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    I'd just add to crackreds point about...

    I'd just add to crackreds point about supplemental feeding, and also to tzappias post above.

    I feed mine with the "best" kibble that money can buy, but in a hard winter working four and five days...
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    I was a cradle Catholic. Attended Convent school...

    I was a cradle Catholic. Attended Convent school up till the age of ten, alter boy, chorister in three cathedrals and a choral scholar in a Catholic Oratory grammar school. Confirmed by The...
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    Do no what yowm onnabowt. Ay nuffin rung with moi...

    Do no what yowm onnabowt. Ay nuffin rung with moi titfer .....

    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2617/3822354237_374d87c9f2_z.jpg?zz=1


    Orlroite then ....
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    I'm pretty much at ease with the idea of dogs in...

    I'm pretty much at ease with the idea of dogs in heaven, the presence of any Popes however would seriously reduce the appeal of the place. Peculation, adultery, theft, fornication, disputed...
  5. Never been to Ashton Gate, have you? Talking...

    Never been to Ashton Gate, have you?

    Talking cousine Carole at lunch t'other day and her brother Roger..... he reckons (and claims ad nauseam :rolleyes:) that in '57 when the Vanilla won the Cup,...
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    Magillicutty posted A million Springer handlers...

    Magillicutty posted A million Springer handlers and lots of corner shops selling Mars bars will be desolate to read this.;)

    I must have seen dozens and dozens of "mazed" Springers come round in a...
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    If you are training for visual marks (as opposed...

    If you are training for visual marks (as opposed to sniff 'em out blinds) I wouldn't be confident they'd be of much help. The dog needs some background for visual reference to mark properly and...
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    Now "not a lot of people know this" but my...

    Now "not a lot of people know this" but my maternal grandmother was born in a vardo in the gypsy settlement on The Black Patch which is near enough to Winson Green as meks no diffrunce. She's the...
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    Scotland. Trees? check. Seen several in my...

    Scotland.

    Trees? check. Seen several in my time up there.
    Wide open spaces? Check. Each wide open space has a whiskey distillery in it someplace; very rewarding when you find it.
    Desert...
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    Lovely. Well done all three youths! Eug

    Lovely.

    Well done all three youths!

    Eug
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    Rick, I gave my copy away some time back, but...

    Rick,

    I gave my copy away some time back, but from memory (which ain't what it used to was!) that particular book is non collar; but I know that having lived in the US for some time he has collar...
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    Jason, In rejecting the e-collar (as I have...

    Jason,

    In rejecting the e-collar (as I have too) be careful not to throw out the baby along with the bath water; some of the published e-collar based works are good examples of proper sequential...
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    Jason, I think that's the right thing to do....

    Jason,

    I think that's the right thing to do. There is no one book or video that has it all. I bought "Hup" his work on Spaniel training for his "Force Fetch Light" method, which I was interested...
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    Opinions about vocalization on the send: 1....

    Opinions about vocalization on the send:

    1. Good? Bad? Trivial? Awful. Really, really awful. An eliminating fault in a UK Trial. Looks bad and sounds amateurish on formal shoot days, and is a...
  15. Mike, Lerner and Lampwick are sleep walking...

    Mike,

    Lerner and Lampwick are sleep walking towards relegation. If doing a dry 'un would get the Villa a few points I'd sign the pledge.

    I must be one of the few Villains ever to go to The...
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    It would appear that there is indeed life after...

    It would appear that there is indeed life after death, this thread proves it ;-)

    Eug
  17. This is an ex parrot

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npjOSLCR2hE

    Eug
  18. Jason, If it's situational it should (;))...

    Jason,

    If it's situational it should (;)) occur at one venue only, or at least one type of terrain. What kicks it off is anyone's guess, but misusing the e-collar is often cited. Take him to four...
  19. John, I don't think the OP or anyone else is...

    John,

    I don't think the OP or anyone else is querying the efficiency of the Carr based approach.

    The question was does it's universal application within FT / HT breed lines cover up any...
  20. Jason, Two thoughts; it might just be...

    Jason,

    Two thoughts; it might just be situational, and it could be a trapped nerve.

    Is it possible for you to give your dog a good workout in the yard, something that will really push him? If...
  21. A very wise old engineering inspector once said...

    A very wise old engineering inspector once said to me "It'll all pass if you don't test it."

    To test if FF alone, as opposed to breeding practices, has brought about any changes for better or...
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    In response to "I am a dog trainer and use only...

    In response to "I am a dog trainer and use only operant conditioning".

    "I'm a dog trainer also, and I use operant conditioning too because you can't teach behaviours any other way. Classical...
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    I signed but without comment for much the same...

    I signed but without comment for much the same reasons as the other posters.

    Am I the only one who got an automated response saying "Thank you" and then asking for a donation? That got the needle...
  24. Dave has his own website and on it he's posted...

    Dave has his own website and on it he's posted his own account of the Trial as per here ........
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    Some years ago I saw a demo in Scotland of a GSP...

    Some years ago I saw a demo in Scotland of a GSP which had been trained in the Bringsel technique; now that was really cool and classy and I thought that if ever I needed a deer tracker again thats...
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