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  1. This is the way I have defined it for my years of...

    This is the way I have defined it for my years of involvement in the hunt test game. If the dog sees the bird thrown from the line, whether we are on a walk up or if we are stationary at the point...
  2. I have trained a number of dogs through the...

    I have trained a number of dogs through the traditional FF methods using the ear pinch over the past 15 years. Approaching 20 successfully force fetched retrievers. My last dog I purchased Bill's...
  3. Ichthyosis? Anybody dealt with this skin condition?

    I don't believe this is much of a concern for the lab owners, perhaps no one other than us Golden people most likely.

    Anyone out there had a dog affected with this condition? If so, to what...
  4. Somebody write this down, Golddogs and I are...

    Somebody write this down, Golddogs and I are going to agree on something...HAHAHAHA

    If you already live in the Twin Cities, go to the U of M for certain. I live up near St. Cloud and have made...
  5. Central Minnesota Retriever Club AKC Advanced Retriever Hunt Test Judges' Seminar

    The Central Minnesota Retriever Club will host an AKC Advanced Hunt Test Judges' Seminar on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015. We are excited and happy to host this event to further...
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    To the original question, you have to decide what...

    To the original question, you have to decide what is more important to you, furthering your training or bringing home a ribbon at any cost. In my opinion if you want to be sure your dog knows you...
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    Did you have any kind of written agreement with...

    Did you have any kind of written agreement with this trainer when you left the dog? I used to take in some gun dogs in for training in my summers. I had a written document that detailed everything...
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    Sounds like a sailor theme. How about Popeye?

    Sounds like a sailor theme. How about Popeye?
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    I've had almost all of them. Started with the...

    I've had almost all of them. Started with the $69 guns over 15 years ago. Had the first one and was happy with that I bought a second one for my wife to use as she also trained a dog. Same model...
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    My dad was a big John Wayne fan and wanted to...

    My dad was a big John Wayne fan and wanted to name a dog "Dawg" in honor of the John Wayne movies where John Wayne had the dog he called "Dawg." We dissuaded him from that as back in that time...
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    No such rules in the book that say you have to...

    No such rules in the book that say you have to have "x" number of clean series. As per the rules there must be two triples presented in a master test. Yep, in both master and senior you better show...
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    Check out these fans. Prairielogic.com. A...

    Check out these fans. Prairielogic.com. A friend of mine from my hometown here in Minnesota designed these and has been manufacturing them for a few years. Super high quality. Very quiet. Moves...
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    Duane Smith's creation he makes at his business...

    Duane Smith's creation he makes at his business Canvasworks here in Minnesota.

    Duane is on the forum here. If he had the time and you got a bag from him you would never look at another option....
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    CMRC has a club meeting this Tuesday, April 1 at...

    CMRC has a club meeting this Tuesday, April 1 at the clubhouse at 7:30. Come on up and meet some of us and. Beck out the grounds. We have two trials a year and a double header hunt test. Wonderful...
  15. I hope I would recognize this situation quickly...

    I hope I would recognize this situation quickly enough and call it a no-bird right away. I feel twenty yards beyond the area where most of the other fliers have fallen is a considerable distance. ...
  16. I am not going to name names, but I saw this...

    I am not going to name names, but I saw this exact scenario first hand as I was the stakes chair of the open a number of years ago at my local club. Very reputable and experienced judges set up the...
  17. (MN) Golden Retriever Topbrass One More Trip to Birdland MH at Stud

    Topbrass One More Trip to Birdland SH (Maynard) is standing at stud. Maynard is 75 pounds and is eager to train, tireless in the field, easy to teach, has a great memory, and is very watery. ...
  18. Great event. Don't forget it is open to Junior...

    Great event. Don't forget it is open to Junior and Senior as well.
  19. AKC Retriever Hunting Test Judges/Handlers Seminar

    The Central Minnesota Retriever Club of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota will host an AKC Retriever Hunting Test Judges/Handlers Seminar on Saturday, February 23. The event will be held at the clubhouse...
  20. Rubbermaid tote boxes work well. Or you can find...

    Rubbermaid tote boxes work well. Or you can find plastic footlockers too.
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    I looked at results on EE and see there were 25...

    I looked at results on EE and see there were 25 JAMS awarded in the Amateur. Is this correct or are the posted results inaccurate on EE. I think that is a really big number going into the 4th...
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    Hi, I have two certified therapy dogs that ...

    Hi,
    I have two certified therapy dogs that we also use for hunting. There are several therapy dog programs out there. There is Therapy Dog International and Delta Society. The program that I...
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    Very sad news Chuck. We wish you and Sheila all...

    Very sad news Chuck. We wish you and Sheila all the best. I am certain you are beside yourself with grief. But what better way to go in the end, after a succesful trip hunting romping around as a...
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    Use ATV License Plates. You can find them most...

    Use ATV License Plates. You can find them most likely at any ATV dealer here in Minnesota at least and they are customizsable. Just a blank plate that you can write on or use stick on letters.
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    Darin, I will seldom dictate the order when I...

    Darin,

    I will seldom dictate the order when I am judging a double blind. One of my favorite scenarios that I have used about three times in the past 9-10 master assignments is to have a one blind...
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