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  1. Disagree with Nate-C about FT people being less...

    Disagree with Nate-C about FT people being less interested in line manners etc. Line manners are critical in running FT. Not likely a dog will do well in FT unless the line manners are...
  2. Doug Main - clear your mail box as it is fulll

    Doug
    Please clear your mail box. Tried to send a message with some specific information to you and it bounced with "full" notice.

    Or write to me privately at mf96nfc@centurytel.net and I can...
  3. The puppy is not testing you. They don't think...

    The puppy is not testing you. They don't think that way. What you describe is just what puppies do It is not a plan thought up by the pup.

    Get that long-line that the others suggest. Use...
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    Best young dog trainers out there IMO is Right...

    Best young dog trainers out there IMO is Right Start Kennels. They have put foundation work on 126 Field Champions and Amateur Field Champions as well as around a dozen National Champions. If...
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    There is an inexpensive series of articles by...

    There is an inexpensive series of articles by Mike Lardy--- four volumes -- that are reasonable to buy (on sale right now) at totalretriever.com
    Mike's personal success speaks for the quality of...
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    Congratulations !!! Knew you would do great...

    Congratulations !!! Knew you would do great with your pup from my NFC Rascal and sister of Ammo. !!! A second in a Q at 21 months is a GREAT job. I remember that his first placement in...
  7. Actually Jeff... I have FT titled chocolates ...

    Actually Jeff... I have FT titled chocolates available to breed -- see signature . Have bred with Gator Point and gotten some great pups --- as well as others. You missed my post earlier...
  8. Since no one asked about my NFC FC AFC Storm's...

    Since no one asked about my NFC FC AFC Storm's Riptide Star that was the first USA chocolate National Open Champion and also an Open Finalist thought I would add him. His father was FC AFC...
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    I have been around competitive HT and FT Labs ...

    I have been around competitive HT and FT Labs since 1985-6.
    I have 70+ dogs train here every week (summer season) on my 55 acres with six ponds. Names of dogs and Pros that most would...
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    DLR Jim describes the different ages... ...

    DLR

    Jim describes the different ages... Remember he is covering seven months of development in two+ hours. Look again and I think it will sort out for you.
    Yes ---it is a great deal of...
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    I have the RSK DVD by Jim Van Engen and really...

    I have the RSK DVD by Jim Van Engen and really like it . It is the best I have seen available to teach the first seven or eight months of a pup's life. I buy everything (for years and years) ...
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    Freezeland Not sure if you are getting my...

    Freezeland

    Not sure if you are getting my posts.
    Write me at mf96nfc@centurytel.net
    I have a couple ideas for you that might help


    Marilyn

    Marilyn J Fender,
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    freezeland Please write me at...

    freezeland


    Please write me at mf96nfc@centurytel.net
    I found an old email from you on my PMs. Sorry I don't look at those often and only look at RTF once a week or so and don't read all the...
  14. Most of the dogs that train here on my property...

    Most of the dogs that train here on my property (about 70 a week --mostly FT retrievers) use the Seresto collar that protects from multiple bad things.
    Foster and Smith at...
  15. If this workshop slide by without your noticing...

    If this workshop slide by without your noticing it ---- It is an excellent day to attend.
    Check with Becky above to see what space is still available.

    Jim and his teams at Right Start has...
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    If you would like to chat in further detail . ...

    If you would like to chat in further detail . I am happy to do so. Write me at email address below :
    cnminfo@centurytel.net or mf96nfc@centurytel.net
    I own 96 NFC FC AFC chocolate that...
  17. My 1996 NFC FC AFC Storm's Riptide Star could...

    My 1996 NFC FC AFC Storm's Riptide Star could not see orange on grass at 15 feet --- even just playing on my lawn with him.
    If you look at the scientific background and responsible research on...
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    Hurrah for washouts :-) Just a little to...

    Hurrah for washouts :-) Just a little to add to the story of a line of dogs no one wanted.. I owned a string of incredible washouts. Look at the vertical pedigree for Quik's March...
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    My NFC was left for me to buy because no one...

    My NFC was left for me to buy because no one wanted him and he was going to go to a pet home. He flunked all his puppy tests and had no interest in the pigeons the other pups ran after. Started...
  20. See if you can find some local successful people...

    See if you can find some local successful people to give you some advice. It is not cheap to dig and very hard (expensive) to correct mistakes later. Look at as many pieces of land/water...
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    I don't look at posts much ...but this thread...

    I don't look at posts much ...but this thread inspired a comment. In most cases you are better off not changing commands for the different sides.
    Keep in mind that when teaching you are rarely ...
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    Congratulations !!! Great job :-) ---...

    Congratulations !!! Great job :-)

    --- from several other chocolate Labradors :-)

    Marilyn

    Marilyn J Fender, PhD
    Windstorm Retrievers - Wisconsin and Georgia
    Home of 1996 NFC ...
  23. I am adding my support for people to consider...

    I am adding my support for people to consider running their dog in Canada. It has been years since I have been up there. Every time I went I found that everyone I met was helpful and and...
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    General rule for putting young dogs in water is...

    General rule for putting young dogs in water is that it has to be warm enough for the handler to stand in it up above their knees for three to five minutes (or get a thermometer such as used in...
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    Never, or it least hardly ever, use the...

    Never, or it least hardly ever, use the continuous function. When Mike uses the word continuous in his articles and DVDs --- he explains that continuous is less than a second and usually only half...
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