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  1. I have two. I use them for training they will...

    I have two. I use them for training they will throw a dead duck about as far as most bird boys. I fa also used it as a back up when training alone if the dog breaks down on a mark from the winger.
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    Yep someone will. we did not wait on Ray. The...

    Yep someone will. we did not wait on Ray. The time the test finished really does not matter as Ray would have been only one factor in that. Did Ray effect the test. Yes. Honor had to be done in...
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    I use mine just to transport all the gear leaving...

    I use mine just to transport all the gear leaving enough room in the suv/truck for the dogs. But I have a buddy who used his to transport the dogs also and he had a roof top ac unit put on his. ...
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    I have a little different solution for you. I...

    I have a little different solution for you. I also have two dogs. I bought a enclosed trailer with a ramp door on the back. It is large enough for my wheeler and I have all my training gear...
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    For many the "Anti Pro" thing came about when a...

    For many the "Anti Pro" thing came about when a group of pros decided to send a letter to AKC and EE that would fine clubs for limiting thier entries. It further went that clubs needed to send in...
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    Staph infection. get the dog to the vet. To...

    Staph infection. get the dog to the vet. To avoid try to rinse the dog after swiming. I have a male who gets them alot.
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    How about this as a issue. since it is limited...

    How about this as a issue. since it is limited to 60 dogs and one pro has 33 it is not possible to put a dog between all his dogs. So the gunners will be waiting. and how does a Small, And I mean...
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    Any News for West Central MN FT

    How are things going out there?
  9. Thread: Mtfa

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    Mtfa

    any news on the qual
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    Hi Steve. I am the RD for the American...

    Hi Steve.

    I am the RD for the American Chesapeake club in MN. If you are interested we are having a training day last weekend in Apr. I am a member of CMRC. This is closer for you. Also...
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    I fail to see the game changer here. Dogtra will...

    I fail to see the game changer here. Dogtra will run 16 different wingers. And are proven.
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    I can see why they put the holes in it but I...

    I can see why they put the holes in it but I think they would end up with splatter in them making them useless. At very least a pain to keep clean. It would be a good first project to build your own.
  13. As many know. "It takes birds to make a bird...

    As many know. "It takes birds to make a bird dog". That said most people use bumpers also. If you are trying to keep cost down you can get 4 or 5 bumpers for the price of a dokken or Avery. Use...
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    Craig, You have been given some good advise...

    Craig, You have been given some good advise already here. Training starts right away. Keep the training short and fun with lots of praise.

    Where are you located? I ask because I am the...
  15. It is like any breed. You will get out of a...

    It is like any breed. You will get out of a Chessie what you put into it. I have two and hunt with labs, goldens, spaniels and others. Never had a problem with my dog. I have had other dog push...
  16. Now. make sure he has lost his baby teeth and...

    Now. make sure he has lost his baby teeth and start FF.
  17. Ps start on land and make sure that he is...

    Ps start on land and make sure that he is retrieving the way you want him to before you go back to the water.
  18. Make sure you have good recall(come) when you...

    Make sure you have good recall(come) when you send him for the bumper and he picks it up call and start backing away from him. he should follow you he wants to play and right now he is in control.
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    Thanks Steve

    Thanks Steve
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    I use mainly plastic/rubber in the warm season...

    I use mainly plastic/rubber in the warm season and canvas in the cold. the pvc ones will break in the cold and also tend to get buried in the snow. the Canvas ones stay closer to the surface and...
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    I got thermacell heated insoles for my boots. I...

    I got thermacell heated insoles for my boots. I like how they work and have kept my toes toasty warm while ice fishing.
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    Time. Time to train my dogs. Time to run events...

    Time. Time to train my dogs. Time to run events and time to Hunt.

    Oh and 20 acres near my two dog clubs would be a nice bonus.
  23. Second Mud River. Great product and a wonderful...

    Second Mud River. Great product and a wonderful company to deal with.
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    First Raise your training standard. Watch the...

    First Raise your training standard. Watch the dog not the bird and if he even twitches make him pay for his sins. Only when he is rock steady do you allow him to retrieve the bird.

    Second. ...
  25. I also think that the black cloud would have the...

    I also think that the black cloud would have the pellets with the rings spread out more but I also have found that unlike the round pellets the ones with the cutter ring do not have feathers on them...
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