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    Just think, in a couple of months that collar...

    Just think, in a couple of months that collar will be too small!!
  2. Tony, It does answer the question. Wasnt...

    Tony,

    It does answer the question. Wasnt thinking about ear pinch as pressure. Like I said before, Im new to this. Although the one time i did nick with bumper in the mouth, she quickly spit it...
  3. Not looking to steal your thread but how about a...

    Not looking to steal your thread but how about a bitch that has a cycle every 4 months. I train with this dog and the trainer doesnt think she will be able to breed. What do you think?
  4. Tony, What do you mean by pressure? I am a...

    Tony,
    What do you mean by pressure? I am a beginner trainer. I was told to never nick (pressure?) a dog with a bumper in it mouth. I have nicked (accidently) and she immediately dropped the bumper....
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    I don't let my dog jump out of the dog truck. ...

    I don't let my dog jump out of the dog truck. She will jump into the truck but I don't like her jumping out. Too much on the joints.
  6. X2 what Gordy said.

    X2 what Gordy said.
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    Do mostly bow hunting. I have a muzzleloader and...

    Do mostly bow hunting. I have a muzzleloader and we can use them in NY for shotgun season. Will probably be working alot this year so I don't know how much deer hunting I will be doing. I work...
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    I am far from being a pro trainer, but I was...

    I am far from being a pro trainer, but I was recently talking to my pro about a simular problem. At about 100 yds. my blf would not take the back cast. He told me that I was moving too quickly...
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    Before i got this BLF, I had Goldens. They were...

    Before i got this BLF, I had Goldens. They were all very affectionate (especially my 1st, Beau). I would say my BLF is more self confident. If we are outside and i am sitting in the lawn, she might...
  10. I was one of those "idiots" he spoke about in his...

    I was one of those "idiots" he spoke about in his video. I now try to keep calm and not worry about it. I have noticed that the older (more mature) she gets, there is less cigar holding.
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    I found a local pro in my area that allows me to...

    I found a local pro in my area that allows me to come up every week and train with him. The first week he assessed the dog and sent me home with "homework" and to come back in 2 weeks. After that...
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    birddog22, You got that RIGHT!!!

    birddog22, You got that RIGHT!!!
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    Good Dogs, It is not available yet, but I hear...

    Good Dogs, It is not available yet, but I hear North Carolina is looking into building Retriever training grounds near Rocky Point? Off I-40 I believe ( Near Willimington).
  14. Right now we are working on water retireves and...

    Right now we are working on water retireves and as soon as we can start shooting live birds here in NY we will do some refresher work for upland. I think my BLF is a better upland dog, but hopefully...
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    Heck, I was just down in North Carolina. I would...

    Heck, I was just down in North Carolina. I would have stopped by and swiped one of those little buggers had I known.;)
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    I have one that Ive had for just over a year. ...

    I have one that Ive had for just over a year. Works well for me. I am looking into purchasing some Bumper Boys though so I can switch things up a little.
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    I just hunt. I might consider HT with future...

    I just hunt. I might consider HT with future dogs. Right now it is not possible (financially).
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    Great idea. And I only thought they were good...

    Great idea. And I only thought they were good for stacking firewood on!!
  19. When training the pup keep the older dog in the...

    When training the pup keep the older dog in the house.
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    Congrats...I believe my BLF has a grandfather who...

    Congrats...I believe my BLF has a grandfather who is also CH/MH!!
  21. I was disgusted by this decision!!!

    I was disgusted by this decision!!!
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    I have the same situation as you Karen. Eats...

    I have the same situation as you Karen. Eats every meal as if it was a race.
  23. There are some good people left. I train once in...

    There are some good people left. I train once in a while at the local soccer fields. I try to do it early to avoid other people also. I do the same as you described, pick up others trash, etc. ...
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    After she etrieves the bumper and starts to come...

    After she etrieves the bumper and starts to come back to you, hit the sit whistle, put out your hand like a traffic cop, walk towards her and command sit. this worked for me.
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    My BLF and my mixed breed (Boxer, Rottie) tag...

    My BLF and my mixed breed (Boxer, Rottie) tag team the squirrels. My mutt will wait HOURS under the Mulberry tree for that squirrel!
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