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    All dogs are a little different. My first one was...

    All dogs are a little different. My first one was a realy pain to get through the first steps of FF. She just didn't want to open her mouth, once the light went on she flew through the rest of the...
  2. Thread: Breaking

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    You need to try to build an environment in...

    You need to try to build an environment in training that is similar to a test which can be hard to do by yourself. My dogs energy at a test was always so much higher then training. I started to...
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    Thanks guys she is registered. I put that...

    Thanks guys she is registered. I put that paperwork along with all my other stuff from the breeder and I cannot find it.
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    Akc number and pedigree

    For the life of me I cannot find my packet with my dogs info. She will be two here in the fall. She is starting to show some talent so I may have my trainer run her in some test next spring. How do...
  5. Thread: Waterdog Forum

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    Waterdog Forum

    What has happened to that site? I used to visit that one regurally but it just seems dead as a door nail lately. To bad it was a really good one for a while. I think it went to hell in a handbasket...
  6. Thread: Walking Fetch

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    I am not familiar with fowl dogs approach. Does...

    I am not familiar with fowl dogs approach. Does he use restraint at all in ff? I just worked through the issue with my puppy she was doing great with ear pinch and fetching no pinch no fetch.

    We...
  7. Thread: Gun Shy

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    I agree but nothing a handful of live birds and a...

    I agree but nothing a handful of live birds and a shotgun won't fix in a weekend. This dog is such a wild arse that I held off on live birds till we got through ff. she retrieves bumpers like they...
  8. Thread: Gun Shy

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    Bumper was thrown from a winger. Ran two singles...

    Bumper was thrown from a winger. Ran two singles with winger and primer shot from field no issues.

    Re positioned wingers ran single single with 209 primer at winger and 209 primer at line. ...
  9. Thread: Gun Shy

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    Again I may be communicating this wrong or you...

    Again I may be communicating this wrong or you may be reading it different then I am viewing it.

    I have a 20 that says this dog is picking up green heads by the end of the year and makes SH by...
  10. Thread: Gun Shy

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    Simmer down where did you read that I wasn't...

    Simmer down where did you read that I wasn't excepting advice. I was clarifying what I wrote becuase I am basically doing what everyone said. This dog is way different then my first. I told my wife...
  11. Thread: Gun Shy

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    I guess I didn't communicate that very well. ...

    I guess I didn't communicate that very well.

    I introduced the 209 pistol months ago. I started out with my dog out and about playing with the older dog and shot off the pistol. Then I threw fun...
  12. Thread: Gun Shy

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    Gun Shy

    I have a 10 month old lab. We just finished up FF and I started to run some marks with her using wingers. I introduced gun fire via 209 pistol months ago and she was always jumpy around it. She is...
  13. Thread: Progress

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    Progress

    I started last week force fetching my 9 month old lab. This is my second time around on this. My first dog is 9. She hasn't been the easiest pup. She has drive for days and she is just alot more...
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    Do you feel the dog will sit still while you are...

    Do you feel the dog will sit still while you are doing FF. This is the real issue with doing FF. You don't want to water down what you are trying to accomplish by constently have to tell the dog or...
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    Every dog is a little different. My first dog I...

    Every dog is a little different. My first dog I never had to use more than 40-50 to get her halling to me. This one is a little different. I knew she was feeling pressure around 40, but I have to...
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    I had a real problem with mouth issues on my dog...

    I had a real problem with mouth issues on my dog when we were working through T work. It was hot out and she was a heavy panting dog.

    It bothered me a huge amount. I just finished doing FF with...
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    I didn't read all the responses. Are you...

    I didn't read all the responses.

    Are you Crate training the dog? If so it should be pretty seemles. At 5 months I would be working on a bunch of other stuff and worry about the dog blind when...
  18. Thread: Dog Box

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    How do the labs fit in there? I would assume they...

    How do the labs fit in there? I would assume they must get in a lay down and cant stand up?
  19. Thread: Dog Box

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    Dog Box

    I just got a new pick up and I would like to put a dog box in it.

    1. is this a good deal

    2. would labs fit in this thing? Seems small.

    http://desmoines.craigslist.org/grd/2981879721.html
  20. Thread: Un Focused Pup

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    Evan I am following your system, this is my...

    Evan I am following your system, this is my second dog on it. You are dead on with Field work. I haven't really done much of any yet. I was almost done with CC to here and my collar took a crap on...
  21. Thread: Puppy Teeth

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    Puppy Teeth

    I should take a picture of this but I don't have one right now. My pup is 6 months old and she has two K9 teeth on both sides. The adult teeth are almost completely out and the puppy ones haven't...
  22. Thread: Un Focused Pup

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    I have had that in the back of my head as I...

    I have had that in the back of my head as I didn't do enough training with distractions with my first pup, but with that this pup gets distracted by everything. If she hears a car go by a quarter...
  23. Thread: Un Focused Pup

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    Un Focused Pup

    My first pup was really into me. She was always attentive and wanted to please.

    This second pup not so much. She has just been a really hard pup in general, my wife hates her.

    Her OB and...
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    I would think it would depend on each dog. ...

    I would think it would depend on each dog.

    For me my dog was always a boarder line breaker. She was always on the edge. So the week before a test we would always hammer home breaking stuff. I...
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    How have you used retraint in FF? This is a big...

    How have you used retraint in FF? This is a big part about how Evan does stuff. Remember the CC to here and using the light pole?

    He does a smilar thing with FF to hammer the nail home.
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