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  1. Thread: Inherit traits

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    Along this line... folks might want to contribute...

    Along this line... folks might want to contribute to the research by going to Darwin's Dogs.

    https://darwinsdogs.org/?pg=about

    I sat and answered short questionaires about my dog. It wasn't...
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    In terms of climate, is there a middle ground...

    In terms of climate, is there a middle ground where... I don't know, maybe you don't get a hard freeze that will keep you from doing water work, and where you don't risk dying of heat stroke in the...
  3. Thread: Training a Cat

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    As I recall, Bill Hillmann's videos often feature...

    As I recall, Bill Hillmann's videos often feature cats. Maybe he can help you out.
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    38841 Classic. However... Mr. Larsen...

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    Classic. However... Mr. Larsen notwithstanding, maybe the dog understands every word. But the little bubble above the dog's head should say "meh!" or "pfft" or "tell me why I should care."
  5. Thread: Qaa2

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    Hey... if I qualified for an All Age title, I'd...

    Hey... if I qualified for an All Age title, I'd find the next hundred dollars to be able to use the title my dog earned. But I would be steamed... the reason you enter AKC events, the reason you pay...
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    Is he vocal ONLY when hunting, and otherwise...

    Is he vocal ONLY when hunting, and otherwise quiet around the house? Does he become vocal when he's anticipating something he wants? Going on a ride, or a walk, or getting out of a kennel run or...
  7. Thread: Qaa2

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    I hope not. I only just left Dog-a-holics...

    I hope not. I only just left Dog-a-holics Anonymous a few years ago when I fell off the wagon and got into HT's. This is something that happened when I wasn't paying any attention. I thought it...
  8. Thread: Qaa2

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    Qaa2

    If I remember from the way back days, being qualified all age was not a title, it was sort of something that described your competitive status. At least I don't recall it was on any pedigrees. I...
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    If only I could remember the falls as well as the...

    If only I could remember the falls as well as the dog. She can remember three of them, I can't. Now if she could just remember where her front toes are supposed to remain while the birds go down......
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    I'm rather simple minded. I see intelligence as...

    I'm rather simple minded. I see intelligence as largely spacial or verbal or some blend of both. I don't know if it's been proven, but I feel certain dogs have language centers in their brains like...
  11. So if I understand it, he basically doesn't sit...

    So if I understand it, he basically doesn't sit (and keep his sit). Maybe I didn't quite get the whole scenario, but you're saying when you throw a bumper, unless you're holding him, he breaks? ...
  12. This is awesome and no, I'm not putting it on POTUS

    If you have a social media account maybe you could pass it around. A good message.

    http://www.redstate.com/jimjamitis/2016/11/07/elections-best-campaign-ad-isnt-candidate/
  13. Given the way a typical training day works, this is interesting.

    Make of this what you will:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201610/what-dogs-do-after-training-affects-how-much-they-remember

    Many retriever folks train (necessarily) in...
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    That's my sense of it. But that's generation 1. ...

    That's my sense of it. But that's generation 1. I think the breeders that are working in that directions are trying to take a long view.
  15. Thread: Our first HT

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    Absolutely. Pretty little dog. Your girls are...

    Absolutely. Pretty little dog. Your girls are dear. Keep them involved and they'll make super bird "boys".
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    Heck... if it's owned by a developer and/or some...

    Heck... if it's owned by a developer and/or some corporation, go ahead and use it. It's not like your footprints are going to ruin it for the proposed purposes. All they can do (reasonably) is tell...
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    [QUOTE=ZEKESMAN;1526410] Yep yep yep. I'm the...

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    Yep yep yep. I'm the first to admit that my opinions are a lot stronger than my knowledge base. But I would put my opinions on hold to see more people try the sport.
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    I have a feeling that once people are informed...

    I have a feeling that once people are informed that dogs don't become competent retrievers overnight and by osmosis, that will filter out the psycho's pretty quick.
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    Has anyone's club put together a webpage that...

    Has anyone's club put together a webpage that seems to attract inquiries?
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    How did you identify these people in order to...

    How did you identify these people in order to reach out to them?
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    Interesting that you should mention marketing. ...

    Interesting that you should mention marketing. I'm seeing that in our area with two K9 training operations (well, maybe more than that, but two that I've interacted with.) Neither of these are...
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    Welcome to the forum! Check out the DVD's that...

    Welcome to the forum!

    Check out the DVD's that are advertised at the top of the page. Do a bit of research on sires and dams and characteristics of the prominent "lines" of labs (always a topic...
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    Just so everyone knows... I've met Labradork's...

    Just so everyone knows... I've met Labradork's dog and she has met mine (on a day when Rocket Dog was at her enthusiastic best!) We've had some robust discussions and I'm pretty sure she knows why...
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    Doubtless... a video of me leaving the holding...

    Doubtless... a video of me leaving the holding blind, sitting the dog down, watching the birds go down, (reheeling my dog...*ahem*), putting my hand down, or not, and kicking her off... someone could...
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    I never realized how much you can do while...

    I never realized how much you can do while training alone. And there are so many resources you can find... (some are advertised on RTF). Seriously, it is amazing.

    The one thing that's hard to do...
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