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  1. Some of us got a dog, got hooked, realized we...

    Some of us got a dog, got hooked, realized we would not be able to get all of that dog's potential out of him, and decided to send him off for training. It's a choice, and you have to be careful how...
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    Amen and amen. To each his own, of course, but...

    Amen and amen. To each his own, of course, but I'd prefer my trainer spend time training my dog rather than talking to me and the other 20+ clients every day, if that is the choice. I expect about...
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    Isn't a pretty near relative of this fellow...

    Isn't a pretty near relative of this fellow pretty active in the FT game?
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    Perhaps the people referred to in the photos you...

    Perhaps the people referred to in the photos you posted would like to get the same presumption of innocence?
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    Got it. A tweet is completely authoritative, but...

    Got it. A tweet is completely authoritative, but a young lady saying she was raped is subject to a little more thought. Particularly when the starting QB is involved. I guess RBs are more...
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    Did you post that with a straight face? Maybe...

    Did you post that with a straight face? Maybe they just left the dealership and forgot to pay.
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    This is some great advice. At this stage all you...

    This is some great advice. At this stage all you are really looking for them to do is take off when you say back and change direction when you cast. I would add from sorry experience that you...
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    Bottom of a bare foot is a pretty inconvenient...

    Bottom of a bare foot is a pretty inconvenient place to have a rope burn too.
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    Well, you could have a situation like mine where...

    Well, you could have a situation like mine where our team now consists of a master hunter and a junior (at best) handler. There's not really any way to learn to handle at the test other than...
  10. You might also consider conditioning the pup so...

    You might also consider conditioning the pup so that loud noise means something good - which you sort of did when the shot lead to a retrieve. Some would back up and do that with his food, for...
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    My Ainley box is vented on the back.

    My Ainley box is vented on the back.
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    Well mine may be out early then.

    Well mine may be out early then.
  13. I have one whose water blinds are "better", but...

    I have one whose water blinds are "better", but that is more accurately described as slower in the water so my poor handling is not as noticeable.
  14. As stated above, let the pup drag around a...

    As stated above, let the pup drag around a 50-foot or so check cord. Easy for you that you can step on it to stop the pup when necessary. and you can gently reel the pup in if you need to at this...
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    My dog's ear problems cleared up when I started...

    My dog's ear problems cleared up when I started rinsing them out with the purple stuff whenever he has been in the water, most particularly when the water is warm/hot.
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    Truer words were never spoken. I found out - as...

    Truer words were never spoken. I found out - as I was headed to the line in my first JH test with a dog that looked like mine but that I had never really seen or had to deal with before - that just...
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    I'm not a very good handler at all, but I have a...

    I'm not a very good handler at all, but I have a fast dog who is liable to go independent on me, so I am trying to learn to do the following:

    1. Look at the blind, watch a couple dogs run if I...
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    Mine too, but I am just happy to have this...

    Mine too, but I am just happy to have this situation to be described.
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    If you are where you can reach him, maybe reach...

    If you are where you can reach him, maybe reach under his backside and lift him up a little to get him started and let him see what it feels like to swim "right". That might be all it takes to get...
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    You have some good advice to follow here. One is...

    You have some good advice to follow here. One is that dogs are situational learners, so you do need to switch it up and train in some different places every now and then. Most importantly, learn to...
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    I wouldn't think you would have a problem by...

    I wouldn't think you would have a problem by having a call name that rhymes with back because the end result is the same - both mean take off. You might argue that it allows for confusion on who is...
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    Thanks Richard. We were all thinking it too.

    Thanks Richard. We were all thinking it too.
  23. Looking for updates on Ranger pups. PM me if you...

    Looking for updates on Ranger pups. PM me if you would rather do it that way.
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    I received an even older model (still had to be...

    I received an even older model (still had to be turned on with the transmitter instead of the collar) that had not been charged for some time and that was doing something similar. I talked to the...
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    I do because mine is prone to ear infections. I...

    I do because mine is prone to ear infections. I use purple stuff, and you should be able to find the ingredients and proportions with a search of this website. I think it is witch hazel, gentian...
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