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  1. Their function and use are not obsolete, they...

    Their function and use are not obsolete, they work fine and do a great job. The problem is there is no service available for them, so a person needs to be able to to work on them. They can be...
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    Wow, very nice. Congrats

    Wow, very nice. Congrats
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    Are you using any throwing help, remote...

    Are you using any throwing help, remote controlled, training partners, etc?? if everything is thrown from your side then he just is not used to longer retrieves. Get some help. Does he go into the...
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    First I agree with getting someone to watch you...

    First I agree with getting someone to watch you work your dog.
    But you can do a few other things that may help with communication.
    Get the dog used to looking at you for other things. For example,...
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    It is much harder to train 2 dogs that are very...

    It is much harder to train 2 dogs that are very different levels, especially if you train alone a lot like I do. I would suggest taking the first dog all the way thru master and learn as much as you...
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    Even with a megaphone, this is one of the main...

    Even with a megaphone, this is one of the main reasons I am considering getting a set of Wild ears. Between whistles, and hand throwing with a starter gun, and test launching the bumper boy, enough...
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    There are system for cats with the invisible...

    There are system for cats with the invisible fence company. Good for restricting access to certain parts of the house. Works great I use one.
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    Both above very good advice(especially the...

    Both above very good advice(especially the thyroid, make sure they send sample to Michigan State), get him checked out first and if all is ok, modify his training to the weather. Better to not train,...
  9. Thread: Vest or no Vest

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    I use a vest when it is cold, I think it makes a...

    I use a vest when it is cold, I think it makes a big difference to the dog. I have had to "customize" a couple to get a nice snug fit around the neck, so to avoid the best I can what you are...
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    That is freaking awesome, I love it. I have a few...

    That is freaking awesome, I love it. I have a few "extra coolers" laying around and I love a good DIY project.
  11. I do not see any real issue with that myself....

    I do not see any real issue with that myself. Better to condition the pup to come to you in the beginning. Once it dawns on the pup that retrieving is more fun than possession he will be happy to...
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    I think it will take a long time of these "new"...

    I think it will take a long time of these "new" hip and knee tests, studied against dogs performace to see if they really hold water. Hip and knee problems are so multi factorial that I find it hard...
  13. Hey Chris, Since you are the resident duck call...

    Hey Chris,
    Since you are the resident duck call expert. Would you say that the air pressure to blow a whistle is similar to the pressure needed to properly blow a duck call??
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    I still prefer the clear Gonia with the black...

    I still prefer the clear Gonia with the black Megaphone. Although I have bought a couple that did not blow very well when new but the other new blew just fine. I have a FT Dallessassee but I do not...
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    She might have active mammary tissue. Heat at the...

    She might have active mammary tissue. Heat at the end of March means she probably ovulated early-mid April. False pregnancy for 9 weeks and you are at Mid-later June. Then false lactation (what most...
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    That is super nice, if it had 2 triggers I would...

    That is super nice, if it had 2 triggers I would be all over that. I like 2 trigger for 2 barrels, faster to change barrels if a flush happens farther away than the first barrel is choked.
    But that...
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    Nothing seems to make sense to me, sounds like an...

    Nothing seems to make sense to me, sounds like an abscess of some type and probably needs drainage, and see what might be the cause of it. Mastitis can only happen when the glands are active, like...
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    Allergies, to either food or environmental is...

    Allergies, to either food or environmental is probably the the number one reason for recurrent ear problems. As stated above the food allergy can be an animal protein based allergy or a plant...
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    Darrin, I get it. Look at all the "studies" that...

    Darrin, I get it. Look at all the "studies" that have come out about cholesterol in human medicine, it's the devil, no wait, its not that bad, no again its the devil. ever changing science and the...
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    I understand the desire to get a puppy from a dog...

    I understand the desire to get a puppy from a dog you love and have had others think a lot of, and I have no idea of your situation with job and family, etc. But I got caught up in that idea and...
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    I agree there is a lot of bogus science, however,...

    I agree there is a lot of bogus science, however, we are taught in school how to read studies, I have learned to read critically, have never been a "Kool-aid drinker."-LOL
    I would not relay info I...
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    Yes you should really get your dogs own health...

    Yes you should really get your dogs own health clearances. This testing is pretty new science and we owe it to the breed to be sure there are no mistakes.
    Also, I strongly suggest you get the DNA...
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    Twice a day, I used to not feed in the morning...

    Twice a day, I used to not feed in the morning before training but I read a study that the results showed dogs learned better if they had eaten. Another study of retrospective cases showed that bloat...
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    I keep my puppy separate from the big dogs,...

    I keep my puppy separate from the big dogs, (which usually includes the mother) for about a year. I have a nice set up, they do spend a little time together but not much. Pup needs to learn to be...
  25. Thread: Rntv 2015

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    Labman3, Man I hear you, it just like living in...

    Labman3,
    Man I hear you, it just like living in Ohio, people see a few TV shows and think there are lots of big buck in Ohio, heck there ain't no deer or big bucks in this state. State even...
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