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    2-year-old dog will not pick up pheasants

    You can't correct something you have never taught in the first place. However you can start with basic obedience, and when that is mastered proceed to force fetch.
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    A Labrador Retriever Struggling Retrieving Birds (video) - Advice Appreciated

    You received some very good advice on this forum. I read all the posts and no one made any comments that "Denigrated" you. Sometime we feel that way when we read or hear what we don't want to hear. I know when I started training, I felt I could easily train my first dog. And I thought he...
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    A Labrador Retriever Struggling Retrieving Birds (video) - Advice Appreciated

    LOL yea he is terrible. Like I said, viewing bits and pieces will do you no good. Your looking at Fowl Dawgs 2. It will take 6 months of training to get a dog to that level, that is a handling video. Pick a program and study the complete program. Your hunting and pecking on you tube is a...
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    Food Question

    Personally I don't think you will like Victor. My 91 lb male only got 3 cups per day. Might look at Dr. Tims or Euk. Dr. Tims is dense and you won't have to feed much at all.
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    A Labrador Retriever Struggling Retrieving Birds (video) - Advice Appreciated

    Like I said get a copy of Rick Stawski's DVD. You can't begin force fetch until you have done basic obedience. You are looking at 6 weeks. I would stop all retrieving until you have been through a solid force fetch program including hold, ear pinch, stick fetch, and collar fetch. You have...
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    Food Question

    How much are you feeding him? Been years since I have had a dog poop in a kennel run in for 20 years now, if I had any issues it was generally from overfeeding and not crate training when they were puppies. Once I started crate training 20 years ago I never had to deal with a dog messing a...
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    A Labrador Retriever Struggling Retrieving Birds (video) - Advice Appreciated

    Looks like lots of holes in the training process and a confused dog. A force fetched dog that has been taught basic obedience will pick up a bird and deliver to heel without any commands given. The video you posted shows what happens when you don't follow a particular program. You have to...
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    New 2020-2021 WIHA map is out

    And no mention of the one event that effected the hatch the most for the entire western half.
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    Is it worth it?

    Then I would head to North Dakota.
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    Is it worth it?

    I don't know anyone who would be disappointed shooting 3 birds a day. I typically hunt 25-30 days per year so 75-90 birds a season, very, very, very, very few do that. I would take half that every season for the rest of my life.
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    New 2020-2021 WIHA map is out

    They have not figured out to spin it yet!
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    New 2020-2021 WIHA map is out

    There are more hay bales than pheasants this year. I have never seen this much hay, ever.
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    New 2020-2021 WIHA map is out

    People would not lease unless unless the KDWPT gave them a reason to. Cut those deer tags down to about 1500 total NR tags and reset resident tags and regulations back to the way they were in the late 80's and you will see the quality of hunting and the experience of hunting deer in Kansas...
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    New 2020-2021 WIHA map is out

    In my travels last night, I discovered that my number 1 and number 2 private spots for pheasants were cut and baled this past week. Never saw one pheasant driving the back roads in Ness county last night. With all the CRP being scalped, a hard winter will not favor much of a hatch next spring.
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    1.5 YO Pup Will fetch pheasants but not grouse... ideas? Maybe afraid of feathers?

    A students gets confused when a teacher constantly barks commands. But when a teacher teaches the command the students learn. Your dog is the student and you are the teacher. If your dog gets confused it is because your lesson is lacking clarity. Teachers who constantly bark commands are...
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