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    However, "conventional" could mean many...

    However, "conventional" could mean many significantly different methods, from different trainers.
    Would not be a good comparison if it was just Hillmann vs other. I use Hillmann for puppy, right up...
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    In training I assume, or in a trial? In training...

    In training I assume, or in a trial? In training I think we have to figure out why she backsided the gun, was it a poor angle entry, or a poor exit, was there wind in the water or on land that blew...
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    I lost the best dog I may ever own to HSA, had...

    I lost the best dog I may ever own to HSA, had spread to her liver. Had the spleen and part of the liver removed. She hunted with me the first weekend on Nov, then the 1st of Dec she did not eat, big...
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    Even though still a Mars company, my Royal Canin...

    Even though still a Mars company, my Royal Canin rep (who is the ONE rep I like), told me that Royal Canin has taken over the Eukanuba line and have improved it to be back to what it used to be...
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    I totally agree, you have to read your dog. My...

    I totally agree, you have to read your dog. My last two females were very good workers, did great on walking fetch, but when I went to stick fetch, they got so worried about the stick it became...
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    The wires as they enter the plug that plugs into...

    The wires as they enter the plug that plugs into receiver have a tendency to break. They are tough to fix.
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    Make sure the servo arm is backed away from the...

    Make sure the servo arm is backed away from the trigger bar, ie return to start position. If it is then you might try spraying the lower part with some brake cleaner, spraying it up into the hole the...
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    I do the same, I find it helps them be used to it...

    I do the same, I find it helps them be used to it so when traveling, esp on a hunting trip I can be more sure they are drinking if I add water to the food, but 2 cups water/cup of food sounds high to...
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    Had my now 2 yr old, as a 6 month old pup, likely...

    Had my now 2 yr old, as a 6 month old pup, likely get stung by a honey bee, as we have hives on our property. I noticed a tiny swelling on his eyelid and within an hour he looked like a Charpei. Gave...
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    Being closer makes a big difference. My now 7 yr...

    Being closer makes a big difference. My now 7 yr old would do that. I do agree with much longer blinds in general. A drill I came up with to help teach angle back vs back was to put out 2 piles of...
  11. Have you recently had some ticks on the dog?...

    Have you recently had some ticks on the dog? Almost looks too red to be ringworm but lighting can affect they way it looks. Ringworm does not make the dog itch, hard to tell by a pic, is the lesion...
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    Get Hillmann's "Training a Retriever Puppy" worth...

    Get Hillmann's "Training a Retriever Puppy" worth every penny, you will end up watching it many times as you progress thru.
    If you have not raised many pups, consider getting his "Art and Science of...
  13. I attended a Lardy workshop in 2001 I think it...

    I attended a Lardy workshop in 2001 I think it was. Watched Mike treat each dog a bit differently, depending on what he read in each dog. So he does adjust for each dog, I was so impressed at his...
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    Wayne, what kind of stool are you looking for? I...

    Wayne, what kind of stool are you looking for? I have bought so many stools for hunting to find that right one. Maybe I can help.
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    Kind of like the old argument, which is the...

    Kind of like the old argument, which is the better marker? 1-the dog that takes a straight line to area of the fall thru the factors or 2-the dog the skirts the factors but makes the course...
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    Awesome Mike, fabulous shoot!!! That “frameable”...

    Awesome Mike, fabulous shoot!!! That “frameable” in my eyes.
    I have one that hunts my pond in the spring, but it was here earlier this week. So cool to watch them hunt, circle, hover, and dive. Love...
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    I do not believe it is legal for them to refuse...

    I do not believe it is legal for them to refuse to write a prescription. May depend on the state. As a profession, it is my opinion that we get paid for our knowledge, not the stuff we sell. Charge...
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    Had my last litter around the water at 5 weeks of...

    Had my last litter around the water at 5 weeks of age and eventually they were all swimming before they went home. This was at my home pond, and it was summer and hot, which helped. Any real risk to...
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    I think a main part of this early period is the...

    I think a main part of this early period is the bond you develop with the dog. When raising a litter I look for the pup that what’s to be with me more than the rest. Along with other things about...
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    How about throwing live shackled birds for the...

    How about throwing live shackled birds for the marks? Especially the memory mark. That ought to get a hunting dog’s attention.
    I use a lot of Bumper boys for the fast set up, ability to throw helper...
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    There is generally a fear period around 12 weeks....

    There is generally a fear period around 12 weeks. My last pup pretty much stopped retrieving his normal objects. We just went for walks around the farm and the pond and he got to investigate his...
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    Totally agree, nailed a very under discussed part...

    Totally agree, nailed a very under discussed part of their development. Also, there are a couple very important fear periods after they go home that needs to be dealt with properly.
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    When I have had a litter, and since I raised them...

    When I have had a litter, and since I raised them I get to watch them develop. Which one comes to the front of the pen after a new noise and the pup wants to check it out versus perhaps being scared....
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    Came across this video yesterday. Very...

    Came across this video yesterday. Very interesting, easy to carry some of it with you.
    https://youtu.be/VkK4NR-NAEY
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    Not in most commercial drawers. You would have to...

    Not in most commercial drawers. You would have to design and build to you needs. In my old truck I had a platform that had 2 inch PVC legs on the sides and some cross angle irons so it would not bow....
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