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    Senior Member Scum Frog's Avatar
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    Default Made a big Step!

    Reached out to the Ottawa Valley HRC and will be joining the club.
    Had a great chat with Tim over the phone.
    Looking forward to getting to know some other local retriever folks and training days!

    Ya never know......I may even do an HT
    Labrador Retriever, a 20g & grouse...is there a better combination?

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    great first step
    when you hit your first big group training day
    avoid the pressure to do the same big set ups you may see the grizzeled old timers run.
    there are no training day ribbons.
    "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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    Good advise Ken....thx!
    Labrador Retriever, a 20g & grouse...is there a better combination?

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    Good luck and have fun!!!
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    good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    great first step
    when you hit your first big group training day
    avoid the pressure to do the same big set ups you may see the grizzeled old timers run.
    there are no training day ribbons.

    X2

    That goes for all training as well. Try to train with folks that want to TRAIN instead of show off and talk about how awsome they are.. We've all trained with that one Dbag at one point or another that comes out and tries to turn a training day into the Nationals... And if you are reading this and thinking "do I do that?" then you probably do..
    Last edited by Matt Duncan; 03-12-2013 at 06:51 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Good luck getting a word in with Tim. Also good luck with being able to raise a question or thinking a little bit different than what he views as right.
    The valley HTC has an extreme problem holding on to new enthusiastic members for more than a few weekends because of the above reasons, it's really to bad. If above reason was not involved they would have myself and three other young guys in the club, which would help them old timers with the setup and tear down.
    Must very unfortunate because the other group members are great people.

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