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    I was aware of Martin Deely, and now Robin, but...

    I was aware of Martin Deely, and now Robin, but not of any other transplants who might have set up shop here.

    There are a few Americans who are attempting to train in the UK-style. In regards to...
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    Met Robin at one of the Duckhill trials myself,...

    Met Robin at one of the Duckhill trials myself, although a different one than Chris and Swack. I really enjoyed his enthusiasm for the sport. We had a "pint" (or two) that evening, if I recall...
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    Retriever's Unlimited will have an HRC test in...

    Retriever's Unlimited will have an HRC test in October. Right across the river from STL.
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    I'm guessing that in your mind, you have a vision...

    I'm guessing that in your mind, you have a vision of the type of dog you'd like to own. Get even more specific and make a list of likes/dislikes for what you prefer and what you simply couldn't...
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    Great post, and a big "Congrats"!

    Great post, and a big "Congrats"!
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    I have ZERO problem with a judge venting from...

    I have ZERO problem with a judge venting from time to time. Let's see...he/she sat in a chair all weekend to watch the rest of our dogs' run. That could have been time spent with family, training,...
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    To date, I've only had one UK-bred dog that...

    To date, I've only had one UK-bred dog that clearly avoided cold water. Ironically, he was an outstanding hunt test dog and you'd never know it watching him run a water test (late spring-mid fall). ...
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    Robert, I wish you could have spent some time...

    Robert, I wish you could have spent some time with us. Maybe on your next trip you can follow the Mississippi River north a bit, to Southern Illinois.
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    Yep...you've completely shook up his world, and...

    Yep...you've completely shook up his world, and he's not happy about it.
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    Troy, you make some valid points. I strongly...

    Troy, you make some valid points. I strongly encourage a puppy-buyer to view both parents if at all possible, regardless of the origin of the pedigree.

    For what it's worth, the Yellow male in my...
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    27243 Here's our boy Simon, after a...

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    Here's our boy Simon, after a Saskatchewan mixed duck and goose hunt this past September. He was 16 months old in this picture, and had zero issues with the big geese. I would estimate his...
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    I frequently us pond levees to teach dogs how to...

    I frequently us pond levees to teach dogs how to fight a hill, both straight up and across the grade. We ran multiple cold blinds yesterday with the Finished and Seasoned dogs on a hillside.
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    I'll be interested to hear an update after you've...

    I'll be interested to hear an update after you've had her for awhile. Almost all of my UK-bred dogs are trained using Carr-based methods, but you've got to treat the majority of the females very...
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    I've called the wrong name at the line...but...

    I've called the wrong name at the line...but what's worse is when the honor dog and the working dog have similar names. I was training for an Upland earlier this year, and was working with another...
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    Pat Trainor shot this pic of Asia last spring...

    Pat Trainor shot this pic of Asia last spring down at Music City. It's one of my favorites.27028
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    Sportdog 10R

    Sportdog 10R
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    When it becomes apparent they don't have the...

    When it becomes apparent they don't have the "want-to" to do the job at hand.
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    Take up doverstreet on the invitation to the...

    Take up doverstreet on the invitation to the Southern Flight training day. There are some good trainers in that group that can give you a fair and objective opinion based on what your dog can/can't...
  19. Breaking birds...both land and water.

    Breaking birds...both land and water.
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    I've been using the 1825's for years, and am very...

    I've been using the 1825's for years, and am very satisfied. I've heard some say the cheaper models are issue-prone, but I don't have any personal experience with anything but the 1825.
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    I had a little Black female retrieve a water...

    I had a little Black female retrieve a water bottle from the bird boy at a Started test this past fall. That was a real crowd-pleaser.
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    26379 Simon, waiting for the next flight.

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    Simon, waiting for the next flight.
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    You're not far from me at all, as I'm just south...

    You're not far from me at all, as I'm just south of Anna. While I'm primarily a hunt test trainer, you're more than welcome to train with me anytime!
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    Just curious where you're moving to in Southern...

    Just curious where you're moving to in Southern Illinois. Lot's folks to train with down here until you head further south.
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    Alone...yes. Without wingers...no.

    Alone...yes. Without wingers...no.
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