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    Default first group training session today.

    I felt kind of like a dumb a$$ at first but pup pleasantly surprised me. Would like to publicly thank the RTF'r for the invite and hopefully we can share in our dog's successes, where ever they take us. I am already looking forward to the next one.

    Thank you, you know who you are.

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    Don't worry .... we ALL were in your shoes at some point! Nice to have RTF'rs to help out and get you started!
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    Sometimes they suprise us and sometimes you wonder what the hell are they thinking. Just remember, their just dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sick lids View Post
    I felt kind of like a dumb a$$ at first but pup pleasantly surprised me...
    Quote Originally Posted by The Snows View Post
    Don't worry .... we ALL were in your shoes at some point! ! .....
    a yup!
    Helpful tips if you were training on private property.
    Avoid the temptation to go back alone. Somebody did the legwork, found and asked.
    And if you go anyway and get caught. Don’t drop the name of that first person that showed you the grounds.
    If you drive through a closed gate, close it again behind you.
    Pick up your trash; those wee little orange ribbons we all use are also trash.
    Pick up other folks trash as well. Used up nasty birds we all have are also trash.

    And if on public grounds, be mindful of the public eye.
    Watch the way you handle your birds, your dogs and your corrections.
    Try and be polite and informative when questioned by bystanders.
    You are the steward of the image of the hunting dog trainer.

    And in your group.
    Be mindful of your line time. Maintain your standard absolutely. Go back to the holding blind and come back out as needed. But by and large to your OB work on your own time.
    Try and use the group’s radios all the time.
    Make sure all your gunners know what you want to do.
    Don’t assume they will know nor blindly accept what they are ready to throw.
    Don’t tell jokes, or husband and wife teams, don’t plan supper. Over the radios while Rover is coming back with the bird.
    Just like at a test, say a quick thank you and move your self to the honor position or leave line as needed. Save the chitchat for the cold bier and tailgate time.
    Don’t try to win.
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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    Exellent, Ken!! .........and Welcome, .."mukwonago, wi"!

    Enjoy your pup, and don't be surprised if you catch the bug..and can't stay out of the fields

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    Lol I smell a conspiracy here. Guy wants a hunting dog and stumbles on rtf. Lurks and lurks then gets sucked in. Next thing you know guy is spending his hunting money on chasing a dream he had know idea existed... Ken you forgot the part about spray painting dog black before doing anything with group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sick lids View Post
    ... Ken you forgot the part about spray painting dog black before doing anything with group.
    as I run Chessies and more often than nought train with marsh mop folk, there is never a worry about that. And the Chisel Beaks would just try to floss with the paint can anyway
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

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    Quote Originally Posted by sick lids View Post
    Next thing you know guy is spending his hunting money on chasing a dream he had know idea existed...
    Glad to see you've joined the rest of us!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    as I run Chessies and more often than nought train with marsh mop folk, there is never a worry about that. And the Chisel Beaks would just try to floss with the paint can anyway
    He has a very nice "Candlewoods" chocolate.
    Really sweet, talented pup, lots of drive and marks pretty well.

    I think she will carry him a long way!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sick lids View Post
    ......... Would like to publicly thank the RTF'r for the invite........Thank you, you know who you are.
    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    He has a very nice "Candlewoods" chocolate.
    Really sweet, talented pup, lots of drive and marks pretty well.

    I think she will carry him a long way!!!!!!


    hhhmmmmm, startin' to put 2 x 2 together here
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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