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    X3 Look at Lab rescue organizations in your area.

    X3 Look at Lab rescue organizations in your area.
  2. What explains the difference in handler body...

    What explains the difference in handler body language between the US & UK when sending on a blind/unseen?

    (And 1tulip, I agree. Sub-titles would really help wouldn't they?)
  3. My dogs are "compelled" to take my cast because...

    My dogs are "compelled" to take my cast because they've learned that's how they can get to the bird. : )
  4. I've been wrong before, would like to hear about...

    I've been wrong before, would like to hear about this dog.

    I'm not sure though that even if one dog has earned an AFC that the gist of my comment isn't valid.
  5. [QUOTE=jimbo;1368423] All successful...

    All successful programs for gundogs incorporate primarily positive reinforcement.



    No dog has ever earned a field trial title or even a Master Hunter title without the use of “compulsive”...
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    If you want a grouse/pheasant dog, you should be...

    If you want a grouse/pheasant dog, you should be looking at Spaniel training rather than retriever training info.

    Here's a good start: ...
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    What are the differences between AWS and Boykins?...

    What are the differences between AWS and Boykins? That is, why would you choose one over the other?
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    25664 Never understood the fascination.

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    Never understood the fascination.
  9. Here's the description the Labrador Parent club...

    Here's the description the Labrador Parent club submitted. This is what a judge will consider.

    https://images.akc.org/pdf/events/hunting_tests/spaniels/hunting_style/labrador_retriever.pdf
    ...
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    To be honest, I invented that game out of...

    To be honest, I invented that game out of necessity.
    I'm going to work on "find the keys" & "find the phone" soon too. :(
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    Absolutely. "Where's the remote?" Is a favorite...

    Absolutely.
    "Where's the remote?" Is a favorite game for bad weather days.
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    Thanks! I didn't know that.

    Thanks!
    I didn't know that.
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    Spaniel Hunt tests in Texas Nov 14-15

    Premiums on entry express - click on "all spaniel events" & look for Heart of Texas Spaniel Club.
    Tests will be held near Manor, Tx. (just east of Austin)

    As of 2013, Labradors & Golden...
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    That was interesting. Thanks

    That was interesting.
    Thanks
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    Well, I suppose that does sound harder than the...

    Well, I suppose that does sound harder than the way he hunts caribou:




    We’ll just have to disagree on our definition of “sportsman”. Maybe you guys can go fishing together. Post...
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    Actually, "how" you shoot them is kind of the...

    Actually, "how" you shoot them is kind of the definition of sportsmanship.

    Shooting a grouse in a tree is no different than shooting ducks on the water. If it doesn't require any skill, by what...
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    There are “Grouse Hunters” and there are people...

    There are “Grouse Hunters” and there are people who shoot grouse.
    Ruffed Grouse in New England & the Great Lake states are extremely cagey. They challenge the best dogs & shotgunners and grouse...
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    I was being sarcastic. Sadly, there are those...

    I was being sarcastic.

    Sadly, there are those who reflexively demand "someone" make everything better & politicians are always eager to pander.
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    The shooter is 18? It's against the law for him...

    The shooter is 18?
    It's against the law for him to have a pistol. How is this possible????

    We should pass some more laws.
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    Do you really think there's a Government solution...

    Do you really think there's a Government solution to this?

    Disarming the lawful doesn't stop murder. There may be a correlation between many/most of these maniacs and psychotropic drug use but...
  21. I appreciate the kind words. I was an...

    I appreciate the kind words.

    I was an advocate in the spaniel community for making retrievers eligible a couple yrs ago and every retriever person I've gotten to try them has had a great...
  22. From the rule book: "Senior and Master...

    From the rule book:

    "Senior and Master handlers are required to carry and shoulder an empty shotgun, which must be provided by the test-giving club. If this shotgun is functional, it must be a...
  23. All good advice above. If you get a "sucker...

    All good advice above.
    If you get a "sucker bird" as Barb described, don't hesitate, just move up if necessary to give the gunners a chance & send your dog immediately.

    While not required, I...
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    I think it's important to understand that he...

    I think it's important to understand that he didn't "build" the clock. He took a commercial alarm clock out of its case & put it in a metal pencil box & brought it to school.

    Why?...
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    A non-slip retriever sits without a leash until...

    A non-slip retriever sits without a leash until sent for the retrieve.
    The British term for a leash that slips over the dog's head is "slip-lead" hence the term.
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