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    I do that but it’s about 6 feet in front of the...

    I do that but it’s about 6 feet in front of the dog. You still have to watch the eyes to get an indication of where they want to go.
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    I have one of those SBE1 H&K. I got it for a...

    I have one of those SBE1 H&K. I got it for a bonus at work in the 90’s. I have killed a lot of turkeys, ducks, and geese with it and rarely clean it. Thanks for the tips on the heating the screws...
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    I am sorry to hear about Rowdy, Wayne. I have...

    I am sorry to hear about Rowdy, Wayne. I have enjoyed sharing in your training journey with him. He is lucky to have you.
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    Fully trained, of course.

    Fully trained, of course.
  5. I am sorry for your loss, Chad. A good memory of...

    I am sorry for your loss, Chad. A good memory of Trav was him winning the stake I was judging with Missy Bell at Rebel Ridge. That qualified him for the National he ended up winning.
  6. Blue Ridge Fall Trial- Entries Close Sept. 30th

    ******Closes Monday Sept. 30th*****

    Come join is at the BRRC Fall Trial in Emporia VA at Steve Ferguson's spectacular property. It should be a small trial, so come on over! If you have never run...
  7. It happens a lot. I would try cleaning before...

    Thanks for the suggestion, I thought of everything completely forgetting about the possibility the problem concerns the wiring - although it seems strange to me concerning all 8 launchers. I will try...
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    Check out Jennifer Henion’s puppy waiting game...

    Check out Jennifer Henion’s puppy waiting game videos. The first couple are about choosing to sit as a default behavior.
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    ^^^^^^ If you plan to run events in the future...

    ^^^^^^

    If you plan to run events in the future then wait until the dog is older and your OB is better. Running dogs too young can cause life long control issues you will never fix. They get wise...
  10. If you want to learn how to train with really...

    If you want to learn how to train with really high standards and from people who win, then the list is pretty short. Mike Lardy really documented the first organized and step by step system and does...
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/pickup-body-dog-catcher-r...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/pickup-body-dog-catcher-race-8-Door-Dog-TRANSPORT-Box-with-Dividers-greyhound/273817440297?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D40741%26meid%3D040bb065f1934...
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANIMAL-CONTROL-DOG-CATCHE...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANIMAL-CONTROL-DOG-CATCHER-PET-TRANSPORT-TRUCK-BED-BOX-ALUMINUM-NICE/283447260107?hash=item41fec5f3cb:g:SGAAAOSwupBcrg8U

    Not a topper but an example of animal control...
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    Look online for surplus animal control equipment....

    Look online for surplus animal control equipment. The holes are huge to accommodate large dogs.
  14. I would suspect the wiring where it goes into the...

    I would suspect the wiring where it goes into the receiver. The Molex plugs are susceptible to oxidation where the wire is crimped by the pin. Oxidation can also build up where the pins mate. Try...
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    To me, secondary selection is choosing the second...

    To me, secondary selection is choosing the second bird to pickup after the go bird, if different from the order the birds went down. I typically select the next shortest bird second, regardless of...
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    If the dog can smell a bird on the way to the go...

    If the dog can smell a bird on the way to the go bird, and other dogs have had trouble with it, then I would select. I mostly watch what the other dogs do, then adjust my plan. A good piece of advice...
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    You can play the waiting game with his food bowl...

    You can play the waiting game with his food bowl or any other thing the dog wants by just waiting for him to sit in his own, without saying sit, before letting him have it. You can transition it...
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    Ha- I was going to post the same thing.

    Ha- I was going to post the same thing.
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    Yep. Young birds don’t hold up that well.

    Yep. Young birds don’t hold up that well.




    Mature birds and birds that are fed a good quality diet will outlast young and poorly fed birds[/QUOTE]
  20. The specialist near me won’t do a screen either. ...

    The specialist near me won’t do a screen either. They want to do a full diagnostic as if the dog has a cardiac issue that must be treated. First I need a consultation visit, then another visit to...
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    I love duck smell!

    I love duck smell!
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    I use them partially frozen then hang and dry...

    I use them partially frozen then hang and dry them with a fan, then back into the freezer. The number of times they can be used depends on how good the feathers are. Some hold up really well and...
  23. Isn’t “it has been said” proof enough?

    Isn’t “it has been said” proof enough?
  24. There are not that many active users if the board...

    There are not that many active users if the board anymore so responses if any will be low. I have heard about a number of popular sires who have echoes and are recorded with OFA.
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    It’s a long but rewarding road. So far for me...

    It’s a long but rewarding road. So far for me since 2004

    1st dog SH injured at two and retired
    2nd QAA with AA 1/2 point and JAMs trained myself.
    3rd QAA @3.5 FC/AFC @9 retired but living,...
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