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  1. Thread: Gun shy lab

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    Agree. Taking your dog to a gun range is kind of...

    Agree. Taking your dog to a gun range is kind of akin to tossing a water shy dog into the river to learn how to swim.

    Try food, fun bumpers, distractions with low noise building confidence. ...
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    Don't mean to hijack, but the title of the thread...

    Don't mean to hijack, but the title of the thread reminded me of an ol skool song.

    "nothin for a man to do but sit around and and think. Well, I been thinkin and thinkin till there ain't ain't...
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    Well, this conservative from cali says make it...

    Well, this conservative from cali says make it all legal. Take the crime out of the equation. Take the profit away. I have personally been in two situations that were potentially life threatening. ...
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    Good stuff! I just got one for Christmas and...

    Good stuff! I just got one for Christmas and havent used it yet. Got a couple different mounts, but couldn't figure out a secure way to attach to the dog.
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    Been there, with a deep freezer full of salmon. ...

    Been there, with a deep freezer full of salmon. Nothing quite like the clicking sound of maggots, and the stench of decaying flesh. Closed the hatch, and straight to the dump even though though the...
  6. Thread: E-Collar When?

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    e collar when....... your dog has been trained...

    e collar when....... your dog has been trained conventionally, i.e rope, pinch collar, heeling stick, sit, stay, place, here, etc...
    Not a fan of short cuts. Good luck luck with your pup. Use...
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    Meat dog guy. Average about 30 to 40 days for...

    Meat dog guy. Average about 30 to 40 days for pheasant and waterfowl. All Good!
  8. Very Nice!

    Very Nice!
  9. Formally known as the Ca Dept of Fish and Game ...

    Formally known as the Ca Dept of Fish and Game Crazy things happening in this state.
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    DR-85. ducky sounds, easy to blow. ...

    DR-85. ducky sounds, easy to blow. Unfortunately, retired mine after 20 years inadvertently last week at colusa refuge. Worse than losing my wedding ring! Go to call, and I think the the black...
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    California hunters- how was your opener?

    Always fun: dogs ducks and friends. Had a very nice, and easy opener for a change. Did the refuge rat thing at Yolo on Saturday, and Delevan on Sunday. Had reservations for both. Rare treat.
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    Wow, I have one with the same issues. Overlooked...

    Wow, I have one with the same issues. Overlooked them as a pup. Probably a mistake. Drives me nuts! His vocalization is starting the hunt, walk, or even out the door. Luckily, it is not on...
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    Dove hunting this weekend?

    Appears to be lots's around here in cali. Not my favorite type of hunting, but it does kick off the hunting season; and, a chance for the dogs to rekindle some skills. Probably the most fun though,...
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    Will be chasing em here in Cali.

    Will be chasing em here in Cali.
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    local guy--in my back yard. Tons of...

    local guy--in my back yard. Tons of knowledge--met him once. Admittedly, I have not read any of his stuff. He has quite the training set up in Marysville.
  16. And why is that? Should I have said it will more...

    And why is that? Should I have said it will more than likely change?


    Good luck Archer----I am a duck hunting guy, and although I hate doing FF, I see many benefits.
  17. You did answer your own question. And, what is...

    You did answer your own question. And, what is your reluctance? Amateur here---that's what I would do pronto. And, I noticed the cigar hold in your avatar. That will change too. Good luck with...
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    Okay I am biting. It is pretty obvious the dog...

    Okay I am biting. It is pretty obvious the dog was having a bad day. Perhaps just a wee bit testy.
  19. Picture gave me some perspective this morning as...

    Picture gave me some perspective this morning as I was grumpily preparing for my 29th year of teaching after being off for three months. Truly inspirational! And, a job well done!
  20. Scott---Outstanding job man. What you are doing...

    Scott---Outstanding job man. What you are doing will no doubt change lives!
  21. So sorry. Never easy, but Quick no doubt had a...

    So sorry. Never easy, but Quick no doubt had a wonderful life. Creeping is allowed in heaven. Take care, feel your pain.
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    Got two: First is my my release command, second...

    Got two: First is my my release command, second is funny and costly.

    1) "GET EM BRIAR"

    2) BAAAH. This, I was told was a magic "word" that will stop a lil pound rescue dog in his...
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    Huntin dawg guy here: Not a pro by any means. ...

    Huntin dawg guy here: Not a pro by any means. However, I have trained a few duck dogs. You have excellent advice in many previous posts, yet I detect an "attitude" in your last post. No doubt...
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    Just curious, how did you isolate aversion...

    Just curious, how did you isolate aversion allergy to specific breeds?
  25. Bill, feel your pain. Wonderful words on your...

    Bill, feel your pain. Wonderful words on your part from one hunter and hunting companion to another. It don't get no better than a dog that hunts and lives for water. Take care, so sorry.
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