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  1. This is my interpretation of the rules as well as...

    This is my interpretation of the rules as well as every judge and AKC person I have queried.

    Can you imagine the chaos if it were otherwise?

    For example, imagine 61 entries in an AKC Master in...
  2. Dogs use their gaze to make you love them...

    Deep down I didn't think my dog really loved me, I assumed I was anthropomorphizing, but maybe not. According to a new paper published in Science and picked up by media, that loving look they give...
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    My pup thought our flock of 4 were pretty...

    My pup thought our flock of 4 were pretty interesting when we first got her but then turned her attentions to chasing sticks. We kept the chickens penned up when she got older, then somehow she just...
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    Tell your dog "sit," then walk away and throw the...

    Tell your dog "sit," then walk away and throw the mark yourself, then walk back to pup and send for mark. If pup is not steady enough (won't stay "sitted") to do this, then work on getting her...
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    It looks like a skin infection to me, too.

    It looks like a skin infection to me, too.
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    Thanks for bumping this. Too bad I didn't notice...

    Thanks for bumping this. Too bad I didn't notice the 2013 bump.

    Ken, those pictures are very helpful. Thanks for the instructions!
  7. Thank you for the responses, especially wsumner...

    Thank you for the responses, especially wsumner for the instructions and Chris A for providing the link to Ken Bora's how-to with the excellent pictures!
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
  9. Floating 'rat traps, anyone still use them for water blinds? How to build and plant?

    I had seen these in training videos, always wanted to use them but couldn't figure out how...just recently learned the jargon "rat trap." Now I see the possibilities...

    Anyone with tips as to...
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    The links don't work, can you try again?

    The links don't work, can you try again?
  11. $650 for one week of crate training :shock:

    $650 for one week of crate training :shock:
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    While returning from blind with bird, after going...

    While returning from blind with bird, after going out of control at the end, "See I told you I could find it without your help!"

    With that dang chipper glint in her eyes!
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    I got nothing, except that I am very sorry. I...

    I got nothing, except that I am very sorry. I hope it turns out to be something more simple like a tick bite.
  14. Thread: Stickmen

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    You guys with your home made cheapies need to...

    You guys with your home made cheapies need to slap up some pictures. If there is any construction involved, give us a how-to.

    Like Wayne, I gave up on them. They were too short (the fence posts)...
  15. Thread: EIC Testing

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    Really? I see organizations such as NAHRA and...

    Really? I see organizations such as NAHRA and HRC on the "Our Partners" page of their website, scary.
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    I cut down a 3' X 3' workshop type anti-fatigue...

    I cut down a 3' X 3' workshop type anti-fatigue mat to fit in mine. If she is dry I might put a dog bed on top of it.

    The remaining piece made a great mat for the field.

    The mat looks like...
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    I've wondered if they might simply blow over in a...

    I've wondered if they might simply blow over in a strong wind, regardless of how soft the ground is. I shall find out!

    Edit: downside of the two prongs is that it will be twice as difficult to...
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    I would go with the black if you are training on...

    I would go with the black if you are training on snow or a similarly white terrain. Otherwise I'd stick (;-)) with white as that is what the dog needs to learn to pick out (I've never seen gunners...
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    There was a big thread about this last year in...

    There was a big thread about this last year in the product review subform:

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?106080-Coolers-Yeti-vs-Grizzly
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    Thanks for the comments. I was under the...

    Thanks for the comments.

    I was under the impression that the "Carr based method" of retriever training was about the training sequence, it never sunk in that it was also about a way to use the...
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    I used the call back option, isn't that supposed...

    I used the call back option, isn't that supposed to automatically record the number of the caller and send it to you? I believe the recording indicated so, something to the effect "your callback...
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    Did you receive the message I left on Monday? I...

    Did you receive the message I left on Monday? I never got a call back, but since I figured out how to make the adjustment after all I did not pursue it. I might have forgotten to leave my name.
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    Where would we be without Rex Carr?

    I have no idea, this is all new to me.

    I am wondering if Mr. Carr could have patented his retriever training methods.

    I am wondering where we would all be if he had decided to keep it all a...
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    Also this is a great time to mention that the...

    Also this is a great time to mention that the help many of us receive is because of this forum, and the grace of many others who love to help. Thanks all, especially Chris A.
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    Sticky: I have no idea what that means. My IP comes from...

    I have no idea what that means. My IP comes from Comcast if I am home or from the U of Utah if I am at work. My email is on a gmail or an iCloud server, and the email gets forwarded to me wherever...
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