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  1. Thanks for posting! Enjoyed watching some great...

    Thanks for posting! Enjoyed watching some great dog work....and my outdoors on Feb 11th doesn't look anything like yours, which made the video even more enjoyable!
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    This is essentially the same thing that I do. An...

    This is essentially the same thing that I do. An extension off FF...only now a 2nd bumper added. So a really simplified next step to what they already know...if they drop the bumper, ear pinch and...
  3. Yes, it's now becoming clear to me that if I want...

    Yes, it's now becoming clear to me that if I want to run multiple objects past her in FF, I should've been running multiple objects past her thru hold drills.

    So, meanwhile, she's figured it all...
  4. Don, Good question and to be honest, the...

    Don,

    Good question and to be honest, the reason for my question is that my memory is foggy from my prior dogs, and of course each dog is a bit different. I recall crafting the dumbell dowel to...
  5. Thanks for all the responses! KPolley - it...

    Thanks for all the responses!

    KPolley - it sounds like you go "in serial" with each object?

    So, when you switch to a new object, are you going thru the whole series of 1) "close in" fetch ie....
  6. Force Fetch with different retrieve objects?

    I have a 7 mo old BLF and began FF about a week ago. This is 4th dog I've FF'd over the years and have been happy with the prior results.

    Currently, I'm ear-pinching with a 2" bumper and she's...
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    Sorry, no data on the Maxus, but, I have the...

    Sorry, no data on the Maxus, but, I have the Beretta A400 Extreme (follow-on to Xtrema) and don't recommend it...just in case you were considering it.. Love shooing it, but have had quality issues.
  8. I start out with my pups as instructed above,...

    I start out with my pups as instructed above, with a toot-toot, and then a sit whistle. And when I blow the sit whistle, I give my typical hand-out/palm-down sit cue. Over time, they figure things...
  9. My pup is 13 weeks and I started using treats...

    My pup is 13 weeks and I started using treats (just kernels of puppy chow in my pocket) right away. Not just for retrieves, but, anytime I called "here". It immediately took her from about 0%...
  10. I live/train at 9K feet and occasionally hunt and...

    I live/train at 9K feet and occasionally hunt and do identical training sessions at 4K feet. I don't notice a difference in the dog's performance, and, I look for it. I've also had friends visit...
  11. Thanks to all the responses, which have confirmed...

    Thanks to all the responses, which have confirmed what I had been observing!

    And, thanks to the internet, I didn't have to conduct any tests on myself to find the answer :)
  12. Tritronics Pro500 question on stimulation levels

    I have a new Pro500 controller, and, had a question regarding the stim levels. It's the model with the dial on top with 6 levels, and, then the 2 buttons on the side that enable a "low 2", "medium...
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    I've never taken my dogs into the store, but,...

    I've never taken my dogs into the store, but, have definitely left them in the truck, and had them try it on in parking lot. That way, make your best guess, but, be in a position to walk it right...
  14. I like to use "back" to send on blinds, and,...

    I like to use "back" to send on blinds, and, "fetch" to indicate that the object for blind retrieve, is in very close proximity. ie in walking fetch where they identify the nearest object they can...
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    Scott, that's a great question...that...

    Scott, that's a great question...that unfortunately won't get answered, as I don't trial/test, but only hunt.

    I can say that I've never seen her spin on a hunting retrieve. There's been times...
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    My two year old female was spinning on blinds.. ...

    My two year old female was spinning on blinds.. She'd run 10-20 yards, spin (always the same direction), and I'd yell back, raise my arm and recast, sometimes nick, etc, but, it never solved the...
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    I went down this path a couple years ago, so a...

    I went down this path a couple years ago, so a little fuzzy on the details. But, I believe the biggest issue is whether you intend to train with live birds, or not. If so, there's only two swa's...
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    Thanks guys! And just to clarify my context...

    Thanks guys!

    And just to clarify my context for "blind drill", i was referring to 3 legged pattern blinds, where after the dog has thoroughly learned the 3 legs, introducing a gunner, and then a...
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    Objective of Blind Drills?

    Sorry if this has been answered prior, but, I did some search diligence and didn't find quite what I was looking for.

    I have a 10 month old female and am following Lardy's program. She's...
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    My $.02 - I went with the galvanized hog...

    My $.02

    - I went with the galvanized hog panels (4x4 inch square grid) for fencing with treated lumber for framing, and like it
    - go concrete
    - definitely slope the concrete for run-off as...
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    's Rootin for the home team "Homer" and or ...

    's Rootin for the home team "Homer"
    and or

    HPK's Honor as our way "Judge"
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