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  1. Thread: Breed standard

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    Breed standard

    I get this bug up my butt about once per year. I hope you'll indulge me. Every spring, we have a training day and all sorts of retrievers show up and some of them are actively involved in...
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    Get a "spacer". Where I live, these require a...

    Get a "spacer". Where I live, these require a prescription (which is so dumb!)
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  3. Thread: Finally here!

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    Is it true that if we cross over into Canada from...

    Is it true that if we cross over into Canada from the US, we can't bring primer pistols?
  4. Thread: Finally here!

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    Wow... what a good feeling. My training is really...

    Wow... what a good feeling. My training is really limited right now because I had to leave my truck at the shop that is working on the Rpod (gosh darnit!) They have to have the tail gate to see if...
  5. Thread: Dock diving

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    So this is the part that I think is so important....

    So this is the part that I think is so important. You get a young lab and everyone has a vague idea of what-I'm-gonna-do-with-my-dog but they never actualize anything. These dogs like to DO things...
  6. Thread: My new car

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    I liked the concept of the element. They're...

    I liked the concept of the element. They're perfect for modifications.
  7. Here's one retriever club kind of in your area......

    Here's one retriever club kind of in your area...
    https://www.ywhrc.com/

    Aslo, you can find events of this nature on Entry Express https://entryexpress.net

    Also, maybe you should send a shout...
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    Ah, the yellow labs get all the fun!

    Ah, the yellow labs get all the fun!
  9. By all means, go to a retriever trial or a...

    By all means, go to a retriever trial or a retriever hunt test and watch Labs work on land and water. If you haven't seen them handling on blind retrieves through hard cover, corners of water or...
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    OMG... I just got a bid on replacing the section...

    OMG... I just got a bid on replacing the section of my original fence, 19 years old... 183 linear feet. $8600.00!!! That's just an aside. I digress.

    Actually, the R-pod... and I'm sure there...
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    My sense was that the judging in TX was pretty...

    My sense was that the judging in TX was pretty generous. But I haven't run but one Master so have no basis for comparison. I will say that they did follow the golden rule that marking was of utmost...
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    Reluctantly Driving Home

    2 months in TX have been terrific, maybe even miraculous. Lots of challenges, hard work and fun. Now I'm in the process of towing the Green Bean home. We left Bastrop rather late in the morning (I...
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    I spent a goodly part of my childhood living on...

    I spent a goodly part of my childhood living on Weems Creek in Annapolis MD. Weeds Creek empties into the Severn River (Which flows past the Naval Academy) which empties into the Chesapeake. Your...
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    That is very cool. I’ve always admired people...

    That is very cool. I’ve always admired people who put the effort to breed balanced Labs, staying close to the Standard, without producing dogs that are... ahem... perhaps I should just stop there...
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    Hot damn, Barry and Brooks!!!! Way to go!!!

    Hot damn, Barry and Brooks!!!! Way to go!!!
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    Labrador temperament

    There is sort of a sub-surface discussion that sometimes breaks out into the open about which branch of the Labrador “family” best meets the standard. (One look at my dog and anyone will know I am...
  17. Thread: Rushing waters

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    Ah, to have water as varied as yours. There is...

    Ah, to have water as varied as yours. There is so much to be taught on rivers... if only we had a few. We have the Truckee, of course that goes through downtown Reno, but when it's even moderately...
  18. Thread: Face Plant

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    No, no.... he just knows you dropped a bumper...

    No, no.... he just knows you dropped a bumper there prior to the snowfall and he’s picking it up for you!
  19. Denial is a tricky issue. I can’t disagree with...

    Denial is a tricky issue. I can’t disagree with anything you did. (Especially the firm talking to which though I didn’t hear it, was probably Barry fussing at Barry. I know that when I’m talking...
  20. I am on a property that accommodates people who...

    I am on a property that accommodates people who come to TX from wintery places and one of the FT folks here is a gal from Alberta. And though NV is not nearly as bad as where you live, I know we...
  21. WE DID IT!!! You could knock me over with a...

    WE DID IT!!! You could knock me over with a feather. (Especially because I’ve just finished some wine to celebrate and calm down.).

    They started with 56 dogs.. They brought 49 back for the...
  22. Oh, my. We got through the first series in...

    Oh, my. We got through the first series in fairly good shape. Triple with under the arc blind. They were pretty generous in the dogs they brought back. They started the water series at 3:00 pm...
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    Training in the last week...

    So Tuesday we attended the Waterloo Amateur Retriever Club’s training day. They had maybe 20 plus dogs there. They set up a triple that they ran left to right “around the horn”. The line was up on...
  24. Yikes!!! Running our first Master tomorrow....

    Well, I have no idea how it will go. I’m nervous as I can be. We’ve been training daily for 6 weeks. Gone back to basics, in terms of establishing that she and I are a team. I hope we make it...
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    Sure wish you every success with Presto! I’m...

    Sure wish you every success with Presto!

    I’m beginning a slow process of thinking about and researching the next puppy. I’ve learned so much about all the mistakes I’ve made over the past 6 years...
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