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  1. Thread: Water force

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    Labs, it states that you hold the chord, smack...

    Labs, it states that you hold the chord, smack dog on rump two or three times, then let dog go. if the dog stops at waters edge, then you follow dog and administer at that point.
  2. Thread: Water force

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    Water force

    Has anyone ever done water force using a heeling stick? The procedure is from the book "ten Minute Retriever". it calls for Restraining the dog with a small check chord, smack the dog on the rump two...
  3. Thread: training dummies

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    training dummies

    what situations or training purposes do you use these training devices: white / black (ATB or 3 inch bumpers) and Dokken mallards / Avery mallard?

    just curious as to what others have used and...
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    Issues with water force/T

    Having issues with a dog's lack of enthusiasm when we run the water T. Marks & fun bumpers in water he goes crazy over. As soon as I line him up for the water T... He goes, but there is a lack of...
  5. Thread: Sport Mix

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    I feed all my dogs the Sport Mix, i have zero...

    I feed all my dogs the Sport Mix, i have zero issues with it.
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    congrats, i am extremely jealous. my 8 year old...

    congrats, i am extremely jealous. my 8 year old will be running my BLF in an AKC junior hunt test the first weekend in April. i am hoping that the bug will catch him as well.
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    I am fixing to be in the same situation as you...

    I am fixing to be in the same situation as you "71". My 8 year old is going to rule my 4 year old HR titled female in AKC Junior test and i am going to train "his" new male puppy. We will go as far...
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    Hunt Test question

    Does anyone know what is the youngest age of a participant in a seasoned or senior hunt test? looking for some general information for future reference for my son. thanks
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    Is Stick to pile a necessary drill? Can it be...

    Is Stick to pile a necessary drill? Can it be skipped or replaced with an alternative drill?
    Thanks
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    Stick to pile drill

    In Mike Lardy volume 1 there is an article that talks about pile work and one section it discusses one specific drill called stick to pile. I understand the basics of the drill but what confuses me...
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    boomer check your PM

    boomer check your PM
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    thanks for the responses. it cleared up some...

    thanks for the responses. it cleared up some mis-conceptions that i had. have a good day.
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    AKC hunt test question

    can the handler say "heel or here, good" to their dog at the line, lining her/him up for the blind? can you say "dead, back" when send her/him to the blind? thanks
  14. been meeting to ask this question myself, thanks....

    been meeting to ask this question myself, thanks. i had the same problems, going to try these techniques the next time out.
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    I followed Smartworks this year and my lab earned...

    I followed Smartworks this year and my lab earned her HR title after following his Transition DVDs and the Smartworks books. Her demeanor never changed, still happy, happy, happy.
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    @BJ, you get called on being a Smart alec and in...

    @BJ, you get called on being a Smart alec and in typical retort, you respond with "tougher skin". so original... you mad bro?
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    I plan on staying with my training regime, and...

    I plan on staying with my training regime, and continuing to work on our issues from the spring test. I like the idea of using holding blinds during training sessions, and 3 peats for blinds. Read...
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    Training for Hunt Test Question..

    hypothetically speaking, if you have 4 weeks before a your second HRC seasoned test (your dog already has 1 pass), how would to approach training? what drills would you concentrate on leading up to...
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    I saw a sign for River Bottom Retrievers on the...

    I saw a sign for River Bottom Retrievers on the Foley Beach express when we left last saturday. I believe that he has done some hunt test over here in louisiana for the last couple of years.
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    after watching kwicklabs videos and reading his...

    after watching kwicklabs videos and reading his website, i implemented "send backs" in my training program. i do not have the luxury of having equipment or bird boy to throw all the time, so i...
  21. Thread: shld surgery

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    its a torn labrium in the left shoulder, may have...

    its a torn labrium in the left shoulder, may have one in the right as well. I go Monday for the arthogram. I will not have surgery til after duck season. so it will occur in Feb. of course that...
  22. Thread: shld surgery

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    shld surgery

    i am going to have surgery some time this year, what limitations would i expect with my dog's training? i can think of is handling. can't back or over cast to that side.
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    thanks for the replies, will try these...

    thanks for the replies, will try these suggestions today.
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    2 sided heel question

    what command do you give your dog for it to heel on the opposite side that he/she was initially trained for? for instance, my dog heels on my right (i shoot left handed), when i give a heel command...
  25. Thread: 4 phase drill?

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    I have done the drill without a blind for him to...

    I have done the drill without a blind for him to hide in and i got the same result, thought it might change the outcome. This dog has lined blinds before, never thought to put out white stakes and...
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