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    I have a 40 lb BLF that does okay on geese. She...

    I have a 40 lb BLF that does okay on geese. She loves them and will tackle a winged goose like a little linebacker. She has no problem with smaller geese but admittedly has some trouble on the big...
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    I would say it just give it more time and more...

    I would say it just give it more time and more marks. She's very young and all that swimming means extra time which affects memory. Have the gunner stand up or even throw a pop up to remind her. ...
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    So.... What about the original question? Which...

    So.... What about the original question?

    Which sires seem to consistently produce very biddable team players?
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    Swack, my little female is 40-42 lbs. Slim and...

    Swack, my little female is 40-42 lbs. Slim and fairly muscular - not underweight. I think you know the breeding.

    She's great as an upland dog or duck dog but has trouble with geese (although she...
  5. Thread: my first lab

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    Here is a free website with a lot of good info on...

    Here is a free website with a lot of good info on it. http://www.trainingretrieverpuppies.com

    I would also suggest Bill Hillmann's puppy DVDs. Expensive but worth it.

    Oh and don't quit when...
  6. look at the "engagement training" videos in the...

    look at the "engagement training" videos in the link below...

    http://michaelellisschool.com/videos.htm
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    I have a Cabela's vest that is about 7 years old...

    I have a Cabela's vest that is about 7 years old that I have been very happy with and I would go with Cabela's again. It doesn't have a grab strap though.

    I also have an Avery vest and I don't...
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    I've got a 40 pound lab that picks up geese very...

    I've got a 40 pound lab that picks up geese very regularly. First hunt, I went with another more experience dog and let him do most of the retrieving. I teased her with a dead goose, hand tossed a...
  9. Count me in. Dustin Pate Winner: #13 afc aftch...

    Count me in. Dustin Pate

    Winner: #13 afc aftch pekiskos ironman, handled by Sharon Van der lee
  10. Thread: Two sided dogs

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    Mine is two sided although I very, very rarely,...

    Mine is two sided although I very, very rarely, if ever have run her in hunt test from the right. It is tougher for me to read and line up the dog when she's on the right. However, it has come in...
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    I have not seen Dokken's training program so I...

    I have not seen Dokken's training program so I can't comment directly on that but I would be careful about "reading between the lines and making it work" for you. That has not proven very successful...
  12. Thread: New Pup

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    I would highly recommend Bill Hillmann Training a...

    I would highly recommend Bill Hillmann Training a Retriever Puppy. However it is specifically geared towards steadiness and marking with retriever and doesn't get into a lot of the general puppy...
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    I heard one of the pups is a silver...JK. ...

    I heard one of the pups is a silver...JK.

    Looking forward to following their progress and good to hear the little brown dog is doing ok.
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    Prayers sent Swack. Really awful news and I hope...

    Prayers sent Swack. Really awful news and I hope all the dogs make a full recovery. Once the dust settles let us know if we can be of any help.
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    I really like all of the Jazztime dogs I've been...

    I really like all of the Jazztime dogs I've been around (especially Tripp pups). They have a reputation as being great hunting dogs and the few that I have personally been around are just that. If...
  16. Thread: neoprene vest

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    one other point...if the vest were to ever get...

    one other point...if the vest were to ever get hung up on something in the water, the Cabelas velcro would at least give the dog a fighting chance to rip out of the vest whereas with a zippered vest,...
  17. Thread: neoprene vest

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    I like the Cabela's vest. Just bought at new...

    I like the Cabela's vest. Just bought at new Avery vest and they have reinforced the neoprene with nylon straps on the inside that don't stretch thus making small adjustments impossible. I ended up...
  18. Thread: Clicker Method

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    Clicker training or "marker training" is...

    Clicker training or "marker training" is phenomenal for teaching and reinforcing obedience. I'm of the opinion that you get better results using marker training for OB than the Koehler method for...
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    Similar story from a few years ago. ...

    Similar story from a few years ago.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/Technology/stray-dogs-master-complex-moscow-subway-system/story?id=10145833
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    That's what I figured...

    That's what I figured...
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    I don't know how Dutch FTs compare to the UK but...

    I don't know how Dutch FTs compare to the UK but the Calverts have placed an American bred dog (Chance pup) in The Netherlands who is a FT champion. (Sorry to perpetuate this thread even further)
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  22. Condolences Harry.

    Condolences Harry.
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    Most everyone is posting "get a MH on my dog" but...

    Most everyone is posting "get a MH on my dog" but I like to take a different route... I like to set training goals (or areas I need to improve on) and if I accomplish those, then I should be able to...
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  25. Thread: DIY section????

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    Great idea. I would really like to see a DYI...

    Great idea. I would really like to see a DYI sticky or section as well.
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