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    The amount of research money expended in the...

    The amount of research money expended in the human medicine sector is probably 200 times greater than the research money expended in the veterinary sector. We haven't found dietary correlations with...
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    tug is present in all dogs. It is sometimes...

    tug is present in all dogs. It is sometimes difficult to trigger. From my experience tug does not produce hard mouth.

    Check out this: https://youtu.be/yzqs54qMgQA
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    The dog to a great degree reads head movements...

    The dog to a great degree reads head movements and eye movements to read what the human wants or what the human intends to do. Sunglasses impede that communication channel. Clear glasses should be...
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    Very true. When I am hunting with dog I don't...

    Very true. When I am hunting with dog I don't want him to bring me a 2-day old skanky duck. I would prefer that he leave it where it is and go find the freshly shot duck.
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    Absolutely not. I have not force fetched one in...

    Absolutely not. I have not force fetched one in nearly 10 years. Just teach to fetch on the payment system.
    See: http://www.fetchpup.com/2016/09/30/put-bird-preserving-delivery-hand/
  6. It is an excellent book, a good read.

    It is an excellent book, a good read.
  7. Thanks for the post. For any that want more info...

    Thanks for the post. For any that want more info on the subject, Gregory Berns, MD, PHD, a noted human brain researcher and dog person at Emory Univ. has done some MRI studies on dog brains. He has a...
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    Congratulations. Great work. Robert

    Congratulations. Great work.

    Robert
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    Available Gundogs - Aug 2016

    See attachment for available gundogs - For more information email: mauri@duckhillkennels.com
  10. Around 6 months of age the puppy should be cut...

    Around 6 months of age the puppy should be cut from two feedings a day to one. I do it in one day. I try to adjust the amount to what I estimate would be 75% of the amount that the pup would eat free...
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    That is correct. And try to do a little...

    That is correct. And try to do a little distraction exposure with it. Initially when working them together, dilute the distraction level by keeping some distance between them.
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    Sniffing butts is normal behavior for dogs. It...

    Sniffing butts is normal behavior for dogs. It has nothing to do with dominance. Punishment is not going to change it. The punishment will merely cause the recipient to start avoiding the deliverer....
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    Here is my list. All are new rather than old. ...

    Here is my list. All are new rather than old.

    "Inside of a Dog" Alexandra Horowitz, PHD Columbia University
    "The Genius of the Dog" Brian Hare, PHD and Venessa Wood UNC Canine Cognition...
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    1. Get her a lot more steady on land - increase...

    1. Get her a lot more steady on land - increase greatly the time interval before the retrieve- then increase the distraction level by adding shooting, honoring other dogs, etc.
    2. on land, greatly...
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    Hoo1 Ray! I am glad you're back

    Hoo1 Ray! I am glad you're back
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    Back it up to smaller steps. She needs to develop...

    Back it up to smaller steps. She needs to develop some self control, so longer periods of sitting watching distractions and getting payment (of treats) for the gradually increasing duration of...
  17. He should do fine. They generally sleep when...

    He should do fine. They generally sleep when riding in a car whether they are in a crate or not.
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    take for walks and reinforce recall. Take for...

    take for walks and reinforce recall. Take for walks and enjoy his company. Put him in your lap and read, or watch tv or etc. Take him places with you, etc, etc
    Your imagination is the only limit.
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    Swack, Good post. Good advice. Excellent tactic...

    Swack,
    Good post. Good advice. Excellent tactic on training heeling. I think I will borrow it.
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    Probably too many marked retrieves too young....

    Probably too many marked retrieves too young. Read "Absolutely Positively Gundog Training" by yours truly. Order here: https://www.createspace.com/5492478
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    The University of Copenhagen study is a very...

    The University of Copenhagen study is a very small look at training frequency. A lot more studies would have to be done to get very specific. The traditional view is that the more training you do,...
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    Welcome home James. I am glad all went well. ...

    Welcome home James. I am glad all went well.

    Best Wishes,
    Robert
  23. 3 or 4 canvas dummies, a couple of tennis balls...

    3 or 4 canvas dummies, a couple of tennis balls
    a clicker, a whistle (I like the acme 210 1/2), a treat pouch with closing top, freeze dried beef liver treats
    A slip lead
    a couple of rubber or...
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    one or two payments for steadiness. Assuming you...

    one or two payments for steadiness.
    Assuming you have started memory retrieves, one or two memory retrieves.
    one or two payments for whistle stops.
  25. New Book selected as finalist for 2016 Indie Next Generation Book Awards

    "Absolutely Positively Gundog Training" has been named a finalist in the Sports/Fitness/Recreation category of the 2016 Indie Next Generation Book Awards.
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