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  1. I use GOOD when the dog looks in the correct...

    I use GOOD when the dog looks in the correct place, consistent with the cues used on a blind retrieve :)
  2. takes a man (or grown ass woman) to admit when...

    takes a man (or grown ass woman) to admit when he's wrong and take responsibility for his actions. welcome back trevor
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    Now as for what I would like to be remembered...

    Now as for what I would like to be remembered for...

    It's different than it would be if I was struck down today, so... I'm working on being more humble, patient, generous and empathetic

    It...
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    I think it's sometimes mindless to throw a "sorry...

    I think it's sometimes mindless to throw a "sorry for your loss" out there for someone you don't even know whose dog you don't even know, vs. writing a few words about a person you might not have...
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    Any way to just drive a couple of posts in the...

    Any way to just drive a couple of posts in the ground to make the "stands" then rent motorized wheel chairs? I know, not what you asked but just thinking out loud about how to pull it off.
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    I was originally introduced to dog games by some...

    I was originally introduced to dog games by some people who knew and trained with John. I never had the pleasure of meeting the man but his legacy will live on in the training of a great many people....
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    how is the dog released from sit position and...

    how is the dog released from sit position and where it the handler standing when that occurs?
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ which all leads back to ^^^^^^^^^ ...

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ which all leads back to ^^^^^^^^^

    Bunch of people saying pretty much the same thing.
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    Get rid of the pressure for a while have some fun...

    Get rid of the pressure for a while have some fun with the dog... throw her a bumper when she sits and looks at you, like... 100 times or until she looks back excited about what's gonna happen next....
  10. why not Wayne?

    why not Wayne?
  11. This is where the rubber met the road and got me...

    This is where the rubber met the road and got me to buy my last pup on a limited reg., after many times (on here and elsewhere) insisting it was BS.

    The thing is... it takes some mutual trust. I...
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    You can train it by having the dog focus on his...

    You can train it by having the dog focus on his food bowl at a distance and giving the cue when he's locked onto the object. You can then throw a white bumper in plain sight and give the cue when the...
  13. I would ask them what their expectations were and...

    I would ask them what their expectations were and meet them if they were reasonable. Or, just shut up and get the pup back in my possession and deal with the finances later. Whomever has their hands...
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    27 responses and not one that gives the dog a...

    27 responses and not one that gives the dog a real, timely reward for doing things the right way.

    Get him to turn around right 10 yards away and toss the poor bastard a bumper a few times. If he...
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    chicken is actually cheaper than any treats you...

    chicken is actually cheaper than any treats you can buy but if you want them, little jacs are economical and dogs love em. $5.99 for 300
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    As Mary mentioned above you can work on HERE you...

    As Mary mentioned above you can work on HERE you just don't do it with the dog in a sitting position. I preach the same thing in basic obedience for pet owners. We don't want the dog sitting there...
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    I've used that collar a few times, it works fine.

    I've used that collar a few times, it works fine.
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    Yea got ya Tom, you're right... might not see it....

    Yea got ya Tom, you're right... might not see it. That's why judges judge I guess... like I said, based on the description I might not have passed the honor dog. I was trying to figure out the...
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    If working dog never breaks his focus on the...

    If working dog never breaks his focus on the marks and doesn't move his butt off the ground, then obviously he wasn't interfered with. I know judging is subjective and I admit I only did two...
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    As Kim said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Figuring out...

    As Kim said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Figuring out whether or not he interfered with the working dog would be pretty easy by looking at the working dog for reaction. If there was none... then judge...
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    And you have the experience, as I mentioned, to...

    And you have the experience, as I mentioned, to make that call and get away with it. The average person, esp someone asking what the purpose is (unless it's purely rhetorical) probably doesn't ;)
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    Your friend is right and his use of a word to...

    Your friend is right and his use of a word to tell the dog he did the right thing and should continue (sitting) is a very fair thing to do, as well as a catalyst to faster learning and progress.
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  23. 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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    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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