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    I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong ;)...

    I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong ;) but I would imagine they came to compete in our working tests (which are a whole different ball game, or Canadian Hockey match?!) to our field trials....
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    It's winter, we're not swimming now. We're doing...

    It's winter, we're not swimming now. We're doing this instead:

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    Like apples and bananas!! LOL

    Like apples and bananas!! LOL
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    Just sounds like teething to me. It is quite...

    Just sounds like teething to me. It is quite common when they go through pain of teething.
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    Yup, sounds like a good start to me. Now you...

    Yup, sounds like a good start to me. Now you just need a plane ticket?! ;)
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    I actually think we are saying the same thing! ...

    I actually think we are saying the same thing! There has to be right and wrong, and for the dog (similarly for a child) to know what is right and wrong, so that they can make their behaviour choices...
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    Again, I wasn't talking about USA 'modern'...

    Again, I wasn't talking about USA 'modern' training. I really can't comment on that. I was just saying that over here, in UK, there is a move to make gundog training less aversive than before. ...
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    [QUOTE=Pete;1288132] As I said above, YES, I...

    As I said above, YES, I do think we are selecting for certain genes/traits. Otherwise, why do we take so much care in our breeding programmes to select the right Sire for our Dams? So, show folk...
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    It's not positive only by any means on the whole,...

    It's not positive only by any means on the whole, but I would say there are elements that are very similar to the 'Wildrose Way' as that just looks like mostly UK based training methods to me, other...
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    This is nice thought, but in reality the working...

    This is nice thought, but in reality the working and show bred Labrador have diverged so much in the UK that they almost look like different breeds, and currently there is no show bred lab that is...
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    Sorry, if the dogs are in a drive they are...

    Sorry, if the dogs are in a drive they are actually sitting, and the handlers are standing. Yes, if they survive the first round each dog would have two retrieves in that first round. Those two...
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    That's not true, I'm afraid. The e-collar is only...

    That's not true, I'm afraid. The e-collar is only banned in Wales! For the most of us, we choose not to use an e-collar to train with.
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    No, that's just an average day picking up for...

    No, that's just an average day picking up for Robert I imagine. If that were a trial on the first drive all 24 dogs would be standing in line with their handlers all watching and honouring the marks...
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    Keith, as Polmaise has said, and I have to agree,...

    Keith, as Polmaise has said, and I have to agree, that unfortunately I think your 'meat dogs' (not sure what they are?) would probably fail at the first hurdle and be put out for an eliminating fault...
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    What this forum needs is a "thank you" button! ...

    What this forum needs is a "thank you" button!

    Thank you :)
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    That's great! PS Maggie sounds like she might be...

    That's great!
    PS Maggie sounds like she might be a bit of a naughty girl!? ;)
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    thx. will get my range finder out and have a...

    thx. will get my range finder out and have a play! I haven't got that nice clear land here so may have to adapt it a bit!
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    I like those set ups of the 'gateway blinds'...

    I like those set ups of the 'gateway blinds' through the corridor of the marks, requiring the dog to power on through. out of interest, what distance are you setting the marks and blinds at (not...
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    Chris, I totally and absolutely agree!! Nail on...

    Chris, I totally and absolutely agree!! Nail on the head. We have selectively bred for our own games.
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    I still think you are missing the point (or just...

    I still think you are missing the point (or just wanting to argue?). I was just saying that gundog training in the UK is starting to catch up with other UK dog training disciplines whereby for some...
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    LOL Polmaise, we are agreeing and disagreeing all...

    LOL Polmaise, we are agreeing and disagreeing all over the place on different and same things!! Must be that subtle north/south difference in language! ;) :)

    Agree on the eyes/memory thing as I...
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    No I wouldn't! What I should have spelled out...

    No I wouldn't! What I should have spelled out more eruditely perhaps was a move towards more modern gundog training rather than the traditional harsh methods of 'breaking' a dog of yesteryear. As...
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    Oh gosh, I'm so sorry Captain Jack, no I didn't...

    Oh gosh, I'm so sorry Captain Jack, no I didn't answer your question. Our trials are different. I think Polmaise has now adequately summed that up. The dog can be required to remember any number...
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    Ah, I see, our dogs can only count to three!!!...

    Ah, I see, our dogs can only count to three!!! LOL ;)
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    Ah, now that bit, I'm afraid I don't agree with...

    Ah, now that bit, I'm afraid I don't agree with you on!! :) I've got some superb marking dogs, and some less able, but I actually think it is down to the way they were initially trained. After all,...
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