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    "With all the available proven programs you guys...

    "With all the available proven programs you guys have available I'm surprised there is a problem"

    At first, I got a big chuckle about this comment. There was no need to reply because the good...
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    "Is your new pup out of Fc AFC KPR's Wet Willy...

    "Is your new pup out of Fc AFC KPR's Wet Willy and Magee MH??"

    Yes, Pounce is a littermate. http://kwicklabs.com/shades.gif
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    Here is a puppy training thread......

    about three days in the life of a nine week old pup. This is taken from Pounce's training journal. :cool:

    Aug 18 Pounce did four retrieves at the Square Pond grassy area late in the afternoon...
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    Fish camp is now being converted to duck camp....

    Fish camp is now being converted to duck camp. Tomorrow scouting for a few excellent temporary blinds spots begins. In addition, the usual scouting of where I can and cannot go with my mud rig will...
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    Here's another way to look at this issue....dog...

    Here's another way to look at this issue....dog can't count to three. Which of these five factors is/are out of balance......."birdiness", retrieving, responsiveness focus and/or control? For me...
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    Hand throw a memory off to the side.....then have...

    Hand throw a memory off to the side.....then have "the double" thrown. Run the double followed by that short, wide and easy memory.

    Have you ever "schooled" a triple? (Like in throwing the memory...
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    Where's the training program? First of all,...

    Where's the training program?

    First of all, the pup is only 6 months. That's about the time for starting formal training.

    Secondly, it appears the trainer's needs are to be ready for the...
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    It's been a year since "retiring" from hunt...

    It's been a year since "retiring" from hunt testing. Frankly, after a couple of months I didn't miss it all. My hunt test trained dogs are 9 and 12 years. Taffey is 14 and retired from everything. I...
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    I forgot how much........

    a pup changes in those first days home. In two weeks,
    Pounce went from "Quaintly Cute." to "Oh, My!" http://kwicklabs.com/biggrin.gif
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  10. Here's my list. Early on in basic OB at heel, the...

    Here's my list. Early on in basic OB at heel, the command is about leaving "stuff" alone. Later, it becomes more specific when walking by a loaded duck drying rack. Then there is the skill set of...
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    For the "not very energetic dog" your training...

    For the "not very energetic dog" your training attire consists of Pom-Poms and a cheer leading outfit. For the "fast dog", you become the character made famous by Tim Conway Slow "Person"(YouTube)...
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    Officially....

    Pounce started Hillmann's puppy program today. It goes like this.....

    First, you get her excited...
    http://kwicklabs.com/images/Pounce/PounceAug14/81bPounceJoySmileWEBClose756.jpg
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    "I believe that dogs can develop a sense of...

    "I believe that dogs can develop a sense of anxiety from the heeling stick."

    "Anxiety" travels from what is on the other end of the stick.
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    There are many ways to use the heeling...

    There are many ways to use the heeling stick......some use it wisely (and some don't). It isn't any different than the e-collar. The proper use of a heeling stick (in stick fetch) doesn't always fit...
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    I run the Four Phase Drill. My pups "see it"...

    I run the Four Phase Drill. My pups "see it" with a "solo"/training alone approach and I do NOT switch over to running it as a poison bird presentation. The reasons (for not running "poison') are...
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    Congratulations..."two thumbs up"...

    Congratulations..."two thumbs up" plus..http://kwicklabs.com/thumbsup.gif http://kwicklabs.com/thumbsup.gif
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    Pounce's bird "intro" (8 weeks old)

    Journal entry summary from Aug 5

    In the mid-afternoon, it was decided to use quail for Pounce at the Square Pond DTA. I added the dog hide for a little extra imprinting.

    An attempt to set...
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    "she normally never drops" and "8 month old BLF"...

    "she normally never drops" and "8 month old BLF"

    The above two quotes in combination suggest something else (possibly).

    Is she coming into her first heat?
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    "Here is the LRC's position on pointing Labs." ...

    "Here is the LRC's position on pointing Labs."

    http://kwicklabs.com/images/Pounce/Pounce3/LRC.jpg

    Aaahh......nevermind. http://kwicklabs.com/zzzfork.gif
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    That had me smiling the entire time....absolutely...

    That had me smiling the entire time....absolutely wonderful! http://kwicklabs.com/biggrin.gif
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    Here are two links that talk about 3HC as an...

    Here are two links that talk about 3HC as an "extension of force fetch". You might find a visual (or two) that will help you "get over the hump". These may seem to be "old school", but they are...
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    The eyes in the first photo.....tell it all....

    The eyes in the first photo.....tell it all. http://kwicklabs.com/thumbsup.gif
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    Therapy Puppy

    Well, the new pup has settled in quickly. One of Pounce's "responsibilities" is to become a therapy puppy for our 4+ year old autistic Granddaughter.

    This morning the three of us went to an ideal...
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    I guess I don't get it. Why in the world...

    I guess I don't get it.

    Why in the world would you work on developing the expectations of a remote, front sit while trying to teach three-handed-casting? Teaching two things at the same time is...
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    Every basic AKC OB puppy (young dog) class has...

    Every basic AKC OB puppy (young dog) class has novice trainers working on remote sit. There is no e-collar, heeling stick or long rope.

    Using a six foot lead in conjunction with either a choke or...
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