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    I'm kind of surprised no one has mentioned place...

    I'm kind of surprised no one has mentioned place boards. Spent the spring running spaniel hunt tests with some really nice spaniels and their handlers. Place boards for steadying seemed to be the...
  2. Congrats and thanks for sharing. Seems like I...

    Congrats and thanks for sharing. Seems like I have seen more than the usual amount of people trying to bash or divide these dog sports lately. The accounts of your experience is proof positive for...
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    Surely you have all heard of Jim The wonder Dog?...

    Surely you have all heard of Jim The wonder Dog?
    http://www.jimthewonderdog.org/foj_story.html
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    Thanks ChessieDad!

    Thanks ChessieDad!
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    There are lots of things that could of...

    There are lots of things that could of contributed to this. Do you think the dog's owner, upbringing, training and early socialization had anything to do with it? Did the emotions projected by your...
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    My bet is the dog is around two years of age or a...

    My bet is the dog is around two years of age or a little older, has been coddled and loved in a way that translates into him thinking he is the pack leader. This is the first of what could be many...
  7. Lab Upland Hunting Style right from AKC as...

    Lab Upland Hunting Style right from AKC as submitted by parent club:https://images.akc.org/pdf/events/hunting_tests/spaniels/hunting_style/labrador_retriever.pdf
  8. Would much rather see an auction or raffle to...

    Would much rather see an auction or raffle to sponsor a dog for a deserving individual than to let it go to the drunk with the biggest ego. Seen it too many times. Best one was the guy who decided...
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    If you want realism, try taking a duck from the...

    If you want realism, try taking a duck from the line and cook it for lunch. Great way to weed out the fakers.
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    A smart dog will figure out quickly how to hold a...

    A smart dog will figure out quickly how to hold a hissing wing beater!!
    http://http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/ae234/groundsquirrel/IMG_8588_zpsv0bkcasg.jpg
  11. It was a fun event with lots of different dogs...

    It was a fun event with lots of different dogs running. Someone made a youtube video and the results are posted on the UGA website. Here are the links:...
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    Sounds like another Chessie who comes home from...

    Sounds like another Chessie who comes home from the structure, routine and discipline of a full time training environment to a overly loving home at just the right age to cause problems. In the dogs...
  13. I like to think of it more in terms of sending...

    I like to think of it more in terms of sending your wife off to training than your kid!!
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    Thoughts on the Diversion

    I was manning the short bird station at a Master Hunt Test yesterday. I was able to watch almost every dog on their way back from my go bird mark as the diversion was thrown into the water at about...
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    I can attest to sitting on a bucket out in the...

    I can attest to sitting on a bucket out in the open in many real hunts. I have several spots within close distance to my house that I will hunt before work. Legal shooting time is one half hour...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X3gTNjp_Uk ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X3gTNjp_Uk

    Get one of these approved prior and let the kid run!
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    I cant speak for Walker but I can tell you if I...

    I cant speak for Walker but I can tell you if I tried to do what Walker did with only the public sector unions, then to be attacked by all unions and have all unions support a recall election on my...
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    Just had a similar conversation last week with a...

    Just had a similar conversation last week with a friend from the UK. Me: So I heard you guys don't use ecollars over there". Friend: "That's not true at all, they are just illegal to use". He went...
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    From my experience and frequenting this site...

    From my experience and frequenting this site there is much emphasis on following a program and not jumping around in the program. Quite often that gets translated into following a program too...
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    Show them this video. Oldie but goodie....

    Show them this video. Oldie but goodie.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GRSbr0EYYU
  21. Do you think the feds will be more concerned...

    Do you think the feds will be more concerned about lying on a federal form for something that will inevitably generate revenue? Maybe they should first worry about the federal forms for IRS,...
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    Can the WD handler borrow some shells from the HD...

    Can the WD handler borrow some shells from the HD handler just before the shooting is supposed to start? I think a pee break for the entire hunt party would be in order also.
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    The paranoia should be directed more towards the...

    The paranoia should be directed more towards the legal side of the equation for that "what if" scenario here in good ol' Illinois. Even though we now have CCW licenses available, our laws still...
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    Recently saw a stinky Chessie post on another...

    Recently saw a stinky Chessie post on another site and it turned out to be the dog was eating some hot lunch (feces). Only thing I can think of that has a fish smell is anal gland.
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    I look at lack of volunteers and lack of grounds...

    I look at lack of volunteers and lack of grounds as systemic issues more than fundamental issues. What truly makes up a successful volunteer organization? The top three on my list would be:
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