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  1. some dogs turn on might late. my dad bought a pup...

    some dogs turn on might late. my dad bought a pup from good lines. I started getting worried when at 6 months she really could care less to retrieve or train or even focus. was difficult if not...
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    I just gave opposite advice as that is what I did...

    I just gave opposite advice as that is what I did with my dog. why are long blinds so important vs. short confidence builders then stretch out? that is how most teas FTP right?

    so you too arr FF...
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    I know very little as compare to many folk here...

    I know very little as compare to many folk here but as a few said it seems like you are doing many different things in 1 session. it has nothing to do with length of time. I think the dog will get...
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    After owning 1 other dog, and 3 days into FFing...

    After owning 1 other dog, and 3 days into FFing for the first time you have come to that conclusion?
  5. Joe, you may be right as you obviously play the...

    Joe, you may be right as you obviously play the games while my interest goes only as far as watching so I see what dogs I may want a pup from.

    But I have to question the math on 2 points. First,...
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    I agree that the folks here are doing what they...

    I agree that the folks here are doing what they think they can to make improvements because they care. No one should look down upon that. Some may be doing it because of ego but no point in...
  7. Blinders on. Full steam straight ahead. First,...

    Blinders on. Full steam straight ahead.

    First, yes some if not many field trial breedings do take away from the intended function of the breed. Many FT dogs do not have a coat sufficient for the...
  8. Is it really fair to critique the show folk when...

    Is it really fair to critique the show folk when the FT house is just as messy?
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    No offense to the OP as I am sure she is a nice...

    No offense to the OP as I am sure she is a nice dog but

    He said 40Lbs. That's 25%+ lower than the low end of standard. Not to mention she doesn't like other dogs.

    Now if this was somebody...
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    General rule double the weight at 4 months will...

    General rule double the weight at 4 months will be full grown weight. So your lookin at a 100 lb bitch. That's a really large dog
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    I'm guessing you think he should be much bigger...

    I'm guessing you think he should be much bigger and are over feeding which will cause loose stool. Feeding 4 cups or more a day?
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    So the last dozen or so adds don't have a price....

    So the last dozen or so adds don't have a price. You as the breeder want me the buyer, the one with the money, to call you, talk for an hour, only to find out your askin too much, or more than I am...
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    we agree on the brunette too.....................

    we agree on the brunette too.....................
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    didn't try to imply FF didn't make OB BETTER,...

    didn't try to imply FF didn't make OB BETTER, just that most times it's implied that the dog does when told after FF and that is just not the case. The dog may be better but it's not an end all.
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    Completely agree except for "You can get a dog to...

    Completely agree except for "You can get a dog to perform nicely either way" as that info is almost never provided when someones asks about FF. And the fact most regulars here are hardcore trainers,...
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    and uninformed

    and uninformed
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    how many do i need to see? also thought the AA...

    how many do i need to see? also thought the AA and open were major stakes, 50 in the open or AA stakes, and quite a few are a no where neer heel, but I don't have to see it as I can close my eyes and...
  18. wasn't the standard written as a "breed" standard...

    wasn't the standard written as a "breed" standard regardless of what game the dog plays?
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    Hmmm. Most programs that advocate FF require that...

    Hmmm. Most programs that advocate FF require that formal obedience is completed and SOLID BEFORE starting FF.

    Also funny that people promote FF as the absolute. I have to assume that most if not...
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    Prolly not a great example in support of your...

    Prolly not a great example in support of your argument. I've known someone that has had multiple service dogs and they NEVER failed to do as asked. At least in my presence. Not sure how they are...
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    You Fool! read post above. 1 WAY. 1 WAY ONLY!

    You Fool! read post above. 1 WAY. 1 WAY ONLY!
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    This is absolutely untrue! There is ONLY 1 WAY....

    This is absolutely untrue! There is ONLY 1 WAY. That is the way that it is done here and everyone who is anyone does it. Do not come here spouting ideas unless you have personally titled multiple...
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    No way breeders are putting any money in their...

    No way breeders are putting any money in their pocket.
    Everyone knows that you can only lose money when breeding dogs.
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    It's a shame it got pulled before I could see it....

    It's a shame it got pulled before I could see it. It's the only reason I come here anymore, well that and the classifieds. I get my dose of adults, some of them educated I assume, squabbling like...
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    Lots of training material out there. Some are...

    Lots of training material out there. Some are sold by people that train dogs successfully to the highest levels, others are sold by people that write about training dogs.
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