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    Question Freezeland? "He is very cautious when it...

    Question Freezeland? "He is very cautious when it comes to new grounds and really anything new."
    What medical causes would you be looking for?
    Thanks
    Don and Crew
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    10 months old and she is not collar conditioned...

    10 months old and she is not collar conditioned to "Here"? Any reason why not? Get her check cord and e-collar conditioned to "Here". I would then get her in a big field or now, here out a frozen...
  3. 26105 I agree. Loose the Donkins Goose. Your dog...

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    I agree. Loose the Donkins Goose. Your dog will get it with real geese if you give him a chance.
    Josey, at 11 months old and 27 pounds retrieving a live goose from a 1/4 mile.
    Don and Crew
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    Blinds are about nose work and casting should...

    Blinds are about nose work and casting should take the wind into consideration. Sounds like you need to work on the nose. We train 6 months in the snow and bumpers are not in sight. Dogs will find...
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    I would have hit those dog, hard, right across...

    I would have hit those dog, hard, right across the bridge of the muzzle.
    Don and Crew
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    We do allot of bumper work on lighted school...

    We do allot of bumper work on lighted school parking lots and dead end streets in the evening. Great time to get FF out of the way, but your a little young for that. Yard I run an evening OB class in...
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    What about cutting the tail off? My Drahthaars...

    What about cutting the tail off? My Drahthaars have never had "cold tail" and we hunt and swim in Alaskan conditions. Come to think of it, neither has my Lab/Rotti.......she has a long tail. ...
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    I sounds like you have not taken her all the way ...

    I sounds like you have not taken her all the way through a Force Fetch. Reasonable as she is 8 months old and its the middle of hunting season. If it was me I would hunt her though the season and...
  9. Nice. Looks like a bunch of fun. Don and Crew

    Nice. Looks like a bunch of fun.
    Don and Crew
  10. Thread: Leg wound

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    Most likely clean it up a bit with soap and...

    Most likely clean it up a bit with soap and water, Triple antibiotic sparingly and leave it open to the air to heal. Don't let him lick.
    Don and Crew
  11. What lesson did you learn? Don and Crew

    What lesson did you learn?
    Don and Crew
  12. Thread: Pressure

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    Pretty big topic. I suggest you buy the Smart...

    Pretty big topic. I suggest you buy the Smart Works or the Total Retriever System DVD series and study them. You will find your answer there.
    Don and Crew
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    Excellent. Don and Crew

    Excellent.
    Don and Crew
  14. Brian, I have accumulated a "stack" of books and...

    Brian, I have accumulated a "stack" of books and training DVD's over the years. If there is two things I understand, 1. No DVD or book tells everything you need to know. 2. You will "click" with one...
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    I would suggest you get the Perfection Kennels...

    I would suggest you get the Perfection Kennels DVD series on training pointing dogs. Perfect Start and Perfect Finnish, by Jon Hann. Good Luck
    Don and Crew
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    My lab /rotti works behind the pointer team. She...

    My lab /rotti works behind the pointer team. She honors and will point but like someone else said, She is "Whoa broke" and trained to stand birds. Never had the pleasure to hunt behind a pointing...
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    I start them young. As soon as they are OK with...

    I start them young. As soon as they are OK with gun fire and I have a fairly reliable return on the "Here". Hunts are low key and geared toward exposure, not obedience or style. Youngest was about...
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    Ya, when her dog craps on the floor.:p Don and...

    Ya, when her dog craps on the floor.:p
    Don and Crew
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    Follow your program and push through it. Don and...

    Follow your program and push through it.
    Don and Crew
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    Goose wings work too. Don and Crew

    Goose wings work too.
    Don and Crew
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    I pull the primary first 7 feathers off one wing....

    I pull the primary first 7 feathers off one wing. The 7 most outer long feathers. These causes a small bit of blood to show...thus a wounded bird. Then let the duck go and allow the dog to chase or...
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    He is Force fetch trained. Correct? Don and Crew

    He is Force fetch trained. Correct?
    Don and Crew
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    Oh heck, hit the wrong button. Here are the...

    Oh heck, hit the wrong button. Here are the photos.
    Crane wing, fresh and removed from the carcass after the bird was cleaned.
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    Roll into a tube shape and zip tie. Freeze until needed. ...
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    Here is another way to utilize throw-a-way parts...

    Here is another way to utilize throw-a-way parts from Geese and Cranes. They are tough as heck, easy to throw and float. Last many sessions and dry easily.
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    I miss Howard. Anyway, here is what you could do...

    I miss Howard. Anyway, here is what you could do if so inclined. It works for me. For those of you resourceful enough to imaging doing this with a duck, rather than a Chukar, It works.
    Open the bird...
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