On Training Your Retriever to become a conservation tool

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On Training Your Retriever to become a conservation tool

Postby Labnerd01 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:48 am

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.

Edward Hoagland

Received this from Evan Graham today and thought it very thought provoking for those who are into the relationship of hunting with a Trained Retriever, more later.
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Re: On Training Your Retriever to become a conservation tool

Postby GA Quackhead » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:28 pm

My browndog and I are one! Sometimes I swear he reads my mind and vice versa. Lord knows we are both a pain in the tail at times. I share mister Graham's sentintements, because to hunt a Bay dog you have to be in his head, cuz he simply ain't gonna conform to the drill and kill techniques used in normal training regimes. Not putting down any other breeds intended! As I have seen beautiful work done by all. But I do believe you have to mutate a little to really hunt with a dog, and not just have him as a step saving device!

Thanks for the thought provoking post. :thumbsup:
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On Training Your Retriever to become a conservation tool

Postby Duckcommander727 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:46 pm

This maybe the only post I'll agree with you on.
Nick Roehl wrote:Anymore of it on the open forum will result in a 2 week time out. You know the type you give to children when they won't listen.
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Re: On Training Your Retriever to become a conservation tool

Postby rspringer » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:00 am

Duckcommander727 wrote:This maybe the only post I'll agree with you on.


That's some funny stuff right there.....
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