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    An older Field Trialer bought a dog that had been...

    An older Field Trialer bought a dog that had been on an A-List pros truck for years. Shortly after, the two were at a trial and the pro approached the older gentleman and said that he had trained...
  2. Although your dog has been on HW preventative and...

    Although your dog has been on HW preventative and it9not prevalent in your area, I would not rule it out without a full panel. My dog was in a similar situation a few years ago, although he had been...
  3. Any word on the Heartworm testing or a full blood...

    Any word on the Heartworm testing or a full blood panel? The fact that you are almost through a full course of antibiotics and she is still hacking, wheezing and coughing would be of concern to me,...
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    Carol, the premium is different by dog and is...

    Carol, the premium is different by dog and is affected by breed and age. That was just my 9 year old Labrador with 80% and $500 deductible. My 4 year old Lab with 80% and a $250 deductible is $635...
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    Great discussion and thanks for bringing it up...

    Great discussion and thanks for bringing it up again, Ted.

    I finally broke down and purchased pet insurance a couple years ago after one of my dogs had an emergency and spent 5 days in critical...
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    Where did you mount the sensor inside the chassis...

    Where did you mount the sensor inside the chassis mount? Wondering if the insulated double wall stainless on the front is the issue for me?
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    Okay, based on this post and the other...

    Okay, based on this post and the other recommendations, I purchased a sensorpush and loaded the app. I am using it in my chassis mount and it works great as long as I'm standing next to the truck,...
  8. From what I've seen the last several years in...

    From what I've seen the last several years in hunt tests, the throw probably doesn't matter much since there is usually a 15+ feet wide holding blind in the area of the fall. My guess is you...
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    Steve, This advice is SPOT ON in my opinion...

    Steve,

    This advice is SPOT ON in my opinion and is worth mentioning again!

    In training, we should strive to run the dog in front of us and not the blind. By that I mean that regardless of...
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    I have 3 very different dogs. Motivations,...

    I have 3 very different dogs. Motivations, experience and understanding of corrections, handles, help are all different for each. It really makes one wonder how the pros do it day in and day out. ...
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    I don't care where you live, 96 degrees with a...

    I don't care where you live, 96 degrees with a heat index over 110 degrees and high humidity is a recipe for disaster for both humans and dogs. That's why training is done in the early AM down...
  12. Michigan Flyways Retriever Club Hunt Test (July 20-21) CANCELLED

    Message from the Test Chair, Jan Masica:

    Due to the predicted extreme heat and high heat indexes, a decision has been made to cancel the Michigan Flyways July hunt test this weekend. This decision...
  13. I have run against and judged both Tucker and his...

    I have run against and judged both Tucker and his littermate "Naughty" (appropriately named) owned by Mick Presco. They are both stellar animals with incredible innate marking ability and take...
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    Titles are a great way to guage the possible...

    Titles are a great way to guage the possible talent in a litter and will certainly help increase asking prices, as can be seen by breedings of some untitled females to FC/AFC sires.

    If you're...
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    I bought 6-pack of the cheap Baofeng radios (I...

    I bought 6-pack of the cheap Baofeng radios (I think they're make in Korea) on Amazon for like $60. They are rechargeable and have great range. They come programmed with their own 16 channel...
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    Way to go Chris!!! Well deserved!

    Way to go Chris!!! Well deserved!
  17. Poll: Tom, you hit the nail on the head. Hunt Tests...

    Tom, you hit the nail on the head. Hunt Tests are pass/fail. The ribbon isn't colored any differently for an A+ job than it is for a C- job. If that rubs someone the wrong way, then perhaps Field...
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    I couldn't agree more. I bought 4 Mason kennels...

    I couldn't agree more. I bought 4 Mason kennels used about 6 years ago for $900. Recently got the opportunity to buy 4 more used ones for $1,000. 1 set is probably 15 years old and the other is...
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    I can't speak to Pet Plan, but can tell you that...

    I can't speak to Pet Plan, but can tell you that I have been very pleased with Healthy Paws Pet Insurance. I got it on 3 dogs last summer, after an emergency surgery, week in the ICU and eventual...
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    I don't mean to be argumentative Glen. You are...

    I don't mean to be argumentative Glen. You are correct that all dogs had a chance of being assigned running order numbers 1-99, but that is only the firrst step of the process. When the Dow closes...
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    Technically speaking, no. They had the same...

    Technically speaking, no. They had the same chance as every other dog of drawing a number from 1-99, but then with the DOW, those first 99 dogs have a 1 in 99 shot of running first and those who end...
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    So, given that the rulebook says this: "If the...

    So, given that the rulebook says this: "If the DJIA Number is 00, the dog given number one at the draw shall be the first running dog." assuming there are more than 100 dogs in a stake, is it...
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    I had inconsistent stimulation issues in water at...

    I had inconsistent stimulation issues in water at first too, but called Dogtra Customer Service and they sent a pair of insulated contact points. Since then, it's been the best collar I've ever...
  24. Thread: AKC website

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    72482 It doesn't show the tests or dates. ...

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    It doesn't show the tests or dates. Only the # of passes.
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    I used to see walk-ups back when I ran Hunt...

    I used to see walk-ups back when I ran Hunt Tests, but can't say I've seen one in a field trial. Do you see them very often Dr. Ed?

    Would certainly add a new twist to things. No intensive...
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