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    limping after training

    my lab will occassionally have a short lived limp after a training session. today is one of those instances. I took him to our farm and let him run around with us for 20 mins, did about 45 mins of...
  2. Thread: Puppy

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    at 12 weeks its pretty normal to be easily...

    at 12 weeks its pretty normal to be easily distracted. I would not cut out go or training outside. At this point, socializing a pup is really important. like other posters said, take the pup out and...
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    here is my 50/50 ...

    here is my 50/50

    http://i.imgur.com/xG9oG4D.jpg


    here's his father

    http://i.imgur.com/sV0YeYo.jpg

    here's his mother
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    i've been throwing bumpers into thick cover since...

    i've been throwing bumpers into thick cover since we started training and I think that helps teach them to hunt for birds. It almost forces them too in order to retrieve the bird/bumper.

    Also a...
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    Trigger on his 1 yr old birthday...

    Trigger on his 1 yr old birthday
    http://i.imgur.com/sI9HKZi.jpg

    Not the best ducks but Trig didn't seem to care. Made every retrieve and never had to get in the boat to recover a bird. Also,...
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    im looking for a nice drake pintail. we don't get...

    im looking for a nice drake pintail. we don't get a ton in Ohio and they are a weary bird. Also would like nice drake GW teal in full plumage. we get a decent amount of them but they are tastey!
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    Same here. My pup was on BLue buffalo and had...

    Same here. My pup was on BLue buffalo and had pretty constant GI problems. Switched to TOTW puppy fourmla an haven't had issue since. He has a great coat and is very lean still. Planning on keeping...
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    zink power hen-2 acryilic. easy to blow and...

    zink power hen-2 acryilic. easy to blow and sounds the most like a mallard to me.
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    http://i.imgur.com/Gc7LpVg.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/Gc7LpVg.jpg
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    thank you..

    thank you..
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    thanks for suggestions. I am going to try the...

    thanks for suggestions. I am going to try the mutt hutt and see if it helps.



    I remember not too long ago a pro was offering to help with pup noise and was located in PA. Can anyone tell me...
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    need help with noisy pup in blind

    my dog is 11 months old and has been teal/duck hunting about 7 times now. He does very well with his retrieves and finding cripples but is sooo noisy in the morning. He was a little nosiy the very...
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    i agree with this and am going through the same...

    i agree with this and am going through the same thing. My dogs been on about 7 hunts and is starting to figure it out I think. Still a lot of excitment in early morning till he gets a little...
  14. Thread: Puppy Pics

    by straightsix
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    that pup is gonna look totally different after 20...

    that pup is gonna look totally different after 20 mins in a swamp!
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    thats great! such a cute pup

    thats great! such a cute pup
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    sky busters!!! nice hunt, looks like...

    sky busters!!!





    nice hunt, looks like the X to me.
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    i do want him steady for duck hunting. He is 90%...

    i do want him steady for duck hunting. He is 90% steady when training with bumpers. He become less steady when real bird are involved but this is being worked on.

    He is just not steady at all...
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    he's seen probably close to 50 live birds between...

    he's seen probably close to 50 live birds between buying pigeons for training and he went on 3 early season teal hunts.

    Like i siad though he has only ever hunted and flushed 2 pigeons prior to...
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    It was an upland test. Trig did really well...

    It was an upland test. Trig did really well seeing as how it was only the 2nd time he's ever flushed live birds. Took him about 7 mins to find the 2 chuckars. 1st bird flushed well and I made a nice...
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    Running first field trial today

    Gonna see how my 10 month old lab will do in the field. I have not done much upland training and really focused more on waterfowl training. He has flushed a few live birds but not very often. I...
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    Just finished up our Ohio early teal and did...

    Just finished up our Ohio early teal and did pretty well on a few hunts.

    These two pics are from Trig's frist 2 hunts ever.

    http://i.imgur.com/zZTAqqL.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/cSo024t.jpg
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    by straightsix
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    cute pup and the right color!

    cute pup and the right color!
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    I agree with this. It is pretty much impossible...

    I agree with this. It is pretty much impossible to simulate a real hunting situation. Sitting a heel for 3-4 hours at time, seeing birds flying around, working the decoys, chasing cripples and...
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    First Hunt Pics

    Took my 10 month pup for our the opener of our early teal and goose. Trig did really well and made 2 nice marked retrieves and helped recover 2 birds that sailed into very think cover. He was very...
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    been training my first dog for 9 months now....

    been training my first dog for 9 months now. Tomorrow morning I am taking him for the opener of our Early Teal season. I will see the fruits of our labor hopefully and get some feathers in his...
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