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    Glenn, Tim is a pro & a very good one!!

    Glenn,
    Tim is a pro & a very good one!!
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    That accurately describes my situation!

    That accurately describes my situation!
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    Thanks for all the advice and commentary. Will...

    Thanks for all the advice and commentary. Will start back next week.
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    No commentary on breeding practices of Huntfield...

    No commentary on breeding practices of Huntfield but will answer the original question. Have trained extensively with a red male lab from Huntfield. Very nice marking dog. Obedient attitude...
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    Bird boy blinds may do the trick, thanks John. ...

    Bird boy blinds may do the trick, thanks John. Also going to have the vet do a thorough exam to rule out physical issues.

    Don't worry about the grill, it will still be cooking Conecuh sausage. ...
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    Glad to hear others have encountered the issue &...

    Glad to hear others have encountered the issue & rehabbed. Dog is getting 10 days off & will start back with pattern blinds.
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    Spinning chronicles

    One of my young dogs has an unusual problem. She spins at decision points and sometimes randomly on land blinds only. Seen spinning near handier but never at these distances. Her littermate...
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    Just run & have fun. My dog doesn't care if...

    Just run & have fun. My dog doesn't care if someone thinks she is too old for the Q.
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    No one cares unless the older dog is winning.

    No one cares unless the older dog is winning.
  10. Thread: live birds

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    All the above suggestions are good! The local...

    All the above suggestions are good! The local retriever pro always has a source for birds. Some guys treat their bird source like a top secret military supplier & would never reveal their...
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    Keith, Thanks for the advice. Recently blind...

    Keith,
    Thanks for the advice. Recently blind work has outweighed marks. My bird boy (son) has decided it isn't so much fun to train in the heat. I will break out the wingers or run rolling...
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    Thanks! I think your solution is clearly...

    Thanks! I think your solution is clearly working.

    My current problem I caused. Dog is 2 y.o lab female, running cold blinds well & marking is solid. Went 4 for 4 in Seasoned for hr...
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    Randy, This is an issue that appears to be very...

    Randy,
    This is an issue that appears to be very uncommon. Most amateur trainers will never own a spinning dog. When I encountered the problem, solutions were trial and error.

    If you...
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    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread...

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?116624-(AL)-CSS-2-Hole-Box-Bottom-Storage-Al

    This is Laidback's box. Last time I talked to him, he still had it.
  15. Thread: live birds

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    Pekin ducks should work fine. Don't overlook...

    Pekin ducks should work fine. Don't overlook chickens as flyers either. We have used game hens with good results. Had one dog that got so excited with chicken flyers that he broke when they...
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    Your PVC pipe idea is brilliant. Sand is also...

    Your PVC pipe idea is brilliant. Sand is also a great idea.
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    With my dog no other intervention was required. ...

    With my dog no other intervention was required. She was simply comfortable going out the exact distance I used for FTP at the house. The longer distance caused bugs in her head. I have no...
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    Pigeons & ducks can both last for some time. ...

    Pigeons & ducks can both last for some time. Ducks are much more hardy. Use them shackled or with a sock over a ducks head. With a soft mouth dog and plenty of time to recover a duck can...
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    I have experienced the "spin" in two dogs. One...

    I have experienced the "spin" in two dogs. One came up when teaching the back pile on the T field. No physical pressure involved but dog obviously felt mental pressure. Fixed that one by...
  20. Thread: Mike Tinker

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    Sorry to hear! He gave a lot back to our sport...

    Sorry to hear! He gave a lot back to our sport & will be missed.
  21. Thread: Rotation

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    Cause my rule book was sitting beside my...

    Cause my rule book was sitting beside my recliner.:D. I have never looked back & said "glad I didn't double check that". Can't count the times I messed up because I didn't.;)

    I have read the...
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    Actually memory was pretty good. In general...

    Actually memory was pretty good. In general regulations "Due to the requirements and complexity of hunting situations at the different testing levels, running priority should be given to the...
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    I find that I am wrong a lot! Especially when I...

    I find that I am wrong a lot! Especially when I quote from memory. But it makes sense that to finish, the one with three series is going to need to be expedited.
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    Rotation in a Senior stake, start second series...

    Rotation in a Senior stake, start second series halfway down the order. In reality a running order in Senior & Junior is only a suggestion. Those with Master dogs will run when they can to...
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    Hard to get into a dogs head and understand how...

    Hard to get into a dogs head and understand how they mark a bird. My limited understanding is the dog "sees a picture". So as they key in to be sent on a mark, the dog looks for the "picture". ...
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