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    Heading out to Benbrook Lake to hang out and throw some fun bumpers. Trying to stay cool and beat the heat!

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    Yesterday morning was hot and sticky early on.
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    NE Kansas, got a little reprieve yesterday morning and this morning mid 60's. Warmed up fast after that
    ENJOY THE JOURNEY!!!

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    Guess we shouldn't complain up here in Ontario when it gets up to 90 doesn't last long but dogs and I sure like it better when it stays in the mid 60's to high 70's
    of course you guys down there don't get to run real hard water blinds in the winter with out even getting the dog wet.
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    Im with you wayne, veeery hot here in louisiana as well... at 9:30 last night, the thermometer on my back porch was still reading 90 degrees. Wooopee, thats 15 degrees lower than the 105 for the day plus the humidity was cranked. My dogs are just laying around in their kennels with fans blowing on them. I alternate bringing them in the house throughout the day when we are home on the weekends. Its pretty sad when you can even get semi cool water to come out of the hose after letting in run for 10 minutes. No serious training during these days, isnt worth risking a heat injury.
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    Yesterday Rowdy was very lethargic (sp?) because of the hot sticky weather. This morning before training I let him play in the water hose (cold well water) and that got him hyped up. He did much better this morning.
    All dogs spend the afternoon in the house staying cool.
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    None of my own dogs get trained much this time of year at all. Not worth it- the priority has to come to the client dogs and my dogs just get to be dogs til fall.. At least we dont have +++ Humidity here but nobody ever mentions northern CA when the heat waves come. Theyre calling for 100 + for most of next week here.Its just what we have from about June through September- it sucks-and we dont see a drop of rain til fall.
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    I'm curious, how are pros with a full truck able to get any sort of good, quality work out of their dogs before the heat overwhelms them? I just don't see how it's possible in weather like this.
    Put that in your pipe and smoke it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Schneider View Post
    I'm curious, how are pros with a full truck able to get any sort of good, quality work out of their dogs before the heat overwhelms them? I just don't see how it's possible in weather like this.
    Southern based pros go north in the summer and northern based pros go south in the winter. Really can't train enough dogs in the south to make a living in the summer, max I think would be 10 big dogs. Almost impossible to FF-TT with our heat/humidity. Plenty of rain on a daily basis in southwestern Louisiana keeping ponds full and somewhat cool. Our training usually starts at 7:30 and ends at noon with mostly water work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Little View Post
    Southern based pros go north in the summer and northern based pros go south in the winter
    I knew that, i was talking about the pros that stay down south through the summer...the guys that don't travel north for whatever reason.
    Put that in your pipe and smoke it

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