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  1. Thread: No drive/ desire

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    We once had 2 labs, obedience trained only...

    We once had 2 labs, obedience trained only because that was all we knew. First lab was full of drive and would retrieve any thing we asked of him.

    The second was 3 years younger and would not...
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    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

    Great pictures!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    At Senior tests and Master tests you will see...

    At Senior tests and Master tests you will see birds that will entice a dog to break, be ready on your whistle if you have a high drive dog. A little movement in training can become a break at a hunt...
  4. My dog was "snake proofed" using all freshly...

    My dog was "snake proofed" using all freshly killed snakes; rattlers, water moccasins and copperheads. She now avoids any and all snakes whether by sight or scent.
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    We were looking for a puppy that had a health...

    We were looking for a puppy that had a health guarantee on at least it's hips and found out there was a whole lot more we needed to look for health wise. Found out we had to pick from either a field...
  6. Thread: Memphis

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    Congratulations Larry! Looks like you now...

    Congratulations Larry!

    Looks like you now own an AFC that you trained and handled yourself!
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    I had to laugh, not at you, but at the "lady"...

    I had to laugh, not at you, but at the "lady" whose hand you shook.

    If your post makes even one person more aware of where they allow their pets to pee and poop, you've done a good thing.
  8. Thread: Memphis

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    Way to go Ryan and Connie! That's Ryan's 2nd...

    Way to go Ryan and Connie!

    That's Ryan's 2nd win with Crystal in 2 of 3 trials! Connie is having a great run with Ready, numerous placements and wins!
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    Something that was used by someone I trained with...

    Something that was used by someone I trained with in the past to build young dogs confidence, a duck(scent) was placed out on the ground and then a large white bumper was thrown to the duck. Dog...
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    Sorry for your loss, sounds like you lost a dear...

    Sorry for your loss, sounds like you lost a dear companion.
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    So glad to hear this! Reading this thread, you...

    So glad to hear this! Reading this thread, you have been on an emotional rollercoaster!

    Praying for a good outcome.
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    No, it's not too late. Have your dog on a...

    No, it's not too late.

    Have your dog on a lead, toot the whistle and tell him sit, use the lead to reinforce if needed. Repeat it that way for a few days, when he starts to understand what you...
  13. Have you ever worked your dog with a pro trainer...

    Have you ever worked your dog with a pro trainer even just a few times? Maybe you've discussed your dog with them.

    If you have, consider asking them what they think of the pairing. That helped...
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    Sorry to hear that no one has responded to his...

    Sorry to hear that no one has responded to his attempts to contact them. I know the members are scattered across the FL panhandle, down into Central FL and south GA.

    I know a there are a couple...
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    Look up this group, they are in your area with a...

    Look up this group, they are in your area with a lot of good people.

    http://www.tallahasseehuntingretrieverclub.com/

    Good luck with your pups!
  16. I recently went through the same process. I had...

    I recently went through the same process. I had to see which one would compliment my female the most as far as temperament. Both are good marking dogs, house pets and amateur handled.

    Both studs...
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    Congratulations on learning to handle a dog in a...

    Congratulations on learning to handle a dog in a test!

    It's not always as easy as some people make it look.
  18. Thread: Rita and Clooney

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    Congratulations! You have good reason to be...

    Congratulations!

    You have good reason to be proud!
  19. Thread: Trainability

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    I agree with Don. I am definitely an amateur...

    I agree with Don.

    I am definitely an amateur at both training and handling. I actually had a pro that I had spoken with at length, tell me after he had seen us fail a couple hunt tests, "You...
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    I appreciate the perspective of the original...

    I appreciate the perspective of the original poster on this thread, thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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    QUOTE=T-bone;1313664]I may be throwing myself...

    QUOTE=T-bone;1313664]I may be throwing myself under the bus by asking this question ...

    Why do so many Ams think that they have a lesser chance running their own dog than a Pro does? Granted we...
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    Congratulations to all who placed and jammed, I...

    Congratulations to all who placed and jammed, I saw some incredible dog work!

    This was the first field trial I have ever attended. I just went to watch, observe and learn. Everyone was friendly...
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    The lab in my avatar is the first dog I trained...

    The lab in my avatar is the first dog I trained beyond basic obedience. I used Evan Graham's SW and managed to get her MH title when she was 3 years old. I did work with a couple other novice...
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    Sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories, hope...

    Sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories, hope you have pictures too.
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    Even when you have a dog running, try to take...

    Even when you have a dog running, try to take some time to watch others run. Watch not just the dogs, but the handler/dog combination. You get the opportunity to see what dogs are having difficulty...
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