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  1. Thread: Denise Johnson

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    Our prayers to you Dale and your family.

    Our prayers to you Dale and your family.
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    Building a training duck blind

    I'm considering building a platform blind on land to teach the dog to go on retrieves from the blind and return with the birds and to get used to navigating ramps. Anybody done this and if so what...
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    Building a duck blind for training

    I'm considering building a duck blind on land to get the dogs going in and out on a ramp, and jumping up to blind floor about 2 & 1/2 feet high and have them work out of both the main blind with dog...
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    Building a training duck blind

    I have been contemplating making a duck blind on land with the floor being about 2 &1/2 feet off of the ground, with a dog box on the end and with a ramp, to teach dogs to be comfortable, confident...
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    We would be where we are today except we might...

    We would be where we are today except we might not have the convenience of the e-collar. The dog that holds the record for the most number of all age points ever, was trained back in the 60's and...
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    If your dog has been forced to the pile, stops on...

    If your dog has been forced to the pile, stops on the whistle and will cast you can forget the T and TT and keep going with DL Walter's drills and end up just as successful.
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    This should help not only new trainers but old...

    This should help not only new trainers but old ones as well. The older successful trainers are already doing it because they know what works, however, I bet they put this in their notebooks and...
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    Training bred female

    I just bred my lab female. How long can I train her before having to quit? She is hyper and is a high maintenance female. Will the stress of training and corrections cause any complications? I bred...
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    I wasn't in the service but my brother did two...

    I wasn't in the service but my brother did two tours in Vietnam and by the way he liked the book. The movie was very educational for me. I think more movies like this should be made and show the...
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    Don't bog yourself down with too many dogs. What...

    Don't bog yourself down with too many dogs. What if the puppy you want is not as good as your other dogs, then what?
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    Some dogs are just not cold water dogs, period,...

    Some dogs are just not cold water dogs, period, its just not in their genetics. All retrievers are not created equal.
  12. Thread: Heartworm

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    So why do we give heartworm medicine to our dogs...

    So why do we give heartworm medicine to our dogs if they get them anyway?
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    I have to agree with Evan. There are lots of...

    I have to agree with Evan. There are lots of great dogs.
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    One thing they might do is to have hunts in close...

    One thing they might do is to have hunts in close proximity the same week end. It's kind of hard to be in two places at the same time. Another I have pondered for sometime is to start another hunt...
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    It seems like each generation gets more book...

    It seems like each generation gets more book smart but more common sense poor. I'm sure that if they would just mine their own business that they would have more than they could handle.
  16. All dogs should be able to enjoy the life that...

    All dogs should be able to enjoy the life that you provided your dog Hope. Losing them is the hard part of being a dog owner. But oh the treasure of memories she provided to you and the treasurable...
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    Get in contact with the Wisill Hunting Retriever...

    Get in contact with the Wisill Hunting Retriever Club. They train and hold hunts on Bong Wildlife Area. They have a wonderful training group and a couple of the fellows Roger Davis and Tim Kingsly...
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    I think you put it very well Irishwhistler. I...

    I think you put it very well Irishwhistler. I whole heartily agree with the dogs having to have time to be a dog and in fact in doing so at the right times is an important part of their training. As...
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    A friend of mine some years back had two dogs and...

    A friend of mine some years back had two dogs and they were playing with one of them carrying a stick. The stick got jammed down the dog's throat and it swelled enormously and although the splintered...
  20. Thread: MNH Title

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    # 25 and # 29 is food for thought.

    # 25 and # 29 is food for thought.
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    My goal is to take the dog as fast as his...

    My goal is to take the dog as fast as his learning rate will allow and to be successful at whatever level he is at, if I enter him in an event or hunt him.
  22. Thread: TRAD-jectory

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    Those kind of dogs are always exciting to watch....

    Those kind of dogs are always exciting to watch. He really enjoys his work.
  23. Thread: MNH Title

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    At one time it only took 2 passes for a Master...

    At one time it only took 2 passes for a Master National Title then they made it 3 passes. The people that quit running their dogs after the second pass took it in the shorts after the change.
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    I think Marilyn Fender put it like it is. If you...

    I think Marilyn Fender put it like it is. If you have a good chocolate prospect you need a talented trainer too. It's kind of like the old saying "A poor handler can make a good dog look badly and a...
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    Rick Stawski's tapes are excellent and more than...

    Rick Stawski's tapes are excellent and more than reasonable price.
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