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    A five week old with "moxy". Her eyes are saying...

    A five week old with "moxy". Her eyes are saying "Keep me!....Keep me! http://nebula.wsimg.com/b00abc0e1c04d5243df535402d159f09?AccessKeyId=D784E1121C8FC6E84D7F&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

    Thanks...
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    This is a lot of fun, but you have to build up to...

    This is a lot of fun, but you have to build up to doing it all. http://kwicklabs.com/shades.gif

    Ducks, Shooting, Excitement and Focus (YouTube-Link)
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    Seven Years Later

    July 19th, I decided to move Pounce directly to "discovering" cold blinds with unknown destinations.
    The time was right and I referred back to the following are excerpts from the last KwickLabs’ pup...
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    "I feel his avoidance and poor attitude is what...

    "I feel his avoidance and poor attitude is what hinders his casting mostly.".

    Why do you think he acts this way…..with you?
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    Dennis Voigt #13. Basic Blind Drill......Purpose:...

    Dennis Voigt #13. Basic Blind Drill......Purpose: Introduce dog to a simple blind and mark together.
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    "Two weeks ago I started my pup on cold blinds....

    "Two weeks ago I started my pup on cold blinds. When and how can I start running cold blinds in the area of marks?"

    First of all, are you training and following a program? For example, I have pup...
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    "There is a dog park close by maybe I'll have to...

    "There is a dog park close by maybe I'll have to take him there an socialize him a little more."

    I wasn't going to post, but felt I had to because I've been there. All it takes early on with a...
  8. "My question is would the amateur or pro trainer...

    "My question is would the amateur or pro trainer be interested in something like this?"

    Since you asked and I qualify, my answer is "No, not interested."
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    Why did the mallards cross the road?

    .....because they wanted to "represent" a concept. http://nebula.wsimg.com/b00abc0e1c04d5243df535402d159f09?AccessKeyId=D784E1121C8FC6E84D7F&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

    It's raining......there's...
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    "On the table my dog reacts immediately to the...

    "On the table my dog reacts immediately to the fetch command without any ear pressure."

    Then you are not doing force fetch.

    "Go the ground hold the bumper he reacts the same as on the table...
  11. Well done and priceless!...

    Well done and priceless! http://nebula.wsimg.com/b00abc0e1c04d5243df535402d159f09?AccessKeyId=D784E1121C8FC6E84D7F&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
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    "As usual for RTF, two different approaches each...

    "As usual for RTF, two different approaches each with solid scientific studies to support their position, and each happy with the results they have had. I feed twice a day and am happy with the...
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    How does he react to using the heeling stick...

    How does he react to using the heeling stick properly when just doing OB?
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    Another thing to look at is your timing. Let the...

    Another thing to look at is your timing. Let the dog (AND YOU) "settle a bit" after the whistle sit before making the next cast. Cool, calm and collected makes for better teaching (and learning).
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    Difficult? Challenging? Unfair? A few years ago,...

    Difficult? Challenging? Unfair? A few years ago, I worked the club field trials regularly.....once as the "diversion blind planter". This blind will always be remembered......it fits all the...
  16. Well, I'd have to say that provided a good smile...

    Well, I'd have to say that provided a good smile for the entire video. Thanks! http://kwicklabs.com/thumbsup.gif

    When I was younger my Labs and I spent quite a bit of time "roading"......never...
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    Frankly, the concepts being taught in swim-by...

    Frankly, the concepts being taught in swim-by don't necessarily require that many bumpers at what finally ends up being the "back pile". Therefore, both "over piles" were initially taught as "back"...
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    "What should I do?"

    Identify the pile (which means toss a bumper to the pile you want him to cast to).
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    started swim-by this week

    The pond I've used for the last ten years was no longer available. Therefore, it was necessary to use a slightly different approach in another, larger pond. The shoreline weeds were "whacked" and...
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    BonMallari probably describes the root of the...

    BonMallari probably describes the root of the problem. All dogs have a tendency to turn one way easier than the other. The idea is to identify this "tendency" and work on the other direction more...
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    If I were "stuck" in that situation, I'd put an...

    If I were "stuck" in that situation, I'd put an over pile to left so as to at least begin thinking about taking a left pivot. You might go so far as to identify it. Back right goes to the back pile...
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    "9 out 10 boaters back their trailer too far into...

    "9 out 10 boaters back their trailer too far into the water"

    So what does that one person do right? I know exactly where my boat trailer needs to be to load and unload. What's too far?
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    I thought I was a responsible breeder and...

    I thought I was a responsible breeder and eventually worked through ENS. However, over the last several years three grand-pups were taken in. I'm hoping the next round of ENS will be more successful...
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    Looks easy with Pounce's aiming, leap in the air...

    Looks easy with Pounce's aiming, leap in the air plus the short toss. However, what did it look like for her from back in the weeds some and not at camera/trainers' eye level?
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    Distraction Quiz {GDG}

    Where is the white bumper? http://www.kwicklabs.com/emooops.gif

    Some of you may recognize this water. http://www.kwicklabs.com/shades.gif
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