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  1. Thread: Training Heresy

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    Hi ! I've ff my labs in the past but my current...

    Hi ! I've ff my labs in the past but my current lab was trained using the tennis ball toss that Mr. Milner demonstrates in his video. In combination with that the tug game was introduced to enhance...
  2. Thread: Double vision ???

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    You sure, there not show dogs just trained to...

    You sure, there not show dogs just trained to hold birds ? Lol. Awful good looking workers.
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    Nice shots of enthusiasm ! You can even see it...

    Nice shots of enthusiasm ! You can even see it when sat in the solo shot with tongue out. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Thread: cripped birds

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    Neat, MissSketter ! How are you controlling the...

    Neat, MissSketter ! How are you controlling the dipping ball ? I've just let the pup naturally learn on the job.
  5. Thread: Gunning Pigeons

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    Thanks for sharing the pics. Looks as if it was...

    Thanks for sharing the pics. Looks as if it was an enjoyable hunt.
  6. Thread: cripped birds

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    More maturity and experience with lots of birds...

    More maturity and experience with lots of birds with less strength will eventually get her tackling the tough ones down the road. I wouldn't get annoyed at her, cause I would suspect it would make...
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    Here are a couple from the UK which I found to be...

    Here are a couple from the UK which I found to be excellent and captivating: "Gundog Sense and Sensibility" by Wilson Stephens and the other is "Gundogs: Their Learning Chain" by Joe Irving. They're...
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    I agree. Treats or attention are great for...

    I agree. Treats or attention are great for rewarding calm behavior that a dog is offering. However, if that is not the case being removed and led to the crate denies what the dog strongly desires and...
  9. Thread: Been 7 weeks

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    Glad to hear your back ! Have fun with your dogs.

    Glad to hear your back ! Have fun with your dogs.
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    Thanks for that ! I appreciate your take,...

    Thanks for that ! I appreciate your take, considering your all around interests in what constitutes a good dog and skills.
  11. Thread: Finally home

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    Glad to read that all went well ! You'll be...

    Glad to read that all went well ! You'll be slinging dummies soon enough.
  12. Thread: Surgery date

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    James, hoping the best for you ! Brian

    James, hoping the best for you ! Brian
  13. Congratulations on your book's achievement....

    Congratulations on your book's achievement. Though, I admit, I still find punishment has its place in efficiency of communication when backed by rewards. However, it has not diminished my admiration...
  14. Thread: Medical setback

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    Stay positive my friend...you'll be out soon with...

    Stay positive my friend...you'll be out soon with your dogs, once again.
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    Thanks for the wonderful shots!

    Thanks for the wonderful shots!
  16. Thread: Recovering

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    James, you take care and get yourself strong...

    James, you take care and get yourself strong again. I do believe walking is the recovery exercise...your dogs will love that prescription.
  17. Thread: Greetings

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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you James...

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you James and to all the forum members as well !
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    It was really enjoyable. Thanks.

    It was really enjoyable. Thanks.
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    Great stuff ! Interesting to see how...

    Great stuff ! Interesting to see how sophisticated decision making can be very simply explained by behavioral rules.
  20. I've read it and do believe every nuance of...

    I've read it and do believe every nuance of hunting hasn't got to be broken down. If that is the case, then the hunter has a problem with generalization and not just the dog. If one is successful in...
  21. Received and read your new book. It is great to...

    Received and read your new book. It is great to have an up todate comphensive package of all your thoughts finally in a convenient book. It makes for much easier reference when having to review...
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    Sounds as if Scout has all the right stuff....

    Sounds as if Scout has all the right stuff. Exciting isn't it ?... seeing your young dog developing into a great hunting companion. My season will start next week.
  23. Thread: Another title

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    Yes, congrats ! Any details about the experience ?

    Yes, congrats ! Any details about the experience ?
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    Hi ! If it was me, I would first size up whether...

    Hi ! If it was me, I would first size up whether I was boring the dog or applying pressure in some way. One or both of these things would perhaps push a dog to seek its own relief from training.

    I...
  25. Strange...I can buy the book but can't get the...

    Strange...I can buy the book but can't get the video. It requires that I go through an American bank.
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