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    what dose good marking ability mean to you?

    when someone says the dog has good marking ability what all does that include? Does is just mean the dog can see a bird hit the ground and go straight to it?
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    Collar Conditioning to Here Help

    I have been following smart works videos and Conditioned my pup a while back to hear using evan's method for here. The dog is now 15 months old and has found out that he likes the neighbors female....
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    I think he is literally depressed from being away...

    I think he is literally depressed from being away from us, he has always slept in our room and been in a house with all types of people coming and going, now he sleeps in the basement, he started...
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    Dog not eating after moving to new house

    we recently moved to a new house on some land, with everything being new I kept the dog in the basement the first couple nights to keep the wife somewhat happy. He is usually very food driven and...
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    I have no intentions of breeding anytime in the...

    I have no intentions of breeding anytime in the next two years, I want him to focus on working not chasing females. If I finish him out to HRCH and MH then I will consider breeding him but right now...
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    A lot depends on how this pup turns out. Further...

    A lot depends on how this pup turns out. Further down the road (2-5 years) if I see a litter I really like I will get a female and probably breed her to a stud with GHRCH or MN titles if I like the...
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    should have SH this fall at 18 months old, just...

    should have SH this fall at 18 months old, just trying to get an early start in case we do decide to breed. Plus I am going to get a female sometime in the next 4 years when I see a litter I really...
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    Stud Dog Questions

    I am planning to stud my dog out once he reaches MH and HRCH. He is clear on all hips, joints, eyes, EIC, etc. Great pedigree on both sides, what else do I need to do to make sure I am handling...
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    Peking ducks ok to use?

    anything wrong with using pecking ducks to practice duck drags and retrieves?
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    Looking for Duck lease in GA/AL/TN/MS/SC

    what you got?
  11. Thread: live birds

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    I have two peking ducks, any problems with...

    I have two peking ducks, any problems with training with them? they are larger than a mallard, my pup(1yr old) is very interested in them and I want to practice some duck drags tonight. I just want...
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    live birds

    how many live birds to you have in your pen? do you use the same ones each time if you are not shooting them? im hoping I can get 5-6 of them and use those for duck drags and similar training...
  13. Thread: B12 Vitamins?

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    B12 Vitamins?

    This might be totally wrong but I had some girl ask me if I have my dog B12 (or something like that) vitamins or supplements before we ran field trials. She said it was for increased energy? does...
  14. Best Litter you have ever seen? Stacked Pedigree?

    What is the best litter you have ever seen take place with the Dam and Sire both having stacked pedigrees? Im talking National or grand titles on almost all dogs in pedigree.
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    burned it up meaning what?

    burned it up meaning what?
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    Perfect Training Field?

    I have a 5 acre field to train on. What would be the ideal way to structure it for training? pup is 1 yr old now and has been training in cut fields til now.

    right now I have plowed some strips in...
  17. Thread: Duck Drag?

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    So would you still fire a shot and then send the...

    So would you still fire a shot and then send the dog in the direction of the fall? or do you start him where you started the drag?
  18. Thread: Duck Drag?

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    Duck Drag?

    I was at a tracking event this past weekend and they were talking about German test that involves a duck drag. They drag a dead duck a couple hundred yards and let the dog track it. I haven't seen...
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    Haw was Left and Gee was right? not that it...

    Haw was Left and Gee was right? not that it matters but just asking
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    Commands with Hand signals

    does anyone say a command aside from over on right and left commands? I am thinking about yelling the word right or left when I give the command in case we are hunting in standing corn and the dog...
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    Serious plaque build up - Any suggestions?

    I am feeding Dr. Tims Active Pursuit. He is 1 year old and only eats dry food and chews on different toys plus a lot of dead birds/deer etc in his mouth constantly (if that even matters) What is the...
  22. Blood Tracking and Shed hunting on top of Field Trials?

    I have worked with my 1Yr old Male and tracked around 10 deer last season and he found a few sheds. My question is, could training for 3 different things mess him up or loose drive for any reason? He...
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    Correct order of FF

    Want to get some opinions on if I missed any steps in the FF/FTP etc series. I am following smartworks, freddy king and several other programs.

    Fetch on table
    Ear pinch on table
    Ear pinch and...
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    Rubbing nose on crate door

    1 Yr old pup wont stop rubbing his nose on the crate or dog box door. He thinks it will open if he pushes on it. Any tips to fix this?
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    Establishing a Straight Line in FTP

    How do you correct a dog that is not going in a straight line? Any drills we can do so that when we run a blind he will go directly straight and not veer off to the left or right?
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