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    Have had a chance to help my buddy convert a...

    Have had a chance to help my buddy convert a Bumper Boy Sportsman launcher to use with Sportdog electronics. First thing everyone needs to know is that the "S" port or solenoid, has a different...
  2. Thread: Platform stands

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    X3 Love my Sportstand, and so does my dog.

    X3 Love my Sportstand, and so does my dog.
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    I have a set of "molded plugs" with a filter. I...

    I have a set of "molded plugs" with a filter. I use them occasionally when hunting, dove usually. Not enough suppression on the range with constant gunfire. I can have a conversation with them, but...
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    Yep, that's my story and I am sticking to it!!!!...

    Yep, that's my story and I am sticking to it!!!! The first transmitter lasted me for about 15 years, still have my receipt for 2000.
    Doubt if I will still be training in another 15, so I guess my...
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    Just wait, my last litter, none had a cycle until...

    Just wait, my last litter, none had a cycle until well after 18 months. One of the females took over 2 years, 30 months I think. The owner had her checked by a specialist and he said everything...
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    Hey now, nothing wrong with Spoonies, have eaten...

    Hey now, nothing wrong with Spoonies, have eaten several of them. Soak-em good first though-LOL
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    I had the original elec and then upgraded but...

    I had the original elec and then upgraded but well before the Hawx, My transmitter battery now has a 9v rechargeable. I do not remember the first one.
    If they are different generations then it will...
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    We were training in a wildlife area last spring...

    We were training in a wildlife area last spring and using some drake Goldeneyes we had harvested. Not the best eating bird, but they make great training birds, the black and white show up amazingly...
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    I use a canoe cart, that I zip tie a wire shelf...

    I use a canoe cart, that I zip tie a wire shelf (like used in a closet), then bungie the shooters to the shelf. Then I can wheel the stuff around. Nice to have a longer shelf so there is less angle...
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    I listened to the Sound Gear demo on their...

    I listened to the Sound Gear demo on their website, http://www.soundgearhearing.com/pages/soundgear-demo, I felt the decrease in ambient sounds was too significant, i.e. could not hear bird chirping...
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    No Problem Chris.

    No Problem Chris.
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    Because of the extend colder weather in many...

    Because of the extend colder weather in many parts, lots of dogs have not had time to acclimate to the warmer temps. Probably a combination of issues, and you read your dog and knew to stop. Next...
  13. Awfully easy to make one home made. Couple of...

    Awfully easy to make one home made. Couple of Alum pieces, pvc, archery release, and a servo. Electronics is what costs. My friend just re-wired his Sportsman 2 shooter Bumper boy with new servos and...
  14. Thread: Stickmen

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    I have used home-made stickmen for years. A...

    I have used home-made stickmen for years. A rectangular piece of heavy white vinyl (shower curtain), attached to a fiberglass tent pole. Then that drilled and bolted loosely to a piece of light alum...
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    Sorry I did not see your thread when I started...

    Sorry I did not see your thread when I started one with the same info. We do not know if the vaccine will work at all, a little or cover well. Will need time to see if dogs previously vaccinated are...
  16. Update on the Chicago area Canine flu problem

    Recent announcements from the AVMA is pasted below

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    Many of you are already aware of the ongoing canine influenza outbreak in the Chicago area. We're contacting you to make you...
  17. OFA has not shown to improve the breed....

    OFA has not shown to improve the breed. Statistically a greater percent of dogs are getting GOOD and better ratings, but that does not take into account the number of dogs that were Xrayed and then...
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    I have read thru the whole thread and find it...

    I have read thru the whole thread and find it very interesting. I need to learn this stuff. I like the quoted flyer mark, if the dog does not have a strong mark in its mind then it may be attracted...
  19. I have the manual but it does not tell you how to...

    I have the manual but it does not tell you how to do it. Here is the clip from the manual about chaining...

    "Chaining Launchers
    Chaining allows up to four launchers to be designated as a
    single...
  20. You can make your own single shooter VERY cheap...

    You can make your own single shooter VERY cheap and easy. But you will need some electronics. Not sure if you will be able to find a spare Bumper boy receiver anywhere.
    I have one Retriev-R-trainer,...
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    Is it OK to give a single sit whistle blast when...

    Is it OK to give a single sit whistle blast when the bird flushes?
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    I have seen it my dogs a few times, and I think...

    I have seen it my dogs a few times, and I think the key is to get some exercise on land after the water work. When they go straight in to the crate seems to be the biggest issue. Here is an example...
  23. capthunterdude, I have been using Bumper Boys...

    capthunterdude,
    I have been using Bumper Boys for at least 13 years. I find them very reliable. I just use a mental sequence to load and cock so I do not forget to cock them, does not always work...
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    Robin, I am right there with you, I lost my 8 1/2...

    Robin, I am right there with you, I lost my 8 1/2 yr old HRCH lab two weeks ago, still in her prime. I am focusing hard on training her 2 yr old daughter.
    I will likely be training at the Fallsville...
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    Those look too big for swim by to me. I used a...

    Those look too big for swim by to me.
    I used a rectangle pond next to a small strip type of shopping center right on Tylersville rd. Just got there at first daylight, did my work and left before...
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