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    Great day hunting. Note the variety

    Great day hunting. Note the variety
  2. Thread: Toller HRCh/MH

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    I've trained with Euri and watched him compete...

    I've trained with Euri and watched him compete many times. That's one cool little Toller that Paul has done a nice job training. I believe he'll be competing in the Grand next weekend. Good luck to...
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    I too have had the pleasure of training with and...

    I too have had the pleasure of training with and the opportunity to run Stoney in training. This is one great dog. For anyone that thinks that show Goldens don't have stylish water entries all they...
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    Every time I watch Boykins at HRC hunt tests and...

    Every time I watch Boykins at HRC hunt tests and talk to their owners I come away impressed. They seem to be a good all around dog both in and outside the house.

    Take a look at the Red and White...
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    Nice gesture on the discount for the new pup. ...

    Nice gesture on the discount for the new pup.

    The coyotes around here have gotten very bold and in addition to grabbing little dogs out of yards, they will attack big ones as well. Our neighbor's...
  6. Thread: conditioning?

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    This was a concern of mine also as my dogs, 10...

    This was a concern of mine also as my dogs, 10 and 5, were not in top condition because we weren't able to do much summer training. I was reading some of my upland books to refresh myself on...
  7. Thread: steady to flush

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    When I first started training for the Upland test...

    When I first started training for the Upland test my dog did exactly what you're worried about ... she spun around and looked at me when I blew the whistle on the flush. So every downed bird became a...
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    It's always amazed me how the dogs know exactly...

    It's always amazed me how the dogs know exactly what we're going to do by which collar I reach for. The flat buckle or slip ring means obedience or conformation work, the tracking harness means that...
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    Kristie have you tried using Bing, Google or...

    Kristie have you tried using Bing, Google or Yahoo maps? The 3D aerial views get pretty close to the ground and you can move the map around to see the surrounding area. It's not perfect but it will...
  10. Thread: Orijen

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    A friend who has Flatcoats and Goldens tried...

    A friend who has Flatcoats and Goldens tried Orijen because of problems she was having with one of her dogs not eating well. She had tried a lot of foods before Orijen and nothing was working. Orijen...
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    Poll: What my dog loses in the heat is endurance. She...

    What my dog loses in the heat is endurance. She is every bit as excited and raring to go on the first set or two of marks but then can't recover like she does in the colder weather. High humidity...
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    My wife has been handling the obedience and...

    My wife has been handling the obedience and tracking work with the dogs but decided to join me out in the fields with our 9 year old. She's helped me with field training before and I really enjoy...
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    If you decide against a complete first aid kit,...

    If you decide against a complete first aid kit, consider including at least a tube of EMT gel for the dog and some aspirin for the handler.

    Hal
  14. Thread: Newbie question

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    David, check my avatar. I meant lacking in coat...

    David, check my avatar. I meant lacking in coat in comparison :)

    Hal
  15. Thread: Newbie question

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    David, although your dog is lacking in coat, that...

    David, although your dog is lacking in coat, that is one gorgeous dog ! I also went to your site to see your photography. Nice pictures.

    Hal
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    Take white bumpers and place them at a distance...

    Take white bumpers and place them at a distance that you want your dog to work. Space them about 10 yards apart and create a line or half circle. You can also do this drill with a single bumper or a...
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    I've run tests on those grounds and they're...

    I've run tests on those grounds and they're beautiful. If I remember correctly they held the master nationals there a while back and the club was applying to have them run there again.

    The tests...
  18. Thread: Ugly

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    I'm with Kristie on this one. All puppies are...

    I'm with Kristie on this one. All puppies are cute.

    We had a labradoodle that trained at our obedience club and it was an absolute nut case and never showed any progress after two years. However...
  19. Thread: Training In Wi

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    Are you folks aware that there is an HRC club,...

    Are you folks aware that there is an HRC club, Wisill, that meets for training the first and third Sunday of every month at Bong Recreational Area? They're nice people, friendly and always looking...
  20. Thread: Stolen golden

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    I was really hoping that this story would have a...

    I was really hoping that this story would have a happy ending. How sad. There has to be something seriously wrong with a person that could do this.

    Hal
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    Here's something that I found that discusses the...

    Here's something that I found that discusses the approach used in the Midwest during phase 1 of the study: Note the reference to exercise patterns.

    "Veterinary practitioners and owners in the...
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    Yep, Spring's here. It's been in the low 60's the...

    Yep, Spring's here. It's been in the low 60's the last couple days and my poor dog is pooped from all the training. And the answer to that other thread about when do you let your dog go into the...
  23. Thread: Stolen golden

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    I hate to raise this ugly possibility but I...

    I hate to raise this ugly possibility but I remember talking to a police officer that was involved in trying to curtail dog fighting in the Chicagoland area. The gangs involved in this had moved out...
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    Angie I'm not sure where that article came from...

    Angie I'm not sure where that article came from but it's not the Purdue Study and the Study Recommendations are not consistent with any other reports I have read. Although it's titled NEW Purdue...
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    Here are some of the findings contained in the...

    Here are some of the findings contained in the study on bloat conducted by Purdue University. The complete study results can be found by doing a search on Purdue Bloat study or just bloat study.
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