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    Last fall, I was handling two young BLF's in...

    Last fall, I was handling two young BLF's in Started. While in the holding blind with the younger of the two, a club member brought her very "active" Finished dog (off-lead) up parallel to us,...
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    The dog in question IS sensitive...but she also...

    The dog in question IS sensitive...but she also has below average desire. In my experience, you begin to see the issues with a sensitive dog when you start repetitive drill work, and when you begin...
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    Gun safety is a big deal in HRC, and is something...

    Gun safety is a big deal in HRC, and is something you need to be very aware of. The judges will greatly appreciate you telling them "Open" (as in the gun's action) and "On" (as in the gun's safety)...
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    Jay- The entire point of the post was to...

    Jay-

    The entire point of the post was to provoke thought on the subject! I already know what I'm going to do with this little girl, nor am I seeking training advice. Just wanted to post a topic...
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    Mary Lynn...it's just her general demeanor, and I...

    Mary Lynn...it's just her general demeanor, and I think that's just "who she is". Not a product of pressure, as I've handled her with kid gloves from the start due to her attitude. If she were a...
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    Drive or Desire...one and the same?

    I currently have a 8 month-old BLF in training that's giving me mixed signals. While she's shown good prey (and retrieving) DRIVE up to this point, she's also shown me (to quote Ron White) that...
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    Yep...and it was the dog's first time running a...

    Yep...and it was the dog's first time running a Finished test to boot. Complete disaster, as you can imagine.
  8. I feel "steadiness" is a continuation of "sit",...

    I feel "steadiness" is a continuation of "sit", and teach it as thus. Our pups are taught the "sit" command at a very young age (meaning "sit" means "sit") using food and treats. This transfers...
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    You beat me to it, Ed!

    You beat me to it, Ed!
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    Nailed it.

    Nailed it.
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    Wayne, $3,500 seems to be the norm here in the...

    Wayne, $3,500 seems to be the norm here in the lower Midwest.
  12. Thanks for the reply, Ed. My vet has recommended...

    Thanks for the reply, Ed. My vet has recommended I continue as well, but I get a bit nervous when I see the product has not been tested on pregnant/lactating bitches. However, the product is a...
  13. Continue to give pregnant bitch heartworm preventative or not?

    I have a female due on the 28th of this month. Her heartworm preventative (Iverheart Max) is due to be taken tomorrow. Per the info insert "The safe use of this drug has not been evaluated in...
  14. Excellent advice, Darrin!

    Excellent advice, Darrin!
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    Not an uncommon problem, especially with a...

    Not an uncommon problem, especially with a high-drive dog. I make a point to travel and train with a different group/setting at least once a month. This will somewhat mimic a hunt test/trial...
  16. Thanks for the words of encouragement, Swack. ...

    Thanks for the words of encouragement, Swack. Much appreciated!
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    Gretchen Steele in Coulterville, IL does an...

    Gretchen Steele in Coulterville, IL does an outstanding job. Gretchen can be found at most of the local Southern Illinois tests shooting the dogs. Here's a link to her website:...
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    My very first Lab was EIC affected. Working in...

    My very first Lab was EIC affected. Working in the heat and humidity were his triggers, but never saw it occur during cold weather. I had him neutered and gave him away to a pet home.
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    In an all day hunting situation, where the dog is...

    In an all day hunting situation, where the dog is out in the cold weather for several hours and making numerous water retrieves, I can see it.

    But at a hunt test, where it's only a few minutes...
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    What are your goals for your pup? We do...

    What are your goals for your pup? We do Waterfowl/Upland and Hunt Test training and are located just south of Anna.
  21. www.gundogbreeders.com

    www.gundogbreeders.com
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    Thanks for the link, Glenda.

    Thanks for the link, Glenda.
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    Guys, I'm always game for a training day. May be...

    Guys, I'm always game for a training day. May be a bit tough in March as it's Hunt Test season in the Midwest, but let's try to find a date and make it happen.
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    Let me know when you'll be in Mt. Vernon. I live...

    Let me know when you'll be in Mt. Vernon. I live about an hour south, and you're more than welcome to train with me if you're willing to drive a bit.
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    Glenda- Thanks so much for your post. Maybe...

    Glenda-

    Thanks so much for your post. Maybe there is hope after all!
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