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    I've had three in the kennel to date. One for...

    I've had three in the kennel to date. One for Started Gundog training, and the other two for Obedience. I'm admittedly not proud of the fact I had them in for training, and I most certainly...
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    Here's the link to a thread I started last July,...

    Here's the link to a thread I started last July, in regards to an 8-month old British female. She had similar issues as you're currently seeing with yours. I was oh-so-close to moving her to a pet...
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    I've had a few of the pacer's get sore feet on...

    I've had a few of the pacer's get sore feet on the broom finish, too.
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    Yes, I've had Barton import a dog for me, and am...

    Yes, I've had Barton import a dog for me, and am happy to call him a friend. He breeds and imports very nice UK-bred dogs, and is a first-class individual. I'd highly recommend Southern Oak Kennels...
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    This...in a nutshell!!!

    This...in a nutshell!!!
  6. Guys, thanks for your input. Hope to get this...

    Guys, thanks for your input. Hope to get this thing back up and running.
  7. Wayne, Garmin told me they'd be happy to fix it...

    Wayne, Garmin told me they'd be happy to fix it for $75.
  8. Issue charging TT Pro Contral RL receiver

    Here's the problem...I'm having an issue getting a connection when attempting to charge one of my TT Pro Control RL receivers. The unit is several years old, and it appears the charging port is...
  9. I agree with Wayne regarding the tug-of-war...

    I agree with Wayne regarding the tug-of-war comment. I don't encourage a behavior to develop that I may have to "fix" later in the dogs' training. Just my .02.
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    I'll echo the sentiment...a big "Thank You" to...

    I'll echo the sentiment...a big "Thank You" to the Old Hatchie crew!
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    I live in Southern Illinois, and normally assemble a group-training day one or two Saturdays a month. You're more than welcome to join in, if you don't mind the drive. Otherwise, Retriever's...
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    I hate to admit it, but you're absolutely...

    I hate to admit it, but you're absolutely correct. I train in some pretty remote areas, but I'm always aware that someone could be watching.
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    Darrin, I couldn't agree more.

    Darrin, I couldn't agree more.
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    Recall whistle...say a quick "Thank you" to the...

    Recall whistle...say a quick "Thank you" to the judges...put them back on-lead and head for the truck. You can't be emotional about it or it likely will leave a less than desirable impression with...
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    I won't hesitate to pick up an older dog that...

    I won't hesitate to pick up an older dog that "knows better".
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    And...understand there are personality...

    And...understand there are personality differences within the breeds as well. All Labs do not act/react the same way (same with Chessies and Goldens). I'd start with defining exactly what I want in...
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    That may be the most accurate post I've ever read...

    That may be the most accurate post I've ever read on RTF! Very good point.
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    To echo Karen, I really don't think you can train...

    To echo Karen, I really don't think you can train beyond what you'll need for a hunting dog, since you never really know what each retrieve will require. During the last week of our season, one of...
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    [QUOTE=Pete;1288199] Pete- Regarding a FF...

    Pete-

    Regarding a FF program, I actually do put all of my client (and most of my personal) dogs through a fairly standard FF program. The UK dogs actually do quite well, as I prefer to use low...
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    OK, let's look at it from another perspective,...

    OK, let's look at it from another perspective, using a different species. Angus and Holsteins are both domestic cattle, derived from the same foundation stock. Generations of selectively breeding...
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    "The comments on U.K. vs U.S. training methods,...

    "The comments on U.K. vs U.S. training methods, and test strategies, only aid in perpetrating generalities (FT dogs are ill mannered, UK dogs are soft, incapable of higher level training, mine is...
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    Keith, I'd have to disagree with you on the...

    Keith, I'd have to disagree with you on the premise that our US-bred "meat dogs" can be trained to the UK level of competition, using our Carr-based training methods. I still occasionally run a...
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    "It is common sense that today's winning UK trial...

    "It is common sense that today's winning UK trial dogs exhibit different traits than today's winning NA dogs. There is no "right" there is no "wrong"."

    Absolutely! Train enough dogs from each...
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    "To be quite honest, and I know some say there...

    "To be quite honest, and I know some say there isn't any difference in the breeding of our dogs, I genuinely believe there IS. And, I don't think that a dog that I bred, for the purposes of field...
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    I would add that you should visit the kennels...

    I would add that you should visit the kennels where you are considering a pup. Ask to see both sire and dam, if at all possible.
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