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    Very very sorry ... THANK YOU to all the men,...

    Very very sorry ...

    THANK YOU to all the men, women and canines who work so hard to make the world a safer place!
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    Thanks everyone! I now have some research to do....

    Thanks everyone! I now have some research to do. I have great gear but can't keep those silly feet warm. Grew up in NZ so have plenty of nice wool socks - it may be I'm truly just a wimp!

    The...
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    Anyone use heated insoles training/hunting?

    Let me put my disclaimer out first ...

    I'm female. I like to hunt with my husband and my now well trained dog. While trying (note trying) to shoot ducks my feet start out normal and quickly go...
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    I am a first time trainer who has been at it for...

    I am a first time trainer who has been at it for several years now with my first dog. It's been a great ride and I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.

    Mistakes - I've made plenty of them....
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    I have one that is a slug in the house. Gets up...

    I have one that is a slug in the house. Gets up only if he hears something rustling around that could possibly be food. If he sees me take his e-collar off the charger he switches gears and his...
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    My screwup - I should have said non-metastatic...

    My screwup - I should have said non-metastatic rather than non-malignant as that is what I meant. Didn't mean to imply they were benign. We have a male who only had one descend. Had him neutered...
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    Ready to save the world!

    Ready to save the world!
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    It was my understanding that tumors related to...

    It was my understanding that tumors related to leaving an undescended testicle were typically non-malignant. Not saying they can't cause issues ...

    Maybe one of the vets on the forum will let us...
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    I'm one of those handlers with an "issue". To...

    I'm one of those handlers with an "issue". To look at me you'd probably never know it but I am very limited by one of my legs that has had way too many surgeries, is missing its own parts and has...
  10. When I first started this game I didn't want to...

    When I first started this game I didn't want to touch a duck and would've been happy with plastic.

    Now that I know the drill and what dogs are capable of I can't imagine not using real birds! ...
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    This absolutely nails it!

    This absolutely nails it!
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    We have one that has no off switch (especially...

    We have one that has no off switch (especially when it's game time) but is a dream to hunt with (most of the time). The other is a dream at game time and a total pill when hunting.

    You can...
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    I can take my dogs to whoever and they'll pay. ...

    I can take my dogs to whoever and they'll pay.

    Better coverage, lower deductible and easier reimbursement than my personal health insurance (and I work for a hospital). Go figure ...
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    Over the past four days my dog spent four days in...

    Over the past four days my dog spent four days in the hospital and had an EKG, chest x-ray, ECHO, MRI and spinal tap as well as numerous lab tests. Healthy EIC clear dog that had a sudden collapse...
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    I think Helfrich will do well as long as we...

    I think Helfrich will do well as long as we recruit well. Players seem to really like him. I'm sure Bama will do well - they're always good. Had the pleasure of spending the week with Cadillac...
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    I happen to be in Alabama this week and made the...

    I happen to be in Alabama this week and made the mistake (again) of wearing my Duck shirt out in public. 😳
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    We bought the last pup of a high power litter...

    We bought the last pup of a high power litter (Sire - Clubmead's Road Warrior and Dam - full sister to Land Ahoy (Pirate). Admittedly he's more than a handful in tests and we often want to pull our...
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    Nice training and nice training journal!

    Nice training and nice training journal!
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    What Ron says (I trained with his group too)! ...

    What Ron says (I trained with his group too)!

    My dog hadn't seen a pheasant flyer prior to our pre-national training week and they got him excited as heck. If I'm being truthful I'll tell you...
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    We neutered our single guy when he was two. Vet...

    We neutered our single guy when he was two. Vet looked from head to toe for other and couldn't find it. Called in backup and they couldn't find it. Took him to vet school and neither MR or US could...
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    Don't know about flying with puppy. DO know...

    Don't know about flying with puppy.

    DO know that Sierra is a really nice dog - good choice!
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    One of our dogs did not go through swim by. Has...

    One of our dogs did not go through swim by. Has left us with a tool belt with no tools and the lack of it has been apparent at a hunt test or two.

    I can train with different people way more...
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    Thanks for the great advice. He loves the game...

    Thanks for the great advice.

    He loves the game and our original goal was one Junior ribbon. We've accomplished much more than that and I know he just wants to step on the mat and get birds.
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    Running Qual with older dog

    What are your thoughts on someone running an older dog in the Qual. Specifically me. Dog is amateur trained and a hunt test dog. We ran a couple Quals several years ago with good and bad results. ...
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    We were fortunate to get in on a PRP study. ...

    We were fortunate to get in on a PRP study. Agree that we may be looking back in a few years and laughing. He has had lots of therapies thrown at that shoulder so it is really hard to pinpoint what...
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