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Can we get a dog section in here?

Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by ajkulish, Apr 2, 2018.

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  1. ajkulish

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    Brought this up in the forum section but it doesnt seem to get much traffic.

    There is an upland hunting/dog training section but with the exception of some versatile labs and GSPs, waterfowlers and upland hunters typically use different breeds and have different goals/programs for their dogs. I have been hearing a lot of questions about dogs in this section lately, and i think it would be beneficial to have a sub forum that would make good information easier to access.

    Anyone agree?
     
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    I would enjoy a dog section. I enjoy seeing and hearing about most anything dog related.
     

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    Agree completely.
     
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    I think many people would post a wider variety of dog topics if it weren't combined with the upland forum. Our dogs do many things not related to upland and I am sure many other members have dogs that have many talents.
     
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    Maybe even a dog forum, with waterfowl, small game, upland, etc subforums would work. But at least a subforum in the waterfowl section.

    Heck, 7 of the 20 first threads in here are about dogs.
     
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    would be very good. i never visit the upland section.
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    I will bring this up with Steve for a review....

    Would adding the words that suggest Waterfowl Dogs to the heading be helpful...

    Or is this a request to have waterfowl dog "stuff" and waterfowl hunting separated....
     
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    Saw a great sticker on a truck yesterday.It said my dog behaves better than your kids.Wish I could find one
     
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    Thank you dead bird! Perhaps that would be helpful, but i think that having a single subforum "Waterfowl Dogs" just like the deer section has "trail cam photos" and "whitetail deer habitat" would be more beneficial. A single source where one can go to learn more about dogs without having to search as much would be desirable.

    I have something similar on my truck

    "My dog is smarter than your honor student" LOL
     
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    id like to see this. in the near future i will be getting 2 family friends who will hunt with me also. they will be our first labs, waterfowl dogs. but not our first dogs so any extra reading or tips before we do find them i like take full advantage.
     
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    I agree completely. I've brought this up before, some agreed, others said there's already a dog section so why get another one. My issue was that the "dog training" forum also says upland hunting. My two cents is the forum should either (1) separate the upland hunting section into its own section and have a dog training only section, including any kind of dog training, or (2) just spin off another section for waterfowl / hunting retriever training.
     
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    My vote would be to REMOVE the upland hunting title from the dog training section and create an entire new section for upland hunting, and leave the existing dog training section open to any kind of hunting dog training, and make the title description accordingly.

    Another thing to consider, but first check on how people feel about it, is to create an entire section for dog training, with subsections (like the fishing sections have) for hunting retrievers, upland pointing dogs, upland flushing dogs, and hounds. Just a thought.
     
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    I agree with this. Would make it a lot easier, especially for guys running versatile breeds. Instead of just a duck dog or upland dog. All in one spot to ask and answer questions for training as opposed to checking 2 different forums for possible answers

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    This is what i was getting at as well, but i was just selfishly interested in the waterfowl section due to my own preferences.

    But you're right; Waterfowl, upland, small game, tracking, and shed dogs are all valid subforums.
     
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