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    I live just east of Laporte in Baytown and training grounds are scarce in the area. Especially the availability of "safe Water". Snakes not so much, but gators a big problem. If you do find good water to train, please survey the pond for several days before attempting to train. A few years ago, I almost got my golden in trouble with a huge gator!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brokengunz View Post
    I am from central CA, working near Houston, living around Pasadena, LaPorte area. I don't have my dogs here, but training is still programed. In CA we are lucky to find a puddle for water, but around here there are retention ponds or what ever they call them everywhere. Saw some nice ponds behind the post office, a swim by pond behind the grocery store. Are they full of snakes and gators ?
    How do you guys find places to train here ? This is the post office pond..

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    Tank = stock tank, typically a hole dug with a bulldozer usually small (1/3 acre) to collect rainfall runoff for livestock.

    Pond = a water holding structure may be natural or man made with multiple uses including fishing, swimming, and dog training, ponds may be any size but generally 20-30 acres or less, around here anything larger is a lake.

    Country people and rednecks may refer to any size body of water as a tank .

    Texas Semantics 101
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Tank = stock tank, typically a hole dug with a bulldozer usually small (1/3 acre) to collect rainfall runoff for livestock.

    Pond = a water holding structure may be natural or man made with multiple uses including fishing, swimming, and dog training, ponds may be any size but generally 20-30 acres or less, around here anything larger is a lake.

    Country people and rednecks may refer to any size body of water as a tank .

    Texas Semantics 101
    Must be why I refer to it all as a "tank"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggy View Post
    I've heard lots of people use the word tank in Texas…took me awhile to figure out what they were talking about.
    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Tank =
    Country people and rednecks may refer to any size body of water as a tank .

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon a View Post
    Must be why I refer to it all as a "tank"
    Ah Ha!!!

    So now I know why you all have them "Tank Tops" on all the time!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I contacted a buddie erlier today and he said all his holes had no birds
    Ponds,tanks and holes, All the same to me
    And for those who are really redneck, you can throw "pools" in there also.
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    Don't forget "cement ponds".
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    somehow Candlewoods Pond's a Lot and Candlewoods Super Ponder just dont have the same zing...and Pond Em By Surprise is out of the question
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    somehow Candlewoods Pond's a Lot and Candlewoods Super Ponder just dont have the same zing...and Pond Em By Surprise is out of the question
    Different "tank" Vegas boy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trent Goree View Post
    And for those who are really redneck, you can throw "pools" in there also.
    Forgot about Pools. Thanks Trent. Where you been?

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    Pools is a NE Texas term. Always have called them tanks, cant help it must be redneck.
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