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  2. Chattanooga Spring Field Trial May 20-22, 2016

    The trial will be listed on Entry Express soon. Judges are in place for all stakes. It will be held at the Hiwassee Refuge as usual. We look forward to having a well-attended trial and hope you...
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    That is your opinion and nothing more. I have...

    That is your opinion and nothing more. I have used it successfully with multiple dogs. This is NOT used to teach fetch or hold but rather to firm up the hold especially when a dog is moving. It is...
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    If you want to quickly firm up a dog's hold, try...

    If you want to quickly firm up a dog's hold, try getting around a familiar dog that your dog gets along with in a fenced area and give the one and only bird to your dog. Let the chase begin. It...
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    Metronidazole Information

    Metronidazole is often the "go to" drug in sporting dogs for any type of gastrointestinal issues. I know trainers who carry bottles of it on their trucks to dole out at the least sign of any stomach...
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    Chattanooga Fall Trial Cancelled

    Due to an unexpected conflict with another trial, coupled with an area from which many of the dogs entered at the CRC trials come, the Chattanooga fall trial has been cancelled. We hope to see lots...
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    Try calling your local police department and ask...

    Try calling your local police department and ask who repairs their radios. I have a BB that got a power surge or something. Two were plugged up but only one was damaged. It wouldn't even turn on. ...
  9. ***UPDATE*** Chattanooga Fall Trial 10/2-10/4/2015 - JUDGES NEEDED

    *** UPDATE***
    We have most of the judging spots filled but still need one person who could judge the Derby on Friday. If you're a handler with judging experience who is coming to our trial anyway...
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    Ernie Hawkins' Contact Information

    If anyone has his phone number, please PM me. I would like to speak with him about his dog, Topbrass Hawks Blackhawk. Thanks in advance.
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    Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! That was...

    Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! That was the issue, no more no less.
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    At a Hunting Test (Rules Violation)

    A dog at honor in a Master was clearly about to break. He had crept up at least four or five feet. The handler, who knew darn well what he was doing, was saying "Heel," repeatedly and at a level...
  13. I can't tell you about Merrick but I called Blue...

    I can't tell you about Merrick but I called Blue Buffalo years ago and asked them if they made their food. When I was told they did not, I asked where it was made. I was told they didn't disclose...
  14. Thread: split nail

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    I had the same issue and tried to seal it with...

    I had the same issue and tried to seal it with Super Glue. The glue collected at the base of the nail and then cured. This ended up making things much worse and it created a burr under the saddle...
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    I have found it to be helpful in competitions,...

    I have found it to be helpful in competitions, hunting, and general utility. With the field dogs I've trained, it comes in handy to be able to heel a dog on each side and work dogs from either side...
  16. Total class but I'd expect nothing else from you,...

    Total class but I'd expect nothing else from you, John McCallie.
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    PMI Nutrition Red Flannel-Observation

    I have been helping out a friend with his brown dog. The dog has stayed with me some to be socialized with other dogs and because his owner travels frequently. In the last two times of picking up...
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    I like them for helping build drive in young dogs...

    I like them for helping build drive in young dogs and for working on steadiness/honoring with multiple dogs.
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    This news choked me up. I was lucky enough to...

    This news choked me up. I was lucky enough to spend time with Tommy a number of times. I shot with Tommy at the very first trial I worked at in 2002 and worked or shot along side him quite a few...
  20. Thread: Refusals..?

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    I am going to disagree with some here. Training...

    I am going to disagree with some here. Training around distractions is an integral part of obedience training once the dog is very familiar with the commands. Doing so solidifies your training. ...
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    I live in Chattanooga and run in field trials. ...

    I live in Chattanooga and run in field trials. PM sent.
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    When I train a dog, formal obedience starts...

    When I train a dog, formal obedience starts around six months of age. By this point, the dog has had months of puppy time, treat training, and basic leash training. What he hasn't had is training...
  23. I have an A.R.E. with windoors and the sliders on...

    I have an A.R.E. with windoors and the sliders on my F150. They seemed like a pricey option but they are worth every penny. If there is any breeze at all, it's almost like a/c with those things...
  24. In hunting tests, in general, dogs will be judged...

    In hunting tests, in general, dogs will be judged on their routes to and hunts in the area of the fall. Did they go out of their way to avoid a factor such as water or cover and therefore show a...
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    Q a couple of years ago. The handler in front of...

    Q a couple of years ago. The handler in front of me was a young hunting test trainer running his first Q. His dog had put on a huge hunt for the short retired so he started handling. That didn't...
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