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  1. Thread: Need help!

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    Here's a marking drill we used a few years ago...

    Here's a marking drill we used a few years ago which requires a dog to modify and improve focus. We had four stickmen in an ABC configuration, using ducks, primer pistol, a line of full body decoys,...
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    "Two works in progress."

    The process started upon the finish of duck hunting and the start of the cold winter months in 2013.....she is probably my last puppy and a new approach to training. To keep track of the effort a...
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    "I need help and advice to correct a problem I...

    "I need help and advice to correct a problem I created with my 5 month old lab pup"

    It's a good thing that you have kind of figured out what the mistake was. We all make them. The key is to...
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    Jim Seriously????? Not really. It's a game....

    Jim Seriously?????

    Not really. It's a game. I'll try to be more of a peanut....sorry about the pablum comment.

    I just can't get too worked up about something that is unlikely to change in my...
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    There are many different ways a pup can...

    There are many different ways a pup can demonstrate excitement.

    With Pounce it was bolt to the end of her ten foot lead and do cartwheels, butt tuck, running around me so fast the rope tangled up...
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    "Really? Your dog doesn't get excited at a HT...

    "Really? Your dog doesn't get excited at a HT unless you have a gun in your hand?"

    If it is real gun and I am shooting, there's a huge difference. If your dog is a hunting dog, a fake gun will...
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    In reality the gun is an issue for some....and...

    In reality the gun is an issue for some....and not so much for others. Anytime there is an "issue", it is normal to choose sides and work at creative ways to prove a point. More often than not logic...
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    Steve, that is an excellent post. However, having...

    Steve, that is an excellent post. However, having trained several dogs and gone through the process of learning what constitutes "going astray", I would have to strongly disagree with one of your...
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    The "issue" is not understanding what constitutes...

    The "issue" is not understanding what constitutes balance.

    "I feel she would've had this crazy desire without me adding fuel to the fire."

    When training a pup knowing when to "play with...
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    "We can all get along. As the rules are written,...

    "We can all get along. As the rules are written, I stand by my assertion that the use of the gun in AKC hunt tests is silly. It does not hurt or help a trained dog. If the day comes that the AKC...
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    "I would think it would only be smart handling to...

    "I would think it would only be smart handling to look at your dog and make sure he sees all the marks go down. If you don't know he is not looking where he needs to be looking you can't help him,...
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    Where did I say it was not necessary to look at...

    Where did I say it was not necessary to look at your dog while walking to the line?

    I said, "If I go to a hunt test and feel it is necessary to have my eyes "glued" to the dog because of using a...
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    Here's a few simple questions. How many "hunters"...

    Here's a few simple questions. How many "hunters" (when actually doing so) are looking at their dog when shooting?

    Hunt tests are supposed to simulate hunting. Why is it necessary to be looking...
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    Winter puppy training......

    in northern Illinois became more "comfortable" a few days ago.

    My duck hunting ended last week and this is the earliest I can remember having duck camp "iced out" on the Mississippi River. In...
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    "solid results when pairing "here" directly to...

    "solid results when pairing "here" directly to the reward and being careful about timing, as well as making sure there is ALWAYS a reward when the dog recalls properly"

    "maintain 100% reward...
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    "Not sure how to teach a dog without saying no."...

    "Not sure how to teach a dog without saying no."

    Teaching a pup is more about creating situations where a pup can react correctly to what you present. I can only think of one situation where...
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    "I have been working on basic obedience with him...

    "I have been working on basic obedience with him and he learns very quickly."

    So what percent of the time spent with him is about basic obedience?

    "He doesn't cower or act timid but will just...
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    It was stated "Kwiklabs had it correct when he...

    It was stated "Kwiklabs had it correct when he said patience is tested to the limit with this program."

    I would have to say taken out of context that could be interpreted several different ways....
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    I would definitely go with a breathable. I have...

    I would definitely go with a breathable. I have two of Cabela's Dry-Plus™ Breathable Hunting Chest Waders (stout) and a boot dryer. I really don't need the stout, but buying this sizing allows more...
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    Formal obedience is kind of like marriage. It...

    Formal obedience is kind of like marriage. It begins when the honeymoon is over. http://kwicklabs.com/biggrin.gif
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    DL you asked "How many posts do I have?" In...

    DL you asked "How many posts do I have?"

    In that context, the number of posts you have on RTF are more than enough to know better than to continually use the word "zap" when referencing an...
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    Speaking about "making a point"........there are...

    Speaking about "making a point"........there are reasons trolls exist and most all of them are not healthy......then again......I may be wrong.
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    DL, just recently you wrote and soon after...

    DL, just recently you wrote

    and soon after added......



    Then after reading this thread (apparently dealing with a "verbal struggle" for understanding plus several previous RTF...
  24. "I was reading something the other day about not...

    "I was reading something the other day about not being able to argue with anything that is very vague or abstract. There is also some other rule of human nature where we naturally assume things that...
  25. I've been keeping the "workouts" short (5-10 min)...

    I've been keeping the "workouts" short (5-10 min) and by the end of each one she does a lot better, probably just from getting tired.

    My sessions are quite a bit longer. We have sessions where...
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