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    You're not going to train a MH hunt test dog or...

    You're not going to train a MH hunt test dog or field trial champion with it nor the type of hunting dog that that level brings... but I think you can train a pretty nice hunting dog who is steady,...
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    I would recommend coming up with a list of the...

    I would recommend coming up with a list of the attributes you want out of your dog, and focusing on those, not whether they come from FT or HT stock. Some people's idea of a good hunting dog is...
  3. Name: Dustin Pate, Count me in. Winner: # 78...

    Name: Dustin Pate, Count me in.
    Winner: # 78 FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton's Saber (Saber), Chris Hatch

    Thanks Garmin.
  4. Thread: Clicker Training

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    I found it extremely good for obedience and puppy...

    I found it extremely good for obedience and puppy stuff but once I got into basics didn't have much use for it. I would certainly utilize marker training again with a puppy and would always be open...
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    What Tom Wall said... As I'm getting into...

    What Tom Wall said...

    As I'm getting into advanced training with my dog, I can see where the pressure conditioning comes in. There is so much pressure in advanced training and I'm not talking...
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    As Mike said, don't sweat it. Make the pup...

    As Mike said, don't sweat it. Make the pup successful and quit while they still want more. I believe Bill says in the video, bringing it back isn't important in the beginning, it's building that...
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    I would second DMA's thoughts about reading the...

    I would second DMA's thoughts about reading the dog is important. In my experience the different programs: Lardy, Hillmann, Stawski, Graham, Farmer/Aycock etc. are all good programs and easy to...
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    Thanks Dr. Aycock. The symptoms seem to fit. ...

    Thanks Dr. Aycock. The symptoms seem to fit. I'll speak with my vet.
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    Old dog, brittle nails

    My almost 11 yo's nails have gotten very brittle and thick over the last year or year and a half (otherwise he's very healthy and active). There is no fungus and I think I'm doing about all I can by...
  10. Congrats Harry and Tank!

    Congrats Harry and Tank!
  11. I've got a timid one although her drive has...

    I've got a timid one although her drive has always been very high. Although she does understand pressure well, I have handled her with kid gloves, introduced things a little slower and made sure she...
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    Thanks for the replies. I think the best course...

    Thanks for the replies. I think the best course of action on the willows is digging them up. For the buckbrush etc I think we need to spray with something like reclaim or grazon. I will run this by...
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    Good thinking. Any experience with Dow Reclaim...

    Good thinking. Any experience with Dow Reclaim herbicide...It's supposed to control buckbrush, wildrose, and thistle pretty well. All of which we have issues with.
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    Getting rid of willows around pond

    Our club has let the grounds go the past couple of years and we are getting some willow and birch growth around one highly used areas of the training pond. These are maybe 3-4 feet tall and 1 inch...
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    Agreed...Upland hunting seems to come pretty...

    Agreed...Upland hunting seems to come pretty natural to dogs with good drive. There is some basic training... quartering, sitting to flush if that's your style, etc. but for the most part it is very...
  16. Is the dog marking the new fall, giving up on it...

    Is the dog marking the new fall, giving up on it and returning to old fall or is he confused and going to old fall from the outset?

    If it's confusion then I would be inclined to simplify... run...
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    I have a pretty talented little british pedigreed...

    I have a pretty talented little british pedigreed lab. I feel we should be running at Master level this summer as a 3yo and I have been thinking about trying a Canadian qual at the end of the summer....
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    I third this...

    I third this...
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    I don't know about the FT game but in HT GRHRCH...

    I don't know about the FT game but in HT GRHRCH Buddy Ryan's Jimbo comes to mind. I saw a video recently of the owner telling his story of Jimbo. backyard bred out of dogs with no pedigree (pet dogs...
  20. Thread: FTP-Two Problems

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    As far as running past you...don't try to teach...

    As far as running past you...don't try to teach coming directly to heel during FTP. Teach it separately without pressure. I like to put a wall or fence behind me so the dog has no option but slow...
  21. Thread: FTP-Two Problems

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    Bugging is a symptom of too much pressure. Give...

    Bugging is a symptom of too much pressure. Give more free sends.
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    very nice!

    very nice!
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    This... You're definitely moving your hand to...

    This... You're definitely moving your hand to deliver the treat before the marker in some instances. I also second the questions and comments in T-Pines post.

    Good looking pup Darrin and...
  24. It seems the sled dog folks really have it...

    It seems the sled dog folks really have it figured out with regards to food. Dr. Tim's isn't sold where I'm at as far as I know but I use Red Paw which is big on the sled dog scene and couldn't be...
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    I don't have the maggee stickmen but I would get...

    I don't have the maggee stickmen but I would get the black diamond if you train part of the year in snow. We use black stickmen during winter.
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