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    Default Training something new!

    Bought a Banded RIP layout blind because I was looking for a big roomy blind.
    Was hoping to be able to get Trap inside with me.
    I got what I was looking for!
    Now to work with him on getting him comfortable being inside and how to find his spot up under the angled sides.
    No doggie blind for him. All 90 pounds fit with plenty of room.

    Now to practice with my wife throwing, and me shooting blanks.
    I want this to be well trained come next season.

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    may i ask why no dog blind? i just dont feel it is safe for anyone hunting with you to have the dog in the layout with you. to many bad situations could come from it

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    Mark you did good!!!! Dog on left ,head near your waist,when you call shot and sit up dog is at your shoulder and you know excactly where he is.I went that route a year ago and is much better!!!! Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazybronco2 View Post
    may i ask why no dog blind? i just dont feel it is safe for anyone hunting with you to have the dog in the layout with you. to many bad situations could come from it
    Couldn't agree more. I pretty much strictly hunt field geese, and from a layout blind 99% of the time. Dog in the layout blind with the shooter is an invitation to a tragedy.
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    Take some advice from someone that tried it and quickly said NO!.
    And we were rock solid on steady and it happens so fast you barely have time to stop your shot.
    This is why they make dog blinds!

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    Short slip lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Teahan View Post
    Short slip lead.
    Mark, three of the first 4 replies you got told you this is a bad idea. Good luck though, hope it works for you.
    Southland Dixe's Hunter Boy, JH (Hunter)
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    Besides the possibility of dog breaking and getting killed I think I wouldn't want to shoot that close to my dogs ears.

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    Hebrews 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

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    Mark,

    My experience when field hunting is when the shooters come up and there is so much forward motion it is almost impossible for a dog to be steady and can quickly turn into a jail break everytime you come up to shoot. I woudl recommend a final approach layout blind and place it about 5 yards behind your layout. Work on place or kennel. I hosted Chris Atkinson and his dog Bus this January on a mallard hunti and we had to set up on a sandbar with layouts. I can't tell you how impressed I was with Bus and how that dog didn't move with ducks landing and falling right in front of him. Very impressive and very safe.

    My $.02 worth.

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    I normally hunt alone, and it's just an idea.
    If it doesn't work in training, then it won't work.
    The gun is not any closer than when a dog is sitting at heel.

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