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    Best retriever lines???? Straight ones!!!

    Best retriever lines???? Straight ones!!!
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    My dogs love their dog food.

    My dogs love their dog food.
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    Yes the do slap some but not a big deal. I put a...

    Yes the do slap some but not a big deal. I put a small strip of weather strip on the frame where it contacts the wall and also between the plexi glass and the frame. Makes it more air tight plus gets...
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    Took the words right out of my mouth. With that...

    Took the words right out of my mouth. With that being said I am not afraid to repeat.
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    What you never heard the saying "white labs cant...

    What you never heard the saying "white labs cant jump"?
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    (UT) 5 month old yellow male

    Nice little yellow pup. See breeding below. Go to uintaretrievers.com to view pedigree.
    Call or email for more info, pics and video.

    Steve Shaver

    435-640-2543 labradawg@digis.net...
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    I would by far prefer the Thunder launcher to this

    I would by far prefer the Thunder launcher to this
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    I have the Gundog doors and they work great and...

    I have the Gundog doors and they work great and are durable. I have had mine for around 7 years and still good as the day I bought them. Bought mine on clearance, don't remember where, for $49...
  9. Cant believe I'm saying this but use a rope to...

    Cant believe I'm saying this but use a rope to stop him or you could spread the bumpers out farther. I don't use a rope (Hate Them!) but I can stop my dogs when they make a mistake. Even if they do...
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    I have a real hard time naming my dogs. In the...

    I have a real hard time naming my dogs. In the past 15 years I have probably had 20 + dogs to name. I have recycled a few that I knew were going to be resold. My most recent is registered as MR...
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    Yes they can and are. It's called influence...

    Yes they can and are. It's called influence handling. I've done it with every puppy I've ever had. That's what you do with puppies. Never knew it was a formal program to be followed.
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    I pretty much agree with this except I actually...

    I pretty much agree with this except I actually start formal obedience a little earlier 4 to 5 months depending on the dog. Before that is what I would call influence training. Not like what is shown...
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    It's not a question of started or finished but...

    It's not a question of started or finished but doing one before the other. To a lot of us this is putting the cart before the horse.
    To me all this influence handling the way I'm seeing it in the...
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    The part I colored red is impressive and I like...

    The part I colored red is impressive and I like the idea but to me if you can do all that with just two words just think what could be done with more. I just think there is a lot missing here.
    I...
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    In another post you wrote it took 42 months for a...

    In another post you wrote it took 42 months for a finished dog. Here you say 6 months to finish bird and retriever training all before obedience starts,,,i'm not sure what you mean.

    All good...
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    I agree with you Jeff. I don't mean to discount...

    I agree with you Jeff.
    I don't mean to discount the team work needed to hunt upland. My point is that a dog trained to be a good waterfowl or competition dog will easily learn the ropes on upland on...
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    Nice pup!!!!

    Nice pup!!!!
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    Not bashing anyone just not impressed . Are we...

    Not bashing anyone just not impressed . Are we not allowed to disagree? Hell I watch the Lardy or Farmer videos and see stuff tha they do wrong.
    Just because I train my dogs to trial doesnt mean...
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    I personally don't understand what this type of...

    I personally don't understand what this type of handling is supposed to achieve. I think a dog at 8 months old certainly should have obedience down pretty well. I would no way ever throw a pigeon and...
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    Must be a dairy farm near by. I would certainly...

    Must be a dairy farm near by.
    I would certainly have an 8 month old pup doing a lot more than that.
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    You start training and shaping a pup the minute...

    You start training and shaping a pup the minute you bring him home. Trick is with a pup as young as yours is the he doesn't know he's being trained. I take training a 7 week old pup as serious as I...
  22. Yes greed can sure turn on ya. We have an...

    Yes greed can sure turn on ya.
    We have an agreement and although I don't believe it is fair I am accepting it because I know it could be way worse.
  23. Disagree. There is no meanness or vindictiveness...

    Disagree. There is no meanness or vindictiveness in my case just a difference of opinion of what is fair. Been married 26 years and this is the first and last time for me but I have seen my share of...
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    I do disciplined cast as Wayne mentioned. I...

    I do disciplined cast as Wayne mentioned.
    I teach left and right backs as well as angle backs before going to double T. I start with 3 handed casting then teach left and right back then angle backs....
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    A very good reason not to use the table in the...

    A very good reason not to use the table in the first place
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