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    A few years ago I looked at all the commercial...

    A few years ago I looked at all the commercial ladders available and even ordered the one I thought would work. Sent it back because when it came in and I got a good look at it it was not well made...
  2. As for jr. Tests developing bad habits, that...

    As for jr. Tests developing bad habits, that should not happen. You have the ability to restrain your dog on the line and you should, even if you think your dog is steady. Why risk letting them...
  3. One big change I have noticed in the HT game...

    One big change I have noticed in the HT game since they started is the number of "Pro" trainers today. When hunt tests first started it was almost all amateur trainers with their hunting dogs. It...
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    Yeah, I hear ya Steve. Never thought I would...

    Yeah, I hear ya Steve. Never thought I would move back east but career and family . . . Just hope I can work things out to spend part of the year (summer and hunting season) out west after I...
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    Summer Doldrums

    Those of us that are place-bound by a regular job have to deal with the local conditions. Where I live now, Summer limits my training to that three week period between hay cuttings. Right now we...
  6. Thread: Kentucky

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    I am from Southern Illinois and have two...

    I am from Southern Illinois and have two daughters in W. KY, one in Paducah and one in Murray so we go there fairly often to visit and I have run dogs there. Good hunting but most of the good spots...
  7. Thread: QAA title

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    Like a lot of amateur trainers I started in the...

    Like a lot of amateur trainers I started in the HT game. When I was in my 20's and training my first hunting dog I attended a local FT and was totally intimidated - and turned off. I couldn't even...
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    Both for me. I have nice kennels with insulated...

    Both for me. I have nice kennels with insulated and (in cold weather) heated houses. My two come inside right after I put the tea on in the morning but they stay in the hallway between kitchen and...
  9. I didn't know about the layout blind rule till...

    I didn't know about the layout blind rule till reading this post. Having spent a very long and hot August day laying in one that was positioned at the bottom of a dry ditch abou 8 FT. Deep I'm glad...
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    Twall, all the above.

    Twall, all the above.
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    Evan, Yes to both hold and fetch. But I also...

    Evan, Yes to both hold and fetch. But I also thought the whole process of going through FF was to transition from all positive reinforcement to beginning to teach the dog how to deal with pressure...
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    How long on Force Fetch?

    I've done FF myself on my last three dogs and it has gone fairly easy with all of them and the results have been satisfactory. My current pup has been a bit more challenging. He does not like the...
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    In Va. I took an online class, filled out the...

    In Va. I took an online class, filled out the paperwork, went to courthouse and paid fees. Two weeks later it arrived in the mail. Easypeasy.
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    Camping near Johnston SC???

    Running in the Midlands HRC test this weekend near Johnston and having a tough time finding an open campground with in reasonable drive from grounds. Any body from that area know of one nearby? Can...
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    I checked the batteries and there are no markings...

    I checked the batteries and there are no markings on them except "assembled in Mexico". I think they're supposed to put out 9 volts. Anybody know for sure?
  16. Thread: Mt. Vernon Ill

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    Most of Pyramid is pretty grown up and becoming...

    Most of Pyramid is pretty grown up and becoming one huge autumn olive patch. There are a couple mowed fields in the Conant section of the park that I used when I was home recently. A little bit of...
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    Richard, Nope, no other receivers. Even when...

    Richard, Nope, no other receivers. Even when the release was working it would not move the release enough to drop the hanger. Checked output voltage on the battery pack after a charge and it was...
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    I started the dog games with HRC then had to...

    I started the dog games with HRC then had to switch to AKC when I moved out west. No HRC clubs near enough. Then when I moved back east three years ago I was chasing the MN so even though there...
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    Now you need to get some of that Tuff Foot stuff...

    Now you need to get some of that Tuff Foot stuff you use to toughen up your dogs paws and start using it for skin lotion. You need a tough hide to hang out here. ;-) Welcome to the forum.
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    Need Batteries for Gunners Up Retired Gun

    My Gunners Up retired gunner quit working and I checked the batteries in the control box on the unit and they are weak. Called Gunners Up, they said those were manufactured by Tri Tronics and to...
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    I make most of my own training equipment. Here...

    I make most of my own training equipment. Here is a stick man made of 1/2" conduit and some aluminum angle 1X1X1/8. I had access to Tyvek coveralls where I worked and just cut the bottom half off. ...
  22. Followed that Ark around for months. Water...

    Followed that Ark around for months. Water series was no problem if ya catch my drift. Had to use Dokkens cause there were only two live ducks and they were on the ark. No live flyers. Finally...
  23. limiman - coulda been '86, heck that was a long...

    limiman - coulda been '86, heck that was a long time ago! :confused:

    And one upcoming HRC test I entered or was looking to enter stated a limit of 5 dogs max per person. Based on that, I...
  24. I hope AKC comes up with an answer. Till last...

    I hope AKC comes up with an answer. Till last fall I had no problem getting into any test I wanted to enter. Now I can't get in to an AKC test. I am going back to my roots. I started this game in...
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    Dave, about 6 hrs to get to Danville. Check...

    Dave, about 6 hrs to get to Danville. Check your PM's.
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