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    I kennel only at night unless it's to cold (in...

    I kennel only at night unless it's to cold (in the teens) then I crate inside. During the day I have a 1 acre fenced yard they roam free in. I can see the difference when I'm hunting. They don't seem...
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    I had one long mark at 250 yards this past...

    I had one long mark at 250 yards this past weekend and could hear the quack from my dogtra just fine. I also tried the beep but couldn't hear anything. My dog's ears seemed to perk up from the beep,...
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    I've hunted twice in Chama, NM and really enjoyed...

    I've hunted twice in Chama, NM and really enjoyed it. As close to guarantee kills as it gets. 5 star lodge with an awesome chef. Oh, and there's an open bar.
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    I wasn't aware devil had any straws left. With...

    I wasn't aware devil had any straws left. With that said, I would highly recommend running with the devil. He is my dogs grand sir and when I compare pics of the two they look identical. The way...
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    I use the 40 degree rule. If it's below 40...

    I use the 40 degree rule. If it's below 40 degrees I put there dog box inside and bring them in (I only have 2 dogs). Yes, I have a tender heart. I do the same when it get's above 95 degrees during...
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    My Avery dog vest ripped along the seam next to...

    My Avery dog vest ripped along the seam next to the zipper. So..... I went to Academy and bought a game winnner and everything was good. I believe it only cost $24, so it saved a little. There are no...
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    I've been using Trifexis for 3 years and like...

    I've been using Trifexis for 3 years and like what I see. My black female lab would vomit exactly 45 minutes after I gave her the pill and the vet helped me with what sounds like common knowledge...
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    Jeff- not sure this is the answer to your...

    Jeff- not sure this is the answer to your question, but according to Lyle Stynmen's facebook page there will probably only be 5 series total.
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    Get with Orie Mathews on one of Big D's training...

    Get with Orie Mathews on one of Big D's training day's and he can steer you in the right direction. I ran Kennedy in one derby and still have an incredible itch and desire to train dog #2 whenever...
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    Great point Don. This could not be more true. You...

    Great point Don. This could not be more true. You have to train your dog to hunt just as you train to run hunt test or field trials. When you take the dog hunting you don't always have to shoot, but...
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    I don't think you have anything to worry about....

    I don't think you have anything to worry about. He is young and has a strong desire. Keep up the obedience training throughout his career and it does eventually get better. I have a fire breather who...
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    I'm training my first dog and can say I'm now...

    I'm training my first dog and can say I'm now pleased. She is 3 years old and has her HRCH and MH titles. We had 2 fails on the journey which were probably handler error. I say I'm pleased because...
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    Sapitrucha, Who do you purchase your tubing from?

    Sapitrucha, Who do you purchase your tubing from?
  14. How about only allowing dogs to enter in 8 or 10...

    How about only allowing dogs to enter in 8 or 10 master hunt test per year. If the dog passes 6 they are allowed to participate in the MN. I see several dogs that ran 10-15 test before they get that...
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    I like my female but it's frustrating when the...

    I like my female but it's frustrating when the heat cycle hits opening weekend for ducks. Just have to weight the pros and cons. It's cool to see her beat up on the boys during a hunt test and make...
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    Great information. Is there an age when water...

    Great information. Is there an age when water temps don't really apply. I have a 3 year old who balked at getting in for a shore line blind at our last hunt test. The outside temperature was in the...
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    Poll: I also don't have the luxury of traveling all...

    I also don't have the luxury of traveling all over the place to avoid certain judges, so I'll run under anyone. We usually have master A, B, C and D flights so it's luck of the draw with judges.
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    My dog saves me more times than none. In fact,...

    My dog saves me more times than none. In fact, I've had a few guys in the peanut gallery tell me I need to learn from my dog, (in a joking way). It's all about having fun to me.
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    I would say take him. Pull him out for a little...

    I would say take him. Pull him out for a little on leash and let him smell around. Hearing the gun shots and smelling other dogs would be great for a young dog. Just my 2 cents.
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    Green heads with 4 curls.

    Green heads with 4 curls.
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    Poll: Yes, for some of us the MH title alone still...

    Yes, for some of us the MH title alone still holds a strong value. Having hunt test within 2 or 3 hours driving and only 2 days long is more convenient for our family. When I see a MH title next to a...
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    My vote for one of the many top studs is AFC...

    My vote for one of the many top studs is AFC Texas Troubador "Tubb". Time will tell since he's young but his pedigree is very nice. Like the previous post state "don't forget the dam" and it's also...
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    Very good point Raymond. I just recently...

    Very good point Raymond. I just recently purchased Carol Cassidy's book to learn the marking drills you just mentioned and find my hrch dog marking much better. 80%-90% of training for marking is...
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    When you see your kids casting one another to certain area's and you tell them that was a good cast. And make sure you slow down so your brother doesn't start auto casing.
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    My female does crazy things about 1 or 2 weeks...

    My female does crazy things about 1 or 2 weeks before cycle. Once the cycle hits she's back to "normal". I use it as a cue as to when she's about to go in heat.
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