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    Over the years I have owned both Tri Tronics &...

    Over the years I have owned both Tri Tronics & Dogtra collars (several different models). I have yet to see a transmitter that I would trust to be waterproof, but I have not had a collar that gave me...
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    The problem with dogs & noise in training groups,...

    The problem with dogs & noise in training groups, is that some trainers are a lot more diligent about it than others. I certainly don't know what the situation is in your group but it is very hard to...
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    I would say that if the dog has been allowed to...

    I would say that if the dog has been allowed to bark for that long it will be very hard to stop.
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    If you don't believe this, just have someone that...

    If you don't believe this, just have someone that throws a certain way for you on a regular basis, throw differently. Short and in instead of long & angled back, this is very simplistic but the dog...
  5. Thread: Honoring at HT

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    If you really want to test a dogs honoring...

    If you really want to test a dogs honoring ability have him honor a shot flyer.
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    One more thing about vest sizing is that...

    One more thing about vest sizing is that different brands have different measurements in the same size, ie. a large in one brand may not be the same as a large in another brand.
  7. Two things that I do with Bumper Boys, cock it...

    Two things that I do with Bumper Boys, cock it with two fingers on the cocking mechanism & hide it somewhat with a box in front of it. I think Bill Hillman used them quite a bit, with his record...
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    I have and like the classic version very much & I...

    I have and like the classic version very much & I went to it for the exact thing that is shown in the new version, an exposed valve. That to me is a step in the wrong direction.
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    By power, do you mean at the collar? The old...

    By power, do you mean at the collar? The old Dogtras used to be regarded as hotter collars than the Tri-Tronics, has this changed?
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    I have heard a very famous trainer say about a...

    I have heard a very famous trainer say about a dogs marking that it wasn't that important to him how the dog got there, as long as he knew where he was when he did.
  11. Thread: Dry skin

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    I would think that if the dog has been inside...

    I would think that if the dog has been inside this winter it has probably dried out his skin. If that is the case dry air = dry skin the situation will probably resolve itself this spring.
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    Ability on blinds or marks

    I know that running a blind is a trained response whereas a dogs marking ability is more of a natural situation eyes, memory and courage. But on average what ability would be the one that the greater...
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    In my opinion even yellow are to hot for bumper...

    In my opinion even yellow are to hot for bumper boys set up in normal fashion, I use green or brown ram set loads.
  14. Thread: Marking Problem

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    I had this problem myself with a dog & I think...

    I had this problem myself with a dog & I think that I created it by being out of balance running blinds.
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    What would be nice in these shows is at least a...

    What would be nice in these shows is at least a little demonstration of the dog be able to do what it was bred to do. I wouldn't take either of those dogs hunting they would either die of a heart...
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    That to me sounds like a trial that would test...

    That to me sounds like a trial that would test the dog's water desire. Long narrow entry on water blind, or challenging rentries on water blind.
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    Some of those dogs have a very impressive...

    Some of those dogs have a very impressive offspring to title %. I realize that a portion of that % is selectivity in breedings by the sires owner in a lot of cases.
  18. Thread: Barking

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    Bark collar.

    Bark collar.
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    I have the Battleships in the flocked & regular...

    I have the Battleships in the flocked & regular painted heads. They have both held up well, although I baby the flocked heads a bit. We hunt big water out of a boat & for this they work well but I...
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    By the looks of your byline you have done pretty...

    By the looks of your byline you have done pretty well already.
  21. Thread: Weight

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    I think that dogs are a lot like people in that...

    I think that dogs are a lot like people in that their ability to tolerate cold conditions varies widely. A dog housed inside will not have the same tolerance as a dog housed outside, a wet dog will...
  22. Thread: Weight

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    When a dog is working in water in cold weather...

    When a dog is working in water in cold weather there are two things that are taking energy, the work and the cold. In order to help with the weight you can try rendering lard & feeding the...
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    I have a friend who has a turkey gun set up by...

    I have a friend who has a turkey gun set up by Roberts with a ported barrel, I hold my ears when he shoots.
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    One thing about training a dog, to a dog every...

    One thing about training a dog, to a dog every situation is different, land & water is a big difference to a dog. I would try using a rope to stop the dog in the water first & I would start in...
  25. Thread: Sprained Hock

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    I also have a dog tha recently injured her hock,...

    I also have a dog tha recently injured her hock, took her to the vet that I use & she thought that it was not a serious injury. The swelling has left & she is able to bear weight on it & walk, still...
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