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    I figured there was a "hint" of sarcasm in the...

    I figured there was a "hint" of sarcasm in the responses... on this forum, go figure. Trust me if you could see the big browns on this golden pup you'd know a more refined and gentler approach is in...
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    I appreciate the advice everyone. I thought that...

    I appreciate the advice everyone. I thought that others might have some more refined suggestions than the mugging I was getting ready to deliver. ;) I can tell ya though that stepping in between the...
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    Young retriever chasing problem

    I'm looking for some insight on stopping my 5 mo. GR from chasing my older dog. Its gotten the point where one of them is going to get injured if I don't figure out how to end this game. I took them...
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    Kim, don't forget to equalize the force required...

    Kim, don't forget to equalize the force required by the number of beers consumed. Scientifically, force = mass * beers. Then again, I have found that there is a point of diminishing return on...
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    Train and run in a marathon... oh that's right I...

    Train and run in a marathon... oh that's right I am running the Flying Pig marathon in Cincinnati on May 3. After that I may hang up my running shoes to devote full attention to our new golden puppy...
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    Great seminar and Evan did a fantastic job. Loved...

    Great seminar and Evan did a fantastic job. Loved the "Rexisms" that Evan shared throughout the weekend. The best... "Don't expect a dog to be more precise than his handler." Hits home the idea that...
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    If you teach your dog to do what mine decided to...

    If you teach your dog to do what mine decided to do with my just moved in neighbors.. I guarantee they won't think a little whistling is so bad. Day after the new folks moved in he decided to go over...
  8. That's too funny Ken! And here my wife just spent...

    That's too funny Ken! And here my wife just spent $500 on a fancy new vacuum cleaner/shampooer when I could had a Chessie that both fetches ducks and spot cleans the rug.
  9. Counter Point to - I thought golden owners were bad... GDG

    Its funny that no matter what the issue/picture/behavior that comes up on the board it is always related back to those crazy goldens and their fanatical owners.

    Just to set the record straight,...
  10. Post moved to new thread... Counter point to - I...

    Post moved to new thread... Counter point to - I thought golden owners were bad....
  11. One other thought... you'll be a lot further...

    One other thought... you'll be a lot further ahead spending the time training your dog than fuss'in with pheasant raising to save a few bucks. You'll both have more fun too!:D
  12. Unless you're looking for an expensive hobby......

    Unless you're looking for an expensive hobby... suggest you research this well. My brother tried it on his farm and the ones that didn't die from disease, weather or cannibalism were poached by a...
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    I'm with you on that one Chesaka. I've got a...

    I'm with you on that one Chesaka. I've got a golden male coming in mid May and I want a bird crazy dog who is also team player. He's also going to need an on/off switch living with a family of five!
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    My dogs name is Gator. Serious enough? But I'll...

    My dogs name is Gator. Serious enough? But I'll leave you to finish your little rant. Have fun.
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    And the point of your post Mr. Hawkes? Do you...

    And the point of your post Mr. Hawkes? Do you really have nothing better than this trash to contribute to forum?

    And yeah, I'm a University of Florida alumni and proud of it.
  16. Breeder evaluation criteria for making pick of litter

    I have a golden puppy coming in six weeks and I have first pick of 10 males out of a great field trial pedigree. A recent thread discussed the POL beliefs of RTFers. Seemed that the common response...
  17. Vicki, We bought my daughter a Mimo Flip Ultra...

    Vicki,

    We bought my daughter a Mimo Flip Ultra for Christmas and she loves it. It is easy for her to shoot, load it on the computer and edit it. She uploads stuff to youtube and the quality is...
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    We're running cold blinds in light cover right...

    We're running cold blinds in light cover right now. H20's still frozen so we haven't moved to water blinds yet... hit 55 today so we're finally making progress.

    On the blinds, I'm not looking for...
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    Blinds and Lining drill help

    Thanks to group's encouragement to get my 9 year young golden back into hunt tests after a 6 year break, I've been working the dog on multiple marks and blinds. He is pinning his marks pretty well...
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    $10 a duck, shesss... in Wisconsin by the time...

    $10 a duck, shesss... in Wisconsin by the time I've got a decoy wet I've got $35,000 in a truck, $12,000 in a duck boat, $1,200 for a dog, $1,000 in a fancy shotgun, $500 in camo, $100 in license...
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    Teaching your partners the duck huntin' end of...

    Teaching your partners the duck huntin' end of the business shouldn't be too hard but good luck with that fly fishin' deal.

    Welcome... from another newbie.
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    I like the thinking Ken! You're right it...

    I like the thinking Ken! You're right it shouldn't be about the ribbons or titles... the important part is the fun of training and pride in watching the dog do what he loves... hunt.

    Thanks to...
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    I also live in SE Wisconsin (Hartland) and would...

    I also live in SE Wisconsin (Hartland) and would be interested in joining up. I've got a senior Golden (see Senior dogs in hunt tests? post) with a good training foundation. Would like to get him...
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    Senior dogs in hunt tests?

    Hi all, my name is Randy and I just re-joined the group to get back into the retriever training game. We're looking at getting a new golden puppy as an understudy to my experienced 9 year old hunting...
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    Chad. I'm new to the group as well and its funny...

    Chad. I'm new to the group as well and its funny we have a great deal in common (running - distance guy, bow/gun hunting, bird hunting and of course da Packers). I live in your area (Hartland, WI) as...
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