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  1. I'm always amazed how many people just can't read...

    I'm always amazed how many people just can't read a dog.

    "He's not gonna jump up and attack me is he"

    That dog wouldn't bite you if you beat it half to death with a club.

    Pretty cool story...
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    I had mine done about 10 years ago on my right...

    I had mine done about 10 years ago on my right arm.
    I was playing softball again, although limited, in 2 weeks.
    I was back stronger than before the surgery within a month.

    I was a bit younger...
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    if there is still water flowing, it's not too...

    if there is still water flowing, it's not too cold.

    http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc307/chrwar/Duck%20Hunting/DSCF1220.jpg

    My yellow female coming back from a retrieve. Her maybe 10th of...
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    I had my dogs out there that weekend as well. It...

    I had my dogs out there that weekend as well.
    It was our first time, but the dogs sure had some fun.

    HT season is over here, so I thought I might as well let the dogs relax a little and have some...
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    I spend a lot of time hunting late season on the...

    I spend a lot of time hunting late season on the snake river in Idaho.
    A dog that doesn't cheat either dies, or learns to cheat pretty quickly on a swift river in sub zero temps.
    When I do hit the...
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    I work for Symantec, have for almost 10 years....

    I work for Symantec, have for almost 10 years. (not in the AV side)
    Wife's company uses McAfee and they just got hammered with a virus and are struggling big time right now.
    She works for a company...
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    Personally, I am hoping the local tests don't run...

    Personally, I am hoping the local tests don't run that weekend.
    Reason is, I hope to make a few more this year, so if the local tests don't run that weekend, I will have extra time to hit one a bit...
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    My female will be at the trial, but I won't...

    My female will be at the trial, but I won't unfortunately.
    Right in the middle of the archery elk hunt for me.

    Hopefully she does well, just wish I could see her run.
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    This is for sure. If I missed a day with mine,...

    This is for sure. If I missed a day with mine, he'd be out of control.

    The big difference I have noticed from my DD to my labs is the labs love to go hunting with you.
    The DD just needed you to...
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    If there was one thing that dog was not lacking,...

    If there was one thing that dog was not lacking, it was intensity.
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    Biggest problem I always had in hunting was...

    Biggest problem I always had in hunting was getting them to look up and watch for ducks.
    They always wanted to have their head down and look on the water or ground for them.

    Mine had an...
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    That's no diamondback for sure. We only have...

    That's no diamondback for sure.
    We only have diamondback out here, and that is not what they look like.
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    Are they? That really is the question now isn't...

    Are they? That really is the question now isn't it.

    Are they set up to "test the ability of a dog" or are they set up to test the dog against a standard?

    I believe they already have another...
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    It makes me feel better that it's not just me...

    It makes me feel better that it's not just me that is seeing this.

    In my case, my first JH test, the 2 land retrieves were 170 yards, and 185 yards.
    I checked them with my range finder I had in...
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    I thought I would give my 2c on this one since...

    I thought I would give my 2c on this one since this is my first year running any sort of test with my lab.

    I watched videos of hunt tests, I read the standards, and figured my dog was more than...
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    They weren't supposed to stay on the field with...

    They weren't supposed to stay on the field with Alabama either.
    Until they lose, they deserve a shot.

    A championship should not be decided by public opinion, but on the field.
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    What age do you start with a bark collar on a...

    What age do you start with a bark collar on a lab?

    When I was in the pointer world it was always at least 6 months, but then again, with pointers it was at least a year if not more before you even...
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    One fat finger...............I fixed it, thanks...

    One fat finger...............I fixed it, thanks for the restraint.

    Also thanks for the great feedback. It's extremely helpful to have a locals opinion.
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    I was stationed in Texas a couple different times...

    I was stationed in Texas a couple different times back when I was in the military 15+ years ago.
    I did love Texas but I don't know if I could handle the weather.
    I like the colder climates. The...
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    Opinions on relocating to Tennessee

    So the wife and I are kicking around the idea of our next move.
    She has a job where she can work from home and from anywhere as long as she can get internet access.
    I don't currently have that...
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    I have a 720p TV, (it's 720, not 780 but I've...

    I have a 720p TV, (it's 720, not 780 but I've just let that go)
    I also have a 1080p tv.
    I notice a difference with the HD dvd over the upconvert on the 1080p TV, but very little difference on the...
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    I have a 2004 Chevy HD with the 8.1 and have no...

    I have a 2004 Chevy HD with the 8.1 and have no complaints about the power.
    My last 3 trucks were diesels and I only miss them when pulling my 35' 5th wheel.
    The 8.1 is much better to drive around...
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    Did a search on the TV and it should have 3 HDMI...

    Did a search on the TV and it should have 3 HDMI inputs.
    For sure look for a DVD player with HDMI and upconvert.
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    With his TV he won't see any or much difference...

    With his TV he won't see any or much difference between a true HD-DVD and an upconverted normal DVD.
    I agree the HD-DVD is awesome, but without the right tv to see it, it's a waste.
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    For your TV I'd go with the upconvert dvd player....

    For your TV I'd go with the upconvert dvd player.
    They do a real good job on the standard dvds and are a ton cheaper.
    You also don't have to pay the $50 for a dvd and have only a limited selection....
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