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    Read Retriever Training Tests by James Spencer. ...

    Read Retriever Training Tests by James Spencer.

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    Sounds like my kind of day!!! Nothing trips my...

    Sounds like my kind of day!!!

    Nothing trips my trigger as much as seeing the lights come on in a young dog when he starts to realize just what he's been bred for.
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    Have to admit I'm mildly intrigued. Anyone ever...

    Have to admit I'm mildly intrigued. Anyone ever get a collar on a cat the second time?
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    " Electric shock collars, which are used to train...

    " Electric shock collars, which are used to train unruly cats and dogs,...."


    Cats?
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    I've used this for years, works great:

    http://www.amazon.com/Springer-Dog-Exerciser/dp/B0017NM4OE/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1437446622&sr=1-2&keywords=springer+dog+bike+attachment
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    Why don't you like them for flyers?

    Why don't you like them for flyers?
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    Cottonmouths are very thick & swim with their...

    Cottonmouths are very thick & swim with their heads & a lot of their body out of the water.
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    I can see quail shot over water potentially...

    I can see quail shot over water potentially creating mouth problems. Pigeons aren't much better when wet but at least they're harder to swallow.
  9. Thread: Deflategate

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    I just wish we could hold the former Secretary of...

    I just wish we could hold the former Secretary of State to the same ethical standards as a professional football player.
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    Why would you piss in my water bowl?

    Why would you piss in my water bowl?
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    Succinct and insightful as usual Sir. As...

    Succinct and insightful as usual Sir.


    As for "hardmouth", I heard of one judge who while arguing in defense of a dog claim "well, if a person was really hungry they could eat that bird." ...
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    For each of us there's a "Goldilocks" dog, not...

    For each of us there's a "Goldilocks" dog, not too hot- not to slow, if you will.

    For those who want to run the challenging retrieves of Master level & beyond, a higher amount of drive is...
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    Thanks for the info gentlemen. I've long...

    Thanks for the info gentlemen.
    I've long suspected they share a lot of the same gene pool.
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    Serious question here for the Boykin & AWS...

    Serious question here for the Boykin & AWS aficionados. Do you think Mr. Boykin of South Carolina found a stray AWS & not being familiar w/ the breed do to it's fairly limited range (the Great Lakes...
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    When did politely declining to participate in...

    When did politely declining to participate in "gay marriage" celebrations become an act of hate?
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    So anybody else notice that a question about a...

    So anybody else notice that a question about a hypothetical gay couple asking for a small town pizza shop to cater a wedding has driven the issue about Hillary's secret emails completely off the map?...
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    It's worth doing but obviously not a guarantee....

    It's worth doing but obviously not a guarantee. Dogs can only smell a snake if they're down wind of it & lots of times they don't rattle. I do it twice a year & some dogs know right away what's up...
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    In the immortal words of Sgt. Hulka, "lighten...

    In the immortal words of Sgt. Hulka,

    "lighten up Francis."
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    I think this is what you're looking for: ...

    I think this is what you're looking for: http://www.amazon.com/Retriever-Training-Tests-James-Spencer/dp/0931866952


    Editorial Reviews
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    Each chapter of James Spencer's Retriever Training...
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    Whatever skill is introduced first will tend to...

    Whatever skill is introduced first will tend to affect the other. Emphasis on control and use of eyes over nose can inhibit the upland dogs bird finding ability to the same degree. I prefer to have...
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    The intent of my post wasn't so much to say that...

    The intent of my post wasn't so much to say that Field Trial training programs are detrimental to pheasant hunting as that they don't address it at all. If you follow such a program throughout the...
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    A Field Trial training regiment won’t offer...

    A Field Trial training regiment won’t offer anything to help develop a pheasant dog as it is strictly a “non-slip retriever” game. In fact, some of the training tends to discourage the dog from...
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    The vast majority of people I know with...

    The vast majority of people I know with field-bred Springers keep them in the house & consider them excellent pets. The only difference between my Springers in the house & my Labs has been that...
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    For someone used to retrievers, the ESS is much...

    For someone used to retrievers, the ESS is much more similar in functionality. It’s a flushing dog with very strong retrieving instincts.

    The Brittany is a pointing dog. In my limited...
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    Hi Keith, I use the method too. (I use white...

    Hi Keith,

    I use the method too. (I use white 5 gal buckets because they're easier to move around to account for wind direction).

    I just mentioned the "somewhat controversial" comment because...
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