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    This is sad news indeed and condolences to Becky...

    This is sad news indeed and condolences to Becky and family. Bill is fondly remembered here in Australia where he and Becky came over and ran two seminars for us. I don't think anyone would argue...
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    Dennis - assume you handle the dog coming towards...

    Dennis - assume you handle the dog coming towards you to tackle factors the same way as you would going away from you? The send back could be good as would have to handle if necessary on the way...
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    On re reading Bill Eckett's notes am wondering if...

    On re reading Bill Eckett's notes am wondering if anyone has used stand alone marks to teach the dog to fight factors? Seems it could be easier than starting off with bumper boys when training...
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    Up date for those kind enough to respond. The...

    Up date for those kind enough to respond. The servos are definitely OK - have tested them on another unit. Programming definitely not working for the four - only two fire. As my two x 2 shots...
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    Well have reprogramed it several times just to...

    Well have reprogramed it several times just to make sure and it does not recognise the 'Goose" for the four shot. Will try Wayne's suggestion when I have someone to help me. So now back to just...
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    Thanks - the answer Wayne is 'yes' but I will...

    Thanks - the answer Wayne is 'yes' but I will need to have someone more competent to help me! John - will try the website first.
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    Bumper Boys - again!

    I have two x 2 shot units which are from the days when Ami was with them. Subsequently got a four shot purchased Sept 2012. This has hardly been used as my third dog went permanently lame. ...
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    Hope this is not the case with you dog. I had...

    Hope this is not the case with you dog. I had exactly the same problem with an 8 year old. Took the dog to an eye specialist at University vet school - nothing wrong. Found another practice of...
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    Just love this drill and every time I do it have...

    Just love this drill and every time I do it have fond memories of Howard and how helpful he always was. It is amazing that even with older titled dogs they nearly always make one mistake perhaps my...
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    Have just had this problem as a major issue. Thought my dog was doing brilliantly - all the different marking concepts, etc.(Using bumper boys training on my own.) Until went to trials where there...
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    Every time I see a dog take a flying leap of a...

    Every time I see a dog take a flying leap of a river bank shut my eyes and hope there is not a sharp hazard just under the water!
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    Apparently just shouting. When interviewed the...

    Apparently just shouting. When interviewed the lady said shouting at animals was cruelty as people were trying to frighten them into proper behaviour but shouting at children is NOT child abuse.
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    Crazy in Aus

    Headline news this morning: Animal Liberation want to prosecute a farmer for shouting at sheep - animal cruelty. Whatever next!
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    test test test test

    test teset test test
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    Having trained multiple dogs some just get bored...

    Having trained multiple dogs some just get bored with drills so have to keep mixing things up for fun and motivation. Much easier and quicker to train if dog loves drills.
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    Thanks. Had a look at the Hillman clip. Could...

    Thanks. Had a look at the Hillman clip. Could do that but would have to do as stand alone marks. Will give it a go. Will also check out the DVd but Aus$ has plummeted so would be nearly twice...
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    Thanks - agree with shortening up and success...

    Thanks - agree with shortening up and success but as mentioned no helper and no cover. Yesterday used a tennis ball deliberately dropped in a small tussock (dog watched) -walked away about 25 yds...
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    establishing tight hunt pattern

    Have been searching through the Forum looking for ways to re-establish tight hunt pattern. Lots of info but nothing much if training alone. My 3 year old has suddenly started hunting the paddock. ...
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    Thanks everyone for suggestions. Followed up...

    Thanks everyone for suggestions. Followed up here and have come up with an equine powder with same constituents and much cheaper!

    In the meantime went to another greyhound vet who took an xray...
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    joint supplement

    My 8 year old has low grade arthritis in hips. spine and one toe. Vet has recommended a new product (at least for Aus) called 4CYTE. Major active ingredient is Epiitalis plus green lipped muscle,...
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    Mine love fir cones - never picked one up in a...

    Mine love fir cones - never picked one up in a trial but great to play with
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    How often do you use play as a reward? Try...

    How often do you use play as a reward? Try having more fun interspersed with drills and tough set ups - might help.
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    Have sent them an email asking if they ship...

    Have sent them an email asking if they ship overseas. The canvass one looks as if it would fit.
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    Bumper Boy Bumpers

    Does anyone know if someone sells bumpers that will work with bumper boys? Would need to be an organisation that ships overseas. Thanks.
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    Just had a look on their website but could not...

    Just had a look on their website but could not figure out the servo from the pictures. Do you have a model number for ordering? Not sure if they ship O/S but would be good to find out.
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