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    What JR said is what I was thinking. I would try...

    What JR said is what I was thinking. I would try another program. Your dog might not be the greatest and then he may be the best. I would not give up but I would get some additional DVD's and try...
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    Your dog is young but should be handling water...

    Your dog is young but should be handling water retrieves with ease. I know your following a good retriever training program but you did not mention which one.
    Sound to me like you would do well to...
  3. Geoff, I feel you have missed the point...

    Geoff, I feel you have missed the point completely. Training a dog is not a 20 minute task that you share each day. Training a dog is a 24 hour, 7 day a week task. Training and guidance happens all...
  4. Express that fact that sort of behavior is not...

    Express that fact that sort of behavior is not OK.
    I would also give the dog something else task oriented to do. Not just "No" but add something physical that he can do, like "Here" and then "Lay...
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    Smaller is better than to big. Keeps them from...

    Smaller is better than to big. Keeps them from sloshing around in the crate when your in motion. My custom crates are from 17" to 19" wide, 22" tall and 33" deep. Dogs are 50 to 70 pounds. It does...
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    I have used a stick to act as a visual blocker on...

    I have used a stick to act as a visual blocker on dogs that were having trouble breaking. Holding the stick across the chest and using it maintain attention and control. While I did say that I don't...
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    More big brother BS. Don

    More big brother BS.
    Don
  8. Dang I am joining your guys. Our NAVHDA Tests...

    Dang
    I am joining your guys.
    Our NAVHDA Tests run +/- $300.00
    Don
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    He's a lab. Feed him more and he will get bigger....

    He's a lab. Feed him more and he will get bigger.
    As for size, my female DD is 51 pounds and on the water or in the field you better hang on.
    Don
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    Why do you need to start now and try to get done...

    Why do you need to start now and try to get done on a deadline? I ask because I FF my dogs in the winter when we are slower up here and I have a nice shop to work them in. Just saying, if it was me I...
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    Nice, made me smile. Don

    Nice, made me smile.

    Don
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    Ya, I was. Sorry. Anyway, I have done the stick...

    Ya, I was. Sorry.
    Anyway, I have done the stick fetch per Lardy. I don't do it any more. Just don't see the value................but that's just me.
    Once I get through FF it seems like stick fetch...
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    Thanks for all the replies and the info. I never...

    Thanks for all the replies and the info. I never thought that a tennis ball would be abrasive on the teeth. I use them, not a lot an usually for blinds. I will use them on marks with pups or for a...
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    We fetch game, tennis balls and bumpers. That's...

    We fetch game, tennis balls and bumpers. That's about it.
    Don
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    In the VDD system you must produce a valid...

    In the VDD system you must produce a valid hunting license to enter a test as part of your requirement.
    Don
  16. Nice work Don

    Nice work
    Don
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    Tennis Balls for retrieve training

    Was looking over an old thread and my question came up?

    What problems would one have if using tennis balls as retrieve "Bumpers"?
    I use them on occasion. They float, they bounce, leave a track,...
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    I would not give up yet but Genetics plays a huge...

    I would not give up yet but Genetics plays a huge part. Buddy has an English lab that was slow to catch on but did turn on about 13 months old. Never going to great but does a passable job for his...
  19. I assume it's to fundamental for this thread but...

    I assume it's to fundamental for this thread but has anyone transitioned from check cord, to dragging the check cord to the E-collar?
    As far as clicker training goes. It works and works very well....
  20. I would suggest following Smart work and get that...

    I would suggest following Smart work and get that down 100%. Then worry about other stuff. To much and without a foundation will cause confusion in the dog and frustration in you.
    Here is how I...
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    You must have missed my post. Evan, sell him...

    You must have missed my post.
    Evan, sell him your complete program. OP can't go wrong.
    Out a here.
    Don
  22. Might consider calling the company. Don

    Might consider calling the company.
    Don
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    Get a Force Fetch retrieving DVD program and...

    Get a Force Fetch retrieving DVD program and follow it.
    Don
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    I did not even know Tri Tonics was still in...

    I did not even know Tri Tonics was still in business. Thought it was sold to Garman.
    Hum.
    Don
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    I feed PPP and my 3 get 5 minutes to eat. Then I...

    I feed PPP and my 3 get 5 minutes to eat. Then I pick it up.......well, not really. They eat or they would go without.
    Don
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