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    Depends on what the dog already knows when he...

    Depends on what the dog already knows when he gets to the trainer. I'd study hard and follow a puppy program prior to sending the pup. I'm following hillman puppy right now. You might can find his...
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    With an older dog, would you increase the number...

    With an older dog, would you increase the number of sessions per week? My dog is three, so does that change anything?
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    Thanks Jim. tomorrow will be day two of the...

    Thanks Jim. tomorrow will be day two of the hillman program. We are going to keep practicing. Currently she knows the command and prior to starting hillman would stay seated for me to walk eighty...
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    In chapter 5 of the revised version bill covers...

    In chapter 5 of the revised version bill covers reinforcement versus correction. I believe he may give a correction prior to this in a previous lesson. Bill emphasizes that at this point we are just...
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    Yes I have the revised version. I have watched...

    Yes I have the revised version. I have watched through the entire first DVD and about a third thru the second( where he begins CC and introduces to birds.
    I am training a older dog which I think is...
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    Yes that is definitely true. It will vary from...

    Yes that is definitely true. It will vary from dog to dog but is the DVD showing him progress each session? I know it took drifter one of the ylw pups about 4 weeks to complete the first DVD in the...
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    Hillman puppy DVD

    Just got it in. Watched the first 4 chapters twice, plus some the first time I watched. It appears each chapter is a new day? There are only 20 chapters and I had heard it showed 28 consecutive days...
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    I'm sure more experienced ppl will chime in, but...

    I'm sure more experienced ppl will chime in, but try to coax him over more the force him to you and tug of war the bumper away. You don't want to make the game, keep away. At that stage the game is...
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    Tobias, she definitely has some pointer...

    Tobias, she definitely has some pointer characteristics with the narrow torsoe, and even in the head some. I've googled gsp/black lab mix and found some dogs that look identical to her, but no way to...
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    I see I do not have enough experience to speak...

    I see I do not have enough experience to speak much on that I'll just have to try to read her. She is not soft, she doesn't coward toward anything. And around other dogs she is not submissive....
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    I am not certain. But she has some hound like...

    I am not certain. But she has some hound like characteristics. And as strong as her nose is/how she likes to use it I've always thought she may have some hound in her background. The good thing is...
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    That is along the lines of what I was thinking. I...

    That is along the lines of what I was thinking. I also thought I might buy a new ecollar? Different feel/smell to it, look, etc.

    We are starting from the bottom basically on training. I'm excited...
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    Haha it is no problem. In case anyone else was...

    Haha it is no problem. In case anyone else was wondering I emailed bill and Mary hillman. She recommended the puppy DVD. She said it is a very complete DVD and contains the traffic cop material. She...
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    Thanks for the info!!

    Thanks for the info!!
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    Jackson Tennessee HRC

    Anyone kno who I might could contact to join one of the local training groups in the Jackson area? Any info is appreciated.
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    I do t think anyone can train a dog to be a good...

    I do t think anyone can train a dog to be a good retriever without it first having some drive, desire, or whatever instilled in it. U may get a dog with no drive to retrieve, but he will only do it...
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    I think based on my reach and the email I...

    I think based on my reach and the email I received from Mary hillman on the DVDs, that the dog has to go thru the puppy training DVD before moving on to the fetch DVD. Meaning they have to have...
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    My ultimate goal is for both of us to learn...

    My ultimate goal is for both of us to learn together. She's the first dog I've trained. I want her to become a strong hunter, she has huge natural chase drive and would love it! I just need to be...
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    So there are like six DVDs. One is about raising...

    So there are like six DVDs. One is about raising a puppy. One is training a retriever puppy which teaches sit. But then there is traffic cop which is about solidifying sit. Then there is fetch...
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    Anyone who has gone through the DVDs where does...

    Anyone who has gone through the DVDs where does each one start and end in the dogs progression.
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    As for what methods it's just been repetition. No...

    As for what methods it's just been repetition. No real pressure to speak of just basic sit stay heel techniques on n off leash and now she just has them down pretty well. Last yr I attempted to force...
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    I started her myself not following any specific...

    I started her myself not following any specific program. I've read several a book on retriever training and watch lots of videos and she has just learned everything up to this point thru repetition...
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    3yr old where to start?

    Hello I need some advise. I have a 3 yr old female. I am looking at getting the hillman DVDs, but which dvd should I start with. I am a amateur trainer, and we just train for fun. She hunts with me,...
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    Well I'm not goin to give any more stimulation...

    Well I'm not goin to give any more stimulation until DVDs come in. We spent a great deal of Time fixing confusion that I caused with two short sessions of e collar work. On continuous. We took...
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    I see. Thanks for that explanation! For a dog...

    I see. Thanks for that explanation! For a dog that is fairly well through OB training and retrieving pretty reliably out to 80 yrds. Steady on the line( with thrown bumpers). Which of hillmans DVDs...
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