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    I discussed which tests I wanted done with my vet...

    I discussed which tests I wanted done with my vet when I called, we've been taking our animals to him for years and years, he's very knowledgeable and experienced, he's also use to hunting dogs and...
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    I think it's been discussed enough the importance...

    I think it's been discussed enough the importance of health clearances, pedigrees, etc now. I understand all of your points and opinions and will take it all into consideration on my decision.

    My...
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    I understand your concerns Peter, I did use the...

    I understand your concerns Peter, I did use the search quite a bit, just couldn't find the exact answers I was looking for. I'll agree you're right partially on the research part, I should've...
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    Thanks Mitty, didn't realize that. I'll ask my...

    Thanks Mitty, didn't realize that. I'll ask my vet who he recommends in my area
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    Haha you almost got me Dan! I understand the...

    Haha you almost got me Dan!

    I understand the importance of good health/ genetics of the dam and sire. That's why I'm asking now, not a week before or after the breeding. I've just never gotten his...
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    I also do understand clearances, both the dam and...

    I also do understand clearances, both the dam and sire of my pup were Hips-excellent, Elbows-Normal, EIC Clear/ CNM Clear. I've also already made an appointment with my Vet tomorrow to have hip/...
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    Sorry my avatar isn't prefect for you Dan, posted...

    Sorry my avatar isn't prefect for you Dan, posted a new one last night and it didn't come out as planned for some reason, I'll try to get it fixed right away if that makes you feel better....not...
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    I've got some pretty thick skin I can probably...

    I've got some pretty thick skin I can probably take it. I realize I'm not a pro trainer/ breeder and I'm not just studding him for a quick buck. I've had several people who would like one of the...
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    First Time Breeding Questions

    Hey guys, I have a guy who would like to use my 2 year old BLM as a stud dog. Everything has been gone through pedigree wise, both are good hunting dogs, with a few hunt test passes etc. This will be...
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    Introducing to other Dogs

    How do you guys introduce your dog to working with another dog, and being around other unfamiliar dogs? I've only gotten to work with another dog a few times and my dog did pretty well honoring with...
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    I always buy mine from Nite Lite....

    I always buy mine from Nite Lite. www.huntsmart.com, just like gun dog supply they come with a free nameplate also.
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    Thanks guys, I'll check the thread out and search...

    Thanks guys, I'll check the thread out and search for some others!
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    Tony, I didn't mean I had started running all...

    Tony, I didn't mean I had started running all cold blinds with him and quit the T work on land and in water, just that we had run a few just for me to get an idea of where he is at in his concept of...
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    Thanks for the advice. Evan, what has caused him...

    Thanks for the advice. Evan, what has caused him to have a sketchy transition, I've been following Chris Akins Duck Dog basics and Duck dog basics 2. All in order and covering each section thoroughly
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    When are they ready?

    My dog is just over a year old, been through his 1st duck season. Passed the only two started tests we've run. Marking doubles very well. We've been running the land T flawlessly for the last couple...
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    I felt the exact same way when my pup sat on...

    I felt the exact same way when my pup sat on whistle for the first time! Good Job!
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    Thanks Tony, I'll try that out.

    Thanks Tony, I'll try that out.
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    First Seasoned Test Question?

    I'm sure this has been asked before, but during the water portion of a seasoned test, when the dog comes out of the water if he drops the bird to shake and then picks it back up and still delivers to...
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    Thanks guys, and I've been training solo. He's...

    Thanks guys, and I've been training solo. He's the first retriever I've trained, I've been following Chris Akin's program and everything has been going great. Just some minor bumps I need a little...
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    Lining Up

    Question from a newbie, I've been doing force to a pile for about 3-4 weeks now, my BLM seems to have it down pat, we've worked our way back all the way to close to 100 yards from the pile. Ran the...
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    Holding bumper funny

    I've been through FF with my pup but the last couple weeks he's been bringing back bumpers either by the very end where the throw rope is tied, or in his mouth like a cigar. Is this something that...
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    How should it fit?

    I just got an Avery Boaters Parka for my dog. Measured his neck and chest before I ordered and got the size it specified. Being the first one I've bought though when I put it on him I can't decide if...
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    Getting to Jump

    My 7 month old BLM will not jump onto anything. I can't get him to hop up onto a FF table, dog stand, anything. None of these places are to high for him. He's a well built pup and they're not more...
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    SBodie, I tried to PM you but I don't have 10...

    SBodie, I tried to PM you but I don't have 10 posts to be able to send one. I'm using about a 20-25ft lead, I slowly let it fall until I'm about 10 ft away before I drop it, my pup is laying down...
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    Sitting Problem

    I've put my 6 month old BLM through basic obedience on just a lead, has done great, been collar conditioning for about a week and he's really catching on. The last few days when I work sit/stay with...
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