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    Swack, About 18 weeks, did about the same or...

    Swack,

    About 18 weeks, did about the same or exactly the same process as you and clicker training has progressed to walk and sit at heel, down, and stay on dog bed, plus a couple of tricks. He...
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    Agree and I think when positive trainers assume...

    Agree and I think when positive trainers assume that is the way it works communication falls apart, same think when compulsion trainers assume clicking and treating is for show dog and doing dog...
  3. Thread: Dog Collar

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    Those thousands of people walking packs of dogs...

    Those thousands of people walking packs of dogs around Game Fairs from one end of the big island to the other are someone's good customer. You mean you don't shop at Black Dog Trading Company. You...
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    Susan, Galesburg is my home town and only...

    Susan,

    Galesburg is my home town and only about 35 min away. I think my dad purchased hound collars and leads from J&J back in the 60's. Not sure if they have a real store on just the on-line...
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    Swack, Good buddy you are speaking my...

    Swack,

    Good buddy you are speaking my language, the can pop seems to good enough, but the sight of a frosty pint glass and the sound of good lager being drawn could be the best thing to my butt...
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    Thank Wendy, Cheers:)

    Thank Wendy,

    Cheers:)
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    Well I don't know, Wendy corrected me with a...

    Well I don't know, Wendy corrected me with a exclamation mark on another forum sight (I had it coming) and I think I corrected my behavior or my stance diminished. ;) Maybe I just read between the...
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    Standards!!!!! There was a RTF post that...

    Standards!!!!!

    There was a RTF post that talked about "sit" standards, made me rethink my own measurement against that well described standard. I raised the standard and got a much better...
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    Karl, We're all Bubba's, some even spell it...

    Karl,

    We're all Bubba's, some even spell it right!
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    Thanks, Polmaise, Very much enjoyed the video,...

    Thanks, Polmaise,

    Very much enjoyed the video, must give a shout out to Mr. Robert Milner, he provided the opportunity and exposure to many of us as to what good gun dog behavior looks like. ...
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    Polmaise, I'd give what we call a fat nickel,...

    Polmaise,

    I'd give what we call a fat nickel, to spend about a year with you and I'd clean all kennels to boot. Will most likely be one more regret. I was able to attend a working test in the...
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    It's like what was Bill Gates and Warren Buffet,...

    It's like what was Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, etc. have that made them successful. The question was not about untested potential, you have to examine those that done it to answer the question. ...
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    Some may remember Barabara Woodhouse from the her...

    Some may remember Barabara Woodhouse from the her signature term "Walkies". She was a hoot!
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    Good reminder Robert about the verbal praise, I...

    Good reminder Robert about the verbal praise, I forget that cheapen the value when I would like it to mean something.
  15. Brian, I think I understand your question...

    Brian,

    I think I understand your question better and I think it's not bad to discuss a set of circumstances to better understand the theories of different learning processes. What happens along...
  16. Brian, In the early training we must also...

    Brian,

    In the early training we must also socialize and these environments often require a restrained puppy. If I waited until puppy was completely reliable off lead he'd be very late in my mind...
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    Good post, I think most breeders never really...

    Good post, I think most breeders never really reengineer, they tweak, and genetically tweaking has huge variation. We certainly benefit from the tweaking over time, but personality traits must be...
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    Bill, Did a first time under the arch water...

    Bill,

    Did a first time under the arch water blind at a training day today. Not too surprised I got a pop after he hit the water and took a few strokes. What I hope is the next time or a few times...
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    dpate, What you have in your favor is her age,...

    dpate,

    What you have in your favor is her age, not sure her skittish behaviors will change that much, but she most likely will calm down around the house when things are normal. That should help...
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    dpate, How old is Cala?

    dpate,

    How old is Cala?
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    newf, I loved your answer mostly because it's...

    newf,

    I loved your answer mostly because it's practical. You can listen to all the experts you want, but at some point you must be comfortable with your own ideas and processes gained from your...
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    Not easy, but you can have the same relaxed...

    Not easy, but you can have the same relaxed attitude with compulsion by not thinking of it as punished and correction. Dogs truly sense your body language and level of apprehension and if you remain...
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    Great explanation, every time I time I may have a...

    Great explanation, every time I time I may have a idea how to do this it fails because in the real situation you have distance and dogs in water and it's extremely hard to handle at distance with...
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    Sorry reread your post and it's confusing to me...

    Sorry reread your post and it's confusing to me why you sent both dogs out?? Maybe not understanding you correctly.
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    I work two dogs at a time often, but try to have...

    I work two dogs at a time often, but try to have only one dog retrieving at a time. Sometimes goofing off it happens both dogs in the field at a time and I want one to do one thing and the other to...
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