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    The hard part of training is not getting the cart...

    The hard part of training is not getting the cart before the horse...Most people can't wait to move on or do bigger and better things..If you don't push the training the confidence will come...
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    It is hard to get dogs that excel in both...

    It is hard to get dogs that excel in both areas....There is usually a weakness in one or the other....I have heard it said many time that dogs that spent two years doing derby marks usually didn't do...
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    That is very true ...most worry about getting the...

    That is very true ...most worry about getting the bird ( blind) and that is not the important part of training ...I can walk out and pick it just like I did to place it there in the first place...If...
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    This was very evident in the early days of the...

    This was very evident in the early days of the hunt test...I have watch many dogs blow up and self hunt after the fifth whistle...not so much today ..better training ....This is why I bonce the dogs...
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    The dog should never view handling as a bad...

    The dog should never view handling as a bad thing...There are times I want to change my dogs mind on where they believe (think) it is ..but I don't want them afraid of the whistle and cast...Changing...
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    Since the op ask about confidence on water blinds...

    Since the op ask about confidence on water blinds this thread has some what been hijacked...not completely though...My question is ...What is the difference between a pop up blind or marked blind and...
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    NO,,,there is no other reason ...If the dog knows...

    NO,,,there is no other reason ...If the dog knows where it is they will go get it...They may cheat ,avoid cover or factors but they will go get the bird if they know where it is ,.....If we say they...
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    I believe the reason dogs fail marks is because...

    I believe the reason dogs fail marks is because they don't know where they are...not enough memory..so they return to an old place they found some thing before ...natural instinct from food hunting...
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    ] Never blow a whistle when you think the dog...

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    Never blow a whistle when you think the dog is going to pop or peeks at you for help..Just raise your arm and command back ( don't worry about correct direction of spin if you are late, try to...
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    Could you please give me some examples of what...

    Could you please give me some examples of what you are trying to convey by this statement ..? There is more to dog training than just doing ABC drills to teach the dog a certain behavior..I'm trying...
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    I agree with captain jack ...As the judge I would...

    I agree with captain jack ...As the judge I would never ask or require a handler to stop a dog just so I could see that it does and will handle...If it lines my blind "good dog" and good handler...
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    Me too...Steve S

    Me too...Steve S
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    You're right ...the dog is not hungry enough...

    You're right ...the dog is not hungry enough ...Some change the treat to get the response..High value as they say..liver or hot dogs ,chicken ,ect...Steve S
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    Come to Cape and I'll help you....Steve S

    Come to Cape and I'll help you....Steve S
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    glad things are improving...steve s

    glad things are improving...steve s
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    If my memory is correct the reason for the...

    If my memory is correct the reason for the yardage addition was because the first bird down was always the long bird and therefore the dogs had to look past short /shorter gun stations ...This caused...
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    With all the talk about the Y drill and orange...

    With all the talk about the Y drill and orange bumpers ,then Tammy's post has got me thinking...Why is the dog over running the marks to begin with ...? He isn't seeing the bumper as he gets to the...
  18. Poll: [/COLOR] That is call a yellow button...

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    That is call a yellow button warning buzz on the old tt 80 or 90 ....Steve S
  19. Poll: Finding the right motivator with out sending the...

    Finding the right motivator with out sending the dog to a state of mind they can't comply is very important...As one man put it " dogs can't stand prosperity" ..The frequency of the reward is also...
  20. Poll: Why does the question worry you? If I may ask...

    Why does the question worry you? If I may ask ...Steve S
  21. Everything in training effects another...

    Everything in training effects another part...balance is the name of the game ..teach it all ..maintain it all ...don't over emphasis any one part...Steve S
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    [QUOTE=EdA;1405515]Too much anthropromorphizing ...

    [QUOTE=EdA;1405515]Too much anthropromorphizing

    I think this happens far too much when it comes to dogs.....Steve S
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    I agree you judge marks the dogs see and then you...

    I agree you judge marks the dogs see and then you judge something else if the dog doesn't remember ,didn't see ( even if it was a duck call shot and then throw the bird ), things happen...
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    I usually do this type drill with young dogs that...

    I usually do this type drill with young dogs that are having trouble going the distance and keeping their head up looking at the fall area..Steve S ps: single drill only
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    I'm assuming a single here...If dog missed the...

    I'm assuming a single here...If dog missed the mark ( no factors) I may not shoot but would either yell or blow a duck call to get the dogs attention to look in the correct direction...As stated in...
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