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    Yes, well that's clear enough.:-? Apart from IMO...

    Yes, well that's clear enough.:-? Apart from IMO being contradictory, I don't think that's good advice anyway. Shocking, beating or otherwise inflicting pain may well be a wonderfully intuitive...
  2. Poll: As some will know I taught basic obedience...

    As some will know I taught basic obedience skills, body positioning and simple casting via clicker.

    So if you extrapolate clicker to treats, then yes, I use them a lot, possibly more than most in...
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    SO TODAY THEY NEED HELP NAMING THEIR NEW (USED)...

    SO TODAY THEY NEED HELP NAMING THEIR NEW (USED) BOAT FOR DEEP SEA FISHING

    "This Side Up"?

    Eug
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    Just a general point .... When you have a...

    Just a general point ....

    When you have a behaviour that you don't want and it's well ingrained, one of the classic ploys is to train an incompatible behaviour on top of it. Some of the...
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    A trio of points I forgot .... When doing...

    A trio of points I forgot ....

    When doing this exercise it gives you a chance to teach "gone away".i.e "forget that bird, get on with the next job." My mentors taught this at the earliest stage...
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    Steadying is an ongoing process built into the...

    Steadying is an ongoing process built into the training scheme as a whole; i get the impression that in the US and Canada there is a belief in "steadying drills" as separate from the other bits. Here...
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    jwd, I'm old and slow and don't see too...

    jwd,

    I'm old and slow and don't see too good.;)

    It'd be a great help if you could edit your post and break it up into paragraphs; what you've got down is good stuff for collar trainers, but...
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    Usual health warning .... without seeing you and...

    Usual health warning .... without seeing you and the dog together it's difficult / impossible / unwise to be specific, but that doesn't stop us trying. ;)

    I don't have access to Smartworks any...
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    Without seeing you and the dog together no one...

    Without seeing you and the dog together no one can give a really definitive recommendation as to future progress, but given his current profile there is a prima facie case for believing that his...
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    The coin / chain thing is as old as the hills. ...

    The coin / chain thing is as old as the hills.

    I grew up with the throw chain as a legitimate training tool amongst the Spaniel guys; saw one in use by a 'keeper just a couple of years back. One...
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    Not to dragged into the interpretation of rules,...

    Not to dragged into the interpretation of rules, but just an aside ... there are a lot of ways the unscrupulous can intimidate a dog, some of them are pretty underhand and it needs an observant judge...
  12. Bring back the Polmaise Cup. Indeed, I'd done...

    Bring back the Polmaise Cup.

    Indeed, I'd done a shed load of training work for the event the season before Robert pulled the plug, it was my absolute focus. Hours and hours of brace work in all...
  13. Breck askedNot to my knowledge; there are a...

    Breck askedNot to my knowledge; there are a couple if Ian doing some training which I posted some time back; the general opinion was he was hopeless.

    MG I've been wondering when you would pop up....
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    This day at Ragley Hall was stinking hot; much cold cider consumed by your correspondent for medicinal purposes only.;)

    This one gives a bit more background ...

    ...
  15. A bit of fun; Spaniels and Labs at The Game Fair.

    As the title really .... a brief movie of some of the gun dog competitions at The Game Fair.

    I stress that isn't a Field Trial or anything like one. The format is designed to test the dog /...
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    Corey, Tom, there is I believe a huge difference...

    Corey, Tom, there is I believe a huge difference between dodging the draft and refusing to accept it. Ali was one who refused to accept it.

    He did so for clear moral and social reasons as his...
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    Lordy Oh Lordy! (AFAIK). Nah. That would have...

    Lordy Oh Lordy! (AFAIK).

    Nah. That would have to apply to all the posters in here ..oh, wait a minute.

    Eug
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    If experience has yet to demonstrate the fault...

    If experience has yet to demonstrate the fault line in that remark, believe me it soon will. ;)

    Howling like a banshee, and doing helicopter impressions are also easily achieved on a lead. Been...
  19. mrman, Yes, you're right. In a UK Trial...

    mrman,

    Yes, you're right.

    In a UK Trial you will indeed (sometimes) be directed by the Judge to pick a bird from a given area as opposed to a precise spot. "There's a hard hit hen bird...
  20. cj As the others have said this is pretty...

    cj

    As the others have said this is pretty common currency in the field, and for some of us is one of the most rewarding ways of working a dog, because he really has to use his game finding...
  21. Migillicutty posted Those of us from UK who read...

    Migillicutty posted Those of us from UK who read your remarks took them just as you wrote, in a mean spirit and without any qualification, to be condescending, demeaning and insulting. Laura, in my...
  22. Migillicutty, whatever your grasp of dog training...

    Migillicutty, whatever your grasp of dog training may be, your understanding of modern history and decent manners is woefully deficient. To disagree with Robert all you have to do is either reply and...
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    How many "canine nutritionists" are financially...

    How many "canine nutritionists" are financially independent of the dog food manufacturers? I've only ever met three of the breed and two were direct employees, the other was sponsored. Academics...
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    A good raw diet doesn't have to contain chicken...

    A good raw diet doesn't have to contain chicken or turkey anyway, or red herrings.:cool:

    I can (and do) buy frozen tripe that has been washed but not treated in any other way, very cheaply. An Ox...
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    Gerald, The jealousy gig is a great idea,...

    Gerald,

    The jealousy gig is a great idea, sometimes it's the key that unlocks the door; doesn't cost anything or involve any anxiety or pressure in either the puppy or the handler. Take note of...
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