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  1. I'm with Glen. You have to soft pedal this for a...

    I'm with Glen. You have to soft pedal this for a bit and make an assessment. You could assume it's a response to undue or unfair pressure and that would be fine but it may be that he was also taught...
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    A club can set whatever privacy policy they like...

    A club can set whatever privacy policy they like and you get to choose whether or not to participate if you don't like it. Individual opinions will vary. Being a small business owner my name,...
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    You're gonna have to have a place to teach em to...

    You're gonna have to have a place to teach em to sit, cast left and right in the water so getting them to "swim by" you is just another step.

    The pond you use doesn't have to be the "classic"...
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    This begs the question.. why wouldn't am amateur...

    This begs the question.. why wouldn't am amateur just do it? Steve has a unique circumstance in that he's training a volume of dogs, giving him both experience and a time constraint that the amateur...
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    She knows what happens after the holding blind...

    She knows what happens after the holding blind and is building excitement (energy) while sitting there waiting to go. Frustration at being made to wait... excitement about running... all energy...
  6. I wouldn't call what was suggested a short cut...

    I wouldn't call what was suggested a short cut but rather a different approach Glen. That said, I'm sure you're right that Bill's over-riding philosophy comes to play in his recommendation.
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    FF is the systematic reinforcement of a chain of...

    FF is the systematic reinforcement of a chain of discreet behaviors to the point of habituation (go away from me, pick up an object, keep it in your mouth, return it to me).

    The desired result is...
  8. ^^^^^^^^^^^^ this too ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^ this too ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  9. small sized prong collar will fix the problem in...

    small sized prong collar will fix the problem in 15 minutes or less

    PM me if you want more information on how to do the introduction and teach more formal heeling

    it's easy and at 4 mos old no...
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    Take a link (or two) out of that prong collar and...

    Take a link (or two) out of that prong collar and try walking her again. if she keeps pulling against it, more than likely it is too loose.

    It needs to be high on the neck, behind the dog's ears...
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    Obviously, he didn't like that particular command

    Obviously, he didn't like that particular command
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    pretty simple, no need for bleeding ears ...

    pretty simple, no need for bleeding ears

    putting the dog on a stake out does nothing to help change his viewpoint of whose driving the bus nor what the expectations are

    you can't change the...
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    Randy outlines a solid approach for us all in...

    Randy outlines a solid approach for us all in that thread. Why would you do something different?

    You might, if you knew something about the dog that we all don't know but then, you wouldn't be...
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    connie cleveland and/or janice gunn are the...

    connie cleveland and/or janice gunn are the sources you're looking for
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    whatever you do don't wash the waste out on the...

    whatever you do don't wash the waste out on the grass, it will die! I have a 100% PVC deck under mine. my guys are house broken so as Steve said, they don't mess unless sick or left for a very long...
  16. I would never profess to know what the dogs were...

    I would never profess to know what the dogs were thinking or what caused them to make this particular error Steve. Our local circuit has a lot of great dogs and great amateur handlers. I am not about...
  17. Witnessed it over and over shooting fliers for an...

    Witnessed it over and over shooting fliers for an amateur stake the other day.

    Rooster flier at about 150 or so with a dead rooster thrown under the arc in the same direction at about 225-250....
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    Doesn't make any difference what the infraction...

    Doesn't make any difference what the infraction was called as long as it was scored appropriately, which is up to the judge, not the handler. Some judges are more stringent on line manners than...
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    You are trying to condition the dog's response to...

    You are trying to condition the dog's response to your command through reinforcement. You need to have applied enough timely reinforcement to make the dog's response habitual (to stop him from...
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    I knew I was going to screw up the names of each...

    I knew I was going to screw up the names of each lesson :( Been a while since I looked at the documentation. Thanks for the clarification Glen.
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    FTP ultimately generalizes GO STOP COME...

    FTP ultimately generalizes GO STOP COME conditioning if I recall the way it's specified in most programs. The dog will get pressure on each of those and in each position (remote + at side).
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    Bit of a difference here in terms of the format...

    Bit of a difference here in terms of the format Robert. Your stuff, as I've seen it is all fairly random and relatively close distance. This stuff is a long way away and coming from a specified...
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    Tons of people around the general area here to...

    Tons of people around the general area here to help with training. Contact me sometime and I'll put you in touch with a few that can help out.
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    In that case I would accept protecting my...

    In that case I would accept protecting my freedoms for a month as compensation enough. Doing it at a more normal boarding rate, given the situation would make me happy also.
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    That's actually very deliberate teaching Glen,...

    That's actually very deliberate teaching Glen, even if you didn't plan or intend it. I imagine it's second nature to you to be consistent. You created a pattern and you are consistent about the...
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