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    As someone that used Wolter's book to train a...

    As someone that used Wolter's book to train a retriever decades ago, I can attest how much retriever training techniques have advanced in forty years. Modern methods produce a much a better trained...
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    At this point I think we are better off if the...

    At this point I think we are better off if the subject is out of the limelight. Any publicity, even in support, will not help our cause. It will just provoke a reaction from the AR activists which...
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    Here is an interesting article giving a...

    Here is an interesting article giving a historical perspective on scientific research and the ecollar http://www.truthaboutshockcollars.com/85/remote-collar-training-what-does-science-have-to-say/
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    There is no pending legislation banning ecollars...

    There is no pending legislation banning ecollars that I am aware, but I would not surprised to see such laws proposed in the coming months. The first attempts will likely be made at the local level...
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    The Fox interview will be used by AR groups to...

    The Fox interview will be used by AR groups to legislate against the ecollar. AKC may not be seeking to ban it, but it is very powerful ammunition for those that do.
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    The animal rights movement bridges the political...

    The animal rights movement bridges the political spectrum. Conservative talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham have supported HSUS.
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    Exactly! I just sent emails to Dennis Sprung,...

    Exactly! I just sent emails to Dennis Sprung, AKC President and James Crowley, Executive Secretary. They are the only two people above Ms. DiNardo at AKC. I wish to add that a volume of thought...
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    Look at this recent article in the Washington...

    Look at this recent article in the Washington post on a recent study in England. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/09/09/electronic-shock-collars-might-distress-your-dog/

    The...
  9. Thread: Mission Valley FT

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    Call backs to Open water marks: 10, 11, 16,...

    Call backs to Open water marks:

    10, 11, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 32, 35, 38, 40, 42, 46, 53, 54, 62, 66, 69, 71, 72, 74

    24 dogs back

    Florence
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    Very Unofficial Amatuer update They should be...

    Very Unofficial Amatuer update

    They should be done for the day, resuming tomorrow morning at 8:00 am with test dog and 15 running dogs to complete the land series.

    Rotation for the next...
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    Unofficial Call backs to the Open land blind: ...

    Unofficial Call backs to the Open land blind:

    49 dogs are back

    3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53,...
  12. The OP specified "field trial practice" and I...

    The OP specified "field trial practice" and I know he knows the difference. In trials, it is permitted to point out the guns before the handler calls for the bird. Lining up the dog on each mark is...
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    Woke up to 39 degrees this morning in Ronan. It...

    Woke up to 39 degrees this morning in Ronan. It has been cool and mostly overcast for the last ten days with some showers. At least we do not have the usual smoke from forest fires this year.
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    I own an early 870 Wingmaster I obtained in the...

    I own an early 870 Wingmaster I obtained in the 1960's. I purchased another one in the 1980's due to my first one starting to show some wear after many thousands of rounds fired through. I have won...
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    Amen! During the six months we train in SoCal,...

    Amen! During the six months we train in SoCal, we put on about 600 miles a week just commuting to training areas. At 55 cents per mile, that alone adds up to more than the monthly cost of a pro. ...
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    If personal gratification is being equated with...

    If personal gratification is being equated with ego then running the MN is about ego, running on weekends is about ego, hunting is about ego.

    The protestant ethic is the backbone of America's...
  17. I'm in: Florence Sloane #78 Teal Creek...

    I'm in: Florence Sloane
    #78 Teal Creek Patton's Saber (Saber)
  18. Russ Stewart 68. NAFC-FC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League...

    Russ Stewart
    68. NAFC-FC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League (Ivy),
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    Not unless both parents are registered with AKC...

    Not unless both parents are registered with AKC and the owners of both are in good standing. Even then there would be lots of hoops to go through to get AKC to issue papers.
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    I agree that putting on hunt tests is done for...

    I agree that putting on hunt tests is done for alturistic reasons. I think those reasons have to do with opportunity for club members at the event and reciprocating to members of other clubs to...
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    I do not know why Retriever News does not turn...

    I do not know why Retriever News does not turn over the keys for the pickem to a dedicated amateur like Lainee that has an actual commitment to the sport.
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    Exactly. Why do something that people expect...

    Exactly. Why do something that people expect you to do right and invest a little bit of time? What is in it for them?

    I bet they are cursing Shane for adding value to the website.
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    Anyone have the results???

    Anyone have the results???
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    I also sell commercial insurance. We have a...

    I also sell commercial insurance. We have a small policy on our training property and I have referred several people to them. Service has always been great.
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    Do you think the Retriever News as made any...

    Do you think the Retriever News as made any software changes since acquiring EE? Good luck!
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