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  1. Captain Jack postedESVAducks CJ is right but I'd...

    Captain Jack postedESVAducks CJ is right but I'd just add that I've have found that the initial teaching phase (heel, reverse heel, sit, recall) is quicker and more precise as to body positioning...
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    Don, I don't collar train and likely never...

    Don,

    I don't collar train and likely never will, but I see clicker as a teaching tool only, albeit the best I've come across. For gun dogs there comes a point where we need to switch from teaching...
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    Goldensrule, from memory (which ain't what it...

    Goldensrule, from memory (which ain't what it used to was!) Raven was about seven months when the video was made. If you really get stuck in with clicker the results come very quickly; I have seen...
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    I am Clickatus. It's a great tool for teaching...

    I am Clickatus.

    It's a great tool for teaching obedience tasks, body position, focussing on the handler and correcting certain faults; those who dismiss it out of hand are missing a trick and...
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    Actually, no. You can't say something has or...

    Actually, no. You can't say something has or hasn't worked until you've tested it, and to the best of my knowledge no one in UK has ever used a Carr based program with the aim of entering Field...
  6. People are still very fond of their dogs whether...

    People are still very fond of their dogs whether potential FTChs or not, and want to do the best for them. Nor is it given to everyone to be able to afford the cream of the crop. There is the another...
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    David asked I've always fed my lot twice a day,...

    David asked I've always fed my lot twice a day, and this helps with keeping up a good water intake. Apart from having free access to water, morning and evening dry feeds are served covered with warm...
  8. Well now that sculpture group takes me back a...

    Well now that sculpture group takes me back a bit.. It stood outside what was then the City Register Office opposite The Hall of Memory. I did my HNC Chem at Matthew Boultion Technical College (just...
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    I've used the Royal Canin SO with good success...

    I've used the Royal Canin SO with good success and thought it worth the money.

    I didn't have to use it for too long, about a couple of months from memory, then reverted to another (hypoallegenic)...
  10. And from a Brummie Irishman living in Wales...

    And from a Brummie Irishman living in Wales ...... Nadolig Llawen!

    Eug
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    You can switch whistles without much trouble; the...

    You can switch whistles without much trouble; the dog cottons on pretty quickly.

    As regards the Acme silent job, they are standard issue for Springer work and very effective; I tune mine to give...
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    I'd just add to crackreds point about...

    I'd just add to crackreds point about supplemental feeding, and also to tzappias post above.

    I feed mine with the "best" kibble that money can buy, but in a hard winter working four and five days...
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    I was a cradle Catholic. Attended Convent school...

    I was a cradle Catholic. Attended Convent school up till the age of ten, alter boy, chorister in three cathedrals and a choral scholar in a Catholic Oratory grammar school. Confirmed by The...
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    Do no what yowm onnabowt. Ay nuffin rung with moi...

    Do no what yowm onnabowt. Ay nuffin rung with moi titfer .....

    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2617/3822354237_374d87c9f2_z.jpg?zz=1


    Orlroite then ....
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    I'm pretty much at ease with the idea of dogs in...

    I'm pretty much at ease with the idea of dogs in heaven, the presence of any Popes however would seriously reduce the appeal of the place. Peculation, adultery, theft, fornication, disputed...
  16. Never been to Ashton Gate, have you? Talking...

    Never been to Ashton Gate, have you?

    Talking cousine Carole at lunch t'other day and her brother Roger..... he reckons (and claims ad nauseam :rolleyes:) that in '57 when the Vanilla won the Cup,...
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    Magillicutty posted A million Springer handlers...

    Magillicutty posted A million Springer handlers and lots of corner shops selling Mars bars will be desolate to read this.;)

    I must have seen dozens and dozens of "mazed" Springers come round in a...
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    If you are training for visual marks (as opposed...

    If you are training for visual marks (as opposed to sniff 'em out blinds) I wouldn't be confident they'd be of much help. The dog needs some background for visual reference to mark properly and...
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    Now "not a lot of people know this" but my...

    Now "not a lot of people know this" but my maternal grandmother was born in a vardo in the gypsy settlement on The Black Patch which is near enough to Winson Green as meks no diffrunce. She's the...
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    Scotland. Trees? check. Seen several in my...

    Scotland.

    Trees? check. Seen several in my time up there.
    Wide open spaces? Check. Each wide open space has a whiskey distillery in it someplace; very rewarding when you find it.
    Desert...
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    Lovely. Well done all three youths! Eug

    Lovely.

    Well done all three youths!

    Eug
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    Rick, I gave my copy away some time back, but...

    Rick,

    I gave my copy away some time back, but from memory (which ain't what it used to was!) that particular book is non collar; but I know that having lived in the US for some time he has collar...
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    Jason, In rejecting the e-collar (as I have...

    Jason,

    In rejecting the e-collar (as I have too) be careful not to throw out the baby along with the bath water; some of the published e-collar based works are good examples of proper sequential...
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    Jason, I think that's the right thing to do....

    Jason,

    I think that's the right thing to do. There is no one book or video that has it all. I bought "Hup" his work on Spaniel training for his "Force Fetch Light" method, which I was interested...
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    Opinions about vocalization on the send: 1....

    Opinions about vocalization on the send:

    1. Good? Bad? Trivial? Awful. Really, really awful. An eliminating fault in a UK Trial. Looks bad and sounds amateurish on formal shoot days, and is a...
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