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    Instead of picking up the dog in a test, would it...

    Instead of picking up the dog in a test, would it help to take the dog to a test that you volunteer to work? After the dog has sat in the kennel for a little bit (similar to if you were entered),...
  2. Thread: Handling on Marks

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    My first thoughts would be to shorten the marks,...

    My first thoughts would be to shorten the marks, only do singles to get the marking better/consistent and have the mark land in an area that makes it plainly visible for the last 20 yards or so. If...
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    Wayne, by the looks of your videos, you 2 are...

    Wayne, by the looks of your videos, you 2 are ready. Running early is a good thing in my mind. You get there, see the test, air the dog and get in line to run quickly. The more dogs you watch the...
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    Thanks for posting...reminds me of reading a book...

    Thanks for posting...reminds me of reading a book about the Spirit Bear...great animals! Love the pictures and narrative as well.
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    Dave, I seen a bit of your dogs running in...

    Dave, I seen a bit of your dogs running in Saskatoon last summer...they were GREAT! I was busy running in SH and went to watch the MH tests when we finished to get an idea of what to work towards...
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    The only thing I would have done different is to...

    The only thing I would have done different is to invite the lady to join the cop on the investigation of the trailer as it sounds like she was not invited for the inspection. If she wanted to...
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    My guy had it in September during a weekend at...

    My guy had it in September during a weekend at the lake. He did a lot of swimming and tail wagging all weekend. We did no training and just kept him relaxed and in/around the house. By the...
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    Master PB training?

    I am currently working on training my first dog to a MH level and the recent ongoing post about the blinds at that level is a very good read. Thank you to all that responded with a lot of great...
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    Just my $0.02 as a new trainer. If the dog is...

    Just my $0.02 as a new trainer.

    If the dog is lacking confidence, simplify the double as much as possible. Have wide angles between marks, no cover or factors at all, very short distances and big...
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    I am running a test tomorrow that is close by so...

    I am running a test tomorrow that is close by so there is no travel today. I plan to do 3 things tonight.

    Start with some simple walkups,
    Touch base with some simple handling drills,
    Finish...
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    You read my mind Ken.

    You read my mind Ken.
  12. Is there any chance of having the entry system...

    Is there any chance of having the entry system work as a lottery instead of first entered gets the spot in limited entry tests? Allow all entries to be accepted into the draw for a certain time...
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    I have used this type of correction to deal with...

    I have used this type of correction to deal with heeling and creeping issues starting this spring and have noticed a big improvement already. At the end of today's training I tried something new I...
  14. Thread: Belly rash/welts?

    by JimB
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    Belly rash/welts?

    Tonight I noticed that my YLM had some welts or a rash on his belly. I am pretty sure it has come from running through some long cover or climbing over submerged logs during training.

    Does...
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    I have read a few threads similar to this in the...

    I have read a few threads similar to this in the past and I agree that if you don't have control going to the line you will probably have other issues during the test. I tried someone's advice...
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    I agree with Howard and FOM.

    I agree with Howard and FOM.
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    To release my guy from any command outside of the...

    To release my guy from any command outside of the field training, I use 'all done'. For marks it is his name, for blinds it is 'dead bird, back'. For honors it is 'sit, no bird'. At dinner time he...
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    To me it sounds like the dog is possessive of the...

    To me it sounds like the dog is possessive of the bumper by not wanting to give it up. If it is the only one to retrieve, the head is going down. If there is another one out there to get, it sounds...
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    I like the late August pups. By the time the...

    I like the late August pups. By the time the puppy teeth are out (6 months) and FF is done the weather will be getting better for outside work. You would have all summer for water intro/work, the...
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    No argument taken RT. I only do 1 training...

    No argument taken RT.

    I only do 1 training session per day any ways, so the one 2 hour window of no training isn't much of a problem for me.

    It has always been my perception that 3 smaller...
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    The 3 meals thing is just something I never...

    The 3 meals thing is just something I never changed from the time he was a pup. It's a routine that we are used to and he is in very good shape at a lean 70 pounds. I am not a fan of the 1 meal a...
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    So, if we are in a test, am I allowed to let him...

    So, if we are in a test, am I allowed to let him puke up all the water from the first retrieve before sending him for the second on a double? (providing it's not on the judges boots)!

    I hope he...
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    Swallows too much water

    My 20 month old YLM will swallow too much water when doing water retrieves. When he gets back on land he looks quite bloated and will usually have a few big burps or sometimes throw up some of the...
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    I am fairly new to this sport, but were there not...

    I am fairly new to this sport, but were there not many great dogs out there before the e-collar? You can't run a test with the collar either. I would still do a training session and test the dog on...
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    I like the idea of walking singles with similar...

    I like the idea of walking singles with similar cover/factors to teach the point. After a few sessions of that, maybe retry the original marks in the same or similar place to see if the line is any...
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