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    Poll: YES - I send the dog. UNLESS it is an older or...

    YES - I send the dog. UNLESS it is an older or very young dog. AND UNLESS it is a dog that can't be called back without the bird if need be. A well trained, conditioned dog in his prime should have...
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    The dog decided to eat the bird rather then bring...

    The dog decided to eat the bird rather then bring it in S.O.B. we had the walk of shame that day...
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    I go with domestic goose or chicken for Christmas...

    I go with domestic goose or chicken for Christmas Eve - save the wild ones for other meals. Key is to cook them low and slow to render the fat out - start breast down for about 30 -45 minutes then...
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    You can's kill birds with a rifle - but nothing...

    You can's kill birds with a rifle - but nothing in the law prevents you from having a rifle in your possession and "multi-tasking" while bird hunting with a shotgun.
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    Hell ya well put - I have a couple dogs and love...

    Hell ya well put - I have a couple dogs and love hunt tests but also have a couple kids that love track, cross country, 4H (ever raise a show hog??), soccer, straight teeth -yep there goes $6000 on...
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    My dog is e-fenced and cc'd. He knows the...

    My dog is e-fenced and cc'd. He knows the difference between the boundary of the fence and the collar. I would not worry about it to much - dog will hit the fence a couple times and know what is up....
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    I'd have to disagree with that if you are talking...

    I'd have to disagree with that if you are talking obstacles that a dog can not navigate in a straight line. Factors such as water, points of land, wind, navigable cover, ect.. absolutely as long as...
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    Yep would agree that if it is as described by the...

    Yep would agree that if it is as described by the OP then dog should have moved on with no re-run.
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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...
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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...
  16. 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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