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    Senior Member Mark Teahan's Avatar
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    hunting threads?
    Is this place just about competition dogs, or are there people here who actually train to have a great hunting partner?
    When i did my search here, I wanted a companion dog and hunting buddy.
    Lee of wrl contacted me and I ended up buying trap, and started 1.5 yo male yellow.
    We had chatted some and she said trap would be a great mix for me.
    She couldn't have hit the nail on the head better.
    He is awesome.
    All these threads here just talk about training. Where are the pics of actually using your trained dogs for hunting?
    I learned alto here, and continued traps training, and he now has to straight passes towards his junior title, and has retrieved 78 ducks and 22 geese so far this season.
    We will enter the last two junior hunt tests in a few months and go for his senior next fall.
    He also goes everywhere with me, even on my oryx hunt. Yet i read nothing of others and what daily life is like with their dogs?
    Why?
    Are most dogs here just kept in kennel and are not family members?
    Are companion dogs not good hunters or competition dogs?
    Here was yesterday at 2 below zero.

    The oryx hunt.

    Climbing thru tree branches in the river retrieving a duck.

    His first Jr ribbon.

    And a pic from in the duck blind.
    I love my dog.

    Come on now people, lets see some life pics of you and your dogs.

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    IDK it would be nice to see more hunting pics of the dogs and good discussions.
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    RTF= Retriever Training Forum.
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    It is more about the training here, and all the trial training will benefit the hunting dog's. I am not going to hunt test or trial the pup i have coming In a couple months but creep around here to learn something.

    I tend to get lost in some of the terminology but am learning as I go. I do see some field photo's here and there.

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    Thing is hunting only lasts a few weeks. Ducks anyway. Training and competing keeps you and dog doing stuff year round. Field Trials shut down Nov until Feb basically so many give dogs a Vacation from competition and hunt with them a bit. For me I would plant a dozen or so pheasant and have at it next day.
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    Mark looks like you got a good one, enjoy
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    Our waterfowl season is 3.5 months long.
    That is plenty of time to train in actual hunting conditions. I don't hunt everyday, just to give trap a rest and be a house dog, and we didn't go today because of minus 6, and a winchill of of minus 17. I won't do that to my buddy.
    Oh, and Wayne, RTF, yep, what are we training for?
    Just titles? if so why? Just to breed a mh, qaa, etc, for the money? are you saying that's what this is all about?
    The money, titles?
    Where are the breeders/ trainers that have pride in producing great all around dogs as companions and hunters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Teahan View Post
    Oh, and Wayne, RTF, yep, what are we training for?
    Just titles? if so why? Just to breed a mh, qaa, etc, for the money? are you saying that's what this is all about?
    The money, titles?
    You are attempting to group everyone on RTF into one category or group about something. We are not all the same and all of us come to RTF (which is the best retriever site in the world) for possibly slightly different reasons. Use the wonderful resource for what you are interested in using it for. The rest of us all do the same.
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    My dog is a GMHR MHR MH and QAA but first he is a hunting dog. He just celebrated his 12 birthday on New Years eve so he doesn't get out much any more. Have fun with your dog time flys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Teahan View Post
    Our waterfowl season is 3.5 months long.
    That is plenty of time to train in actual hunting conditions. I don't hunt everyday, just to give trap a rest and be a house dog, and we didn't go today because of minus 6, and a winchill of of minus 17. I won't do that to my buddy.
    Oh, and Wayne, RTF, yep, what are we training for?
    Just titles? if so why? Just to breed a mh, qaa, etc, for the money? are you saying that's what this is all about?
    The money, titles?
    Where are the breeders/ trainers that have pride in producing great all around dogs as companions and hunters?
    .
    What other sports do you play or follow. Golf? Car Racing? Rodeo?
    Almost everyone I know who competes in Field Trials has a close relationship with their dogs off the field just like any family would. The competitive nature in most of us drives seeking the ultimate in sports competition. For retrievers Field Trials are the pinnacle of their world. Hunting is simply a hobby. Field Trials are a sport. Only the best survive.
    Those with no competitive drive or desire to win will not grasp the magnetic attraction of field trials.
    For some dogs hunting is not their main job but a vacation from it.
    "Darla" AFC Candlewoods Lil Smokin Tequila (2002-2013)(fondly remembered)
    "Smoke" Smokin Auggies Menace, QAA (2003- )(retired nut case, ask Rando)
    "Simba" Humewood Simba (1999-2014)(my 1st dog)

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    Per favore, non mi rompere i coglioni.
    Grazie




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