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    You are understanding me correctly. This has...

    You are understanding me correctly. This has been my working strategy. I think I have been off base and need to revise my strategies. Thank you so much!
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    You make a very important point that I have...

    You make a very important point that I have missed. One of my weaknesses is to simplify so that the dog is successful, while never getting the essential lesson taught. This is why my training has a...
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    I would say that if you don't make the situation...

    I would say that if you don't make the situation simpler and ensure success on the 2nd or 3rd attempt, then the dog will be demoralized by this technique. If you do make the situation simpler, and...
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    Can you rephrase your question? I do not have a...

    Can you rephrase your question? I do not have a clear undestanding of what you are asking.
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    When the dog makes an error, you stop him at the...

    When the dog makes an error, you stop him at the point where he made the error, simplify the situation slightly and try the situation again. This is attrition.

    It is effective when the dog is...
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    What is attrition?

    I know what it is...but not well enough to explain it to a dear friend. Can you help me by providing some good examples?

    When is it effective? When is it not effective?

    Thank you!
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    I am glad he is back. He is a nice man and very...

    I am glad he is back. He is a nice man and very helpful. Kind to newbies.

    Welcome back!
  8. Is there any value in training a dim-witted dog

    In the "are chocolates slower learners" thread there was some discussion of how much is the trainer's ability and how much is the dog's innate talents. This led me to thinking about the pros and...
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    What is on your Christmas list?

    Here is mine in case anyone wants to buy me a present:


    Warm black gloves


    Warm wool socks in neutral colors (black, tan, grey)


    Rain suit in dark neutral color
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    One time I almost went to work in a pair of black...

    One time I almost went to work in a pair of black pants with the back pocket chewed out. Fortunately it was winter and I felt the cold breeze on my buttock. It is a miracle I make it to work most...
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    Take it from me, when you use the check cord wear...

    Take it from me, when you use the check cord wear gloves and make sure that you have a good stable stance. Don't get discouraged...it takes some practice to get the timing right. But works very...
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    The calm self that normally inhabits my training...

    The calm self that normally inhabits my training body flies out the window and is replaced by insane screaming demon any time turd eating is demonstrated. The same thing happen when selective...
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    How long do ecollars last?

    I have a Dogtra NCP202 that is ~10 years old. I did not use it much at all until this summer when I began training Toby. On Monday it quit working even though it was fully charged. Today I used a...
  14. Clicker/marker training combined with traditional...

    Clicker/marker training combined with traditional training can yield awesome results. What is fascinating to me about this entire spectacle is that Gary is being raked over the coals by the purely...
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    If I wanted a lab...and I do someday...I'd be...

    If I wanted a lab...and I do someday...I'd be attending every field trial and hunt test I could to watch all the dogs. Then I would make my decision based upon personal observation. Sometimes the...
  16. Michael Ellis has a true gift in that he can...

    Michael Ellis has a true gift in that he can explain dog training in very simple terms. He is an excellent teacher. I've met him once and he was very nice, humble, and helpful. I guess I could...
  17. Michael Ellis training a lab for field?

    A couple of months ago I read on RTF a rumor that Michael Ellis was experimenting with training a lab for field work. Does anyone know if that was true and what happened? Would love to know more.
  18. For retriever training this is my go to spot for...

    For retriever training this is my go to spot for checking credentials: http://www.retrieverresults.com/

    For obedience trainers, this is my go to spot: http://www.dogshowscores.com/

    Before I...
  19. This is the quote from the blog post that made my...

    This is the quote from the blog post that made my blood boil:

    "Likewise, anyone who has trained a working dog realizes that there isn’t any treat in the world that will stop a Jack Russell from...
  20. Interesting blog post from clicker training pioneer.....

    http://clickandtreat.com/wordpress/?p=884

    Although I've long understood the deficiences in the purely positive approach, I am surprised by the level of deceit by the "founder". There is nothing...
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    A method that I heard recently but have not used...

    A method that I heard recently but have not used is to use a stick and tap the ground in front of the puppy's toes to push them back. I did test drive it once with Toby and it seemed to be very...
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    Welcome. Beware, it is addictive. Best and...

    Welcome. Beware, it is addictive. Best and shortest advice I've heard...

    1) Lardy
    2) Tri-tronics
    3) Yes, you do need to force fetch
    4) Pro-plan

    Can't remember who said this, but it is...
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    I dealt with this very successfully with Toby by...

    I dealt with this very successfully with Toby by putting him in his crate when he got bitey. When he got tired and fussy he always started biting. I didn't make a big deal of it, just picked him...
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    I would have taken the card and asked her... ...

    I would have taken the card and asked her...

    How many Master Hunter legs has your Golden Retriever earned? How many OTCH points? How many derby points? How many all age points?

    She wouldn't...
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    I haven't forgotten about it. I am still...

    I haven't forgotten about it. I am still seething. I've decided that I will send in Toby's UKC registration.
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