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  1. This film has been captured on a DVD and is...

    This film has been captured on a DVD and is available from Retriever News. It was distributed at the National Amateur in 2013. I have written a detailed review of it which has been published in...
  2. OK Here is the quick response to make it a bit...

    OK Here is the quick response to make it a bit more than half a day!!! Replete with torrential rain, lightening, then heat and humidity and strong winds but a good tailgate party!!!

    The Lining...
  3. My apologies. I am trialing this weekend and...

    My apologies. I am trialing this weekend and marshaling what is 6 am to 8 pm. Perhaps tomorrow nite or Monday I can expound on my views of what Lining WW is all about. Would be great if others chimed...
  4. Darrin Simple but very sincere question. ...

    Darrin

    Simple but very sincere question.

    What do you think the purpose of the LWW is?

    What are you trying to achieve for what use?

    So far, few have addressed what skills you are...
  5. Bill does not use the term Stand Alones which is...

    Bill does not use the term Stand Alones which is the term that I have adopted for this procedure. However, Traffic Cop is Stand Alones. Bill and I differ in distance used and whether a hand signal is...
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    Thanks Michael! I have to say that this issue...

    Thanks Michael!

    I have to say that this issue has been extremely slow in arriving. We mailed about 7-10 days behind schedule but many still have not got. It seems both Canadian and USA subscribers...
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    Introduction to Indirect Pressure comes using a...

    Introduction to Indirect Pressure comes using a re-visit to 3-handed casting after collar conditioning. Some mix in debolting after collar conditioning but debolting doesn't appear for everybody-...
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    First disclaimer: Yes there are many ways to...

    First disclaimer: Yes there are many ways to train a dog. Otherwise we wouldn't even read threads like this.
    Second disclaimer: Not being argumentative-just discussing pros and cons of different...
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    Dog just back in town. Dog day one of something...

    Dog just back in town. Dog day one of something new. No problems. Wouldn't have been concerned with sloppy OB but would make book. Day two would be a whole different game including I would be having...
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    That's alright Andy. We consider you to be one of...

    That's alright Andy. We consider you to be one of us most of the time!!
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    Troy We expect the survey to be part of our...

    Troy

    We expect the survey to be part of our marketing plan. It will include other data as well. I expect we might also have a Best Practices section for clubs. We are hoping to come up with...
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    National Retriever Club of Canada

    The National Retriever Club of Canada has assembled a task force to develop a plan to increase participation in field trials and national events across Canada. Please help us by taking the time to...
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    Renee Good for you!! Very perceptive for...

    Renee

    Good for you!! Very perceptive for someone relatively new. You made me go back and really watch it closely when magnified a bit.

    Here's what I saw this time.

    Rowdy comes to line and...
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    I have no problem using Wingers at 250 to even...

    I have no problem using Wingers at 250 to even 350 yards. I do it all the time mostly with Zinger-Wingers II. I am very conscious of the background and what bird I use (full size mallards or...
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    Wayne For starters, I wouldn't have thrown the...

    Wayne

    For starters, I wouldn't have thrown the mark from right to left a few weeks ago. Looks like this long mark would be screened by a tree if you did. And no I wouldn't throw the same long mark...
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    OK Keith Let me have one more go because I...

    OK Keith

    Let me have one more go because I understand better where this dog is at now. He is a long way from doing cold blinds as in the OP. It appears that the dog is in a mid/early-transition...
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    Wayne This is an excellent way to start some...

    Wayne

    This is an excellent way to start some of the cold blinds with the younger dogs. These are usually called Walkaround Blinds or Walkout Blinds not taught blinds. I invariably put out two or...
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    Keith To add to the "first hunt" issue....

    Keith

    To add to the "first hunt" issue. Whether it's a young dogs first or his twentieth, it's important to read why your dog is struggling. VERY often, you have to use the tools you have to get...
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    Keith For starters, how many cold blinds has...

    Keith

    For starters, how many cold blinds has this dog done in the field. Then how many have involved land, water then drive up and out on land?

    In your OP your solution was a mark and then a...
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    Achiro: That is about my reaction to this...

    Achiro:

    That is about my reaction to this also. I continue to be amazed at the way that people can't distinguish when teaching is required and when pressure is appropriate. I am not at all adverse...
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    Check your PM for the status of your order. ...

    Check your PM for the status of your order. Thanks
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    John One could nit-pick about the definitions...

    John

    One could nit-pick about the definitions and the examples but overall the ideas are valuable. The scores are a subjective thing and answers would vary among different people for the same dog....
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    Just saw this thread after some time with deer...

    Just saw this thread after some time with deer and ducks and intrigued by the problem and the responses. I sped though them so may have missed all suggestions and subtleties.


    However,most seem...
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    I was shocked and saddened to hear about Howard. ...

    I was shocked and saddened to hear about Howard.

    I only met him once at the Alaskan workshop Lardy and I gave a few years ago. I was really impressed by Howard and totally enjoyed him.

    Of...
  25. Stretching a dog out can be one of the easiest...

    Stretching a dog out can be one of the easiest things to do. Steve has identified some key methods.

    First, you need a person out there. The best person to be out there is YOU. Your dog will...
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