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    I've trained with a lot of different people and...

    I've trained with a lot of different people and its always been fairly unpredictable, although some people are better at it than others. That's part of the reason I like running that drill where the...
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    Place boards are not a big secret. I use them a...

    Place boards are not a big secret. I use them a lot and so did Marty when I first started training dogs with him. The dogs are conditioned with the collar on place and hup and the use of the boards...
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    COL Blimp- Thanks for the recommendations on...

    COL Blimp- Thanks for the recommendations on reading material. I like reading what works for others. I can usually find a gem in most training material even if it doesn't jive with what I normally...
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    I'll check it out

    I'll check it out
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    I'm not familiar with Maurice Lindsey. I learned...

    I'm not familiar with Maurice Lindsey. I learned how to train spaniels from Marty Knibbs. I'll try and check out Maurice's stuff though. Always gotta try and keep learning.
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    Thanks Gatley. Much more comfortable reading.

    Thanks Gatley. Much more comfortable reading.
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    Sorry, poor editing.How do you steady spaniels in...

    Sorry, poor editing.How do you steady spaniels in the UK? Are David Lissett's videos any good? What other stuff would you recommend? Just like the retriever trials are different here so are the...
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    Jason Givens is a good trainer and would be a...

    Jason Givens is a good trainer and would be a good resource for you. COL Blimp is doing stuff pretty similar to how I do it. I think you've laid most of the ground work for getting this done, caveat...
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    Ok. So I assume the dog has been through at least...

    Ok. So I assume the dog has been through at least the T and probably the double T and you are running at least basic cold blinds with the dog. I'm assuming it has also been collar conditioned and...
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    Do you have access to a good pigeon supply?

    Do you have access to a good pigeon supply?
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    How far through Smartwork are you?

    How far through Smartwork are you?
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    Are you training this dog using a retriever...

    Are you training this dog using a retriever program also? How much do you care about the quality of the dog's flush when you are done? Are you using an ecollar?
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    Really looking for a QAA or solid MH. The dog...

    Really looking for a QAA or solid MH. The dog will only be hunted and will be used to breed one litter of puppies. The future owner has a QAA male he purchased he wants to breed. He'd prefer an...
  14. Thread: The Holy Grail

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    The Holy Grail

    Would probably be easier to find than a really nice female lab with a good pedigree and health clearances. Males seem to be a dime a dozen. A friends employer is looking for one and we have...
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    Good work on helping him Lainee.

    Good work on helping him Lainee.
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    Go watch a Springer and a Cocker trial and a hunt...

    Go watch a Springer and a Cocker trial and a hunt test before you buy anything. Take your time and don't get in a hurry to purchase anything. The market for Springers at least is still pretty...
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    Do you have a hunting buddy who'd take him? That...

    Do you have a hunting buddy who'd take him? That way you may still get to hunt with the dog. Monetarily, I would guess you might get $500-1000 out of him, which is a lot less than you'll have in any...
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    Springer trials allow pros to judge. It has...

    Springer trials allow pros to judge. It has worked out just fine. I will actually go out of my way to run a trial if a good pro is judging it. I know this isn't exactly comparing apples to apples,...
  19. You are right sir. Things are different over here.

    You are right sir. Things are different over here.
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    It is quite possible for the average working person to compete in Spaniel trials. I work a full time job, have a wife and a child, and also serve in the National Guard. I'm busy, and I have...
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    After you CC to here in TRT it should help,...

    After you CC to here in TRT it should help, should be mostly cleaned up after FF. Really the best thing you can do is find some help. I wish I knew someone up there to refer you to. If this is your...
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    The key ingredients are time, money, and quality...

    The key ingredients are time, money, and quality of dog and training. An excess of one of these can help cover a deficiency in one of the others. A deficiency in two of them makes it a near...
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    I agree with what you said here. But do you not...

    I agree with what you said here. But do you not agree that traits are passed from parent to offspring? Should we just breed for ultra high drive and then train around any issues? What's the point of...
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    What do you do with a young dog that consistently...

    What do you do with a young dog that consistently kills traps Keith? What happens to a dog that kills a couple of traps in a Springer trial?
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    It can be both. Hardmouth dogs tend to throw...

    It can be both. Hardmouth dogs tend to throw hardmouth pups. Some people inadvertently cause dogs that may be borderline to become hardmouthed. Some dogs are such butter mouths that you couldn't make...
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