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    Going out to watch an event is a great way to...

    Going out to watch an event is a great way to learn more, but in the meantime....

    As stated in the other reply, you can check out the rule book for the AKC retriever hunt tests and that should...
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    Don't train in it much. But we hunt cut fields...

    Don't train in it much. But we hunt cut fields lots in the fall. Don't recall any foot injuries but the dogs have inhaled some less than pleasant stuff that has caused lots of sneezing and...
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    Poll: I've used treats for a young pup to teach basic...

    I've used treats for a young pup to teach basic commands, Sit/Here/Down but move away from them probably somewhere between 4-6 months old.
  4. Since you already have two wingers, I would say...

    Since you already have two wingers, I would say adding more wingers, maybe a mini and a box launcher. That way you can do all your master setups with all birds or all bumpers any time you like. ...
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    Dakota Creek Retrievers

    Just want to give a big shout out to the folks at Dakota Creek Retrievers!

    I've placed several orders through Dakota Creek Retrievers, and each and every time the customer service has been great....
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    I did it with my older dog, but like others have...

    I did it with my older dog, but like others have suggested using a different command for the opposite side helped. It's taught the same. Hand signals also help.
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    I just wanted to throw this out to add to the...

    I just wanted to throw this out to add to the debate of intimidation...I might be way out in left field, but somebody might see it from this angle... if we are saying the use of words can be a form...
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    Holding blind - with brush loops

    I didn't want to high jack the other holding blind thread so I started this....

    Anybody know if there is a brand of holding blind that has brush loops on it? I had an opportunity to hunt out of...
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    Master hunt test honoring scenarios

    Just curious of some of the honoring scenarios you folks have seen at master tests?

    What were the toughest? Most exciting?

    What is the one scenario that made your dog come out of its skin to...
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    I've also noticed it this year. I am using The...

    I've also noticed it this year. I am using The Answer and my dog does tend to think the blackbirds are a whistle. Drives me nuts!
  11. Thread: Ear Cleaning

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    Ear Cleaning

    Just curious, for those guys that do a lot of water work - how often do you guys clean out your dogs ears and what product do you use?

    After a serious ear infection that ended up causing...
  12. It did. There have been a couple attempts. But...

    It did. There have been a couple attempts. But it seems they keep trying. This time it is coming from a member that is on the side of the government in power.
  13. Possible law that could affect dog training in Canada

    Hi Folks,

    This pertains to those that are here in Canada. I dont often post anything political but I stumbled across this and thought it should be shared. It appears there is a proposed bill...
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    My older dog has had free reign on the place...

    My older dog has had free reign on the place since he was about 1.5. But my youngest dog is 1.5 now and I suspect she "might" be ok left out at this point but I'm still not 100% comfortable with it...
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    A second opinion would be a good start. But I...

    A second opinion would be a good start. But I suspect allergies as well. My Chocolate male had the same issue start occurring just before he turned 3. Initially it occurred with just milk bones so...
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    whiskey decanter set - retriever/hunting related

    Has anybody seen a a whiskey decanter set that is retriever/waterfowl/upland hunting themed?

    Ive found some with just game birds on there but, I'd like find a set that is more directly tied to...
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    Different for sure! I can't imagine a test with...

    Different for sure! I can't imagine a test with that many dogs. Heck I even gunned at the 2014 Canadian National Field Trial for a day and never saw that many dogs. Maybe I'll have to go down...
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    At least theres an option! I was just...

    At least theres an option! I was just thinking..what a a good way to deter folks from volunteering/entering. I can't imagine many folks/clubs being interested in putting on a test if they aren't...
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    Master test entry question

    Ok so I apologize on being ignorant to the whole thing...but I'm in Canada and haven't yet run into the problem you guys south of the border seem to have when entering master tests. From the numerous...
  20. Really?? its yours?? You Sir are a genius!!!...

    Really?? its yours??

    You Sir are a genius!!! Quite possibly the best homemade setup I've seen yet!

    I already have multiple Dogtra receivers, would that power it?


    incoming pm....
  21. home made bumper boy....any electronics guys here?

    Found this homemade bumper boy system on youtube. Anybody have any idea how to build this circuit this guy has?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=einY6g53jqk
  22. When I was a kid we always kept a couple dozen...

    When I was a kid we always kept a couple dozen chickens and I can remember on a couple occasions where a mink or weasel got into the coop during the night and killed them all. Seems they basically...
  23. Sounds like an owl.

    Sounds like an owl.
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    You can teach your dog to find it... Was out...

    You can teach your dog to find it...

    Was out training one day and my buddy lost a transmitter in the tall grass. We searched all over for it but had no luck. So in a last ditch effort, my buddy...
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    Thanks for info folks. Looking at the list of...

    Thanks for info folks.

    Looking at the list of availiable events nearby and it looks as though in June (doesn't trun 2 until the end of June) we could enter a couple Junior stakes so we may give...
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