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  1. Thread: Heat Cycle

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    Heat Cycle

    My 2 1/2 BLF is going on 10 months without going into heat. She had her first one at around a year old and then her next one at 1 yr 7-8 mo old. I have been told by other breeders and training...
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    Turk, like Jolly said, I'm at the Knob at least 4...

    Turk, like Jolly said, I'm at the Knob at least 4 days a week, its just the swim-by pond doesn't have enough water for me to comfortably start swim by yet. But hopefully with all this rain, I can...
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    I am doing swimby in a few weeks. I wasn't able...

    I am doing swimby in a few weeks. I wasn't able to do it in the fall because the pond I have access to dried up, and now I'm waiting on it to fill up lol but as soon as I can swim by is my top...
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    Am I ready for cold blinds?

    I feel that we are ready for cold blinds but I want some input from others. Here is a list of things that have been done:
    Single T
    Double T
    3 leg Pattern Blinds
    Blind Drills
    4 Phase Drill
    Wagon...
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    Do they make "tiny umbrellas" for dogs? Just an...

    Do they make "tiny umbrellas" for dogs? Just an idea because Im afraid a big umbrella, even if its camo for concealment, would obscure the fields of vision when trying to see birds flying in. Anyone...
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    That cooling by demand article was great! thanks!...

    That cooling by demand article was great! thanks! I will definitely bring a fan and a mist bottle/ice chest.

    I was planning on hunting with 4 or 5 guys, to limit the chance of too much commotion...
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    How to train for Dove Season

    Do you guys do anything special to train your dog for dove hunting? Im sure you pull out frozen doves to get the dog used to their scent a month or so before opening day, but anything else in...
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    Dave, I dont know if I remember talking to you or...

    Dave, I dont know if I remember talking to you or not at The Knob this weekend. But I also wanted to say Thank you to Music City, Chris and Scott for the fun seminar! I was very glad I was able to...
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    Erik, I am so sorry to hear about Sugar. My wife...

    Erik, I am so sorry to hear about Sugar. My wife and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. I agree that one of her pup's will help ease your pain.
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  11. Thread: newbie =)

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    Welcome! there is alot of great info to be...

    Welcome! there is alot of great info to be learned here!
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    1st heat cycle, what to expect?

    So I found Raven leaving a few drops of blood yesterday on my carpet. Then today, a couple more drops. Can someone please explain to me how the heat cycle works and what you do to handle it.

    Ive...
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    Dont forget the obvious, DOGS CANT ACTUALLY TALK...

    Dont forget the obvious, DOGS CANT ACTUALLY TALK TO YOU!

    haha my wife just watched me type this. oh well, I never get judgment from Raven :)

    Semper Fi
    Handridges Black Raven
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    Bump. Thanks guys! Any veterinarians have an...

    Bump. Thanks guys! Any veterinarians have an opinion or experience?
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    Horner's Syndrome Vet question

    My 9 mo. old BLF has had Horner's Syndrome for over 3 months now. Im positive its Horner's, not only because of the symptoms; 3rd eyelid raised, constricted pupil, and a slightly dropped eyelid, but...
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    Thanks guys! that's awesome. Does rotating...

    Thanks guys! that's awesome. Does rotating between the varieties do anything other than change up the flavor for them? such as a certain one during a certain part of the year, training activity, etc....
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    Taste of the Wild Dog Food

    I have been feeding the TOTW Prairie feed to my lab ever since Ive had her and am very pleased with it. I was at TSC the other day and was thinking about changing it over to the Wetlands version.
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    FF progress is happening!

    Just needed to share my happiness with prole who understand. My 9 month. BLF finally has mastered fetch and is onto walking fetch. Maybe for some this is not a big deal but since she is my first lab...
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    yea ive tried with birds ( dead ones) but she...

    yea ive tried with birds ( dead ones) but she hasnt picked them up yet. Thats why I want to force fetch her first. Im excited to get to the stage when I can introduce live birds to her. But i bet she...
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    Force Fetch problem

    . I apologize for the length of this but I want to make sure you understand what I have done with my dog before I stat the problem I feel is going on.

    Raven, my BLF is 8 mo. old. I bought have...
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    Mike and Bud, your last posts really brought it...

    Mike and Bud, your last posts really brought it to home for me. I completely agree with the both of you. I think I just got caught up with wanting to do a hunt test and being told that she can run in...
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    Let me clean this up. I was at work when I posted...

    Let me clean this up. I was at work when I posted this from my phone.

    Hey Bud, I'm going to try and be completely non bias. As far as obedience goes she can do the following - sit and come to...
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    Hey Bud, I'm going to try and be completely non...

    Hey Bud, I'm going to try and be completely non biast. As far as obedience goes she can do the following - sit and come to whistle, heeling is good on leash and working on off leash. As far as doing...
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    I do plan on FF her. I didn't want to go full...

    I do plan on FF her. I didn't want to go full blow before the hunt test in fear that she might get real shy and timid. But I have been doing ear pinch fetch and hold drills twice a day for almost a...
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    I have not used pigeons ( live or dead) yet. I...

    I have not used pigeons ( live or dead) yet. I just started to put some duck wings on bumpers and she has gotten acustomed to them okay. Still gets caught up with the feathers. I will toss a dead...
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