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    The dog is used to looking for something in your...

    The dog is used to looking for something in your hand....your hand has been part of the target. As others have said, make sure the end is up off the ground so it's easy to pick up. And then place...
  2. Excellent news!! Congrats!!

    Excellent news!! Congrats!!
  3. Thread: Ff ???

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    Don, if you have your palm resting across those...

    Don, if you have your palm resting across those bottom teeth it's a simple matter to push down and move the jaw away from the upper teeth. ;) It's really pretty easy since there is a "hinge" for the...
  4. I'd be happy to babysit that puppy for you while...

    I'd be happy to babysit that puppy for you while you're gone. Not sure I'll give him back, though. :D ;)
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    Gundogsupply.com just sent an email detailing the...

    Gundogsupply.com just sent an email detailing the new release system. It's gonna happen.
  6. Thread: Ff ???

    by Sharon Potter
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    Just push down hard on the bottom teeth with your...

    Just push down hard on the bottom teeth with your gloved hand to make the dog relax the jaw. They can't bite unless you allow it...and doing this will stop it. Remember, this step is about two...
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    Hmmmm....I like the "Strait".....how to combine...

    Hmmmm....I like the "Strait".....how to combine with the Ammo part....Shootin' Strait; Strait Shootin' Singer; Strait Shot.....
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    You pinch to make the dog open its mouth. As...

    You pinch to make the dog open its mouth. As soon as the mouth starts to open, YOU put it in there and immediately stop pinching. The dog can't learn to reach for it until it first learns that...
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    Dalton, where do you live? This sounds more like...

    Dalton, where do you live? This sounds more like operator error than a dog problem.
  10. The tolls are gonna kill you coming across...

    The tolls are gonna kill you coming across Ohio/Indiana...still a few in IL, but won't be as bad. PM sent.
  11. Come just a little further to the northwest and...

    Come just a little further to the northwest and visit!!
  12. Thread: Diy ai?

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    I'm set up here to do side by side AI, as well as...

    I'm set up here to do side by side AI, as well as simple progesterone tests and vaginal smears.
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    Last time I bought a pup, I pulled up to the...

    Last time I bought a pup, I pulled up to the breeder's house and he had just picked up two females from their pen. I looked at him, pointed to his right arm and said "that one", and three seconds...
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    Wasn't it Shayne who put it this way? If every...

    Wasn't it Shayne who put it this way? If every batter that stepped to the plate was able to hit a home run, they'd move the fences back.
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    I've got the "Art and Science of Training a...

    I've got the "Art and Science of Training a Retriever Puppy" available too...PM for info.
  16. ^^^^ This. No verbal...that's more for us than...

    ^^^^ This. No verbal...that's more for us than for the dog. Just reciprocate and move on. They catch on quick.
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    DM is something we still don't have all the...

    DM is something we still don't have all the information on yet. The current recommendation is to not discard carriers, but to only breed them to clears. If all carriers are eliminated, it would...
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    Bob Bertram does wonderful work....he really...

    Bob Bertram does wonderful work....he really captures the personality of each dog. Those eyes....

    I have a giclee canvas print of his on my wall at home, and someday would love to have him do a...
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    Nice job, Seth! (and Arrow, too!)

    Nice job, Seth! (and Arrow, too!)
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    Congrats on the title...and the journey! :)

    Congrats on the title...and the journey! :)
  21. Where do you come up with this stuff??? To my...

    Where do you come up with this stuff??? To my eyes, Dennis was only reminding *all of us* who were offering help that based on past experience it is an exercise in futility.

    And as most folks...
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    I'm very sorry for your loss. :(

    I'm very sorry for your loss. :(
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    Congrats and wishes for continuing success!

    Congrats and wishes for continuing success!
  24. Thanks, Dennis...I'd forgotten that thread and...

    Thanks, Dennis...I'd forgotten that thread and hadn't made the connection. Think I'll go take a puppy for a walk on this bright spring day...Better use of my time. ;)
  25. Sure I have. But it's something I'd see in a...

    Sure I have. But it's something I'd see in a little puppy that's just starting to retrieve, not a dog old enough to be doing pile work, remote sits, etc. ;)
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