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  1. Thread: Table to Ground FF

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    as you've read, that is one of he negative's of...

    as you've read, that is one of he negative's of using the table. However, just continue pinching his ear when he refuses to pick up the bumper. Remember, you cannot stay on the negative side, put...
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    general speaking, spinning is caused by pressure...

    general speaking, spinning is caused by pressure added to confusion. once it becomes a habit, it ranks up there as one of the most difficult problems to fix. I would suggest finding a competent...
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    Most of the time, I throw freeby's after a FF...

    Most of the time, I throw freeby's after a FF session, (unless there is an obvious reason not too) I use it as a gauge to determine whether or not I went beyond the dogs ability to handle the amount...
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    Very good explanation Evan. However, I do...

    Very good explanation Evan. However, I do understand the need to eventually back up. Perhaps I misunderstood the thread question altogether. in order to understand some of these newer techniques, let...
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    Evan, what am I missing here--- if we are forcing...

    Evan, what am I missing here--- if we are forcing to the pile, tell me why we are backing up? not being critical, just don't understand the philosophy.
    GG
  6. Thread: Pile Work question

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    Tony maintain attitude at all costs, throw a...

    Tony maintain attitude at all costs, throw a happy bumper into the pile if necessary.
    if your dog will move towards to pile on the fetch command, go with it, then say back when he's about half way...
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    Ed, have you discussed this prospect with any...

    Ed, have you discussed this prospect with any professionals?
    I would be reluctant to accept a judging assignment. Hell, after thinking about it, maybe I'm just afraid of losing my critic's license ☺
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    All of the lessons you have taught your pup are...

    All of the lessons you have taught your pup are stepping stones to a higher discipline acceptance level. They are necessary before any collar conditioning should take place. However, the determining...
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    do you have foxtails or cheet grass in your area?

    do you have foxtails or cheet grass in your area?
  10. Thread: Training Confusion

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    Cory, I have an article (beginning with your pup)...

    Cory, I have an article (beginning with your pup) on my website reibar.com in training tips that should help.
    Good luck
    GG
  11. Thread: Teaching Hold

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    A pup should be both mentally and physically...

    A pup should be both mentally and physically ready for formal training before you begin. One of the gauges many trainers use is : the permanent teeth should be in place. you can easily destroy a pups...
  12. Thread: Blind help!!!!!!!

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    what am I missing here. The handler claims to...

    what am I missing here. The handler claims to have the tools to deal with a no-go, but refuses to use them. The second you let a dog know that she has options as to whether she has to go or not,...
  13. Thread: Dropping Birds

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    GORDY WEIGEL; you have a valid point, and chances...

    GORDY WEIGEL; you have a valid point, and chances are the FF technique you recommend is one that would work just fine, providing the dog in question were properly FF and the trainer were competently...
  14. Thread: Dropping Birds

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    kwiklabs,thanks for your thoughts on my post; the...

    kwiklabs,thanks for your thoughts on my post; the point I was trying to get across to everyone, especially novice trainers is; once you have completed your FF segment in the yard and you've moved on,...
  15. Thread: Dropping Birds

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    When a trainer feels that the dog he is FFing has...

    When a trainer feels that the dog he is FFing has submitted and is now compiling to his standard, it's time to move on. I'm not saying it's wrong,because there are a bunch of ways to train a dog....
  16. Thread: Stubborn heeling

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    There is one thing you should consider beyond all...

    There is one thing you should consider beyond all the good advice given. The dog is telling you something about her character by these actions, my guess is: your friend will have trainability issues...
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    Everyone should make their own decisions as to...

    Everyone should make their own decisions as to the method they use in the training of their dogs. However, as professional trainer, I have no intention of ever teaching my clients or writing articles...
  18. Thread: To Much Drive?

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    it's doubtful that any amateur trainer can ever...

    it's doubtful that any amateur trainer can ever control a dog with true high-drive---most pros can't. The amount of discipline required to control that kind of dog is more than any trainer wants to...
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    you should never allow a dog to come in without a...

    you should never allow a dog to come in without a bird. Seed the area of the fall so your pup will find a bird when she gets to the area. Get her confidence back---that all marking is.
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    Don't worry about it, just keep training, it will...

    Don't worry about it, just keep training, it will come out later. This is just one of he many side effects that plague novice trainers who are attempting to use a pressure system to train their dog. ...
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    Swampbilly; if the need to force on longer...

    Swampbilly; if the need to force on longer distances arises (after your dog has been properly forced to the pile of course) there is always forcing in route. When forcing to go or come, it's not wise...
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    Swampbilly; I think our misunderstanding stems...

    Swampbilly; I think our misunderstanding stems from the fact that you think a dog has to know how to do blinds before he can be forced, I don't. I force then begin the blind learning process. Not...
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    As we know there are a bunch of right ways to...

    As we know there are a bunch of right ways to train a dog. With that understanding, we must decide whether we are going to train or test. forcing a dog that knows nothing about blind work on an 80...
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    jackh; who the hell is teaching turn in the...

    jackh; who the hell is teaching turn in the proper direction when forcing on back; of course you're going to confuse the dog. The trainee has enough to think about trying to adjust to the forcing...
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    The problem of biting is a bad one. We train dogs...

    The problem of biting is a bad one. We train dogs to manipulate behavior that will favor the humans needs, if that's not possible, forget it . Every time a dog puts a foot down he is telling you...
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