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    It is completely your call to use a collar or not...

    It is completely your call to use a collar or not but I am curious why you wouldn't. Not that a collar will give the dog a sudden influx of confidence running cold blinds, building the dog handler...
  2. He is definitely going to be a big dog. My rule...

    He is definitely going to be a big dog. My rule of thumb for feeding is I want to see a waist and have them just a little tucked up.
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    I will assume that the battery charge is...

    I will assume that the battery charge is significant? When I have had that problem it has always been the battery in the unit or the transmitter.
  4. The hardest thing, or one of them, to do when you...

    The hardest thing, or one of them, to do when you are training alone is to hold your standards to the highest level possible. Obedience training is boring and we all want to chase the flyer, but you...
  5. Good grief, it's a great ad and makes you feel...

    Good grief, it's a great ad and makes you feel good. Some of these folks take themselves way to seriously.
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    Pelts in this context and on this forum generally...

    Pelts in this context and on this forum generally means titles put on dogs or ribbons collected in various retriever venues. I think that about covers it.
  7. It boils down to this for me. Exactly what is the...

    It boils down to this for me. Exactly what is the breeder protecting? I believe with some it is about control although with the number of dogs available that seems a little silly. With some it is...
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    Self insured for injury but I do have kennel...

    Self insured for injury but I do have kennel insurance that covers loss of life as well as all my equipment.
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    Now all we need is an Ohio State win and all...

    Now all we need is an Ohio State win and all those SEC guys can rethink their unbeatable programs. FSU who? GO DUCKS!!!
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    OH NO! Why didn't someone tell me. I now have all...

    OH NO! Why didn't someone tell me. I now have all this time, years, invested in these slow learners. LOL
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    We raise cattle and when we butcher ours in the...

    We raise cattle and when we butcher ours in the fall we keep the bones. Cleans their teeth and sweetens their breath.
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    Once I have the breeding figured, and everything...

    Once I have the breeding figured, and everything else being equal, I let the breeder make the pick. I can honestly say that approach has worked remarkably well.
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    I agree, once they know it they know it and their...

    I agree, once they know it they know it and their speed is pretty much established by early attitude and training. I use a few drills to keep the excitement factor up but know that I have what I have...
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    9 months old, what's the hurry? She got into what...

    9 months old, what's the hurry? She got into what for her was a traumatic event. She's probably a little sensitive and the worse thing you can do here is push her. I would certainly change locations...
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    Junior high, gym class. I remember our gym...

    Junior high, gym class. I remember our gym teacher crying while he told us. Really the first time I became aware that there was a world going on around me that I wasn't the center of.
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    I particularly enjoyed the gender neutral...

    I particularly enjoyed the gender neutral parents. I watch this stuff and wonder just what the heck these folks parents did to them to make them so wacky.
  17. The thing I most appreciated about these DVDs is...

    The thing I most appreciated about these DVDs is that Dennis uses a dog or dogs that have clearly not been run to these set ups 20 times before they filmed it. You can see the mistakes and...
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    Try cedar chips. We use them all the time. I put...

    Try cedar chips. We use them all the time. I put enough in their dog houses for them to burrow down into and certainly don't have a problem with them getting to cold. Of course their kennels are...
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    Happy Birthday Ken hope you had a great day.

    Happy Birthday Ken hope you had a great day.
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    Hard to beat the Pac NW, Seattle, Portland areas....

    Hard to beat the Pac NW, Seattle, Portland areas. You have to get past the grey days and a little rain in the winter but you can effectively train all year and the outdoor activities are unlimited....
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    Co Ownership is as good, or bad as the folks...

    Co Ownership is as good, or bad as the folks involved. The what ifs should absolutely be addressed up front and duties and responsibilities clearly defined. After that it's a crap shoot :D
  22. I like this because it's at the heart of the...

    I like this because it's at the heart of the correct and least stressful thing to do. "Thanks, I appreciate that, have a great day"
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    Can you go anywhere you want or do you have...

    Can you go anywhere you want or do you have parameters? Some awful good training and hunting areas in the Pac NW.
  24. I have had lots of fun with blockages over the...

    I have had lots of fun with blockages over the years and not surprisingly it's always the first thing that comes to mind. If the dog is pooping, and that is the big if, then things that are easy on...
  25. If FF was done solely for the purpose of...

    If FF was done solely for the purpose of "teaching" the dog to retrieve you might have a point but it's not.
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