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  1. Name: Matt Rodriguez - please count me in...

    Name: Matt Rodriguez - please count me in
    Winner: #84, FC-AFC Lanes Lets Get Ready To Rumble, Bobby Lane
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    18682 Dutch had 'Poster Boy' looks and he could...

    18682 Dutch had 'Poster Boy' looks and he could pick'em up too.18683
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    My dad always says, "Don't argue with a lawyer,...

    My dad always says, "Don't argue with a lawyer, they're paid to represent only one side. And never argue with an engineer; never meet two with the same solution nor that didn't whole heartily...
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    Often in hunting situations the dog is concealed...

    Often in hunting situations the dog is concealed to the point that they can't see all that is going on until it's right in front of them. If you are willing to work the dog and not shoot for a few...
  5. Very sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences.

    Very sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences.
  6. Ted - Glancing back at notes and a few videos...

    Ted -

    Glancing back at notes and a few videos took during the seminar, I would say as a whole one thing everyone could take from the seminar is you can't have high standards for your dog, if you...
  7. Thank you Avery & Purina. The event was...

    Thank you Avery & Purina. The event was exceptional, the people even more. Special thanks to David Carrington & Karl Gunzer, Danny Farmer, Lisa Farmer, Kenny Trott, Marcy Wright & Chester and the...
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    17035chocolate milk, donuts & wood ducks

    17035chocolate milk, donuts & wood ducks
  9. It's an award that encompasses all breeds.

    It's an award that encompasses all breeds.
  10. Mark - I really enjoy all your posts and I admire...

    Mark - I really enjoy all your posts and I admire a man that is his dog's "best Friend."

    My dog Dutch actually hunts more than I. He typically gets 7-10 hunts in during early teal season and then...
  11. Regardless of what "program" you elect to...

    Regardless of what "program" you elect to follow... Confidence is built on success. Teach before you force.
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    Here they are in action - ...

    Here they are in action -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIt1dPxmEKg&feature=youtube_gdata
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    Never had the Avery... Looks to be similiar......

    Never had the Avery... Looks to be similiar... and apparently it works well for you. Likewise, I like the Hardcore.
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    Breck & Angel

    Breck is 2 1/2 years old & Angel is 3 months old.

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    Hardcore - simple, durable and the right size

    Hardcore - simple, durable and the right size
  16. Breeding excellent to excellent with regards to...

    Breeding excellent to excellent with regards to hips only means one has bred dogs that are not affected. Being a carrier of hip dysplasia doesn't mean that the dog has marginal hips, the dog simply...
  17. Incidents of ACL, MCL, LCL & PCL injuries in...

    Incidents of ACL, MCL, LCL & PCL injuries in physically demanding sports such as football are significantly greater than those in less demanding sports. Likewise, the percentage of soft tissue knee...
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    I understand your point on "perfect"... "high...

    I understand your point on "perfect"... "high standard" is probably a better term, but the standard of sit IMO should be exact. I feel "Teaching" a dog a definitive sit and being square to the...
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    When a dog turns around, the dog needs to square...

    When a dog turns around, the dog needs to square up to the handler, not simply turn around. What's described early teaches the dog exactly what's expected.
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    1. Tricking does not teach or set a standard...

    1. Tricking does not teach or set a standard that's reliable.

    2. The dog should be on its toes and move with you just as it does at the line when you pivot. The dog doesn't stand, but it can...
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    Attitude is important; however, sit means sit......

    Attitude is important; however, sit means sit... no exception, and should not be confused with developing or maintaining “style.” The most basic fundamentals of retrieving are sit & fetch. ...
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    Jeff - You might reconsider the recommendation...

    Jeff -

    You might reconsider the recommendation that your breeder gave you. The little extra drive over to Best Retrievers is worth the time and effort. Rody & Kristin have excellent facilities,...
  23. My dog lies down. My dog also gets out of the...

    My dog lies down. My dog also gets out of the truck off lead and stays off whether hunting, at hunt tests or field trials. Hunt tests should mimic just that... testing a dogs hunting ability in a...
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    If he's sitting with the pup and "controlling"...

    If he's sitting with the pup and "controlling" the situation as it sounds he is, take the pup. If he was "hunting the pup", then the obedience should be a concern. Exposing the pup to as much as...
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    Before you heed any of the aforementioned advice,...

    Before you heed any of the aforementioned advice, which should be a must, TEACH YOUR DOG TO SIT. Everything that is done in this game is based off of two fundamentals, SIT & FETCH. If your dog is...
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