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    I think of it a bit differently. I think a lot...

    I think of it a bit differently. I think a lot of people are concerned about a dog becoming collar wise. Someone else said in this thread that a dog becomes collar wise regardless and I agree with...
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    I had a hard time when my guy was a pup. I too...

    I had a hard time when my guy was a pup. I too tried blue buffalo and that was what started our rocky road. Took me a long time to find a food that kept his stools the way they should be. Once I...
  3. Thread: Whining

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    Teach patience from the start. Make the pup sit...

    Teach patience from the start. Make the pup sit quietly to get anything it wants in life - the food bowl, the door to open, his favorite toy/bone.
  4. Thread: How do I correct

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    Running past is not "drive" related, it's just...

    Running past is not "drive" related, it's just poor manners. I would work on correcting that. You can start very easily by just positioning yourself against the wall of your house or an area that...
  5. Thread: Building a run

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    I do yes, I am trying to map out how I could...

    I do yes, I am trying to map out how I could modify the back addition of my garage that's closest to the house to allow him in and out. I have to change the doors on it and block the addition from...
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    Perfect thank you

    Perfect thank you
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    Building a run

    I am looking at building a kennel run for my ECS. He is a very high energy dog and with a new baby and my wife looking after a couple of other young children during the day while I work, the dog is...
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    I think a lot more people have dogs that whine in...

    I think a lot more people have dogs that whine in the blind then they'll admit. I have hunted with quite a few and not many were totally silent. My cocker sends me just about over the edge with...
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    Look at the muscle tone on that animal

    Look at the muscle tone on that animal
  10. Those 2 issues have nothing to do with having his...

    Those 2 issues have nothing to do with having his balls or not. That's not acceptable behavior. Don't allow it. If you think getting him neutered will fix that you'll end up being very...
  11. Whether your dog is intact or not is really quite...

    Whether your dog is intact or not is really quite insignificant. As said, if you do choose to do it, wait until the dog is physically and mentally mature. But unless you let your dog roam at large...
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    You've been given lots of good advice. If he's...

    You've been given lots of good advice. If he's been aired its really just a bad habit. Not sure if you live on town or out but I have friends with dogs in town that I see this is more prevalent...
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    Geese are much bigger than the dog is used to. ...

    Geese are much bigger than the dog is used to. The dog just needs more experience with them. My 35lb cocker retrieves big Canadas all season long in the fields. It's all about exposure. The more...
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    I would get her onto some clip wing pigeons. ...

    I would get her onto some clip wing pigeons. Birds do wonders for gun dogs.
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    He just got stitches and you're field hunting so...

    He just got stitches and you're field hunting so although it's nice to have a dog it's completely unnecessary. Let the dog heal up before you end up with a worse problem than stitches
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    3 years old is a young dog. FF him.

    3 years old is a young dog. FF him.
  17. Thread: On/off switch?

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    Sounds like my spaniel. Absolutely tremendous...

    Sounds like my spaniel. Absolutely tremendous drive and talent. Nothing you can't teach him...except how to not be a PITA when not training or hunting. I mostly upland hunt with him as well as...
  18. Thread: New pup at home

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    I don't do dogs in the bed or on furniture. ...

    I don't do dogs in the bed or on furniture. You'll have a few noisy nights but the dog needs to learn how to be quiet and alone. Find yourself some ear plugs lol.
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    As a kid we always had females because my parents...

    As a kid we always had females because my parents were of the belief that males were dirty, marked and humped everything. My first companion dog after moving out on my own was a male and I've never...
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    Lol make America great again

    Lol make America great again
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    I don't know. I posted about looking at labs and...

    I don't know. I posted about looking at labs and asked a question that most people don't ie finding a field trial type dog from lines that are more apt to be calm and great in the house and I took...
  22. Thread: Looking into labs

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    Pm'd you firehouselabs

    Pm'd you firehouselabs
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    I agree - but just as buying a dog from a solid...

    I agree - but just as buying a dog from a solid hunting pedigree greatly increases your chances of ending up with a dog you can hunt with, I do believe that buying a pup from dogs that spend their...
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    Oh don't worry we've been talking about it lots...

    Oh don't worry we've been talking about it lots when we've been out taking care of the duck population around here.

    NC

    PS. Sorry to hear . Our girl had IVDD... Pretty common in them little...
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    I don't buy the field trial hyperactivity thing...

    I don't buy the field trial hyperactivity thing either . I believe you buy the best you can regardless if just for a meat dog. However my current ECS has no off switch at 4 years old and is very...
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