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    2 Quick thoughts: -I prefer Nick > continous. ...

    2 Quick thoughts:

    -I prefer Nick > continous. It's the way I learned it and it has never let me down. I will usually work on a 2 level and the first nick is on low and goes up each time until I...
  2. Lots of good suggestions in this thread already...

    Lots of good suggestions in this thread already so I'll be brief:

    -We absolutely prelim all dogs who are headed to training
    -Our local vet does OFA relatively inexpensively (~$100)
    -PennHip is...
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    Just a quick response: Essentially you have 2...

    Just a quick response: Essentially you have 2 separate issues that need resolved independently even though they are related.

    Issue 1: Not coming right back.
    Solution: Only retrieve in a...
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    25418 One of the dogs we produced at our kennel...

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    One of the dogs we produced at our kennel was the only working dog for a group last weekend for the youth opener in Missouri. Couldn't be more proud of the dog for her work and the gentlemen...
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    I absolutely use this game especially when it's...

    I absolutely use this game especially when it's cold and miserable outside. I prefer to use something scented to really help them learn to use the nose. Sometimes I'll drag it around and let a...
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    The pups I've had who struggled with cooperating...

    The pups I've had who struggled with cooperating with the leash spend a few minutes at a time visiting the "quiet tree." I simply attach the lead to the tree and go across the yard where I can see...
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    This is what we use. One of our females is a...

    This is what we use. One of our females is a notoriously picky eater even when she doesn't have pups, but it's worse when she does. Simply don't give them a chance to pick out the good stuff. ...
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    This looks like a mug shot! Did he turn to his...

    This looks like a mug shot! Did he turn to his right for the next photo?
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    Your Favorite Ribbon Picture

    Okay, so we've all seen the basic hero shot after your dog gets a pass. I'm looking for which one is your absolute favorite ribbon picture after your dog had a good test. Anyone have some unique...
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    If you seek an honest answer to that question, I...

    If you seek an honest answer to that question, I would encourage you to check out the American Pointing Labrador Association. This group of individuals are dedicated to the advancement of Labradors...
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    We start with a 22 at ~100 yards when the dog is...

    We start with a 22 at ~100 yards when the dog is running circles around the bird pen chasing a handful of live birds and they're flushing everywhere. Might try the drill again with the pup chasing...
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    Rookie - So sorry I missed this post from July! ...

    Rookie - So sorry I missed this post from July! I sent that PM, man.
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    My advice was: Let me clarify what that...

    My advice was:



    Let me clarify what that means. If you're looking for step by step advice on how to get him to accomplish such a task without the use of Force Fetch then the best place would...
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    Anytime I've ever done or talked to someone who...

    Anytime I've ever done or talked to someone who did anything with a dog "just to see what he would do" ended up very poorly. That's not training, that's testing and testing an 8 month old dog is...
  15. I wanted to touch on this statement because it's...

    I wanted to touch on this statement because it's one I've heard a lot. Lets say Joe Schmoe has an AKC registered female with zero titled dogs in 3-generation pedigree and zero health clearances. He...
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    "Pick the litter, not the pup" Classic...

    "Pick the litter, not the pup"

    Classic example: a gentlemen who has become a good friend had last pick on black females from last year's litter. His pup came out of the pen timid and acting...
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    First thing that came to mind was the call name Spice. Here's a couple thoughts:

    Blackfoot's Oregano and Thyme - Spice
    Blackfoot's Flowering Thyme - Spice
    Blackfoot's Wild Thyme - Spice
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    Is the dog well bred?

    Is the dog well bred?
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    First thought: LOL Second thought:

    First thought: LOL

    Second thought:
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    My biggest concern about a British chocolate pup...

    My biggest concern about a British chocolate pup is there are extremely few options in bloodlines. If you're looking for a particular trait in terms of temperament or size there are a ton of options...
  21. One female I own threw a litter of 7 males and 2...

    One female I own threw a litter of 7 males and 2 females. 2 years later she threw 7 females and 1 male. It happens.
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    Here's how I do it: ...

    Here's how I do it:

    http://www.3ringkennels.com/index.php/blog-articles-list/84-teaching-come
  23. It's a valid question, Peter. The problem with...

    It's a valid question, Peter. The problem with any one kennel or person chiming in would be the small sample size. Even with 30 years experience... it would be difficult for any one person to...
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    Good to see a likeminded person on here. I sent...

    Good to see a likeminded person on here. I sent you a PM.
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    I usually use the vibration on puppies to get...

    I usually use the vibration on puppies to get them used to the collar around 5 months old.
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