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    Howard N. has lots of practice doing drills during in the winter as he lives vic of Anchorage AK. I have read that he trains in parking lots in the winter but I don't know what the conditions are. Maybe he could chime in here with some advice on winter training drills.

    I just sent Howard N. a PM and asked him to chime in here about parking lots in the winter. Howard is a great trainer and was qualified for the national am ft this past year and other years too. I would heed his advice.
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    In my head frozen gound is every bit as hard as a parking lot. I know plenty of people that train in parking lots durring the winter. Most times living where I do its the only thing plowed.

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    Jay bird, its not just the hardness of the ground. Its the ice and whatever has been put on it to help clear. Please don't take unnecessary chances. I am dealing with a ligament problem in my youngest. Not even training on bad ground, just running around playing. Before its over this could be a serious problem requiring surgery. From now on my dogs stay at heal on the leash until we get to untreated, softer ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-Bird View Post
    In my head frozen gound is every bit as hard as a parking lot. I know plenty of people that train in parking lots durring the winter. Most times living where I do its the only thing plowed.
    It's not about the hard, so much as the texture.

    I've had dogs wipe the pads off their feet on concrete, after just a few retrieves.
    One slip, and they can rupture a ligament.

    I don't run on asphalt or concrete surfaces any more.

    If it's covered with hard packed snow, I wouldn't be worried about it.
    Because that's not abrasive, and the dog's nails can dig in for traction.

    But, I won't run my dogs on anything that resembles sandpaper, or a skating rink.
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    BTW, those Avery hex-a-bricks are the worst cold weather bumpers that you can buy.

    They are okay in the summer.
    But, I wouldn't use them in the great white north, in the winter months.

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    On the first video at appx 4:00, what were you saying to the dog as a cue? It sounded like you were saying "mark".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    On the first video at appx 4:00, what were you saying to the dog as a cue? It sounded like you were saying "mark".

    Problem solved in todays video

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    Which is located where?

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    Jan 14 training.

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