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  1. Thread: cordura fabric

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    Rockywoods.com Good products, selection and...

    Rockywoods.com

    Good products, selection and service. Could find cheaper if you can work with seconds or remnants.
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    Tough to say why they both headed left, but any...

    Tough to say why they both headed left, but any movement to the left on the initial line to the memory bird, should have been addressed with a "No-here". That blue line looks like they were left to...
  3. It sounds like you are doing a lot of things...

    It sounds like you are doing a lot of things right. Use as many birds and wind-clipped pigeons as you can. Your pup may be very timid around a wing-clip at first, but keep at it. Maybe try keeping...
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    I have a copy of Hillmann's puppy DVD that you...

    I have a copy of Hillmann's puppy DVD that you can have. It has excellent instruction on developing/maintaining retrieving desire in a young dog, plus some OB as well. Plenty to learn and do with...
  5. Thread: Marking Accuracy

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    Thank you all for the advice. Going to use all...

    Thank you all for the advice. Going to use all white bumpers now that most of our snow is gone. Also, thinking back, I ran some marks off a berm at an angle, so there may have been some subtle...
  6. Thread: Marking Accuracy

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    Marking Accuracy

    I have a 7 mo BLF FT hopeful that I am trying to guage how to bring her along on Marking.

    Marks from the line or walk-outs to about 100 yds she is very solid, even the few times I have tried her...
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    Sounds like you are close and can probably get...

    Sounds like you are close and can probably get there with more attrition. After 1 or 2 scallops, I would get right out to the dog so that the next "over" is more like a yard cast than a field cast. ...
  8. Thread: First Derby

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    Thanks for your input. I have been to some Qs...

    Thanks for your input. I have been to some Qs and Opens, but never a derby. Your comments and the photos posted by Blake make it clear it would take a special dog to be able to run those cheaty...
  9. Thread: First Derby

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    Dr. Ed and Breck, Thank you for the advice. I...

    Dr. Ed and Breck, Thank you for the advice. I will use our local Spring/Summer events to learn more about what it will take to win a derby. I had only checked EE for FTs in adjoining States. It's...
  10. Thread: First Derby

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    Thanks Charles. Being prepared for complex...

    Thanks Charles. Being prepared for complex cheating marks on the memory bird tells me where we need to be. I have been looking for local events that my dog may be ready for this coming year. It...
  11. Thread: First Derby

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    First Derby

    Where would you want a young dog to be in training prior to entering a first derby?
  12. Thank you Wayne/Rowdy for sharing videos and for...

    Thank you Wayne/Rowdy for sharing videos and for the others that have offered comments and suggestions. This thread is very helpful to me, and probably many others, in helping to understanding the...
  13. I use to worry about the sames things, but...

    I use to worry about the sames things, but decided my current pup would live as a regular family pet. My daughter takes my future AFC to Pets Mart for play time. The other dogs play and slobber...
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    Hello Rookie: Good questions. But I do not...

    Hello Rookie:

    Good questions. But I do not have good answers. A lot depends on the dog, previous training goals etc. I have pup just going into basics. She always wears a collar in the "on"...
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    For me, having the collar off removes a potential...

    For me, having the collar off removes a potential crutch, and would force me into better set-ups and preparation. I would just be too tempted to turn it up and use it. I am not too concerned with a...
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    I like it. With the dog wearing the collar, but...

    I like it. With the dog wearing the collar, but turned off. Seems like an approach to improve the trainer. Requires set-ups designed for success, more teaching, more attrition, less collar...
  17. Thread: eye contact ?

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    Training with Mike Lardy Volume 1, 2nd Ed., page...

    Training with Mike Lardy Volume 1, 2nd Ed., page 3 from the October/November 1995 RTJ, "...though formal ob will come later, ...He can even learn simple casting games on the kitchen floor. Food...
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    I think your first instincts were correct. A...

    I think your first instincts were correct. A young "started" dog that has a poor training attitude is a problem, and one you should discuss with the person that should him to you. Sound like the...
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    Steve, Thanks for posting that video. It is...

    Steve,

    Thanks for posting that video. It is helpful to see others trying something new. If you have not seen them, check out some youtube videos posted by Blackfoot Kennels. I saw these from...
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    Nancy, Thank you for the encouraging words.

    Nancy,

    Thank you for the encouraging words.
  21. Thread: Home vs Field

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    I have done it both ways. In the distant past, ...

    I have done it both ways. In the distant past, I was more old-school. To me field dogs were meant to live in a kennel and dealt only with me, trainer, vet, etc. My current pup is 5 mos, live in...
  22. Thread: What to buy?

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    Good luck. I have a 10-week old and had...

    Good luck. I have a 10-week old and had forgotten how much work and fun they are.

    I have Hillmann puppy , which came out first, and contains some general info on trafic cop, FF, and fundamentals....
  23. I had a lab with similar issues and had all the...

    I had a lab with similar issues and had all the usual culprits checked out as mentioned above. I do not rememember all the symptoms but I recall the pup was also drinking alot of water. After blood...
  24. Thread: Help with New Pup

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    Jim, Thank you for your reply. I like your...

    Jim,

    Thank you for your reply. I like your comments on praise, encouragment, and gentle discouragement. You are right, it is really the philosophy and approach that attracted me to the Hillmann...
  25. Thread: Help with New Pup

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    Thank you Jeff. The Mike Lardy Vol. I is on my...

    Thank you Jeff.

    The Mike Lardy Vol. I is on my list to buy. I will also check out the Merten's dvd.
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