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    Stan, No advice on fly fishing for steelhead. ...

    Stan,

    No advice on fly fishing for steelhead. But, they are a blast to catch! While in high school, more than a few years ago, I would fish the lagoon on the Northwestern campus for winter...
  2. Thread: GDG Recovery

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    Hugh, I think this post MI depression is...

    Hugh,

    I think this post MI depression is pretty common. It is real. There are numerous ways to deal with it. Realizing you are not alone is a big step.

    My father-inlaw was given ten years...
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    I am a day late but here is who Patrick was:...

    I am a day late but here is who Patrick was: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=89
    Patrick was not Irish. The bars in Ireland were closed on March 17 until 1970.

    Tom
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    I have never had a dog not retrieve because of...

    I have never had a dog not retrieve because of teething. They may get a little more mouthy.

    I usually look at behavioral changes when deciding when to FF.

    Tom
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    I view FF as advanced obedience work. It sounds...

    I view FF as advanced obedience work. It sounds like your dog might be ready. Force fetch uses the natural tendency of dogs to carry things in their mouth.


    Tom
  6. Thread: Being a Bee

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    Marvin, Neonics grab the press. Honey bees...

    Marvin,

    Neonics grab the press. Honey bees face bigger problems. That said, there is no shortage of bee hives in the US. The great honey bee migration is in full-swing right now. Over one...
  7. Thread: Liars club!

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    Liars club!

    I found this amusing:
    http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e129/glenn1221/may2010onward/combatvet_zpsatu6fzs0.jpg

    Tom
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    I too enjoyed NAHRA tests back in the '90's. I...

    I too enjoyed NAHRA tests back in the '90's. I enjoyed running under Mr. Plewa and Mr. Stroyan among others.

    Watching Frank and Homeboy was a treat. You never really knew the wheelchair was much...
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    Dave, You did the right thing. This can be a...

    Dave,

    You did the right thing. This can be a really hard problem to overcome, and will probably always be lurking under the surface. High obedience standards will help. Kind of like kids, a...
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    My gut reaction was you are stopping the dog too...

    My gut reaction was you are stopping the dog too often, I have no idea if this is true or not.

    How long have you been doing pile work/T?

    Our dogs are creatures of habits. You may also want...
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    I usually just lurk infrequently. As Bon...

    I usually just lurk infrequently. As Bon mentioned, RTF is a kinder, gentler place now days.

    As is often true in life, those with the most to offer usually do it with the most class.

    Let the...
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    Don't underestimate the benefit offering to help...

    Don't underestimate the benefit offering to help at a test. Many tests and trials are run with less then optimal help numbers.

    Advances in technology have made many things easier to do, hosting...
  13. Thread: RIP Mr. Cub!

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    RIP Mr. Cub!

    Probably the greatest Cub to play died today, Ernie Banks.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/buster-olney/post?id=9236

    I remember the end of his career when I was growing up. I think I was ten...
  14. Thread: Back in the Day

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    At my school we had to pass a test on the US and...

    At my school we had to pass a test on the US and IL constitutions. I don't remember which grade, sometime during middle school, 6-8th grades.

    Tom
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    Do I understand this correctly, you are very...

    Do I understand this correctly, you are very competent and comfortable with the weapon? You are not looking to for a different weapon?

    It doesn't sound like a problem to me.

    Remember what they...
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    Poll: As the question was posed I would send my dog. ...

    As the question was posed I would send my dog. Most of the dogs I have had would wonder what was wrong if I didn't send them.

    Tom
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    I heard a commentator make the comment that high...

    I heard a commentator make the comment that high school use to not be free and this was a logical continuation. I hope this doesn't lead community colleges down the same path of destruction.

    The...
  18. Thread: Doomed

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    That has become a significant, and growing,...

    That has become a significant, and growing, percentage of our population.

    When we moved into our current home over 10 years ago there were very few rental homes near us. Now we have a rental next...
  19. John, I don't know. I have not be active in...

    John,

    I don't know. I have not be active in the dogs games for a number of years now. There may be others from Ohio who can respond.

    Tom
  20. Thread: Which Shotgun?

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    When my daughter was in a scholastic trap league...

    When my daughter was in a scholastic trap league there were a lot of kids shooting the Beretta A300. Getting different stocks was relatively easy. She shot my 12 ga 870 Wingmaster with light recoil...
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    Congratulations! It is especially satisfying when you overcome challenges like this.

    Keep having fun with your dog!

    Tom
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    The pinch/prong collar is nice because the dog...

    The pinch/prong collar is nice because the dog self-corrects, timing and intensity.

    "Choke' collars are very effective training tools but most people don't know how to size them or use them...
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    If you hunt with your dog and they will be in the...

    If you hunt with your dog and they will be in the water now is probably not the best time to shampoo. That said, sometimes we have to do things when we have to do them.

    We used Mane and Tail on...
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    The dog may benefit from a day or two of rest...

    The dog may benefit from a day or two of rest too!

    I've been there, ....or I have had a dog in the condition before!

    Tom
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    I thought JRT stood for Jack Russell Terrors?? ...

    I thought JRT stood for Jack Russell Terrors??

    Tom
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