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    Not A bad start for pup

    Not a bad start for pup. 20693 Last bird down was 70 yard retrieve over the crest of the hill. Yesterday was her first pheasant hunt. She flushed 2 hens and the rooster pictured. The rooster was...
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    I asked about hold a few months ago, my pup was...

    I asked about hold a few months ago, my pup was about 5 months. I made her hold for a few seconds after placing dropped bumper, but I did not make a big deal about her dropping bumper. It was soar...
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    It's a new bird,keep a pheasant whole to train...

    It's a new bird,keep a pheasant whole to train with.

    Good luck.
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    Had to share this pituce.

    Autumn is one week shy of six months. We just got done training.

    20112
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    Don, I started to place bumper in her mouth...

    Don,

    I started to place bumper in her mouth after she was seated, and she started to fight the bumper. I don't want to get in a battle because, I want her to deliver to hand. She is such a great...
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    I can't blieve she dropped a live bird. She went...

    I can't blieve she dropped a live bird. She went crazy chased it down then dropped it as soon as her but hit ground. In the house does not drop toys until told. I believe her adult teeth are in but...
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    Evan Thanks I have a 45 step paper copy of a...

    Evan Thanks

    I have a 45 step paper copy of a force fetch program that starts with introduction to the table and then to hold. I have forced 2 goldens and 1 Brittany using this system I am very...
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    Jennifer Thanks. I have been trying to keep...

    Jennifer Thanks.
    I have been trying to keep things fun. I am not a force based person. Never had dog drop a live bird. The way I do force fetch I start with hold. Pup still seems way to immature to...
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    Train like you are testing. Work through holding...

    Train like you are testing. Work through holding blinds, with guns going off, other dogs retrieving. Your dog may be getting test wise, she might know you can't correct at test. Had a dog that would...
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    Tell me Force Fetch will fix this

    My 5.5 month old golden retriever keeps dropping whatever she is retrieves. Bumpers, dead birds, even wing clipped chuckars. She will deliver anything but geese, as soon as you try to heel or sit her...
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    Weirdest opener in 20 years of waterfowl hunting....

    Weirdest opener in 20 years of waterfowl hunting. Nephew got to field at 3:30 guys already there without permission. Two more groups tried to hunt same area as us without permission. Property owner...
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    I am using water dog more the video than the...

    I am using water dog more the video than the book. When he shows the intro to water he gets in the water and teases a young dog to enter the water. I would try to get in the water and get the pup to...
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    Mee too. When she come monday morning and finds a...

    Mee too. When she come monday morning and finds a puppy I will find out if she will be here on tuesday.18146 They are soo cute maybe she will melt.
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    Wife is pretty good with dog stuff and hunting....

    Wife is pretty good with dog stuff and hunting. When my mother-in-law finds out that I am getting another puppy I might lose free babysitting.
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    I think Pheasants Forever just had an article on...

    I think Pheasants Forever just had an article on spay and nuetur, it suggests to wait until sexaully mature. Might be a good read before making decision. Sorry I don't recall all info in the article....
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    Thanks JS

    Was not sue if it was just prolonged exposure in the water while training. I am still very carefull while hunting in cold weather, I always error on the side of cuation.

    Bob
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    I understand why we don't put young dogs and older dog in cold water, but why would you not train your dogs in thier prime.

    Thanks

    Bob
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    Year before last he hunted 15 days mix phesant,...

    Year before last he hunted 15 days mix phesant, woodcock and grouse. I noticed he needed more rest and less time out. Last year he hunted 2 or 3, kept him out for 2 or 3 hours. This summer he had...
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    I have SBE II and love it. I have shot over 50...

    I have SBE II and love it. I have shot over 50 boxes of 2 3/4 reloads, 2 or 3 cases of factory 2/34 shells hunting doves and pigeons. Also close to case of black cloud 3 1/2 gooose and duck hunting....
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    Cody, If pain continues in the same leg all...

    Cody,

    If pain continues in the same leg all the time get a him checked by good vet. I have a 7 year old Brittany that went thru growing pains at a young age pain moved from leg to leg. Then pain...
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    We hunt Southwestern Pa. dry fields for geese...

    We hunt Southwestern Pa. dry fields for geese more often than water for duck or geese. We very rarely have duck come near are spreads. When they have it has mostly been after duck season. The weather...
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    I want one also! I would wear it everytime I had...

    I want one also! I would wear it everytime I had to go to school with one of my three girls.

    After 19 years of marrage my wife finally said "I can not be defenseless, I need to learn to shoot."
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    I also went looking last night. Our first duck...

    I also went looking last night. Our first duck split starts next Saturday. About 100 wood ducks dropped into 4 acre beaver pond.
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    If it was me I would take my PUP, but remember he...

    If it was me I would take my PUP, but remember he is still a pup. Keep the pup staked down so he does not break if you plan to shoot. Don't be afraid to take him for some walks when gets bored. This...
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    Thanks all. How long of recovery time. Hate to...

    Thanks all. How long of recovery time. Hate to miss a hunting season but seem like Teddy will be shut down. Don't know how many more we will have together.
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