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In the early 80's I was teaching a dog how to return to heal after the first mark and line up for the second mark. I threw the first dummy and as I threw the second she tried to grab the 2 nd dummy altering the trajectory and right though the picture window. About $1000 to fix.
 

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Richard Halstead said:
In the early 80's I was teaching a dog how to return to heal after the first mark and line up for the second mark. I threw the first dummy and as I threw the second she tried to grab the 2 nd dummy altering the trajectory and right though the picture window. About $1000 to fix.
Not sure YET, but if I keep going the way I am...

Might be my Company, Wife, House.......but I'll still have the Dawgs. :D
 

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A few years back, I swung to throw a 3" bumper full speed for my YLF. Didn't realize that our 9wk BLM was on the ground next to me. Cold-cocked the little sucker (he's pictured on the right) That weekend emergency vet trip cost me $1200.

Not sure if that's what caused his dain bramage or if it was genetic!
 

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A local trialler left the park brake off on her truck, it rolled into a pond and was a write-off. I'd guess A$25,000. Luckily they were able to get her dogs out before it sank.

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I left my big goofy lab Chief in my truck when he was about 10 months old. I went to sneak up on some snow geese. When I was about 100yds from the truck, he was all of the sudden walking at heel. That's right, the little punk busted the window out.

New truck window $250

Giving your dog a beating that scares off all of the geese......Priceless

mrgd
 

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MRGD said:
I left my big goofy lab Chief in my truck when he was about 10 months old. I went to sneak up on some snow geese. When I was about 100yds from the truck, he was all of the sudden walking at heel. That's right, the little punk busted the window out.

New truck window $250

Giving your dog a beating that scares off all of the geese......Priceless

mrgd
Surely you don't mean that you really beat your dog! :shock:

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MRGD......I hope you got another vein to spare, these guys are out for blood.


dog thumping regards, :twisted:

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Let it be known that from now on, if I ever intend to say anything serious that is not sarcastic and in jest then I will preface it by "I AM NOT JOKING, THIS IS SERIOUS."

So if I say that I beat my dog loud enough to scare off the geese, then that would be a joke. Lighten up folks.

Wishing all the aspca police would lighten up regards
 

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Tried to take my thumb off. Had always used Zinger wingers and then got a Gunners Up. Both tell you to remove the rubber bands prior to folding. However, I had done it a few times, fold it up while the rubbers are attached but on the "low" setting. The hinges for the Zinger fold away from you, the gunner up folds toward you, and trapped the thumb from being pulled away. And I had it on the high setting, basically not paying attention!!! Popped the hinges and that sucker folded down on my thumb like lightning. Very nice cut just below the knuckle, fortunately it was my left thumb so I could use my right hand to suture it up right there at the back of my truck.
Then I still had to go back into the field to retrieve all my guns and stuff.

I took a fair amount of abuse from family, staff and clients about that stupid act.
Even though I learned my lesson, I still turned the hinges around on that machine as I was now nervous to pop the hinges when ever I did it.
 

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MRGD said:
Let it be known that from now on, if I ever intend to say anything serious that is not sarcastic and in jest then I will preface it by "I AM NOT JOKING, THIS IS SERIOUS."

So if I say that I beat my dog loud enough to scare off the geese, then that would be a joke. Lighten up folks.

Wishing all the aspca police would lighten up regards
Some of us get it. :wink:
 

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MRGD said:
I left my big goofy lab Chief in my truck when he was about 10 months old. I went to sneak up on some snow geese. When I was about 100yds from the truck, he was all of the sudden walking at heel. That's right, the little punk busted the window out.

New truck window $250

Giving your dog a beating that scares off all of the geese......Priceless

mrgd
At least he was walking at heel !!!

And NateB...you're not alone and I'll leave it at that.!! Almost did again last week!
 

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Thanks Achiro, I think maybe some of them need an adjustment. :p
 

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Well mine isn't the most expensive, but I've got a good one.

Date: May 2004
Event: East Tennessee HRC AKC Hunt Test
Location: Sweetwater, TN

It was hotter than blue blazes and I was worried about my dog overheating while waiting to run. Luckily I had a plan. My F-150 extended cab allowed me to put my dogs crate in the back seat. My truck had heavy duty everything (cooling system, battery, alternator, etc.). I could run that thing all day in park and it wouldn't run hot and the A/C would fog up the windows. So I left it running with the A/C on full blast while waiting for my dog's turn. I locked it of course, counting on my remote control to open the door when needed. When it was time to get my dog out of the truck and get him ready for the holding blind I find out a critical piece of information: On a 1998 F-150 the remote control will not unlock the doors if the engine is running. I DID NOT KNOW THAT. That would have been a handy little piece of information to have. Well the closest spare key was about 4 1/2 hours away. I didn't know any locals. I didn't know how to reach a locksmith in Sweetwater TN on a Saturday afternoon. If I did call a locksmith, I didn't know how to tell them to find me on a friggin' dairy farm AND it was time for my dog to run. Sonofa.....

So I calmly decided to bust out a window...but which one? Well the little sliding part of the back window was clearly the smallest piece of glass in the truck that I could fit through. It also wasn't curved or attached to any electronics (like the electric side windows). IT HAD TO BE THE CHEAPEST AND EASIEST WINDOW TO REPLACE RIGHT??? So I bust it out, climb through, get my dog out and head to the line. Then people start asking me why I'm bleeding. Well, I received a minor cut that I didn't even feel, but I bled like a stuck pig. My dog also had a "no bird" and should have had another.

I later find that you cannot replace just the sliding part of a sliding rear window. It is all one assembly and it is the most expensive window in the whole darn truck! It cost $463 to replace...but at least my dog passed.

After this lesson, I continued to lock my dog in the A/C in instances like this one, but I had an extra key on me because I knew the remote wouldn't work.

Just gimme' my ribbon and a bandage regards,

HuntinDawg
 

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One of my shirt sleeves.

This kind of thing is easily overcome by an adequate supply of Toilet paper

Been there done that regards

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4 month old firecracker trips and falls.

One dog elbow rebuilt. Hardware removed.

$5400.

PS - Don't tell Kennel Boy.
 
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