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    To really throw a loop in there - I say "bird"...

    To really throw a loop in there - I say "bird" for marks and "mark" for blinds.
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    Change motels. I'm staying 40 miles away from my...

    Change motels. I'm staying 40 miles away from my next test so the dogs have a place to stay.
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    I use a grooming table 21892

    I use a grooming table

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    I bring my pups out in public whenever I can, but...

    I bring my pups out in public whenever I can, but instead of having other people feed him, all the treats come from me. For me socializing is more about getting the dog comfortable enough with stuff...
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    Sticky: Coming from other AKC dog sports, I didn't know...

    Coming from other AKC dog sports, I didn't know scratching after closing was even an option in hunt tests. In obedience and agility, the ONLY way you get any money back after after closing (minus an...
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    "Head to toe camo" does that mean camo boots are...

    "Head to toe camo" does that mean camo boots are required too? And for hats, is it just if you wear a hat it should be camo, or is a hat required?

    At this point I only plan to maybe run HRC...
  7. For those breeders who charge more for full...

    For those breeders who charge more for full registration, is there any kind of refund if the dog turns out not to be good breeding quality? My thought when I've seen that advertised is I can't...
  8. She could still run AKC hunt tests, although she...

    She could still run AKC hunt tests, although she would have to be spayed.
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    I am very active in AKC obedience but not a...

    I am very active in AKC obedience but not a member of an obedience club. Reason why? The closest obedience club is over two hours away. Most clubs at least require a minimum number of meetings...
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    not looking, FTP

    What do you do when a dog, after a few sends, won't look at the pile?
  11. I go about introducing birds to an older dog a...

    I go about introducing birds to an older dog a little differently. I start by having them retrieve from my hand. If they don't do it on their own then I will open their mouths for them and place it...
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    Barking to be sent

    I've searched and read all the posts about noise on the line, but just thought I'd make a post for any advice tailored to my dog.

    One year old dog, just training basics. Collar conditioned,...
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    We just started articles last week so I don't...

    We just started articles last week so I don't think that's the issue, but we have been tracking for awhile, I wonder if that is related. He also has issues with wanting track too "big". Wants to do...
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    If I'm reading him right, I don't think he's...

    If I'm reading him right, I don't think he's running for the joy of running (I do have one that tried that), I think he gets to where he thinks the bumper should be, doesn't see it immediately, and...
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    Any advice?

    Any advice?
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    1 year old dog, but limited training...

    1 year old dog, but limited training opportunities (we are training for multiple sports). Force fetched, collar conditioned, no training for handling. Bumpers, sometimes thrown by me, sometimes...
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    some questions on beginner dog

    Couple of things I'm seeing from my dog, and I'm not experienced enough to know what to do:

    1. Dog will run straight at mark, get within a couple of yards, and then swerve off and put on a huge...
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    Hey that's better than what I usually get when...

    Hey that's better than what I usually get when people are trying to place me - are you the owner of Flip? :P
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    not advanced at all, just working on junior level...

    not advanced at all, just working on junior level stuff
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    I'm in the Texas/Louisiana area, but would be...

    I'm in the Texas/Louisiana area, but would be willing to consider a road trip
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    Training Camp?

    Is there anyone that offers something like a training camp (for both the owners and dogs) where I could get away for a few days and just work on training all day? I do most of my training on my own,...
  22. As a fairly newcomer (2 JH passes), I will agree...

    As a fairly newcomer (2 JH passes), I will agree that the single stakes in a weekend keep me from entering more often. When you consider gas, motel, food, I'd like to have more than one shot for...
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    Keep in mind that in order to get the pup at 4...

    Keep in mind that in order to get the pup at 4 months, that means getting the vaccination at 12 weeks. I personally wait as long as I can for rabies vac. Never for a 12 week pup.
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    I've spent hours and hours, year after year,...

    I've spent hours and hours, year after year, looking into what's being bred. Price has never factored into my decision on a litter. Price really isn't something I need to know until I've decided...
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    Getting dog to focus on marks

    I have an 8 month old puppy. I wouldn't say he's totally "finished" with force fetch, but he's far enough along that he will pretty reliably retrieve on command.

    He's just recently started...
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