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    Try the Browning Maxus. If it fits and feels...

    Try the Browning Maxus. If it fits and feels right, buy it. I got mine a couple years ago, and haven't had a hiccup yet. Great gun.
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    Yup, the screen on the transmitter can be slow to...

    Yup, the screen on the transmitter can be slow to respond in the freezing temps. I train all winter, unless its -40C, then we stay home. But but like it says give it a second and its fine. The...
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    Canada Geese are a big bird, especially if you...

    Canada Geese are a big bird, especially if you get a Greater Canada. They can be tough for a dog to get a decent hold on. If you are just now getting into hunting fields, have some patience with...
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    The way you explain the food changes sounds very...

    The way you explain the food changes sounds very similar to my experience with my chocolate male. We now feed medi-cal hypo allergenic and he's doing fine.
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    Had an express....literally jammed every 2nd shot...

    Had an express....literally jammed every 2nd shot from day 1. Also rusted bad. Got rid of it. Went to a Browning BPS and never looked back. Great gun. Since then though, I have picked up an...
  6. Thread: New hunting buddy

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    Congrats! Housetraining can take a while...

    Congrats! Housetraining can take a while...
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    Question for the upland hunters

    Wondering if you guys have any neat ideas for keeping your dogs hydrated during upland hunts? or packing water with you?

    I typically hunt near some creeks so water isn't much of an issue. However...
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    Figured I would add a little update, it's been...

    Figured I would add a little update, it's been almost 2 months, but the cat is now using the door. It definately took some patience. We started by removing the original flap, and hung a small 1 inch...
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    Thanks for the input folks. I'm really not...

    Thanks for the input folks. I'm really not looking to "train" her to point. I just want to encourage any natural tendency to point that may be there. If she winds up being flusher that's fine. But...
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    Encouraging "The Point"

    Im probably going to get bashed by the non pointing lab folks, but here goes anyway....

    My new pup has demonstrated on a few occasions the tendency "point" So maybe I have a pointing lab on my...
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    Just a couple months ago I brought up the fact...

    Just a couple months ago I brought up the fact that this stuff was on the horizon here in Canada, and as I understand it, it did gain some ground in Quebec, however it was somewhat pushed aside. No...
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    As I understand it, the opthemologist here only...

    As I understand it, the opthemologist here only takes patients after a referral from the vet. So that was my first step. After seeing the vet, whom I have a great relationship with, and he knows how...
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    Canadian National Field Trial - Who's Going?

    Since it's not that far of a drive, I'm planning to go check out a series or two. Most likely Sunday-Monday Maybe even offer to be a gunner for a bit. Anybody from here going to be there? Entered?...
  14. Thread: Retrieving goose?

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    Personally I had a dead goose to make a few...

    Personally I had a dead goose to make a few tosses in training to get my dog used to it. On his first hunt he still had a little bit of trouble figuring out exactly how to pick them up, but he...
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    After being to the vet, and he had a close look...

    After being to the vet, and he had a close look he does not feel that it is a worm. It appears to be a discolouration of the iris tissue. As the iris fluctuates with the light it causes the "white...
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    Not a field trailer (Yet!), but I just had a...

    Not a field trailer (Yet!), but I just had a thought...for those of you that hunt your field trial dogs...ever notice how far away a flock of birds can be before your dog locks onto them? I realize...
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    What is this in my pups eye?

    Noticed a little white squiggly thing in my pups eye this afternoon. It's literally inside the eye. Never saw anything like it before. I apologize but it's the best pic I could get. Anybody know...
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    Add a limbsaver recoil pad.

    Add a limbsaver recoil pad.
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    puppy excessive drinking?

    Recently got my second pup, she's 10 weeks old, and is doing great. Lots of go, happy, fearless, and keeping me busy, I'm having a blast!. One thing Ive noticed though is she will drink excessively....
  20. Thread: New pup is home!!

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    New pup is home!!

    The time finally arrived, my new pup made it home on the 28th. I've got some high hopes for her...as long as I don't mess it up! Planning to use Hillmann and transition to Lardy. So far she is full...
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    How often is he training with a group? Or birds?...

    How often is he training with a group? Or birds? My chocolate male, did exactly that when I first started training with a group. I think it was just from the pure excitement. After a couple sessions...
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    Looks great! Would love to try that myself, but...

    Looks great! Would love to try that myself, but I have no idea how to even begin!
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    Congrats on the pointing pup! I hunted behind a...

    Congrats on the pointing pup! I hunted behind a pointing lab a couple seasons ago and I was impressed! There's a lot of backlash about pointing labs, but IMO it's an awesome trait!
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    If it was solely my choice we would not have a...

    If it was solely my choice we would not have a cat in the first place. But with that said- the new pup is due home around the end of August. :D
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    Any cat people on here? cat training? GDG

    looking for some tips on cat training...yup - I said it... cat training.

    Recently installed a cat door to let our cat have free access into the basement. It should enable her to escape the dog...
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