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    Thanks, Laura, this is actually the first new and...

    Thanks, Laura, this is actually the first new and original idea I have heard on this topic in quite a while. Very intriguing. This offers a creative way to address the resource constrains (people or...
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    Thanks Paul. Very useful, specifically the part...

    Thanks Paul. Very useful, specifically the part about flint.
  3. Bill Hillmann Training Seminar September 14 and 15, Danielson, CT

    We still have openings for the retriever training seminar with Bill Hillmann on September 14 and 15 in Danielson, CT, hosted by the Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston.

    Please see...
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    Turns out, Tom *does* have the Breezy in black!

    Turns out, Tom *does* have the Breezy in black!
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    Hi Ted, The structure was not unlike the...

    Hi Ted,

    The structure was not unlike the typical Lardy Advanced Trainer workshops. Over the course of three days, we did some big land and water marking setups, as well a challenging land and...
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    Couldn't agree more. Echoing everything Pattie...

    Couldn't agree more. Echoing everything Pattie said. I was fortunate to be there as a handler with my young dog, and wow, did ww learn a lot.
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    Love the jacket. I wish he also offered one in...

    Love the jacket. I wish he also offered one in black, for hunt tests.
  8. Thread: TT Tracer Light

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    In my case I doubt it highly that it was user...

    In my case I doubt it highly that it was user error. There isn't really much of anything you can screw up. But when lights randomly go on and off when you give a stimulation, there's something fishy....
  9. Bill Hillmann Seminar September 14 and 15, Danielson, CT

    Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston is hosting a retriever training seminar with Bill Hillmann on September 14 and 15 in Danielson, CT. Please see...
  10. Thread: Best Bird dryer

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    I agree with John, that dryer is hard to kill....

    I agree with John, that dryer is hard to kill. The main downside for me is, it's HEAVY and every time I set it up I wish I had bought something lighter. But for club use, it's a great choice.
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    A friend and training partner of mine also...

    A friend and training partner of mine also pointed out another consequence of the new rule that requires two series in which the dog has seen three marks go down before being sent. It prevents judges...
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    Quick update on my woes: Tritronics contacted...

    Quick update on my woes:

    Tritronics contacted me (maybe because they saw this discussion thread) and asked me to send my system in for diagnosis. They didn't find anything wrong with receivers or...
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    I have a 15 months old female. She seemed to...

    I have a 15 months old female. She seemed to mature a bit more slowly than my other dogs. Very excited about work but not a maniac. Great line manners. Excellent marker and loves to run blinds. A...
  14. Thread: Bob Gutermuth

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    Terrible news. So sorry for your loss. -R

    Terrible news. So sorry for your loss.
    -R
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    You can bet you will see pheasants. A good setup...

    You can bet you will see pheasants. A good setup to train for is short hen pheasants in front of long marks that use ducks (e.g., indented triple) so dog gets comfortable with checking down for...
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    Dog is called back (in Master or Senior HT). ...

    Dog is called back (in Master or Senior HT).

    Section 12 of the rule book:

    "[A dog]...that drops a bird it is retrieving and goes for another shall be considered to have switched"

    When I use...
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    Had a similar experience with one of my dogs. I...

    Had a similar experience with one of my dogs. I finally realized that my zeal for the "perfect line" created more and more anxiety for her and things dramatically improved when I started to send her...
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    I have a Lab that's now 13 but didn't get field...

    I have a Lab that's now 13 but didn't get field trained until she was 9 because she was busy in the agility and obedience rings (and had shown little interest in birds). I just followed the standard...
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    Recommendations for inflatable canoe?

    I'm thinking about buying an inflatable canoe or kayak and would welcome any recommendations. Would love to have a boat to throw water marks from but don't want to carry a regular canoe on the roof...
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    One point I would add to everything that has been...

    One point I would add to everything that has been said already about the reasons for doing swim-bys is that in my mind it also prepares them for channel blinds. The picture when swimming from one...
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    i recently bought a new six hole topper (long...

    i recently bought a new six hole topper (long bed), so i'd say 1800 to 2000 per hole.
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    Thanks, you guys pointed me in the right...

    Thanks, you guys pointed me in the right direction: MH titles for pointing tests! Didn't think of that.

    -r
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    MH dog in AKC Junior test?

    Hi,

    Someone I train with occasionally made an interesting observation: When checking results on EE she noticed that a couple of dogs that ran in an AKC junior hunt test last weekend actually were...
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    Much more than two weeks?! I'd be getting...

    Much more than two weeks?! I'd be getting seriously concerned about boring my dog out of his little mind. I don't see how any dog can be motivated to show up to work with a great attitude if it's the...
  25. Thread: Wcx ?

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    That's correct. For Labradors, the LRC (US) only...

    That's correct. For Labradors, the LRC (US) only sets rules for, and recognizes, the WC. Local clubs can invent their own rules for WCI and WCX. My club (Lab Club of Greater Boston), for examples...
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