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    Yes, I'd like that name.

    Yes, I'd like that name.
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    Live Birds near Northeast Louisiana?

    I have asked other dog owners/amateur trainers in the area. I've checked Craigslist. I've put the word out. I still have no source.
    I work out of town all week or I'd go catch them myself...
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    We have built dozens of blinds over the years. ...

    We have built dozens of blinds over the years. More time and effort has gone into the dog porches than the rest of the blinds. I always want my dog near my side with a view. Having a wall between...
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    No matter what else... You and your wife need to...

    No matter what else... You and your wife need to be prepared for this to happen again, WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT.
    It's scary but hopefully you can establish the reason/trigger. In the mean time...
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    I haven't seen this either but right off hand I'd...

    I haven't seen this either but right off hand I'd be tempted to give the single toot to stop and as soon as the dog has looked back at me give the cast. Soon the dog will understand that a cast is...
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    Have him sit. If you are weeding the flower...

    Have him sit.

    If you are weeding the flower bed, he sits until you are through. He gets to be with you but he has to stay put. Changing the oil? he sits with you. Rigging decoys? he can sit...
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    I read an article 4-5 years ago. It declared...

    I read an article 4-5 years ago. It declared that dogs kept on a chain suffer considerable psychological damage. The article went on to say that dogs kept in a pen were not as bothered but the...
  8. Doesn't matter what you're trading for they will...

    Doesn't matter what you're trading for they will eventually spit early.
    darrin is both trainer and premarital counselor!:wink:

    I don't get it. (snicker)
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    You can't fix stupid. I've seen far more abuse...

    You can't fix stupid.

    I've seen far more abuse with a stick, and by jerking (swinging) the dog by the collar.
    I saw a guy strike a dog with the butt of a gun. There are those that would kick a...
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    "We do hunt in really cold conditions and the dog...

    "We do hunt in really cold conditions and the dog sets out on a board"

    He's hunting for you. Get him a vest.
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    Good Job Bubba I would be honored to be...

    Good Job Bubba

    I would be honored to be remembered in such a way.

    Goodbye Glenn
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    Look down a little way in this forum. The...

    Look down a little way in this forum. The question just came up and there are a lot of opinions in that thread.
  13. Thread: FF table

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    My first successful FF was done on the tailgate...

    My first successful FF was done on the tailgate of the truck. For one dog that would be my suggestion.
    Pick up a wooden dowel 1" in diameter and cut it. A paint roller is cheap too. I don't...
  14. Nope, He/she/it doesn't stand to pee anymore. ...

    Nope, He/she/it doesn't stand to pee anymore.

    What I am hearing is... If you push through great obstacles and overcome physical disabilities and show the courage to achieve your goals we won't...
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    I've had a couple do this. Even Gauge did it. ...

    I've had a couple do this. Even Gauge did it.
    We had 9 days on the table. We moved to the ground and the first day was exactly the same as the table. I didn't change anything except location. ...
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    I'm with Idaho on this one. He has found a way...

    I'm with Idaho on this one. He has found a way to avoid.
    I would spend a day doing the same thing you did on the table but do it on the ground. Do it right there where he laid down. Then...
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    When this thread got 40 replies I was amazed. ...

    When this thread got 40 replies I was amazed. Now I'm entertained. And I've started noticing my use of the word "NO" around the dogs. I used "NO", once when Gauge was playing and bumped a rickety...
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    In reference to the bickering,,, NO! NO! NO! NO!

    In reference to the bickering,,, NO! NO! NO! NO!
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    I have several, but for anything under 100 yards...

    I have several, but for anything under 100 yards I always go to the little Acme 210.5 or 212.
  20. I hunt with a guy with one leg that doesn't work...

    I hunt with a guy with one leg that doesn't work at all. The doctors have suggested he get a prosthetic his whole life. He just can't seem to voluntarily have the leg removed. Completely...
  21. Having a little fun in a redneck kinda way

    I figure we train and feed these dogs all year. Why not get some use out of him during the summer. Tooth extractions are expensive at the dentist.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7YJNzNThTEo
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    Back to the original question. If the dog is...

    Back to the original question.

    If the dog is in poor spirits do something he is good at and enjoys. If marks get him excited give him a few.
    I don't think you should start anything new during...
  23. Sounds like something changed. The location? The...

    Sounds like something changed. The location? The command? The way the command was given? Is the pile not visible?

    Go through every step in your mind and think about what the dog has seen/heard....
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    Phase 4: trainer realizes he knows nothing and is...

    Phase 4: trainer realizes he knows nothing and is excited to learn
    Phase 5: trainer is overwhelmed with all of the training videos




    Phase X: trainer is happy to pay a pro
  25. The stake through the heart sounds like a good...

    The stake through the heart sounds like a good plan. I wonder if a silver bullet would work????
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