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    Maybe you tried these, not much power coming out...

    Maybe you tried these, not much power coming out of the bumper boy receiver, again I'd try and match with a similar impedance speaker.
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    Another thread referenced PYLE PSP8 All Weather...

    Another thread referenced PYLE PSP8 All Weather 5-Inch Trumpet Speaker. Available on Amazon.com Maybe someone has tried it. You'd like to have one close to the same impedance. I reworked my...
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    Thanks Darin, It's always simplify and get...

    Thanks Darin,

    It's always simplify and get success, I get lazy and then usually have to go back and do it anyway!
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    Yea right now, 5 month old BLM seems to not want...

    Yea right now, 5 month old BLM seems to not want to jump up on much of anything unless he has some momentum. From a stand still he doesn't seem to get it. He can jump like a jack rabbit when he...
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    Sharon, Great post, do you think when we get...

    Sharon,

    Great post, do you think when we get wrapped up with folks who want to talk punishment it a no win situation? Frustrating as I care for my dogs as well as people do their kids and FF was...
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    Camo in HRC, shooting poppers, wingers behind...

    Camo in HRC, shooting poppers, wingers behind blinds, it's they game we play, yea you can find a thousand things in a Hunt Test that does not simulate a real hunt. I agree in a real hunt you should...
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    There a big world out there and the US...

    There a big world out there and the US competitive retriever group is a very small sub set. I believe in ff for my dogs, but I see dogs who do fine without it and I think anyone would call them fine...
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    2x Taught to always mark the pile and dog...

    2x

    Taught to always mark the pile and dog should be able to see the pile when marked. I'd think you could quickly run out of dog at 80 yds this time of year.
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    I start with puppies and it's body language as...

    I start with puppies and it's body language as much as its the whistle or the word "hear". Hands go down and out and bow down a little. I don't do it with puppies off lead if I not sure they will...
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    With two trained dog, on left and one on right I...

    With two trained dog, on left and one on right I just say name on sending as I do for a single dog on marks. Same from remote sit on marks, walkups, and diversions. One is working and the other at...
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    HNTFSH, I'm sure I understated the time and...

    HNTFSH,

    I'm sure I understated the time and space required as starting over and curing are certainly two different things. Time is not in the equation, but for this young man with a very young...
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    I think you got the best advice regarding backing...

    I think you got the best advice regarding backing up and starting over,using birds, ear infection, being around the gun with treats, and maybe seeking out a pro etc. What I think could be your...
  13. Just a comment and then a question. I think I...

    Just a comment and then a question. I think I read there is 100 plus known or highly suspect genetic disorders in Labradors, and I think we can genetically test for just a few, could be wrong. We...
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    Rick, You have a picture for almost any issue,...

    Rick,

    You have a picture for almost any issue, really like your posts on this forum and other(s). The hidden spoony trick is one to remember, I just try and kick in someone else's pile!
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    Cody, Nice looking dog and his build is not...

    Cody,

    Nice looking dog and his build is not bulky. I bet he'll be fine if you take it easy on him while he's growing.
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    Jerrod, Tony pretty much laid it out, you can...

    Jerrod,

    Tony pretty much laid it out, you can save a few bucks by mailing it in and if you have questions I'd email or call the hunt test secretary, they often list their contact info on the...
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    CodyC, Everyone comes from a different set of...

    CodyC,

    Everyone comes from a different set of experiences and when you've seen this or had a dog that had hip or shoulder problems in the past you worry every time there is a slight sign of a...
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    CodyC, This is a hard one to answer as I...

    CodyC,

    This is a hard one to answer as I assume most people (I have multiple times) have had a puppy come up lame during their growth and development from either growing pains or sprain. Serious...
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    Great explanation, Thanks

    Great explanation,

    Thanks
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    Windy You're correct, the diagram for operant...

    Windy

    You're correct, the diagram for operant conditioning does show Reinforcement and Punishment being the two sides of the coin. I saw one with Rewards in the header. Help me with my second...
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    Wendy, Help me with this, say you say you gave...

    Wendy,

    Help me with this, say you say you gave a light tap on the collar and the dog turns and comes wagging his tail for a treat. How do you ask the dog if he liked being told with a collar tug...
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    Wendy, You are partially correct, you would...

    Wendy,

    You are partially correct, you would need to replace reenforcement with rewards. In skinner a reinforcer is either a reward or punishment.
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    From our Sticky on Dog learning science we have...

    From our Sticky on Dog learning science we have the explanation:

    Q8. What is negative reinforcement and positive reinforcement?
    A8. It’s not what you think!!! We dog trainers think positive is...
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    Beaker, Bruce is correct, no one can tell you...

    Beaker,

    Bruce is correct, no one can tell you are using too much pressure and you asked for an opinion, it's the internet and that's what we do, so take it for what's it's worth. Here's another...
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    I'd say maybe yes, but too hard to tell. You're...

    I'd say maybe yes, but too hard to tell. You're having decent success. I think as armatures we don't have experience to judge the dog as well so for me I'm apt to creep up on pressure. Every dog...
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