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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.
  4. 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.
  7. 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...
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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...
  11. 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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    One question, how do you decide which route to...

    One question, how do you decide which route to take? A surgeon will want to perform surgery, a rehab vet will want to go in that direction. I am not slighting either field, but both vets will want to...
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    I have read that rather than focus on the...

    I have read that rather than focus on the immediate sire & dam, you want to focus on the ancestors of them & the siblings within each litter (sire & dam). The more good & excellent in each category...
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    The most most important concept that a dog has to...

    The most most important concept that a dog has to learn in running cold blinds is believing in the handler. This has to be done through lots of blinds, watching a dog that locks on the line after his...
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    Some of these high fat content dog foods can turn...

    Some of these high fat content dog foods can turn rancid if stored in a high temperature situation. I have seen this with foods other than Pro Plan.
  16. I think a title gained through hard work &...

    I think a title gained through hard work & dedication is a very significant accomplishment, a title gained through deep pockets, a fat checkbook & no owner input not so much.
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    What definetly will change the hunt test game,...

    What definetly will change the hunt test game, are the people that put them on. When those people get tired of the work & other problems associated with putting on a test & quit doing so then you...
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    One thing that I have seen effect marking is lots...

    One thing that I have seen effect marking is lots of long blinds. I have seen good marking dogs take a line and unless they stepped on the mark enroute they would over run it & have a hard time...
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    Just a question; could it be said that Bill...

    Just a question; could it be said that Bill Hillmans training methods are closer to Jim Dobbs than to Rex Carrs (or the present day Rex Carrs)?
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    I think that it was D.L,Walters that would place...

    I think that it was D.L,Walters that would place the bumpers at an angle in to help prevent the scalloping back. I feel that the use of angle backs probably helps erode the over cast also. There are...
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    Snyder Creek in NY is where I bought mine, there...

    Snyder Creek in NY is where I bought mine, there is also a place in Indiana that custom builds blinds for boats that sells it also. The internet would be another place to look, if you go with an...
  22. Thread: Cracked Pad

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    Cracked Pad

    I have a 6 year old female with a crack in her pad behind a toe on her front foot. If she is run on it she will limp some, I have not noticed it bleeding, is there a permanent fix to this?
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    Never go to a test hoping you will pass, go...

    Never go to a test hoping you will pass, go knowing you will.
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    I think that some of the problems people have...

    I think that some of the problems people have when training dogs is that people think on human terms & concepts & dogs don't.
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    Dog food: dry vs moist

    Is there a benefit to moistening dog food? I have read that moistening dog food reduces the effect that high protein food has on liver function. I have also read studies that state protein level has...
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