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  1. He may indeed be a good marker! I think most...

    He may indeed be a good marker! I think most field bred Labs are probably "good" markers by default. "Good" being a relative term, and very much dependent on your venue. I'd say most of the...
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    Gauge, the thing to realize, this act of training...

    Gauge, the thing to realize, this act of training a dog is somewhat of "science", but perhaps more of an "art". Training a dog is a process of conditioning the dog to behave/perform a certain way...
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm going to give them a...

    Thanks for the replies. I'm going to give them a try. I have used the spacers before, and will try adjusting the power load.

    Thanks
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    Work with Bumper Boys????

    Anyone know if the in these bumpers is the same size as the bumper boy bumpers? Any other suggestions for replacements?
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  5. Hillmann's Land and Water Fundamental DVDs...

    Hillmann's Land and Water Fundamental DVDs continue the philosophy that is began in the Puppy DVD. There is a lot of emphasis on "practice" and "conditioning" to develop skills. Bill is emphatic...
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    This Dave Rorem clip may be of interest Dewayne. ...

    This Dave Rorem clip may be of interest Dewayne. I think it certainly warrants consideration of where the pup is in development, and his overall attitude. Mine is about as crazy for a bumper as he...
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    Approaching the one month mark of having mine on...

    Approaching the one month mark of having mine on Bravecto. It is a three month oral (two month control of Lone Star Tick). I have not found a single tick on any of the three since I have used it. ...
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    Here is a thread of 21 pages that I...

    Here is a thread of 21 pages that I bookmarked.... some good "idealistic", as well as "realistic" derby information provided.
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  9. Only about 75-100 per week! ;) I try to run...

    Only about 75-100 per week! ;)

    I try to run a Y drill or advanced Y drill several times a week, and almost always use orange bumpers. Also use orange for walking singles at reasonable (<75...
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    Probably a fine example of why you should breed...

    Probably a fine example of why you should breed back to the one that produces and not necessarily the hot young offspring ...........i.e. AFC Viking. He was a High Point Derby Dog, that sired two...
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    I also think one of the most valuable qualities...

    I also think one of the most valuable qualities retriever trainers could gain from Michael Ellis (and marker/motivational training in general) is the focus and handler engagement you develop with the...
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    Ummm...read what you quoted me on Hugh.... ...

    Ummm...read what you quoted me on Hugh....

    "Most RAW shooters will shoot with a Neutral setting, and adjust in post."

    .....And if you use (at least for Nikon), a Nikon Raw converter, your in...
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    Jack, you can tweak your "in camera" Picture...

    Jack, you can tweak your "in camera" Picture Control Settings to add a little more out of camera "pop". Go to Shooting Menu>Set Picture Control. Most RAW shooters will shoot with a Neutral setting,...
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    You can always retake a class, but you can never...

    You can always retake a class, but you can never relive a weekend! :D I guess that hold true even in Hooville!? :razz:
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    Pretty dog indeed! Don't understand some of the...

    Pretty dog indeed! Don't understand some of the negative views on the appearance of today's field Labs.

    Met Brad at a Q last month. Super nice guy!

    Good luck with her!
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    You seem to always hear the "leftover",...

    You seem to always hear the "leftover", "underdog" success stories. Anyone have any stories of looking at a litter, and immediately thinking "this is the one", and it indeed was?

    I like the eye...
  17. Perhaps contact Mary Tatum DVM (Watermark...

    Perhaps contact Mary Tatum DVM (Watermark Retrievers) in Houston. She has started breeding/working with Dutch Shepherds/Malanois. She might be able to point you towards a trainer.
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    I would personally put all my time, energy and...

    I would personally put all my time, energy and resources into this pup for the next 2-3 years, and focus on making him the absolute best he can be. He already has a buddy....You.
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    One of the potential pitfalls of training a "good...

    One of the potential pitfalls of training a "good hunting dog", is that it can quickly become an excuse rather than a goal.

    If in training, the dog fails to perform a certain task to a high...
  20. I don't think "obsolete" is accurate in the...

    I don't think "obsolete" is accurate in the difference between the Original and Revised editions. Two notable differences are the force fetch method has changed (as shown in the Fetch DVD), and he...
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    I can't tell from the small pic....is that a...

    I can't tell from the small pic....is that a Tritronics G3 transmitter with the stick or a long neck!? :p
  22. Poll: Ha, that's funny! Hey, come to think of...

    Ha, that's funny! Hey, come to think of it........we haven't shot at the Open again have we!?!?! :confused:

    Oh, the dress....blue and faded black!
  23. I think the most valuable aspect of Hillmann's...

    I think the most valuable aspect of Hillmann's videos, is the "frame of mind" it establishes in regards to getting you, "the trainer", ready to train your pup. Obviously, the objective material...
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    Jack,that is almost exactly (spec wise) what I...

    Jack,that is almost exactly (spec wise) what I use as my main support set. I have a Kirk BH-3 (the smaller one) and a set of Induro C214 legs, which are actually a little lighter than the ones you...
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    I'll throw my two pennies in on the support. I...

    I'll throw my two pennies in on the support. I would probably NOT put the big lens you're looking at on a Gimbal type head. I would invest in a good set of legs and a nice ballhead (Kirk or RRS),...
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