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    I have a British 2 year old YLF from...

    I have a British 2 year old YLF from http://www.duckhillkennels.com/- I trained the dog myself, she is exceptional hunter and family pet. Robert is a phenominal trainer who breeds excellent gun...
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    Rocks definetely work great!! Also, in real...

    Rocks definetely work great!! Also, in real hunting situations, walk with dog to general area, show her the direction, let her succeed........
  3. Thread: What to Do????

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    I have had four other labs, two great hunters,...

    I have had four other labs, two great hunters, and purchased an English lab from Robert Milner at Duckhill kennels in TN (http://www.duckhillkennels.com/). Go to the website, there is tons of...
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    I have one of Robert's pups, have read his books...

    I have one of Robert's pups, have read his books and been to his seminar. Read his website on the types of dogs he is breeding and the training methods he suggests- both truly leading edge. I...
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    I had a similar, though not as serious problem....

    I had a similar, though not as serious problem. My wife was very lenient, would repeat commands 6 times, etc. However, I took her with me to the one day seminar by Robert Milner at Duckhill Kennels....
  6. I have an 18 month old lab, at 9 months old, we...

    I have an 18 month old lab, at 9 months old, we were in a farm field just taking a walk, working on obedience, staying close, etc. She was damn near 98% on recall. Well she busted off over a shallow...
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    I fly out of Detroit Metro frequently and would...

    I fly out of Detroit Metro frequently and would highly recommend getting to the airport at least 2 hours early (I am sure you will be anxious anyway). Find the correct area for "puppy deliveries"...
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    I have a 17 month old ylf from Robert- best...

    I have a 17 month old ylf from Robert- best retriever I have ever had (and I had some really good ones). Very focused, easy to train, very birdy, smart and a really good family pet. In addition,...
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    I highly recommend Robert Milner book, and if you...

    I highly recommend Robert Milner book, and if you can travel outside of Memphis, he puts on a phenominal one day seminar. Really different approach, that makes training a real joy.........
  10. Thread: Deadeye?

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    I am Mike from Michigan. Actually I got my...

    I am Mike from Michigan. Actually I got my nickname the opposite way: I am an average shooter, but an exceptional duck caller. I have 3 brothers and to say we were/are competitve would be an...
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    Try mixing it up with tennis balls and watch how...

    Try mixing it up with tennis balls and watch how many random retrieves you are sending during other times of the day.....
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    Yes it has been minimal posts. I tried to send a...

    Yes it has been minimal posts. I tried to send a PM, but you need a minimum of 10 posts. By the way, I have been "Deadeye" since I received the nickname in 1972..........
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    Sticky: There are a few important things to train during...

    There are a few important things to train during the hot days:
    - obedience with other distractions
    - water work
    - steadiness drills, deny 75% of the retrieves, have other distractions, etc.
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    You said it very well, being an amateur trainer...

    You said it very well, being an amateur trainer makes training a softer dog that much more challenging, but I love it. I also try to focus on the really outstanding qualities of this dog, she lines...
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    Excellent thread and advice from Robert and...

    Excellent thread and advice from Robert and Vicki. One size does not fit all, and sizing up situation is key. I am an amateur, have trained several labs to be excellent hunting dogs (no trials) over...
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    I don't use e-collars, rather intermittently have...

    I don't use e-collars, rather intermittently have a 6 foot small rope. Put your foot on the rope, leave some slack. Dog takes off, she gets immediate correction. I have found new places, added...
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