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    Way to go Judy and Trek, a great...

    Way to go Judy and Trek, a great accomplishment!!!!
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    Just wanted my name to the long list of...

    Just wanted my name to the long list of congratulations, great results no matter what the breed, you should be very proud of Jump.
  3. Thread: Yardwork??

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    Evan, I consider yardwork basic drills such as...

    Evan, I consider yardwork basic drills such as Walking Baseball, Wagon Wheel Lining and Casting, Definitive Casting, Key Relationship Blinds, etc.

    Everyone I know teaches these skill but how...
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    Yardwork??

    Just wondering how much time people spend doing yardwork and what drills they use?

    Had trainers tell me the never do yardwork and others tell me it's something they do all the time.
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    Had a FT Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever that...

    Had a FT Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever that would go for a mile swim just for the fun of it. Hunted on an island in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron and while we went in for lunch we saw him swim by...
  6. Thread: Finished Dog??

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    Thanks for the replies, in the HRCH my dog has...

    Thanks for the replies, in the HRCH my dog has his Finished Title, but as Howard said his training is never finished and never will be,even if he passes 99% of the tests he runs there will always be...
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    My dog went 4/5 in seasoned but ran 11 tests to...

    My dog went 4/5 in seasoned but ran 11 tests to get his 4 passes for his HRCH. I guess it's different standards and expectations for different trainers but I know he's improving and hopefully will...
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    Finished Dog??

    Do consider a dog with a title like a HRCH, Master Hunter etc. a finished retriever if it's taken numerous attempts to get the required number of passes to title, or is a truly finished retriever a...
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    I ran my first finished test on Sunday after...

    I ran my first finished test on Sunday after getting my Seasoned Title on Saturday up at the Kingston Area Hunt Test. My dog Casey was fine on all of his marks and his line manners were great as...
  10. Can't win if I don't register

    Can't win if I don't register
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    One of the best and most exciting games I've seen.Crosby didn't miss the 2nd chance.

    Way to go Canada, but the U.S should be proud as well, ranked 6th going in and they gave us all we could...
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    I don't know about the greatest of all time but I...

    I don't know about the greatest of all time but I do agree with Medie Robinson's opinion of Rugby, a dog that seems to produce great pups with all the right attributes, to bad he's no longer with us.
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    Nice tribute to a fallen soldier. Here in...

    Nice tribute to a fallen soldier.

    Here in Canada every soldier killed in Afghanistan or in service to his country travels along a stretch of the 401 Hwy. that is 172 kilometers long and is called...
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    2tall; Just imagine the fortune you'll make...

    2tall;

    Just imagine the fortune you'll make with a system that teaches the the teacher(beginning trainers) how to train and avoid all of our rookie mistakes. I can hardly wait for the book and...
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    Thanks for the all the great reponses. ...

    Thanks for the all the great reponses.

    Following a good program is definitely the way to go but I don't think any of them really address training the trainer that well. I put myself into the same...
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    Question for the Pros??

    Just wondering what the most common problem you get asked to correct on older dogs
    1) Basic Obedience -steadiness, heeling etc.

    2) Sitting and stopping problems in handling

    3) casting and...
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    Thanks for the input, I thought that Disciplined...

    Thanks for the input, I thought that Disciplined Casting could be a very important skill to teach and something that should be part of my regular training regiment but I see very little reference to...
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    My bad, disciplined casting is the normal term...

    My bad, disciplined casting is the normal term but one of the guys I train with calls it Disciplined Handling.

    Just trying to find out how often to do it and if it's something you normally do as...
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    My understanding of Disciplined Handling is a dog...

    My understanding of Disciplined Handling is a dog casting on the return from a retrieve with a bird in mouth, or at least that is my understanding. More of an obedience excersize in my opinion then...
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    Disciplined Handling???

    Does anyone teach Disciplined Handling as a seperate part of yard work or is it mostly just an add on to the TT if you do it at all?

    Just wondering how important a step this is, and if we tend to...
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    Excessive peeing???

    I have a Golden that seems to pee normal amounts most of the time but after my last 2 water training sessions I think he must have swallowed 1/2 the lake. Both times about 1 1/2 hours after...
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    Best Handling Drills???

    What are your favourite drills for maintaining a dogs handling skills, and how often do run them?

    Just curious about how often people revisit their favourite tune up drills. Some trainers I've...
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    With my dog I had problems with his ears and soft...

    With my dog I had problems with his ears and soft stools and I tried him on several types of dog food including grain free and lamb and rice formulas. Finally switched to raw chicken neck and backs...
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    pump shotguns all the way. Prefer to use my...

    pump shotguns all the way.

    Prefer to use my Winchester Model 12 as it is still the sweetest pump action out there but I only use it for ducks and pheasants. Remington 870 for geese.
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    Ken; You're thru CC in 8 to 10 days.Someone...

    Ken;
    You're thru CC in 8 to 10 days.Someone told me the Lardy manual says 3 weeks although I don't have it, that seems a little long to me but that's why I asked the question.
    Do I keep at it for...
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