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    Try this site from purina, has plans and...

    Try this site from purina, has plans and blueprints for 10-20 dog kennels
    http://www.kenneldesign.com/products/blueprints/20kennels/index.php
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    You can whistle sit or voice command your dog...

    You can whistle sit or voice command your dog once 1st bird is in the air on a walk-up. If he is that steady on line and you are confident of his ability to take cast on blinds, go for it. Most...
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    Other than a dog taking themselves out by...

    Other than a dog taking themselves out by breaking at line or on honor, most SR test are failed on the blinds. 1 mediocre blind and 1 poor blind is not going to average out to a score of 7 to pass....
  4. New vehicle purchases are based solely on room...

    New vehicle purchases are based solely on room for kennels crates, dogs and training paraphenalia you have accumulated.
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    The everyday waterfowl hunter doesn't often get...

    The everyday waterfowl hunter doesn't often get to see what a MH or FT dog can do. I get real enjoyment out of going out with buddies to a blind and working my dog for them as much as I enjoy the...
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    If this court case is found for the plaintiff it...

    If this court case is found for the plaintiff it will quickly set a precedence for other land owners. Then you can forget about hunting any waters west of I95 too. Although this aticle concerns...
  7. I would also recommend Kristen Hoffman. She is...

    I would also recommend Kristen Hoffman. She is less than 40 miles from you, which means you get more time helping train your dog, something she encourages.
  8. Next the government will require you to show...

    Next the government will require you to show proficiency with a shotgun before you can hunt watefowl. All of this may not be a bad idea, but get the government involved and you can guarantee it will...
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    If you are looking for and old classic "Training...

    If you are looking for and old classic "Training Your Retriever" by James Lamb Free was 1st copyrighted in 1949. The first book widely used by amatuers training for FT's. Pretty much was the only...
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    I have an 8 shooter, in 8 years of pretty...

    I have an 8 shooter, in 8 years of pretty regular use had only 3 servo's go bad. Buying them from a hobby store is the best way to go. 9 times out of 10 its not the servo that is the problem it the...
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    Jeff : sent you an email with purina's plans for...

    Jeff : sent you an email with purina's plans for a 10 run kennel. It includes blueprints and bill of material. Sounds like just what you are looking for.
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    To answer your original question in the AKC...

    To answer your original question in the AKC regulations and guidlines for retriever hunt test. Chapter 4( Standards for JR, Sr And Master), section 6 , paragraph 3 on page 25 states " The handler of...
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    What does running your dog in HT and FT's have to...

    What does running your dog in HT and FT's have to do with breeding anyway? I have a confirmation bred BLF( pictured at right) who does not meet the breed standards (too big) and her hips won't ...
  14. Thread: Handlers gloves

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    I second the Mechanix wear gloves light, cheap,...

    I second the Mechanix wear gloves light, cheap, durable and easy to find.
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    As suggested I would definitely close in your...

    As suggested I would definitely close in your swim-by pond. I would then bury a pipe under the dike to main pond. By putting a valve on this pipe you would have some control of the depth of your main...
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    Best method I have found, and you dont' have to...

    Best method I have found, and you dont' have to pull feathers, is use vet-wrap and cover their eyes ( make sure you don't cover nostril). When bird is thrown he will flap a few times, then flutter to...
  17. Thread: AKC Hunt Test

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    Marks can range from 100yds to 300+yds. Usually 1...

    Marks can range from 100yds to 300+yds. Usually 1 memory mark will be retired. Flyer could be out of order. Land blinds usually around 150+yds,water around 100+ yards and can be more technical than...
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    AKC regulations state "It is strongly recommended...

    AKC regulations state "It is strongly recommended that only judges with extensive backgrounds in hunting of waterfowl and/or upland game be invited to judge Hunt Test". That combined with dog...
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    Quote: Originally Posted by Ted Shih It is an...

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    Originally Posted by Ted Shih
    It is an established adage that once you start handling to a bird that you do not stop until you get the dog on the bird.

    However, I have never been able...
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    chapter 4 section 7 addresses recast with a note...

    chapter 4 section 7 addresses recast with a note stating there is no allowance for confusion on blinds, and it is also listed in serious faults #9 "Failure to go on a blind, there can be no allowance...
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    Was the confusion and no-go caused by the "soft"...

    Was the confusion and no-go caused by the "soft" back you gave the dog or was there an actual distraction causing the no-go. Is a "soft" back something you occasionally train for on blinds? In the...
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    Had similar problem on a 2005 F350. Did you drain...

    Had similar problem on a 2005 F350. Did you drain the fuel conditioner module on frame under drivers side. I found I have to drain about quart of fuel out from conditioner, drive about 100 miles and...
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    IMHO, todays derby dogs have to be judged beyond...

    IMHO, todays derby dogs have to be judged beyond just their marking ability. It's true when the derby first started it was to see who had the best marking dog, they also only threw singles. Due to...
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    If reprogramming does not fix and you don't have...

    If reprogramming does not fix and you don't have servos going bad the 2 reasons I found this happening with my 8 shooter. 1.charge is getting low, if a servo is going bad but still functions it will...
  25. Thread: Judgment call

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    As stated, depth of fall is part of marking,...

    As stated, depth of fall is part of marking, unless there was some factor that caused depth of fall to be decieving to dog. This was a JR test so I would hope that was not a factor. I would "0" dog...
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