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    Since it's a re-throw, the dog already knows...

    Since it's a re-throw, the dog already knows where the mark is coming from and should be aligned properly. No shot keeps all the focus and the excitement on the mark itself.
  2. So the lining poles will help your dog finish the...

    So the lining poles will help your dog finish the blind?
    Lining poles will help the dog carry a cast?

    Do you really need a pole or fence post for you to remember where the blind that you put out...
  3. Hard to tell where the dog is in its training. ...

    Hard to tell where the dog is in its training. Still in transition? Or running cold blinds? Probably stuck in the middle with an inadequate foundation. I don't use lining poles, markers, or any of...
  4. I would say you need to take a closer look at...

    I would say you need to take a closer look at your training setups. Answer also depends on the level of your dog. In the first scenario I would stop the dog when it starts losing momentum and before...
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    Where are you located? Are you handling the dog...

    Where are you located? Are you handling the dog at tests or is the trainer?
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    If your giving a straight right back and the dog...

    If your giving a straight right back and the dog is going at 1 o'clock the dog is doing what it should be doing. You should be as picky about your handling as you are with your dog. Sounds like the...
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    Yes, you are understanding what I'm saying. ...

    Yes, you are understanding what I'm saying.

    It also sounds like you are being way too picky on your blinds in training. In training, teach the dog to run straight by fighting factors. Try to...
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    Sounds more like a handler problem then a dog...

    Sounds more like a handler problem then a dog problem. In your example of the 250 yard blind, you didn't give yourself or the dog room to cast. Let the dog cross the line to the blind, then stop it...
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    What are you going to be doing with the dog?

    What are you going to be doing with the dog?
  10. Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital

    Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital
  11. Thread: I need to learn!!!

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    22088 Cover is less then knee high. Dog is...

    22088

    Cover is less then knee high. Dog is visible throughout the field, except for a short section in the center where the snow covered road disappears. Dog is out of sight for about 20 yards in...
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    Long, regardless of breed.

    Long, regardless of breed.
  13. Thread: chukar prices?

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    $7 for chukar, $12 for pheasants.

    $7 for chukar, $12 for pheasants.
  14. Tournament hunting titles do not show up on the...

    Tournament hunting titles do not show up on the dog's pedigree.
  15. I run both. Hunt tests in the spring and summer,...

    I run both. Hunt tests in the spring and summer, and upland tournaments from December to April. One obvious difference is one simulates waterfowl hunting, and the other simulates upland hunting. ...
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    Lake Country has 3 training nights a week from...

    Lake Country has 3 training nights a week from April thru August. They also have a two part new handlers clinic for those getting into hunt tests, an April informal test, and train with the pro...
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    Post Number 10

    Post Number 10
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    www.sheddogtrainer.com

    www.sheddogtrainer.com
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    Rodeo is the aquatic version of roundup. There...

    Rodeo is the aquatic version of roundup. There are many other products similar to rodeo that use glyphosate as the main active ingredient and are safe to use around water.
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    This is your best option, and timing is...

    This is your best option, and timing is important. Also plan on several applications. Depending on the product, your dogs will be safe using the pond after the chemical has dried on the plant.
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  21. Thread: Partners

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    That is Steve Stauner and his dog Drake. Steve...

    That is Steve Stauner and his dog Drake. Steve is a training partner of mine and posts on this site, and I can assure you that Drake is not showing any sort of dominance. Drake is a fully amateur...
  22. (MN) HRCH, MH, US Open Pheasant Champion, Yellow lab with all health clearances

    HRCH Peterson's Chasing the Gold MH is available for stud. Chase was born 5/10/2008, and is a UKC Hunting Retriever Champion, an AKC Master Hunter, and the 2010 US Open Pro Puppy Pheasant Champion,...
  23. Left sided dog. Advantage to shooting left handed?

    Dog is left sided only, and I shoot right handed naturally.

    Is there an advantage when handling the gun on the same side as the dog for tests? I think the gun would be in the dogs peripheral...
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    Importance of cues in communication

    How important are cues when running blinds or lining the dog for the second or third marks in multiples?

    I don't use many cues for blinds, I align the dog, cue that we are running a blind by...
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    Thanks for the responses. Angie, with my work...

    Thanks for the responses.

    Angie, with my work schedule I can't start training until after 3pm when its hot, so I start with land work, then move to water and by then the initial energy has worn...
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