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    I am not saying that you should do this, but are...

    I am not saying that you should do this, but are you putting the dog in the heel position everytime you throw the bumper? Does he run by you or into you, and then you round him up and put him in the...
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    Thanks, that is a really good answer and you have...

    Thanks, that is a really good answer and you have been very gracious answering my two questions. Sorry for going off topic in the thread.
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    I've got a question from the second disk of the...

    I've got a question from the second disk of the revised puppy DVD. If I ask a really young puppy to hold on the return of a tossed bumper when he returns to me and I have him sit before I take the...
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    I remember my dogs doing the same thing. They may...

    I remember my dogs doing the same thing. They may have been more soft mouthed dogs. Maybe that has something to do with it. It sounds like a typical progression to me. I have the older Lardy videos...
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    Here are some ideas. If you think it is the thing...

    Here are some ideas. If you think it is the thing to do, you can reposition the object in their mouth, you can trying tapping on the snout softly with an index finger and say hold and cuff under chin...
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    Don't take this the wrong way because I am just...

    Don't take this the wrong way because I am just going to throw some comments out. Take what I say with a grain of salt. I actually think I know how to do force fetch and have only done two. I learned...
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    Thanks, I got it. The philosophy dictates the...

    Thanks, I got it. The philosophy dictates the mechanics. The philosophy is balance, attitude and repetition. The added factors are the dog's temperament and my own temperament. How it is done is not...
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    Does it matter if I don't sit on a bench starting...

    Does it matter if I don't sit on a bench starting "hold"?
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    I'm caught in the details of this but if someone...

    I'm caught in the details of this but if someone watches the Hillman Fetch DVD, it says anyone can teach fetch like the video shows, but not everyone can do traditional force fetch. It says that any...
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    I read in another post that indirect pressure...

    I read in another post that indirect pressure doesn't work unless there is traditional force fetch. I basically don't know what I am doing because I have only played around with three dogs and didn't...
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    I've been watching the videos. Basically, fetch...

    I've been watching the videos. Basically, fetch is taught by getting the dog excited for the bumper and praise until the dog does it well and then it is reinforced with low nicks on a ecollar....
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    The DVD doesn't put it out there like that.

    The DVD doesn't put it out there like that.
  13. That sounds like a good idea. I know you probally...

    That sounds like a good idea. I know you probally do that because it is smaller. My pup barks at me. I figure it gives me a chance to work on the quiet command.
  14. Thanks, I put it on him tonight. I didn't put it...

    Thanks, I put it on him tonight. I didn't put it up really high because it didn't seem like the thing to do.
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    Mine is basically right in line with that. Mine...

    Mine is basically right in line with that. Mine looks just like your picture only lighter yellow.
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    How much does yours weigh? I'm curious what mine...

    How much does yours weigh? I'm curious what mine is going to weigh at 4 months, because I am going to double that to estimate final weight. I read they gain three pounds per week and it has been...
  17. ....Thanks.....

    ....Thanks.....
  18. How big does a puppy need to be to comfortably wear a dummy (turned off) collar?

    I think I know my puppy is big enough from watching the Bill Hillmann DVDs, but his neck looks so small and I have lost the shorter contact points on my G2 collar. He is about 29 pounds and 14 weeks....
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    It is a funny saying.

    It is a funny saying.
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    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, Winner

    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, Winner
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    I'm feeding Dr. Tim's Kinesis to my puppy. As far...

    I'm feeding Dr. Tim's Kinesis to my puppy. As far as I know it is a good choice. I think he is doing good on it.
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    That is obviously a great post. I have one that...

    That is obviously a great post. I have one that came with an eye problem. Around one eye it looks like it doesn't have any feathers and it is closing up. I am not sure if it lost the eye.
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    I have used a roller once and planning to use the...

    I have used a roller once and planning to use the homer next time. My 11 week pup picked him up by the head and by the wing and was pretty ruff with it. The bird has just about recovered. Thanks...
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    Thanks, That is a lot of good information. I was...

    Thanks, That is a lot of good information. I was worried about inbreeding but it doesn't sound like that is a problem.
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    Can you tell me anything that will make me less...

    Can you tell me anything that will make me less clueless about my pigeons. I bought four roller pigeons and they started laying eggs and I didn't want to use those with my puppy because they were...
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