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    That's a tremendous amount of control in an...

    That's a tremendous amount of control in an exciting environment. Good for Trad and you
    Best, Chris
  2. Thread: Breaking

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    Skeeter, very impressive auto sit.........looks...

    Skeeter, very impressive auto sit.........looks like it would be great for flushing pheasant or jump shooting ducks very cool.

    James , what's worked best for me with breaking is really limiting...
  3. Thread: Discussions

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    Hello, Great topic so thank you for bringing it...

    Hello,
    Great topic so thank you for bringing it up. I agree with the previous comments as possibilities. I'd also question what the dogs ancestry was like ? Was is from a long line of collar...
  4. Thread: Force Fetch

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    Great topic, I spent 25 years force fetching...

    Great topic,
    I spent 25 years force fetching dogs until the last 7 years after becoming familiar with Roberts work. Most of that early FF was with American FT bred dogs.......The last 7 I've...
  5. Thread: booties

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    Hey Marleyman , I've used boots for 30 years,One...

    Hey Marleyman , I've used boots for 30 years,One important note is where does your dog spend its time year round , on a concrete pen or indoors on carpet and walks or runs on grass? That will...
  6. Thread: Hi from Canada

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    Welcome , You've got lots of fun ahead! Congrats...

    Welcome ,
    You've got lots of fun ahead! Congrats on the new pup
    Best
    Chris
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    Place board videos?

    Hi Robert,
    I recall seeing some place board videos on this site several months ago, it was a Lab pup. I didn't see them in the video section of your site. Am I looking in the wrong place?
    Best...
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    Ted, I hope you had a good hunting season! At...

    Ted,
    I hope you had a good hunting season! At anytime I think it's questionable from a cold stand point I put a vest on the dog for land and water hunts, I'd keep them off the ground, on a platform...
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    Hi In addition to Miss Skeeters thoughts. I'd...

    Hi
    In addition to Miss Skeeters thoughts. I'd take advantage of the wind and begin by running the blind so the wind is in the dogs face initially. So the dog learns that your job is to get them in...
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    Toys for puppies Good Idea..?

    Hello Robert,
    What's your thoughts on toys for puppies to keep in their crate .......soft stuffed animal type that they often chew up and destroy?
    I've been opposed to them thinking it's too much...
  11. Thread: ACL injury

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    Another thought that's become abundantly clear to...

    Another thought that's become abundantly clear to me with my discussions w folks at the University is that it's helpful to have a Vet that is skilled in dealing with working and athletic dogs. The...
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    Robert That's great .......I see they have to...

    Robert

    That's great .......I see they have to release the leash to eat the treat.....avoiding the stickiness all together.
    Thanks for your help and all you do for dogs and hunters alike
    Best...
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    Carrying a leash problem?

    Hi Robert,

    I've seen pups carry a leash in their mouth while on a walk, one pup ended up as an adult to often carry bumpers by the rope and would often shake a bumper violently and clamp down on...
  14. Thread: ACL injury

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    Hi Doc, You asked for personal input so.....this...

    Hi Doc,
    You asked for personal input so.....this fall my 7 yo lab several hours after an upland hunt wouldn't put weight on his left rear leg. I took him to the Vet had an exam (observation,...
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    Hi Zach I would bet your dog just enjoys the...

    Hi Zach

    I would bet your dog just enjoys the he time with you. It's a break in routine he's learning a lot of other things, seeing decoys set, knowing his place in the blind or boat. Personally I...
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    That's a fascinating progression, thanks for...

    That's a fascinating progression, thanks for sharing that
    Best
    Chris
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    Good Luck! Lots of fun times ahead Best Chris

    Good Luck!
    Lots of fun times ahead
    Best
    Chris
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    My personal distinctions when picking a breeder...

    My personal distinctions when picking a breeder for a hunting dog of any breed (in addition to Miss Skeeters great thoughts )are .....I lean more toward kennels that have been breeding dogs for a...
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    MissSkeeter, It looks and sounds as though your...

    MissSkeeter,
    It looks and sounds as though your methods are quite effective. In the circles I train in those methods wouldn't be as common as perhaps they should be.
    Best to you and your dogs!l...
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    MissSkeeter, I was gonna defer to Robert if he...

    MissSkeeter,
    I was gonna defer to Robert if he felt more clarification was necessary. But after a few days I will share how I understand reactivity and impulse control.
    There's a video on this...
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    Robert, Thanks for the advice and encouragement...

    Robert,
    Thanks for the advice and encouragement Thanks to your training seminar I've been keeping notes on all training sessions and find them tremendously valuable to review.
    Best
    Chris
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    Nature vs Nurture ?

    I'm about to embark on a simple and selfish experiment. My personal Lab, Cody now 7yo ,is an American bred Lab,I trained him w compulsion methods ( choke collar, force fetch, ecollar, lots of marks...
  23. Hey I'm two hours from Western...

    Hey
    I'm two hours from Western Maryland......you're welcome to join us training if you are ever heading to the beach. I'm in Easton ,Md
    Cell443-786-0281
    Glad to hear your dog is coming along...
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    Hi King MP, The pic looks like there's happy...

    Hi King MP,

    The pic looks like there's happy faces and a happy dog!
    What great memories you are making.
    Good for you!
    Have a great hunting season!
    Best
    Chris
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    I like Miss Skeeters approach being its...

    I like Miss Skeeters approach being its systematic. If there is someone else who knows the dog , perhaps a familiar training partner, I'd try running the short marks Skeeter mentioned in a training...
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