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    I live in town so I always put the collar on...

    I live in town so I always put the collar on before I take him out to do his business. There is 10 ft of yard before the street when we go out the front door and I don't want to take the chance of...
  2. I have to convince mine constantly that we don't...

    I have to convince mine constantly that we don't need one more... and I'm the "dog person".... :rolleyes:
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    I train for both but the dog prefers the left as...

    I train for both but the dog prefers the left as that is the first I taught and what I usually use. I'm sure he would be better at right sided heeling if I took the time to polish it but its just...
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    I'm just saying in a hunting scenario its not as...

    I'm just saying in a hunting scenario its not as crucial to train for. Hell, I train for trials and it is not necessary in that scenario either (I have a spaniel, long distances are not common in...
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    To each his own. Effective shotgun range is about...

    To each his own. Effective shotgun range is about 40 yards. I don't do much shooting outside of that range so i have no personal reason in a hunting scenario that my dog would need to be sent 300...
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    Royal Canin has had breed specific feeds forever....

    Royal Canin has had breed specific feeds forever. Sales are what motivate companies. Marketing sells
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    Train the same. You may not have to build up to...

    Train the same. You may not have to build up to 200 yard blinds but for the most part the further you take the training, the more you will enjoy hunting with your dog. Hunt with a well trained dog...
  8. Thread: field trial dogs

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    I play a different game - I'm a spaniel guy. I...

    I play a different game - I'm a spaniel guy. I was always super concerned that I was not accomplishing enough fast enough until I really started training with folks and taking in more trials. Most...
  9. Thread: Release Command

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    "ok"... no need to overthink it

    "ok"... no need to overthink it
  10. Proof of rabies vaccination

    Proof of rabies vaccination
  11. Thread: Puppy energy

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    Yeah with a cocker you're probably untraining it...

    Yeah with a cocker you're probably untraining it whether you mean it or not hahahaha
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    I get that - but whats the difference? They are...

    I get that - but whats the difference? They are still being taken away from their mother. Whether the pups are at his house or someone else's there is very little difference other then the fact...
  13. Thread: Puppy energy

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    I have an extremely high strung dog. He is now 2...

    I have an extremely high strung dog. He is now 2 yrs old and still a maniac - he never walks, everything is full tilt. Just taking him outside to do his business he turns the house into a race...
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    Pups should stay till at least 8 weeks. There...

    Pups should stay till at least 8 weeks. There are a lot of studies done out there supporting this. In the past it was the norm to pick up a pup at 6 or 7 weeks old, but new research heavily favors...
  15. The dog is still growing until its 2 years old. ...

    The dog is still growing until its 2 years old. That's why you don't test them before that. I'm sure a lot of dogs go through weird stages where everything isn't lining up quite the way it does in...
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    She's only 6 months.... you have at least 18 more...

    She's only 6 months.... you have at least 18 more to go before you should even consider making that decision...
  17. "North American Retriever".... almost makes it...

    "North American Retriever".... almost makes it sound like a legitimate breed
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    I don't have a golden but my english cocker has...

    I don't have a golden but my english cocker has long-ish hair and he wears a vest when we do late season hunting. He seems much warmer with the vest than without - that long hair is not very...
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    Is PennHip or OFA the better organization? Why...

    Is PennHip or OFA the better organization? Why would one choose PennHip over OFA?
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    I use a Redhead one. No problems so far.

    I use a Redhead one. No problems so far.
  21. Mine was chipped before I brought him home at 9...

    Mine was chipped before I brought him home at 9 weeks. AVID is the brand. Couldn't tell you about migration, I don't own a personal scanner lol
  22. I apologize to the OP, I just couldn't help it...

    I apologize to the OP, I just couldn't help it lol. On a serious note though, sounds like everything will be okay
  23. You ever had that excuse actually work?

    You ever had that excuse actually work?
  24. Thread: Shed Dog?

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    Any gun dog that retrieves can trained to shed...

    Any gun dog that retrieves can trained to shed hunt, even the small ones. Just gotta put the time into training...

    http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=6884&pictureid=45711
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    Buy the best breeding you can afford. "Too hot"...

    Buy the best breeding you can afford. "Too hot" is a bad buzz word. You own what you condone.
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