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    I have to agree with Charles here. If the dog is...

    I have to agree with Charles here. If the dog is indeed collar condition he needs to response the first time the command is given. If you wait for a correction until the second command consistently...
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    Captain Jack has some good advice here. If the...

    Captain Jack has some good advice here. If the dog is looking in the general direction, send him. Remember this phase is not about a perfect line to the blind but rather about momentum and...
  3. This is the best I've seen 8 national Champs and...

    This is the best I've seen 8 national Champs and all other dogs in 3 Gen pedigree are fc.

    http://www.huntinglabpedigree.com/pedigree.asp?id=44717
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    WOW! I would have preferred being relieved of my...

    WOW! I would have preferred being relieved of my ignorance rather than ignored.
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    I never implied to train a dog to "banana" an...

    I never implied to train a dog to "banana" an obstacle but rather train the dog to not break down and keep going when he's lost. I see it in dogs all the time. Also by your own explanation wouldn't...
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    Still go with bird tight against the brush pile...

    Still go with bird tight against the brush pile on front side of pile. Most dogs will not want to get into that pile. I don't like the bird behind the pile for multiple reasons that bird would not be...
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    2259122591 Ok, I'll bite: First bird retired...

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    Ok, I'll bite:
    First bird retired tight against brush pile.
    Second bird long retired against tree line
    third is stand out at the top of the hill through the water to give visual pull...
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    Any news on the trial?

    Any news on the trial?
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    I'm not certain about your specific situation,...

    I'm not certain about your specific situation, but I've seen this close popping develop from dogs getting to many whistles at ten yards or so. Therefore they lack the confidence needed to take a good...
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    RIP Tommy, you will surely be missed! I always...

    RIP Tommy, you will surely be missed! I always enjoyed spending time with you, particularly you keeping me company in Minnesota. I was looking forward to seeing you again this spring, but I guess our...
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    Also a little confused here, but I tend to agree...

    Also a little confused here, but I tend to agree with what captain jack has said. For an advance dog I try to set up a blind with lots of factors and run the dog depending on how it reacts to the...
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    ok I'll bite on this one. Pretty good setup here,...

    ok I'll bite on this one. Pretty good setup here, not surprised that the long retired was easier than first looks, if my interpretation of the setup is correct, with the long gun actually being up...
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    Do chocolates dog learn slower? I don't have a...

    Do chocolates dog learn slower? I don't have a good science base answer for that. But I tell you what, I don't if the dog is pink, if it can consistently drag me along to the 4th series I am happy....
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    I train 5 to 6 days a week, try to do a couple of...

    I train 5 to 6 days a week, try to do a couple of set-ups everyday that I train. I like to give them a day off or so a week. Some days we don't make it out due to weather or scheduling, but I do make...
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    A situation on a waterblind comes to mind, where...

    A situation on a waterblind comes to mind, where the dog has to get out on a point. One whistle to get out and one to get back in and this may need to be pretty close to straight back, but the dog...
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    Kass Goulding and Andrea Holsinger, just outside...

    Kass Goulding and Andrea Holsinger, just outside of Athens, GA. Bertschire Flat Coated Retrievers.

    www.bertschire.com
  17. I have had similar incidents over the years,...

    I have had similar incidents over the years, usually it can be taken care by using some antibacterial hand gel on the metal contacts. They can occasionally get some bacterial growth on the prongs,...
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    Lardy!!!!!

    Lardy!!!!!
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    I've seen a water blind scrapped after a few dogs...

    I've seen a water blind scrapped after a few dogs run and moved on to the fourth series with no water blind. I have also seen a derby run quite a few more than 4 series "to determine a winner."
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    MN Iron Range RC Trial #1

    Please keep us posted on set ups and call backs for all stakes!

    Thanks!
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    I know how most people use the "current system"...

    I know how most people use the "current system" with 2 trainers for young and big dogs. My question is, is there a market for the middle man. If the dog is fresh with a "big dog" trainer it is often...
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    So, not trying to steal the thread, but I wanted...

    So, not trying to steal the thread, but I wanted some opinions on an idea I was thinking about. Is a transition specific trainer worth while. I guess your options are to keep the dog with the young...
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    I think this is good topic! Overall, yes if the...

    I think this is good topic! Overall, yes if the dog gives in to conditions (whatever they may be), yes handle. Let's consider a specific situation say you have a short flyer with long retired gun off...
  24. Count me in too! Jonathon Lord

    Count me in too!
    Jonathon Lord
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    #3 - This will come in handy eventually, never...

    #3 - This will come in handy eventually, never know when the dog may hunt with a lefty.

    #4 - Hand has nothing to do with aiming, helps with steadying, and another line of communication. A short...
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