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    Two things about condescending trainers. 1) Just...

    Two things about condescending trainers.
    1) Just because they are arrogant, that doesn't mean they are any good.
    2) There are plenty on either side of arrogant in all walks of life. Your dignity is...
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    Tyler, In your case I would make sure that the...

    Tyler, In your case I would make sure that the gunner is close enough that he can see the dogs attention come off of the fall, and immediately respond by giving a hey, or gun shot, to bring the dogs...
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    I only had the pleasure of meeting Tommy a couple...

    I only had the pleasure of meeting Tommy a couple years ago. On our trip to Alabama, we had the pleasure of training together a few times.
    A very likeable guy. My friend Norm, will be saddened to...
  4. When they go, they take a part of you with them,...

    When they go, they take a part of you with them, but they leave something behind as well.
    Sorry Harry. Better days ahead.
  5. Jack Gwaltneys book is one of the first few that...

    Jack Gwaltneys book is one of the first few that I owned. It's a valued part of my collection. I met him at a trial a few years ago and took the chance to tell him.
    I told him I had been through it...
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    hahaha. Great post.

    hahaha. Great post.
  7. Incapable dogs, cause the desperate trainer to...

    Incapable dogs, cause the desperate trainer to "go to the dog" rather than the reverse. The handler learns bad habits by trying to accommodate the dogs lack of desire at the line. These new poor...
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    Why do I see ducks when I'm deer hunting? How...

    Why do I see ducks when I'm deer hunting? How much meat would get ruined on a squirrel with a slug?
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    If all you want is a gundog, you would do well,...

    If all you want is a gundog, you would do well, to hook up with Trial/Test folks. You may end up with more than you bargained for.
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    Try looking at entry express, to find clubs that...

    Try looking at entry express, to find clubs that hold events close to you. Check both hunt tests & field trials. You should be able to find contacts that can steer you into experienced trainers....
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    What you see consistently in competitive...

    What you see consistently in competitive chocolates is well bred dogs with good trainers.
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    Judging by your introduction, and the questions...

    Judging by your introduction, and the questions you have asked, I would guess that you are someone who will do very well.
    Welcome.
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    Large canvas bags from army surplus stores

    Large canvas bags from army surplus stores
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    Gauge, I think you are right, to a certain...

    Gauge, I think you are right, to a certain extent. Had I appreciated then, what I do now, he might not have been such a creeper. Maybe.
    I have seen some great trainers, both amateur & professional,...
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    Happy Birthday Chris

    Happy Birthday Chris
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    There was a time, way back when that trainers...

    There was a time, way back when that trainers felt it was best to kennel young dogs and not let them have fun outside of training in order to build their desire to do the work.
    Breeding for desire...
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    Seriously, Your cousins name is Alexander Keith?...

    Seriously, Your cousins name is Alexander Keith? Makes me wonder if I'm related to Samuel Adams.

    Thanks to everyone that has said such nice things about Blue & I. It wasn't all blue skies and...
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    Great to talk with you last night Chris. Sue &...

    Great to talk with you last night Chris.
    Sue & Chris bred their great hunt test dog Gee, to Blue & then repeated 1 year later.
    I hadn't tested Blue for coat color. I just assumed that he threw...
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    You are the smartest breeder that I know!

    You are the smartest breeder that I know!
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    Love that picture! This was the team that played...

    Love that picture! This was the team that played such a big part of that special win. Through thick & thin, always there.
    there were others earlier on as well.
    The guys threw Blue & I a surprise...
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    You wrote this while I was typing. I was at work...

    You wrote this while I was typing. I was at work last night and didn't have time for a worthwhile response. A sense of humour can be a good thing......
    Lots of people believe that harshness ids the...
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    I never did cure the creeping issue. I learned to...

    I never did cure the creeping issue. I learned to manage it a little to make it possible to get through a trial, I avoided double staking him in Open & Am until his last few years.

    I got a lot of...
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    Magic Beans

    Magic Beans
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    When you are new, and someone experienced can...

    When you are new, and someone experienced can work with you it doesn't take more than a few minutes, for that person to get a feel for where you are with your dog. They can also help put together a...
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    It is for the most part, impossible to anticipate...

    It is for the most part, impossible to anticipate what sort of blind you will see at any trial. You need to be ready for anything they throw at you.
    To prepare for that, you start by training on...
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