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    The rules give the marshal authority to manage...

    The rules give the marshal authority to manage the gallery. That's enough for me. The vast majority of the participants I encounter in this game exercise proper discretion and sportsmanship with...
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    We too are very sorry. Thinking about you,...

    We too are very sorry.
    Thinking about you,
    Colleen and Jim
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    Paul, please clarify ... are you speaking to the...

    Paul, please clarify ... are you speaking to the judgment of the return to the line via land?

    I interpreted JS's comment as a wry reference to the fact that a dog that properly took water on the...
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    Keep in mind that it might be a good idea to...

    Keep in mind that it might be a good idea to start a new thread when you go off topic. I know this thread is a little frayed already ...

    Hillmann begins teaching sit right from the beginning....
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    Eric correctly points out a major difference in...

    Eric correctly points out a major difference in philosophy. The program is designed entirely around conditioned reinforcement of success. The ecollar is a conditioned reinforcer and applied...
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    I believe they went on sabbatical to work on that...

    I believe they went on sabbatical to work on that project exclusively.
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    Yes, I believe you do have it. Just to follow...

    Yes, I believe you do have it.

    Just to follow through on the thought, I'd like to add a few thoughts about the bench and Hold. Teaching Hold is often the toughest lesson with a puppy. The general...
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    Not being evasive, but I'd like to reply by...

    Not being evasive, but I'd like to reply by illustrating to you the point I was trying to make about mechanics being rooted in philosophy and principle. In revised Puppy, Chapter 13, Bill begins...
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    MBellow, I am a huge fan, follower and...

    MBellow,

    I am a huge fan, follower and advocate of the Hillmann training material. I am a student of his methods. The "student" approach to learning from Hillmann is important. If you take the...
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    Good idea to introduce your pup to various live...

    Good idea to introduce your pup to various live birds and dead birds. You want to nurture excitement and a good attitude about birds. However, birds are prey and it is quite normal for instincts...
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    Quit worrying about FF and Collar conditioning...

    Quit worrying about FF and Collar conditioning and put all your energy into teaching a reliable sit and not jumping up strategies.
    Also the 3 and 5 year old should always be supervised when playing...
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    Congrats Mary, glad that you and Spanky are doing...

    Congrats Mary, glad that you and Spanky are doing so well. And I agree that Howard really has a big smile on his face.
    Colleen
  13. Excellent, very exciting. Great job Dan and...

    Excellent, very exciting. Great job Dan and Ransom!
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    Congratulations! Loved your photos, very nice...

    Congratulations! Loved your photos, very nice looking girl.
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    We call it "Crazy Dog"

    We call it "Crazy Dog"
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    Congratulations, and great photo!

    Congratulations, and great photo!
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    Very cute, look nice and uniform. What did you...

    Very cute, look nice and uniform.
    What did you do stamp them?
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    Congratulations, two awesome accomplishments! You...

    Congratulations, two awesome accomplishments! You must have been living right this year. Thanks for the photos, they tell the story.
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    Wow! Celebrate in style. Colleen

    Wow!
    Celebrate in style.
    Colleen
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    Maybe the jump from 4.5 to 6 was too much. He...

    Maybe the jump from 4.5 to 6 was too much. He obviously is not getting the benefit of the 6 if he is having runny stools. Is it possible he is eating some tasty morsels on the farm? Those could cause...
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    Agree with this as a fairly simple starting...

    Agree with this as a fairly simple starting point. In addition to this dogs that do not pass the MN could get one credit toward next years requirement for each series called back.

    Jim
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    That is a very good food. I have fed many Fromm...

    That is a very good food. I have fed many Fromm foods and have not had stool problems. Your dog did have a lot of stress, travel, new place , new food, vaccines etc. Have you considered that you may...
  23. Yes I do! No doubt in my mind! I do AKC hunt...

    Yes I do! No doubt in my mind!

    I do AKC hunt tests, so I have specific performance objectives for Master Hunter work. I don't want to barely get by, either. I want my dogs to do consistent, solid...
  24. Why not stay with Hillmann? I'm a Hillmann...

    Why not stay with Hillmann?

    I'm a Hillmann trainer and train at least 90% of my time alone. Hillmann himself likes to train alone and his methodology reflects this one-on-one preference for...
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    Where can I find more info about the Lex Luthor...

    Where can I find more info about the Lex Luthor training program?
    Jim
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