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    I brought Ritz up on the wild dog thread and he...

    I brought Ritz up on the wild dog thread and he was truly a hard charging border line out of control dog in a field trial, but he was a super calm couch potato in the house. There are also a lot of...
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    I thought he looked familiar. "Warriors, come out...

    I thought he looked familiar. "Warriors, come out to playaaa" I loved that movie.
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    Mike, I've been meaning to ask; what's the story...

    Mike, I've been meaning to ask; what's the story with your avatar, it creeps me out. Out of a movie or something?

    John
  4. Think about what? I don't feel guilty. I totally...

    Think about what? I don't feel guilty. I totally understand the OP's concern, I feel the same way about guys who leave their dog in a kennel crate while they're at work. It seems borderline cruel to...
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    Ritz was another spectacular dog who could crash...

    Ritz was another spectacular dog who could crash and burn without warning. I trained with him his whole life and I don't remember him ever handling on a mark, not once!
  6. I can relate to the OP. I remember when my wife...

    I can relate to the OP. I remember when my wife and I bought a 7 week old Golden pup shortly after moving to Montana 25 years ago. We started off with Wolters book and started training a simple gun...
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    Can you explain? To me they are different, but a...

    Can you explain? To me they are different, but a dog can be soft and sensitive. I think of a soft dog as unable to handle a lot of pressure, while a sensitive dog overreacts to pressure. Kind of an...
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    Yep, I've got the two extremes in my house right...

    Yep, I've got the two extremes in my house right now, and no doubt my supercharged, straight running marking machine was a breeze to train, but turning my softer, thoughtful sensitive dog into a...
  9. I can see making a pup sleep through the night in...

    I can see making a pup sleep through the night in a kennel crate, but it sounds like your dog spends a majority of her life there. That's too much, I'd cry too. I hate to say it, but if you're in a...
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    I think that's all the OP wants, a fairly good...

    I think that's all the OP wants, a fairly good hunting dog. That said, I don't think it's that much harder to take a dog at the soft end of the spectrum through the field trial process assuming it...
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    IMO, the modern e-collar has been a great...

    IMO, the modern e-collar has been a great equalizer in training softer dogs. Obviously we are talking degrees here, and some dogs are too soft for anybody to deal with, but there are a bunch of field...
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    I don't know what he said, but I consider him an...

    I don't know what he said, but I consider him an upgrade over Lane Kiffen. I wish we could reincarnate John McKay or bring back Pete Carroll.
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    So this was a real situation. You did the right...

    So this was a real situation. You did the right thing, give your dog the opportunity to do something big. We have all been there, I have chickened out with a handle when I really wanted that green...
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    For those of us who didn't know her, please fill...

    For those of us who didn't know her, please fill us in on her parents and dogs. I read that obit and was very impressed, but was wondering about the retriever aspect of her life. Anyone who braved...
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    Wow lots of great post on this thread, Bon and...

    Wow lots of great post on this thread, Bon and Wojo especially. The good news in this case is twofold; 1) the dog is young and hasn't been ruined by inappropriate training. 2) The dog likes to...
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    Glad you posted that as your first post seemed...

    Glad you posted that as your first post seemed kind of like a stir the pot post. My closest encounter with Kippy was at the Anderson California trial last winter. Somebody had parked a rental car...
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    I know this is a hypothetical, but there is more...

    I know this is a hypothetical, but there is more to a field trial than the last series. I assume for the sake of argument in this hypothetical all dogs are even up to this last bird, in reality that...
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    This is shocking news, I had no idea. I'm so...

    This is shocking news, I had no idea. I'm so sorry to hear this, my condolences to Don and their family.
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    Brandon Harris was that qb I liked last year, I...

    Brandon Harris was that qb I liked last year, I never understood why they just didn't name him the starting qb and stick with him. I might have been raw but he seemed like a winner to me.
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    I agree. Obviously we won't see Great Danes or...

    I agree. Obviously we won't see Great Danes or Fox Terriers brought to the line, but I might see an Irish Water Spaniel or something. I'm not an expert on what one looks like compared to some other...
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    What if "Silver Labs" started winning field...

    What if "Silver Labs" started winning field trials right and left, something about the genetics led to them dominating the field game, would our attitude toward these dogs shift? That doesn't seem to...
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    Winston is a pro now, and from here out will be...

    Winston is a pro now, and from here out will be judged on his performance in the NFL. That said, there is nothing you can do or say to convince a large percentage of people who believe, despite there...
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    It sounds like you and your trainer recognize the...

    It sounds like you and your trainer recognize the problem and are dealing with it correctly and patiently. You dog may well be soft, but what you are describing is low drive. Drive doesn't have...
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    Like every year I get my hopes up, then even in a...

    Like every year I get my hopes up, then even in a good year SC drops the ball against a lesser opponent. Add to that the Pac 12 now has a bunch of good teams that can beat a USC or Oregon on any...
  25. I think this is one of those very rare topics...

    I think this is one of those very rare topics that will have 100% agreement. Very-very bad idea. Your dog needs to focus, you need to focus, too many distractions and potential for dog fights. There...
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