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    At that age it should be time to start working on...

    At that age it should be time to start working on FF anyway. No water required. Spend this time on ob and FF and then uphold the standard when you get back out in the field.
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    I would suggest simplifying by stopping the dog...

    I would suggest simplifying by stopping the dog and hand throwing the initial over so that it lands where the dog does not fully exit the pond. As soon as the dog reaches for it give a long hard sit...
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    (TX) Finished Chocolate Male

    HR Maximum Intensity's Overwatch JH (AFC Ten Bears Road Trip x Field Of Dreams Destination Anywhere QAA) is a 21 month old CLM that is super tractible and a great blind running dog. Sniper has one...
  4. That's because they weren't disciplined enough...

    That's because they weren't disciplined enough and sent to their room to think about it. Food for thought.
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    I'm going to side with Cody on this one. Pros...

    I'm going to side with Cody on this one. Pros train mixed breeds all the time. They also train non-traditional retrieving breeds to be gundogs. Many on here, including the janitor, have non gundog...
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    Every dudley I have ever seen had a liver nose...

    Every dudley I have ever seen had a liver nose and eyes that color. I'm not so sure it has anything to do with being dilute.
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    I'd take the last pup out of a good litter over...

    I'd take the last pup out of a good litter over pick of a bad one any day of the week.
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    At that level the main thing I would want to see...

    At that level the main thing I would want to see is can the dog mark. The other thing I would want to see is if the dog has any mouth issues or water issues relative to their level of training.
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    That spine alignment when heeling backwards can...

    That spine alignment when heeling backwards can also be fixed by practicing along side a wall or fence. Put your dog between you and the wall and they have no choice but to back up straight. Once the...
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    One other trick to try. Some dogs show a lack of...

    One other trick to try. Some dogs show a lack of courage on long water marks in open water because they are looking out into a huge expanse of water. Try to find a pond that you are able to throw...
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    I am a fan as well. I like it way better than my...

    I am a fan as well. I like it way better than my pro 550.
  12. He did stop, and then took the over on the "no" .

    He did stop, and then took the over on the "no" .
  13. It's funny you give that example Renee because...

    It's funny you give that example Renee because the other day I witnessed something interesting on a cheaty water mark. This particular dog took a good line on the way out and hit the water. On the...
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    Basically the difference is going is going to...

    Basically the difference is going is going to come down to pattern blinds or no pattern blinds and that my friend has been debated ad nauseum. I personally like Farmers method and go straight to...
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    At this point you are doing two things with the...

    At this point you are doing two things with the pressure, making sure that there is a stable response and compelling the dog for lack of effort. With that in mind I like to mix it up so that the dog...
  16. Lots of young dogs are bird snobs when it comes...

    Lots of young dogs are bird snobs when it comes to mixed bags. I agree with Breck, just another opportunity for correction. I like to force to a mixed pile of birds and bumpers in the yard to prevent...
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    I jest. It was just comical because it was coming...

    I jest. It was just comical because it was coming a turd floater here when I read your post. Hope you dry out enough to brush hog.

    Tony
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    Guess today doesn't count!

    Guess today doesn't count!
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    This pup may need to mature a little bit more....

    This pup may need to mature a little bit more. What was the reaction to pressure with the pinch collar/chain and heeling stick? You did introduce those other forms of pressure before moving to the...
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    The boykins that I have trained have acted...

    The boykins that I have trained have acted similar. They have had a hard time with hold because they are like an ADHD kid at Chuck E Cheese. Here's a trick, when working on hold grab the collar and...
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    Sometimes the servos can get weak and sometimes...

    Sometimes the servos can get weak and sometimes the tension of the rubbers is just too tight if they have been replaced. You might also try lengthening the rubber.
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    That isn't normal. Mine last multiple training...

    That isn't normal. Mine last multiple training days. I get a feeling that its not your electronics. Have you changed winger rubbers? How old are your wingers and servos? Do the electronics operate...
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    http://www.waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/statew...

    http://www.waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/statewide

    Everything I own is covered in mud.
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    Now remember this was completely submerged. I...

    Now remember this was completely submerged. I agree that most likely it shouldn't ever be that way if it is high on the dogs neck while they are in the water. I just did it that way because Susan's...
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    Due to Susan's post I decided to conduct an...

    Due to Susan's post I decided to conduct an experiment. I took a bucket of water and the three brands of e collar that can be currently purchased new on the market that have tube style transmitters...
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