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    There alot of good ones out there but my favorite...

    There alot of good ones out there but my favorite is Evan Grahams Smart Works. But that's just my two cents. Congrats and Have fun
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    I am going on the 4th week and and was told i would have it last week and still haven't heard from them. They need to get their Sh*T together
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    I have never seen a JR hunt test with two live...

    I have never seen a JR hunt test with two live flyers. Dog should pick up a bird when its thrown period. Judge is correct.
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    Very normal

    Very normal
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    You haven't mentioned any thing about his tail...

    You haven't mentioned any thing about his tail being down or limp but if you have been doing alot of swimming lately and or put him in colder than normal water. It could be "wet tail" or "Limp Tail"...
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    I bought the Stoeger M3500 two seasons ago after...

    I bought the Stoeger M3500 two seasons ago after reading all the great reviews and because it was so cheap. It was all true gun has been fantastic. Have put easily a 1000 rounds through it and not...
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    Drake Quick-Hitch Retriever Stand

    I was wondering if anyone has been using this product and what your thoughts are? I like the look of it and how the water will not pool to cause a slippery surface which I hear is common with the...
  8. Thread: backwards?

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    I agree completely with the above statement. I...

    I agree completely with the above statement. I recently have been forcing myself to work or atleast watch as many Master Stakes as possible. Making the sometime 2 hr drive to not run a dog seemed...
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    I have ran many tests there and never had a...

    I have ran many tests there and never had a problem. Only way you can get Giardia is by drinking infected water not by swimming in it. Having had giardia myself and went through the ordeal I would...
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    Well I have many memories but my favorite Memory, saying, picture, ETC is this:
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    973 751 1668 He gets birds on Tuesdays and...

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    He gets birds on Tuesdays and Fridays. and will order extra if you need let him know.
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    Yoda, I get pigeons from a poultry market in...

    Yoda,

    I get pigeons from a poultry market in belleville. Or you can buy a pigeon trap and throw it under the nearest underpass with some cracked corn. Also there is a place in Cream Ridge NJ that...
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    John I might take you up on that. I can usually...

    John I might take you up on that. I can usually get away from work one day during the week. What days do you usually train?
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    Breck Thank you for the info. We actually do...

    Breck
    Thank you for the info. We actually do alot of training right behind that first pond in that flooded marsh. The problem is that the ponds are within the property of a Lexus dealership behind...
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    Thank you for the Info Breck but i can't seem to...

    Thank you for the Info Breck but i can't seem to find anyone with that name

    Bridget you are about 2.5 hrs from me other wise I would have been there today. Thank you though
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    Swim By Pond in Central or North NJ

    Does anyone have or know of a swim by pond in central or North NJ? I have looked every where and have found some great water to train in but not a true swim by pond. Will pay for access. Thank you
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    Depends on the breed. Labs do english pointers...

    Depends on the breed. Labs do english pointers don't and so on.
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    Sue, We could go back and forth about how we...

    Sue,

    We could go back and forth about how we do things for the next 10 yrs. Just because you don't use that in your training program or haven't heard of it does not mean it doens't work. I am...
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    "Water Force is the compelling and influence that...

    "Water Force is the compelling and influence that causes the dog to enter the water. Water Force is the final phase of force fetch."

    "Evan treats water force as a component of force fetch because...
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    I would have a conversation with your trainer...

    I would have a conversation with your trainer about starting water force. As long as you have properly CC her. It really helps a dog (from my experience) have a water seeking attitude. Best of luck
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    Sorry I got a little carried away with the post...

    Sorry I got a little carried away with the post and never added the Link

    http://www.aquadogrehab.com/index.html

    This will answer any questions

    Best regards
  22. Thread: Aqua Dog

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    Aqua Dog

    Just spent the last three months with my BLM bouncing from various orth specialists. I went to 4 different vets that are very well respected to help me determine what was wrong with my big guy. He...
  23. Thread: Force Fetch

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    Ken is right on the money. Don't even think...

    Ken is right on the money. Don't even think about it before the adult teeth are in. After that point its all on you and the pup. Obedience should be sound and i prefer to CC before FF just so i...
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    N4D, Im no pro just a guy who loves this game...

    N4D,

    Im no pro just a guy who loves this game so take this for face value but if your pup is putting a short hunt together and has learned that she can get a bird at the winger station that is...
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    Yep, quick with the trigger with a perfect lead...

    Yep, quick with the trigger with a perfect lead usually drops them with the first shot.

    Works with life and hunting.

    Regards
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