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    Don't bog yourself down with too many dogs. What...

    Don't bog yourself down with too many dogs. What if the puppy you want is not as good as your other dogs, then what?
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    Some dogs are just not cold water dogs, period,...

    Some dogs are just not cold water dogs, period, its just not in their genetics. All retrievers are not created equal.
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    So why do we give heartworm medicine to our dogs...

    So why do we give heartworm medicine to our dogs if they get them anyway?
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    I have to agree with Evan. There are lots of...

    I have to agree with Evan. There are lots of great dogs.
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    One thing they might do is to have hunts in close...

    One thing they might do is to have hunts in close proximity the same week end. It's kind of hard to be in two places at the same time. Another I have pondered for sometime is to start another hunt...
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    It seems like each generation gets more book...

    It seems like each generation gets more book smart but more common sense poor. I'm sure that if they would just mine their own business that they would have more than they could handle.
  7. All dogs should be able to enjoy the life that...

    All dogs should be able to enjoy the life that you provided your dog Hope. Losing them is the hard part of being a dog owner. But oh the treasure of memories she provided to you and the treasurable...
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    Get in contact with the Wisill Hunting Retriever...

    Get in contact with the Wisill Hunting Retriever Club. They train and hold hunts on Bong Wildlife Area. They have a wonderful training group and a couple of the fellows Roger Davis and Tim Kingsly...
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    I think you put it very well Irishwhistler. I...

    I think you put it very well Irishwhistler. I whole heartily agree with the dogs having to have time to be a dog and in fact in doing so at the right times is an important part of their training. As...
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    A friend of mine some years back had two dogs and...

    A friend of mine some years back had two dogs and they were playing with one of them carrying a stick. The stick got jammed down the dog's throat and it swelled enormously and although the splintered...
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    # 25 and # 29 is food for thought.

    # 25 and # 29 is food for thought.
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    My goal is to take the dog as fast as his...

    My goal is to take the dog as fast as his learning rate will allow and to be successful at whatever level he is at, if I enter him in an event or hunt him.
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    Those kind of dogs are always exciting to watch....

    Those kind of dogs are always exciting to watch. He really enjoys his work.
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    At one time it only took 2 passes for a Master...

    At one time it only took 2 passes for a Master National Title then they made it 3 passes. The people that quit running their dogs after the second pass took it in the shorts after the change.
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    I think Marilyn Fender put it like it is. If you...

    I think Marilyn Fender put it like it is. If you have a good chocolate prospect you need a talented trainer too. It's kind of like the old saying "A poor handler can make a good dog look badly and a...
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    Rick Stawski's tapes are excellent and more than...

    Rick Stawski's tapes are excellent and more than reasonable price.
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    Go to the butcher shop and get a big back leg...

    Go to the butcher shop and get a big back leg beef bone for him to chew. You won't believe how it will clean his teeth.
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    Like Randy said, part of the problem could be...

    Like Randy said, part of the problem could be your husband. When the dog is hunting it should be put in the work mode and held to strict obedience. I have had luck in training if the dog gives voice...
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    Thanks Scott, that was an excellent response....

    Thanks Scott, that was an excellent response. Like Dennis Voigt and all of the rest of us serious trainers, we are on the constant look for better solutions to our training problems. I have had...
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    So much for helpful answers. Maybe the reason for...

    So much for helpful answers. Maybe the reason for not answering is that the cure was very harsh.
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    So! Dennis Voight

    So what did Scott Adams do to solve or make better his dog's problem of creeping? I'm assuming that it was dealt with because he went on to get it's NAFTCH FTCH and AFTCH titles.
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    So! Dennis Voight

    So how did they solve NAFTCH FTC AFCH Mjolnir Bluebill Of Allanport's creeping problem? It would be interesting and educational to learn how Scott Adams not only solved the problem but went on to...
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    ABC's of training and more

    I don't think Dennis Voight has ever addressed the ABC's of training to make better handlers, so here goes.

    A - The trainer has to have a good attitude as well as the dog he is training

    B - The...
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    I belong to his old farts club. He gave a pin to...

    I belong to his old farts club. He gave a pin to that affect years back. Bill and Cleo were good people. God bless them.
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    Sticky: I have been doing dogs for 48 years now and you...

    I have been doing dogs for 48 years now and you often hear where someone has bought a championship, but regardless how much the owner invests, it comes down to the team of dog and handler to excel. I...
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