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    There are a few important things to train during the hot days:
    - obedience with other distractions
    - water work
    - steadiness drills, deny 75% of the retrieves, have other distractions, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadeye View Post
    There are a few important things to train during the hot days:
    - obedience with other distractions
    - water work
    - steadiness drills, deny 75% of the retrieves, have other distractions, etc.
    Really?
    Work on these things during the heat of the day?
    You think a dog cannot overheat right next to you doing obedience drills?
    Or honoring or working hard and being put up wet instead of staked out?
    Your na´ve and your advice is dangerous.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    Really?
    Work on these things during the heat of the day?
    You think a dog cannot overheat right next to you doing obedience drills?
    Or honoring or working hard and being put up wet instead of staked out?
    Your na´ve and your advice is dangerous.



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    Im with Ken.
    We trained the other day and almost had a dog over heat when running 2water marks.
    The water is so warm now, they can over heat faster than on land.
    I am almost through swimby with 1 dog, but quit because of the water temps.
    We may get in 1 or 2 marks before the dogs get to hot in the mornings.
    It Texas the water is not cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    Really?
    Work on these things during the heat of the day?
    You think a dog cannot overheat right next to you doing obedience drills?
    Or honoring or working hard and being put up wet instead of staked out?
    Your na´ve and your advice is dangerous.



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    I think his point is the dog is less likely to overheat by doing these obedience drills than you are when running marks and blinds.

    Heat kills, so you gotta be careful when doing anything with your dog.
    Stray labs make great pets.
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    Thanks for the great post!

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    Hope it's ok but I posted this on another site, one of the boy's there had his dog almost go down on him hunting dove here in Texas. The dog is ok but it was really scary he said for awhile.
    Great article BTW/
    Rick

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    Helpfull info!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_LAB View Post
    I think his point is the dog is less likely to overheat by doing these obedience drills than you are when running marks and blinds.

    Heat kills, so you gotta be careful when doing anything with your dog.

    I Agree Heat kills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Pegg View Post
    I Agree Heat kills
    I hope you haven't had first hand experience with this. I had a lil scare.
    Stray labs make great pets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvMyLab View Post
    Awesome article. I'm printing it and putting it in my truck for reference.

    I'm always worried of over heating my pup. She seems to take for ever to cool down.
    I seem to remember that there is a change in tongue shape that is an indication of an over-heating problem... is it that the tongue goes from being very wide and thin to narrower and thicker, or am I having a brain fart?

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