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  1. Advice from South Dakota on how to grow club membership

    Sometime ago a post came up about how a person grew the membership in his South Dakota retriever club. I am trying to find that post. If anyone can direct it to me I would appreciate your help....
  2. Thanks for the research and giving both them...

    Thanks for the research and giving both them their due credit. We see further for having their shoulders to stand on.
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    Congratulations Lyle Steinman. You are setting...

    Congratulations Lyle Steinman. You are setting enviable records. Those closest to the action for knowing and showing the grace of acknowledging your win and placing at the Super Retriever Series...
  4. The Third series. The issue the dogs had with the...

    The Third series. The issue the dogs had with the test were mostly with the long retired mark at the end of the channel. Some dogs were getting very close to the fall they were being sent for then...
  5. Well I feel for you, all of us do. Many of us if...

    Well I feel for you, all of us do. Many of us if not all us have suffered a set back with our dogs, they range on a scale from minor to major. The pain is deep and with time we get over it and we...
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    Honour dog leaves before being released

    Honour dog leaves the honour position to go sniff or return to the truck and shows no interest in the action in the field nor interferes with the working dog as it races out to pick up a mark. The...
  7. How about an autographed photo of him action on...

    How about an autographed photo of him action on the ice to go along with it.
  8. Thread: CCI 22 Blanks

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    I have shot cap guns, acorns, crimped grays,...

    I have shot cap guns, acorns, crimped grays, green, yellows, reds and purples. They are all vary in loudness. I have a few thousand grays which I use most of the time when I am in farm fields with...
  9. Thread: CCI 22 Blanks

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    Well I am looking for the loudest .22 calibre...

    Well I am looking for the loudest .22 calibre blanks as I am nearly out of the "purple wad type". Would they be available a Lowes or Home Depot in the states?

    Daniel
  10. Aversive "training" or "conditioning" has both...

    Aversive "training" or "conditioning" has both benefits and draw backs with the potential for an unintentional outcome or side effect. Positive reinforcement may take more time (repetition) and be...
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    These dogs do such athletic feats that we are...

    These dogs do such athletic feats that we are amazed at level of speed, grace, and energy which they perform. As many of you have replied, we have all experienced worry and the sinking feeling in our...
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    After a thorough examination the diagnosis is...

    After a thorough examination the diagnosis is Ripple has superficial swelling to her tendons connecting her two out side digits to the tendons running up the back of the stifle where there is also...
  13. Thread: Sabotage

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    Yes, It goes like this. "Don't make any training...

    Yes, It goes like this. "Don't make any training plans for a certain date as it is our anniversary" or finish training early as we are expected for dinner at the Stevens by 6:30" or "The lawn needs...
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    After resting through the night she did not put...

    After resting through the night she did not put her right leg down for one or two steps. After that her gait seemed normal with out any head bobbing. She stayed home and rested all Monday and showed...
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    Well a day and a half of rest and a controlled...

    Well a day and a half of rest and a controlled walk along the creek for a short distance showed no signs of lameness. Ripple shows appears to putting her full weight on the leg. She sits straight...
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    Thanks all. I checked her digits, no negative...

    Thanks all. I checked her digits, no negative reflex to gently moving them. I wish you guys were wrong but I am afraid your diagnosis is likely accurate.
    Thanks again. I appreciate you took the...
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    Lame on right rear leg, how serious?

    My field trial dog, Ripple, at five and half years came up lame after a combination of an early morning grouse hunt and followed by a training session of a triple and a blind no great distance.
    She...
  18. Scatter Creek Retriever Club congratulations

    What a terrific "tailgate party" hosted on the property of Pat Wilson with much effort on his part and great support from the everyone in the club. My gosh the food was good, terrific variety and ...
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    If your dog is black do have it by a pathologist...

    If your dog is black do have it by a pathologist for the possibility of cancer. If your dog is coat color chocolate or brown then that changes the likelihood of cancer.
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    Purina Pro Plan grain free?

    In a conversation with a the Purina rep in Canada it is my understanding that Purina has a grain free dog food available in the US.
    I have been on their website and have not seen such a product...
  21. Thanks Bill.

    Thanks Bill.
  22. The 2013 US National Amateur had 122 starting...

    The 2013 US National Amateur had 122 starting dogs and that was after the scratches. That is a large number. Given the size why did the trail committee not start on Sunday thereby giving the judges...
  23. The judges are where they need to be in if you do...

    The judges are where they need to be in if you do the the math. Three series left with 30 dogs likely still playing.
    Daniel Shnitka
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    Better to have tried and not achieved then not to...

    Better to have tried and not achieved then not to have tried at all. One can grow in character and learn to over come the challenges in in life from training a dog. If your "Sundance" did his work...
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    #3. One of the principles you are looking for in...

    #3. One of the principles you are looking for in training the "swim by" is for the dog to follow your hand signals and to use a moderated voice in giving verbal commands so as not to fracture the...
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