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  1. http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/rzc7/IMG_...

    http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/rzc7/IMG_2331_zps7a536a52.jpghttp://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/rzc7/IMG_2314_zps10056a38.jpgThank you so much. This is exactly the advice I was...
  2. SjSmith, this is exactly my question. Will I be...

    SjSmith, this is exactly my question. Will I be teaching him bad habits if I don't run around to where he entered the water? On land, when I do stand alones, he does not return on the same line...
  3. Help me plan water marks I can work alone

    I have this body of water and I am trying to plan out some beginning water marks to provide a longer distance. I am working by myself. I don't have wingers or devices to shoot bumpers. But I do...
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    Would it be possible for someone to post a...

    Would it be possible for someone to post a picture of exactly what feathers to clip? Or a youtube video? Also interested in more info on the pigeon hat/hoodie...
  5. WOW! I will eagerly await Beau-D's field trial...

    WOW! I will eagerly await Beau-D's field trial debut. He is a rockin dog. Christy, you GO GIRL!
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    LOVE the idea of the PVC couplings! Will do that...

    LOVE the idea of the PVC couplings! Will do that immediately.
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    I think that where I got confused was when Lardy...

    I think that where I got confused was when Lardy said during the HOLD training to not worry about some mouthing...that it would get sorted out during EP. Well, it hasn't gotten sorted out. And...
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    He is a tough fellow. The only corrections that...

    He is a tough fellow. The only corrections that seem to really bother him are the ecollar. I think that I might try having him hold the bumper while standing, then when he mouths, say sit/nick. I...
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    I re-watched the Lardy FF last night and realized...

    I re-watched the Lardy FF last night and realized there is one thing he is doing that I have not done...several times he cuffs the dog under the chin after the dog drops the bumper and before he EP...
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    Toby is 23 months old. He is not solid on...

    Toby is 23 months old. He is not solid on walking fetch. He still mouths the bumper no matter what I do. I've hit him softly under the chin. I've hit him hard under the chin. I've repositioned...
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    Introducing a dog to ducks...

    Thanks to a very kind gentleman here in Cinti, Toby and I now have frozen birds! Toby has not seen birds since he was 10 weeks old. He is currently working on walking fetch. He lunges towards the...
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    He will be 2 years old in August. I've had him...

    He will be 2 years old in August. I've had him since he was 10 weeks old. The easiest puppy I've ever had. He was doing full length go outs and signals before he was 4 months old. Here is a video...
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    And this was a rhetorical question. I do more...

    And this was a rhetorical question. I do more than my share of winning in obedience, but in my neck of the woods, the same group of folks compete together regularly, we all train hard, have good...
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    Winners and Losers

    In obedience, in some parts of the country, the same dog wins almost every single weekend. Obedience can be like field trials in that everyone is looking to win the class for OTCH points. When...
  15. Glenda, Jennifer and all...thank you for all the...

    Glenda, Jennifer and all...thank you for all the info. I ended up ordering 4 frozen ducks for $85. Then a very nice gentleman that lives near where my husband works offered to give me some ducks. ...
  16. This is Mountain Duck ...

    This is Mountain Duck http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/member.php?48653-Mountain-Duck

    I just purchased the Farmer/Aycock FF DVD hoping that I will understand better.
  17. Excerpt from Hillman/Lardy thread about FF

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    Can people who are experienced in running field trials speak to the necessity of teaching a dog to "turn off pressure". Thank you!
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    According to Bill's philosophy it is not...

    According to Bill's philosophy it is not necessary to teach a dog how to turn off pressure? It is instead necessary to create good habits? That idea seems to turn FF on its ear. Pun intended.

    I...
  19. Rick, you don't know what PC is until you hang...

    Rick, you don't know what PC is until you hang out on an obedience group. Mention the word e-collar or prong collar and then watch the wrestling match begin.

    I've mostly lurked here for the...
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    Good advice DL. That is exactly what I did this...

    Good advice DL. That is exactly what I did this morning. When he holds it poorly I reposition it in his mouth. I cuff under the chin when he mouths. I tap the bumper out of his mouth, then ear...
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    DL, there was more reason than I stated for using...

    DL, there was more reason than I stated for using the plastic bottle...I wanted the audible feedback when he mouthed it...fixing his mouthing was my initial concern. He does very well with the...
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    As a newbie doing my first honest to god force...

    As a newbie doing my first honest to god force fetch, I have some observations/questions. I am using James Spencer's methods as outlined in Marshes and Meadows. We are on our fourth week. I...
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    My vet recommended that I start my 7 year old BC...

    My vet recommended that I start my 7 year old BC on cosequin. She said that many of the over the counter glucosamine supplements have questionable quality. Sadly the gigantic bottle of osteobiflex...
  24. Best idea yet EdA. I'll tell my husband about...

    Best idea yet EdA. I'll tell my husband about it. He'll love a backyard full of ducks.
  25. If anyone knows of a training club within 45...

    If anyone knows of a training club within 45 minutes of Covington, KY that trains during the week, please PM me! The only club that I am familiar with that has regular training days holds them north...
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