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    Sticky: I wrote this for my friend and hunting partner of...

    I wrote this for my friend and hunting partner of 14 years, a day before the vet came to my house to put him down.


    Your Head on My Lap
    For Kane - 4/3/99 - 11/10/12

    Second pick,...
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    When is it time to consider....

    Putting your favorite hunting partner and companion down? My 12 year old black male, Kane, nearly ripped my 2 y/o black male to shreads last night after the pup accidentally landed on his back as...
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    Thanks. Initially I didn't use a pinch, just a...

    Thanks. Initially I didn't use a pinch, just a choke collar. I assume I should mix in the corrections with laying off the whistle, letting go of the check cord and letting him make the retrieve... ...
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    Thanks Brad. Tried it tonight in the back yard...

    Thanks Brad. Tried it tonight in the back yard just before dark and he responded nicely.
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    Sitting on whistle

    Lately when I am stopping my 20-month old BLM on a retrieve, he is not turning around and squaring up to me. He is sitting sideways and wants to look toward the direction of the original line while...
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    Thanks for the replies, everyone. Ken, he has...

    Thanks for the replies, everyone.

    Ken, he has never done in on a duck or pheasant - only bumpers. The area I was training was new, and it didn't reflect the "hard to get to, easy to find", so no...
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    Giving up on a mark

    I have a 20-month old male who several months ago would hunt for a mark for 3-5 minutes and then suddenly bolt back to me if he didn't find the mark. This started when I got him into some heavier...
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    Poll: I've thought about this question a lot since I...

    I've thought about this question a lot since I committed to training my pup at a higher level, and running in my first HT. I'm a divorced dad of three with 50% custody, paying child support, a...
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    I tried to reply to a PM someone sent about...

    I tried to reply to a PM someone sent about training, but apparently you need 10 posts and I only have 4. My # is 605-680-2250. I guess now I only need 5 more posts to PM. :razz:
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    Training Partners Central MN

    I'm planning on joining CMRC in Sauk Rapids, MN soon and I'm looking for someone from around the St. Cloud area to train with. Mondays, Tuesdays, and every other weekend work the best for me.
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    Thanks Joel - even with the subtle SD rip! I was...

    Thanks Joel - even with the subtle SD rip! I was raised there and came to MN for college - never though I would stay here, but I did, obviously with work and family. I actually do 90 percent of my...
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    Central MN - Albany to be exact. It would be...

    Central MN - Albany to be exact. It would be great to meet some people close by to train with. I have done a little training with a local guy who owns a hunt club, but he is pretty busy with his...
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    Another new guy

    Hello all,

    I am a long time retriever owner/hunter who just recently started doing HT's. It is something I have wanted to do for a long time, but did not as a result of family/time issues. My...
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