronics. Sort of a clunky release (made out of a door latch), large and I never could get...
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    #5 - That's correct, although some clubs actually...

    #5 - That's correct, although some clubs actually have two events on a weekend. One with Junior, Senior and Master starting on one day, usually Saturday, and one with Junior and Senior starting on...
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    We've bought bungee cord at a boating equipment...

    We've bought bungee cord at a boating equipment store and they have SS crimps - held up well.
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    I don't have a club contact for you from your...

    I don't have a club contact for you from your area, but there is information at http://www.fcrsafield.com

    Both the Catledges (Bear Country Retrievers) and Mitch White (Gamekeepers Retrievers) are...
  5. I tried the 30/20 and one of my two dogs did not...

    I tried the 30/20 and one of my two dogs did not seem to like it very much.
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    Western New York Retriever Club...

    Western New York Retriever Club (http://wnyrclub.com/index.asp?ID=3) may be the closest club...
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    No number at all - as long as your dog continues...

    No number at all - as long as your dog continues to make progress towards the blind, you are fine. Th most common issue, IMO, is scalloping: you give that right angle-back, your dog takes two steps...
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    FetchMasters - Denver, CO

    Does anyone have any knowledge of this organization? They claim to be able to produce a reliable, started gun dog in 4 - 6 months using only positive reinforcement. There is no list of their actual...
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    Just bought a brick at Cabela's in Augusta, GA -...

    Just bought a brick at Cabela's in Augusta, GA - they had plenty.
  10. The seminar is now open to non-members. There is...

    The seminar is now open to non-members. There is at least one working spot left.
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    No requirement to get JH or SH. Without an SH,...

    No requirement to get JH or SH. Without an SH, one more pass needed to get a MH title.
  12. I've always felt that you got better control with...

    I've always felt that you got better control with a smaller collar and additional links to make it long enough - there will be more prongs per collar. I will admit that I once had a dog that...
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    I added the right 20% or so of this pond. I think...

    I added the right 20% or so of this pond. I think its about 2 acres.

    Took 3-4 months and there was a lot of material to dispose of. Spread it over about a 5 acre field.

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    Tough to make an absolute statement as to...

    Tough to make an absolute statement as to pass/fail without actually seeing the dog, but captainjack has given us the rules that the judges are following.

    Popping on a mark is, I think, a matter...
  15. Carol Cassity Seminar Mexico, NY June 27-28

    The Finger Lakes Retriever Club is pleased to announce a seminar with Carol Cassity to be held June 27-28, 2015 at Echoewood Training Area in Mexico, NY. Registration is reserved for members through...
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    Good question, Dan.

    Good question, Dan.
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    Those 30 senior dogs that ran on Saturday show up...

    Those 30 senior dogs that ran on Saturday show up on Sunday after having paid an additional entry fee. Less overhead than Master but 2 entry fees for the weekend.
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    I don't think that any club makes money on their...

    I don't think that any club makes money on their Master stake. I have chaired events for several clubs and my analysis of our income and expenses shows that the lower stakes subsidize Master. I have...
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    Also really for hate the Fox 40 as a judge! Any...

    Also really for hate the Fox 40 as a judge! Any whistle with a megaphone around it is easier on your ears .. and the judge's.
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    Silver Theraband doesn't seem to work anymore -...

    Silver Theraband doesn't seem to work anymore - it has a thinner wall and collapses over the pulleys when stretched out. I've used it for years, but the last box was a looser.
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    I've used the plugs from Radio Shack on my...

    I've used the plugs from Radio Shack on my Gunner's Ups - the 3 pole will work. I used the existing wire.
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    Contact the FCRSA Membership Secretary, MaryAnn...

    Contact the FCRSA Membership Secretary, MaryAnn Abbott, 19275 Whispering Trail Traverse City, Michigan 49686 for a list of Flatcoat breeders who are members of the FCRSA. Her e-mail address is...
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    Doesn't matter to the judges, but at heel...

    Doesn't matter to the judges, but at heel increases your success at lining up for that 2nd bird - or the memory bird. Get to triples and quads even more important.

    Have a good time...
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    Carol Cassidy's books are great. I also like Jim...

    Carol Cassidy's books are great. I also like Jim Spencer's books...

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    http://www.gundogsupply.com/rettraindril.html
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    Sorry to hear this. We had our TrainRites out...

    Sorry to hear this. We had our TrainRites out yesterday. John will be missed.
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