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Thread: Lesson of the LIVE FLIER STATION and other newbie facts.

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    Best part of $300 dollar lessons is you remember them well.

    Welcome to the club!

    (helps in training if you set up a VeRY inviting flyer station, but run the long memory birds by themselves as singles some)


    Don
    Just for the record I have very fine dogs. Some of the best in the whole country....or at least on my own block anyhow.

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    we learned our lesson about pens of live birds out in the field during our first JH test. I suspect I have the only dog ever that tried to retrieve the entire pen of live birds....tried to drag it back with him....

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherqwest View Post
    We is gong to run Bearz in some dervies. Dad FAC AFC HO no yall kansas themes comings on... Hanes underwares. ??
    Hey FQ,

    I know we've corresponded before, but in private.

    When you write this cryptic stuff, I start having the complain button light up.

    I'm all about having fun, but will you please try to be a little less cryptic? Please?

    Thanks! Chris
    "Determining and applying the criteria for when and when not to use correction is the essence of the art of dog training. I make a distinction between a mistake and a lack of effort." - Mike Lardy - Volume I "After Collar Conditioning"

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    Thanks all for the advice and the sharing of similar experiences! I will make a list of all the suggestions and internalize them. I was happy that she heeded the stop and come-in whistle and stayed steady!

    Bill, you are right, it was the whole experience of the bird rack at the line, the gallery and dog scent in the blind etc etc that made it all a great lesson.

    Thanks too to Breck for the training suggestions and Ted and everyone else!!! Great ideas. Today I've been building a bird pen so I can buy some ducks and keep a few handy...

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    Here's a bird pen you can copy. Critter proof, easy to clean.
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    Jen

    At least one training session with a group would have given you this info and you could have had a heads up on training with distractions---sights, sounds, voices, trucks, strange dogs, etc. But glad you made the effort to do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    Hey FQ,

    I know we've corresponded before, but in private.

    When you write this cryptic stuff, I start having the complain button light up.

    I'm all about having fun, but will you please try to be a little less cryptic? Please?

    Thanks! Chris
    Looks like he/she was probably hacked by some message generating bug or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Here's a bird pen you can copy. Critter proof, easy to clean.
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    Do you work for a government agency? that had to have been paid for with a subsidy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
    Do you work for a government agency? that had to have been paid for with a subsidy..
    Kind of what I was thinking. I appreciate the design idea, but I'll be using red neck methods that involve scrap wood and horse wire...

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    Hey Jen one other thought comes to mind. What if in training... the only time the dog gets to pick up the flier is AFTER they pick up the rest of the marks? What if in training... half the time they don't get to pick it up at all, especially if there is any hassle with getting the to swing off and focus elsewhere.

    Great job getting out there!
    Darrin Greene

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