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    I always liked John's dry sense of humor and his...

    I always liked John's dry sense of humor and his innate ability to liven things up.

    I appreciate a man who speaks his mind and doesn't back peddle and John certainly possessed those traits.

    A...
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    I don't care what Purina's motivation is for...

    I don't care what Purina's motivation is for supporting field events. If it wasn't for their support a lot of these field events would have a great deal of difficulty standing on their own.

    These...
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    OK, I'm bored too so I'll bite. Who is to say...

    OK, I'm bored too so I'll bite.

    Who is to say that the handler in this scenario wanted his dog to move with the silent cast? Maybe he trains his dogs that way.


    I train with an old time...
  4. Thread: westminister

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    Probably the best example of intelligence,...

    Probably the best example of intelligence, ability, and instinct being bred out of an animal for the sake of the show ring.
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    This video was discussed at length on this site...

    This video was discussed at length on this site over a year ago.

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?80921-Good-Dog-Work-or-Too-Dangerous-For-You

    Pay particular attention to...
  6. Thread: Purina 30/20

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    Feed once a day in the evening. There is a...

    Feed once a day in the evening.

    There is a whole body of scientific research (including an interesting article by Mike Lardy http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/documents/NutritionPerformance.pdf to...
  7. Thread: Gps

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    :confused:The simple solution is that until the...

    :confused:The simple solution is that until the secure fence is in place never allow the dogs to be be loose when unsupervised....... I'm not a fan of electric fences for a whole bunch of reasons...
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    It depends on the wind direction, the terrain...

    It depends on the wind direction, the terrain (it's harder in deeper cover and heavy grasses) , the weather (low pressure days, wet days, and other days I haven't figured out yet seem to affect...
  9. I think I get where your coming from and why,...

    I think I get where your coming from and why, however.............there is ( or should be) more to all this than simply being "happy".

    In this day and age of crappy customer service and inferior...
  10. I've pretty much had it with anything from this...

    I've pretty much had it with anything from this company since Garmin took over. I'd been a loyal Tritronics customer for 20 plus years but I'm done with them.

    Tritronics used to be a class A...
  11. Thread: Hypothermia

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    Conditioning

    One thing to note: A dog who is acclimatized to the outside temperature is far less likely to be affected by the cold.

    if your dog is kept inside they don't have a chance to get used to colder...
  12. "Colt" is an especially cool looking dog. ...

    "Colt" is an especially cool looking dog. Congratulations on the successes.
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    :confused:I'm very surprised at a comment like...

    :confused:I'm very surprised at a comment like this coming from you Darrin. Maybe you want to re-think this.

    There are a number of very successful, talented and driven retrievers running field...
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    One of my dogs often lies down on the honor at a...

    One of my dogs often lies down on the honor at a Field Trial.

    The competitive dogs over here go the the line hundreds (even thousands) of times during their lives. They get so used to honoring...
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    The Alpha is poorly made in comparison to GunX. ...

    The Alpha is poorly made in comparison to GunX. The design of the Alpha is such that when fired, the burnt powder is chanelled in a way that will cause clogging if not cleaned regularly which is not...
  16. I think there has been some good points on both...

    I think there has been some good points on both sides however I believe that buying a Labrador Retriever, with color being the primary reason for the choice, is the single dumbest reason you could...
  17. Love the picture and the intensity in both of...

    Love the picture and the intensity in both of them. Congratulations to all involved but especially to Randy and Daphne.
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    What about the people who have a few FC titled...

    What about the people who have a few FC titled dogs that are all pro trained but don't have a clue about training dogs themselves??????????? Are their opinions on training issues valid and...
  19. Molly is an FC, AFC, FTCH, AFTCH, and is one of...

    Molly is an FC, AFC, FTCH, AFTCH, and is one of the finalist who is (I believe) completely Amateur trained and handled..............Congratulations Mickey.....what a great dog she's been for you.
  20. This is interesting because at least 4 of these...

    This is interesting because at least 4 of these dogs that I know of are completely (100%) Amatuer trained and handled................probably more but 4 for sure.

    It's nice to see true students of...
  21. Quite a few handles and some big hurts among the...

    Quite a few handles and some big hurts among the finalists. Heard that Dennis with one of his dogs (not sure which one) is looking good as is Sue and a couple of others.

    Good luck to all and...
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    There is no question that bark collars are...

    There is no question that bark collars are effective. They absolutely are.

    The question for me is "is it fair to the dog".

    I used to use a bark collar and got quick and easy results but now...
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    I want to respond to this one point a bit late in...

    I want to respond to this one point a bit late in this discussion but I think it is noteworthy:

    It doesn't matter what cast the handler gives the dog as along as the dog improves it's position to...
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    Depends............the challenge with those...

    Depends............the challenge with those distances is that the bumper is half way through it's arc before the sound reached the line. Some dogs seem to do OK with this and some not as well.
    ...
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    Congratulations Dr. Ed........ A very nice...

    Congratulations Dr. Ed........ A very nice breeding and a great feeling I'm sure.:D
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