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    I did not have the pleasure of knowing Howard in...

    I did not have the pleasure of knowing Howard in person, only knew of him through RTF.
    He was a very genuinely nice guy who always had great insight & advice in the forums.
    From my limited...
  2. How do you hook these up to wingers already ready...

    How do you hook these up to wingers already ready for electronics?
    Sorry, but very new to wingers. Club has a few we can use and I'd like to better utilize.
    thanks
    Matt
  3. It helps me out a lot Wayne, thanks! Matt

    It helps me out a lot Wayne, thanks!
    Matt
  4. Really enjoy the videos as well Wayne. How did...

    Really enjoy the videos as well Wayne. How did you get transitioned into blinds with Rowdy? You mentioned orange poles? Did you do any sight blinds too? Rowdy has really great distance for blinds,...
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    My YLF has the same problem. I spent most of last...

    My YLF has the same problem. I spent most of last summer in the lake and pools with her lifting her back legs up and planing her. She has not grown out of this, but we also don't have 1/20th the...
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    My first FF was done using Smartworks. I notice...

    My first FF was done using Smartworks. I notice you said things have moved smoothly, but this is your 1st hiccup/setback?
    You mentioned that pup transitioned to the ground well, but what about...
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    Shadow lives up to his name, all you see with him...

    Shadow lives up to his name, all you see with him is a blur....boy covers some country.
    Nice video, what was the distance on this blind?
    Matt
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    Says a lot about his hogtie...confidently leaves...

    Says a lot about his hogtie...confidently leaves him in the front yard and heads to work.
    Great story, Matt.
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    That's awesome DKR (fridge full of...

    That's awesome DKR (fridge full of Shiner).....and the dog in the fridge is pretty cool too. We have a cold front coming through out west, 10 days of 81-91 after 10 days of 100+, and some good rain...
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    How close are typical marks to the...

    How close are typical marks to the gunner/thrower? I know, personally, depending on who my helper is (on the rare occasion I have one) can determine if the throws are 10-20 yards away from the...
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    You don't need to see a vet, but it sounds like...

    You don't need to see a vet, but it sounds like your dog does...
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    Something that worked well for me, whenever you...

    Something that worked well for me, whenever you are spending time playing with pup or letting him explore outside --- afterwards when he plops down and goes to sleep, put him in his crate while he is...
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    Good Luck! May your dog's lines be straight, your...

    Good Luck! May your dog's lines be straight, your casts crisp, the weather in your favor, and you both have fun.
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    Looking back on my experience with this and the...

    Looking back on my experience with this and the addition of Steve S. and Swamp's advice...if I could do it over again, I would wait until 6-7 months to CC and start with "Sit" and then "Here" ---...
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    Mine has something similar about 2/3 the way down...

    Mine has something similar about 2/3 the way down here tail. Vet explained it as a "slipped" or "protruding disc" --- its a lump of cartilage and a bend as a result of some damage to the tail, but...
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    Tried it...it's not worth your time, the pennies,...

    Tried it...it's not worth your time, the pennies, or ziplocs.
    Matt
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    Been there, done that often lately...feels like...

    Been there, done that often lately...feels like more sessions than not here. Few frustrating sessions have abruptly ended on the smallest of positives and then we head home so I can mow the yard....
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    I may have done things out of order, but we did...

    I may have done things out of order, but we did basic obedience -> CC sit and here -> FF -> then FTP -> then doing sit to pile (similar to you are doing, start small with a rope...verbal sit then...
  19. Joseph, I was in the same situation last summer...

    Joseph,
    I was in the same situation last summer in TX...I was able to keep my pup in an inside crate for 4-5 hrs, come home and air her, back she went. At 2 months I was unable to do that and she...
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    Tex- I believe Wayne is saying just using the the...

    Tex- I believe Wayne is saying just using the the whistle, the sequence should be send the dog- whistle (dog starts to turn/loop) - whistle again - nick. No need for the verbal "sit" anymore I would...
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    Thanks for the responses. Wayne, I was...

    Thanks for the responses.
    Wayne, I was following suit...Whistle-nick-sit, or whistle-sit-nick-sit. After writing it down I realize how inconsistent that is and that I really dont like it.
    Dog has...
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    Looping

    Currently working on single T. My 14 mo YLF has very little problems taking casts, and flies to the back pile. Sometimes she can be hard to stop. She makes very tight rotations on both backcasts, but...
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    Dry skin

    My 14 month YLF sheds a good amount, but recently noticed considerable dry skin flakes (dandruff) when brushing her. Currently feeding Nutro natural choice large breed puppy. Considered a change to...
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    Cant go wrong with this brush. Wont completely...

    Cant go wrong with this brush. Wont completely eliminate shedding, but regular brushings will drastically cut down on the amount shed. I have the medium, had the lab on the picture, but might opt for...
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    Have you intoduced pup to live pigeons before? To...

    Have you intoduced pup to live pigeons before? To build prey drive? If not, i would do so. Get a few pigeons, pull the flight feathers, excite pup and toss the pigeon while lightly restraining him &...
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