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  1. My new video is targeted for release in October...

    My new video is targeted for release in October but I might have said that last year:-P However, we are in final editing stages and now preparing the Field Guide to go with it.

    It is 25 Essential...
  2. Less than a week away! I had a chance to...

    Less than a week away!


    I had a chance to look at the grounds for this Seminar last week. It looks great to show you some of the essential handling and marking drills for Transition and even...
  3. Yes that is who the dog is. Mike was filming at...

    Yes that is who the dog is. Mike was filming at Red Dog Ranch and "borrowed" Will from Judy for the demo.
  4. Ed I am 100% behind you except I made the...

    Ed

    I am 100% behind you except I made the switch long ago

    Most of the guys I am trying to beat on the weekend feel the same. If I thought another food would give my dogs an edge in endurance,...
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    OKAY! You mentioned TRT in your reply and I...

    OKAY!

    You mentioned TRT in your reply and I assumed that you were referring to that program. TRT does proof many skills in many subsequent steps but each step is designed to advance the dog to...
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    Yes! RTF has changed a lot these days. I see...

    Yes! RTF has changed a lot these days.

    I see less and less of those that have done any homework.

    I see more and more of those that follow questionable or at least less proven approaches.

    I...
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    I do realize that I am proofing FF by doing...

    I do realize that I am proofing FF by doing simple casting after FF. As I said, many steps in basics will "proof" an earlier step.

    But, that does not mean that is the primary purpose of the...
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    I am going to disagree here. Many of the steps in...

    I am going to disagree here. Many of the steps in Basics level training can end up "proofing" an earlier step because when you start something new, you find out how well the earlier steps were...
  9. Dennis Voigt Seminar Update

    I have had inquiries about the content of my upcoming seminar. I will briefly review the Basics steps that end up causing later problems if not mastered. The rest of the weekend will address the...
  10. I never know where people get some of their...

    I never know where people get some of their definitions but I have said many times that we should honour originators. Mike Lardy and Andy Attar started the term Transition for the steps after Basics...
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    The law has been changed from banned to not...

    The law has been changed from banned to not recommended. Thanks to some trainers, a lawyer, and Garmin. A new Private Members Bill has been introduced federally. We are fighting that one.
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    I'm with Ed on this. He accurately defined it in...

    I'm with Ed on this. He accurately defined it in Post 2!
    By definition and in reality it CAN be any cast -over-even come in but usually it is accurate angles back

    Re the cloudy Momentum Casts....
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    PS. I should have said my reply is as a user...

    PS.

    I should have said my reply is as a user not as a POTUS comment. That's a different thread!
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    First impressions. A winner! All the good...

    First impressions. A winner!

    All the good features of the Pro 500 plus options. The TT engineers did the electronics and design. Appears well built. Assembled USA BUT components Taiwan. For...
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    I totally agree with Evan on the idea there is no...

    I totally agree with Evan on the idea there is no formula. This is truly a read "what your dog is saying" response by you!

    But, I won't be so quick to tell you to call me to discuss as Evan...
  16. Here is an excerpt from a much longer Retrievers...

    Here is an excerpt from a much longer Retrievers ONLINE article that I did on the subject. It may add to earlier posts.



    A Warm Up and Cool Down Procedure with side benefits

    Here is the...
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    I should clarify my statement above: "Frankly,...

    I should clarify my statement above:

    "Frankly, teaching them to not fade with the wind can be one of the simpler challenges".

    I am suggesting that the formula for teaching this is quite...
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    I would agree, Evan, that the fundamentals and...

    I would agree, Evan, that the fundamentals and the principles are not complicated but implementing them to achieve desired behavior at the highest level can be very complicated. At the very least,...
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    Absolutely Yes! Dogs prefer the path of least...

    Absolutely Yes! Dogs prefer the path of least resistance. That part is not complicated. Teaching them to not take the path of least resistance can be the complicated part!!

    It is also difficult...
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    A lot of anthropomorphism buried in this thread....

    A lot of anthropomorphism buried in this thread. Describing how dogs think and learn in human terms, emotions and concepts doesn’t often help you train your dog unless it helps you do the right...
  21. This film has been captured on a DVD and is...

    This film has been captured on a DVD and is available from Retriever News. It was distributed at the National Amateur in 2013. I have written a detailed review of it which has been published in...
  22. OK Here is the quick response to make it a bit...

    OK Here is the quick response to make it a bit more than half a day!!! Replete with torrential rain, lightening, then heat and humidity and strong winds but a good tailgate party!!!

    The Lining...
  23. My apologies. I am trialing this weekend and...

    My apologies. I am trialing this weekend and marshaling what is 6 am to 8 pm. Perhaps tomorrow nite or Monday I can expound on my views of what Lining WW is all about. Would be great if others chimed...
  24. Darrin Simple but very sincere question. ...

    Darrin

    Simple but very sincere question.

    What do you think the purpose of the LWW is?

    What are you trying to achieve for what use?

    So far, few have addressed what skills you are...
  25. Bill does not use the term Stand Alones which is...

    Bill does not use the term Stand Alones which is the term that I have adopted for this procedure. However, Traffic Cop is Stand Alones. Bill and I differ in distance used and whether a hand signal is...
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