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    Junior Member JPoston's Avatar
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    Default Here we go!

    Well, I finally broke down and have a new pup on the way! I'm new at this so, I'm sure I won't do my new buddy justice. But, I am gonna give it my best shot. I'll probably be asking a lot of questions, so y'all bear with me! Hopefully all goes well, I have a good friend who's going to help me. So, stay tuned folks!

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    Welcome to RTF and good luck with your pup, remember to use the search box at the top there are many questions that have been asked many times, and there are pages of answers
    Justin E Schneider

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    Congrats and Welcome to the addiction!
    Last edited by Jon Couch; 02-11-2013 at 08:54 PM.
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    "It's very important to constantly analyze what you are doing and whether your dogs are being good or bad because of what you are doing or in spite of what you are doing." Mike Lardy

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    congrats!!

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    Congrats and welcome.

    Be sure to pick up a Puppy Beginner DVD (Smartworks Puppy or Sound Beginnings)
    so you know what NOT to do in the beginning. >
    http://www.gundogsupply.com/rettrainvid.html

    This way you can enjoy him just being a puppy and not worry with serious training until later on.

    Also start laying out your goal for the pup. Obedient Companion? Duck Dog? Hunt Test?

    This way you can figure out what training route to focus on as far as what type of program you'll need.
    Last edited by Dustin D; 02-12-2013 at 07:05 AM.

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    Thanks guys!

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    Congrats! All u need is a clicker and about 2 tons of treats! I kid I kid, just stirring the pot from a couple other threads. Hope you have a blast with the new one, there is a ton of great info on this site.

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    Welcome to the RTF. Not sure how far away you are but head on out to Cheraw SC next month. I think it's the 9th and 10th. If you are new it will be a good way to see what it's all about and meet some great people. There are several HT's or FT's there this spring. Let me know if you will make it and I'll be sure to look you up or give you info to find me.

    Dave

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    Yeah, we are planning on coming up and hanging out. It's only about a 45 minute ride from me to Cheraw.

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