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    Randy. Yes indeed, I have seen a dozen of...

    Randy.

    Yes indeed, I have seen a dozen of these. They were all VERY nice dogs and I often thought they were ideal for the majority of Labrador owners. However, none became either a FC or CH...
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    Yes that is part of the hurdle that BB faces. ...

    Yes that is part of the hurdle that BB faces.

    However, the judge that year described the importance of Labradors being a working dog that could tackle mud and water and tough-going. When these...
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    I'd be worried about more than joint issues...

    I'd be worried about more than joint issues working these in the duck blind. Click to enlarge.


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  4. Bruce I am smiling because sometimes it seemed...

    Bruce

    I am smiling because sometimes it seemed like there were 20 takes--but only of me messing up some narrative when not working dogs!!!!!!

    Your observation above is spot on! I don't recall...
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    Having been born in '92, he is wherever all good...

    Having been born in '92, he is wherever all good dogs go! And I don't think he was bred much at all!
  6. Sue Several of the drills are described in the...

    Sue

    Several of the drills are described in the Training Retrievers Alone book but not illustrated. 25 Essential Drills shows the same split-casting drill footage as in TRA. The re-shoot video file...
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    Crosby is a looker for sure! I have one who looks...

    Crosby is a looker for sure! I have one who looks just like him but not until he was 8!!! But he is out of a CNFC CNAFC FC AFC!

    It seems that you are focusing a bit more on the CH side. As I said...
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    Marvin You are probably thinking about FC AFC...

    Marvin

    You are probably thinking about FC AFC FTCH AFTCH El Nino. Nino was a great performer and a real nice dog. He was all field trial lines. he didn't look like today's bench champions but he...
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    To many of you following the National blog by...

    To many of you following the National blog by Retriever News. Have a look at the photo of the 4 dogs on their header. I can't remember which dog is which but these are some Freehaven dogs including...
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    DISAGREE re trials. When I look at many field...

    DISAGREE re trials.

    When I look at many field trial dogs today, they appear similar to the CH, DUAL and FC of the early 1900's as illustrated in books like those by Howe and Warwick. When I look...
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    Sticky: Brandon, I was so wrapped up in current...

    Brandon,

    I was so wrapped up in current National, I forgot about the Canadian National winners from same litter including my own "Tule" and John's "Gunner" last mentioned. Memories there for sure ...
  12. Hey Wayne Is it possible that your work today...

    Hey Wayne

    Is it possible that your work today was influenced by a certain DVD you watched recently?

    1. Don't forget the micro-step on your casts especially at a distance
    2. The swim-by Tune-up...
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    Sticky: I had it all done and decided to put some labels...

    I had it all done and decided to put some labels on it and it crashed-gone-sorry

    Have a look at the jpegs in #127 and compare the trees and it is easy to visualize-
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    Sticky: I just superimposed the 6th series marks on top...

    I just superimposed the 6th series marks on top of the 7-8-9. Used the two google maps. Unbelievable interaction-7 birds in 45 degrees including fliers in the middle!! and some lines almost the same!...
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    I do not think following a program and reading...

    I do not think following a program and reading your dog and adapting are not mutually exclusive whatsoever.

    A program is simply a map to general sequential/progressive steps to get where you are...
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    Hey DL. You probably did have the best...

    Hey DL.

    You probably did have the best interests of your dog at heart. Early postings did not make this clear. I understand your tirade and accept your "please excuse".

    Why? because, I often...
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    Remarkably, was I thinking the same thing when I...

    Remarkably, was I thinking the same thing when I typed my last post at the same time as you?
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    YES ROBERT!! A remarkably simple but accurate...

    YES ROBERT!!

    A remarkably simple but accurate definition of formal obedience.

    The day you start to teach and insist that "Sit means Sit"!

    Cheers

    PS. My better half, Fiona, hails from...
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    Hey Dr. Ed Patience seems to be a...

    Hey Dr. Ed

    Patience seems to be a disappearing trait in today's society of instant media feedback via text, email, FB, Twitter, where the reward is minutes or hours.

    I know you know that...
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    DL I have written many articles on the use of...

    DL

    I have written many articles on the use of the e-collar to produce compliant, good attitude dogs and with maximum fairness. Based on your original post, it did not seem that you were being fair...
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    DL Earlier this year, you wrote: "I...

    DL

    Earlier this year, you wrote:

    "I basically don't know what I am doing because I have only played around with three dogs and didn't have a lot of success with the first two. I like the...
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    THANK YOU to those that have ordered already from...

    THANK YOU to those that have ordered already from YBSmedia.com even before reading any reviews. Final production and packaging is underway and I'm told shipping starts next week-probably on...
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    The bold above explains a large number of...

    The bold above explains a large number of "professional trainers" that got into business without many pelts or any other credentials. There are gun dog and pet dog trainers out there charging way...
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    THANK YOU to RTF

    Today, I approved the final proof for my Field Guide 25 Essential Retriever Training Drills for Handling. A few days ago I approved the final DVDs also. This means that in a few weeks production...
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    I rarely if ever would give a no-hands back....

    I rarely if ever would give a no-hands back. There is almost always a better way to turn given wind/hazards etc. It just transmits so little information unless you do a side step and then you are...
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