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    The most most important concept that a dog has to...

    The most most important concept that a dog has to learn in running cold blinds is believing in the handler. This has to be done through lots of blinds, watching a dog that locks on the line after his...
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    Some of these high fat content dog foods can turn...

    Some of these high fat content dog foods can turn rancid if stored in a high temperature situation. I have seen this with foods other than Pro Plan.
  3. I think a title gained through hard work &...

    I think a title gained through hard work & dedication is a very significant accomplishment, a title gained through deep pockets, a fat checkbook & no owner input not so much.
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    What definetly will change the hunt test game,...

    What definetly will change the hunt test game, are the people that put them on. When those people get tired of the work & other problems associated with putting on a test & quit doing so then you...
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    One thing that I have seen effect marking is lots...

    One thing that I have seen effect marking is lots of long blinds. I have seen good marking dogs take a line and unless they stepped on the mark enroute they would over run it & have a hard time...
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    Just a question; could it be said that Bill...

    Just a question; could it be said that Bill Hillmans training methods are closer to Jim Dobbs than to Rex Carrs (or the present day Rex Carrs)?
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    I think that it was D.L,Walters that would place...

    I think that it was D.L,Walters that would place the bumpers at an angle in to help prevent the scalloping back. I feel that the use of angle backs probably helps erode the over cast also. There are...
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    Snyder Creek in NY is where I bought mine, there...

    Snyder Creek in NY is where I bought mine, there is also a place in Indiana that custom builds blinds for boats that sells it also. The internet would be another place to look, if you go with an...
  9. Thread: Cracked Pad

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    Cracked Pad

    I have a 6 year old female with a crack in her pad behind a toe on her front foot. If she is run on it she will limp some, I have not noticed it bleeding, is there a permanent fix to this?
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    Never go to a test hoping you will pass, go...

    Never go to a test hoping you will pass, go knowing you will.
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    I think that some of the problems people have...

    I think that some of the problems people have when training dogs is that people think on human terms & concepts & dogs don't.
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    Dog food: dry vs moist

    Is there a benefit to moistening dog food? I have read that moistening dog food reduces the effect that high protein food has on liver function. I have also read studies that state protein level has...
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    I will say that I would side with Ted in this...

    I will say that I would side with Ted in this matter also, having been involved in a similar situation myself.
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    I live in N.E.OH & hunt the river & the lake a...

    I live in N.E.OH & hunt the river & the lake a lot. Dog training goes better with success not failure, the pup has a lifetime hunting ahead of him.
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    No, the Ohio is not a good place for a young dog...

    No, the Ohio is not a good place for a young dog at this time of year, you are asking a question of people that most likely have no idea of what you are talking about. With the wind that is...
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    If it was me I would use some sort of 1000 denier...

    If it was me I would use some sort of 1000 denier cordura for a wind & rain block & overlay it with military type camo with the netting or make up netting with raffia grass on it for an overlay. The...
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    Who made the collar that the antennae was a wire...

    Who made the collar that the antennae was a wire woven in the strap for the collar? I think it was Tri-Tronics but I can't remember, used to use one a number of years ago.
  18. I have had good luck with Cut & Heal Vanish but I...

    I have had good luck with Cut & Heal Vanish but I think that they changed the formula. Vetericyn has two different formulations, the one that the vet uses is much better than what you buy off the...
  19. Thread: Licking?

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    Licking?

    My female lab is constantly licking & scratching herself this summer. The bug situation outside has been bad this summer but she is sprayed with two different types of repellent & Frontline is...
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    Your distance problem might be related to the age...

    Your distance problem might be related to the age of your batteries.
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    Do your dog a favor & buy either a Dogtra or Tri...

    Do your dog a favor & buy either a Dogtra or Tri Tronics collar.
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    One thing that I have done to help the dog to...

    One thing that I have done to help the dog to stop is to throw a bumper off the shore 60' or so & send the dog for it. When the dog gets 15 or 20' from the bumper stop him, the dog knows the bumper...
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    If it was me I think I would take her to a vet...

    If it was me I think I would take her to a vet that specializes in joint or muscle injuries & get his opinion. If the dog has an injury that requires some type of medical attention better sooner than...
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    At some point in their history all breeds of dogs...

    At some point in their history all breeds of dogs had some sort of purpose in their existence. Some breeds were lap dogs for royalty, some were bred to be draft animals or hunt lions, but most were...
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    I think old dogs are like old people, their...

    I think old dogs are like old people, their mental functions fail along with physical abilities. Small strokes & other ailments don't help the overall situation. I am going through the same issues...
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