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    Basically the difference is going is going to...

    Basically the difference is going is going to come down to pattern blinds or no pattern blinds and that my friend has been debated ad nauseum. I personally like Farmers method and go straight to...
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    At this point you are doing two things with the...

    At this point you are doing two things with the pressure, making sure that there is a stable response and compelling the dog for lack of effort. With that in mind I like to mix it up so that the dog...
  3. Lots of young dogs are bird snobs when it comes...

    Lots of young dogs are bird snobs when it comes to mixed bags. I agree with Breck, just another opportunity for correction. I like to force to a mixed pile of birds and bumpers in the yard to prevent...
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    I jest. It was just comical because it was coming...

    I jest. It was just comical because it was coming a turd floater here when I read your post. Hope you dry out enough to brush hog.

    Tony
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    Guess today doesn't count!

    Guess today doesn't count!
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    This pup may need to mature a little bit more....

    This pup may need to mature a little bit more. What was the reaction to pressure with the pinch collar/chain and heeling stick? You did introduce those other forms of pressure before moving to the...
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    The boykins that I have trained have acted...

    The boykins that I have trained have acted similar. They have had a hard time with hold because they are like an ADHD kid at Chuck E Cheese. Here's a trick, when working on hold grab the collar and...
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    Sometimes the servos can get weak and sometimes...

    Sometimes the servos can get weak and sometimes the tension of the rubbers is just too tight if they have been replaced. You might also try lengthening the rubber.
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    That isn't normal. Mine last multiple training...

    That isn't normal. Mine last multiple training days. I get a feeling that its not your electronics. Have you changed winger rubbers? How old are your wingers and servos? Do the electronics operate...
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    http://www.waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/statew...

    http://www.waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/statewide

    Everything I own is covered in mud.
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    Now remember this was completely submerged. I...

    Now remember this was completely submerged. I agree that most likely it shouldn't ever be that way if it is high on the dogs neck while they are in the water. I just did it that way because Susan's...
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    Due to Susan's post I decided to conduct an...

    Due to Susan's post I decided to conduct an experiment. I took a bucket of water and the three brands of e collar that can be currently purchased new on the market that have tube style transmitters...
  13. Thread: Day 6 FF

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    As long as you are not getting an adverse...

    As long as you are not getting an adverse reaction to the pressure or getting total refusals then you are fine. As far as the snappy response goes this comes when the dog starts to understand that...
  14. Thread: Day 6 FF

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    One other element for you to consider. In your...

    One other element for you to consider. In your initial post you said that the pup was reaching for the bumper even before you were able to get it in place. This is common when the dog starts to get...
  15. I agree with Breck. I wouldn't recommend starting...

    I agree with Breck. I wouldn't recommend starting triples with two marks coming from the same gunner.
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    Nice!! They would have to be about three feet...

    Nice!! They would have to be about three feet tall to see them in some places around here right now.
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    I personally feel that days off are beneficial...

    I personally feel that days off are beneficial especially during certain phases of training.
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    Poll: Calmly walk him to your tie out, clip it to his...

    Calmly walk him to your tie out, clip it to his collar, and pee on him. An eye for an eye.
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    There are a few things that stand out to me in...

    There are a few things that stand out to me in your comments here. First of all how old is this dog? Second if you are describing the typical session here you are doing WAY too much in a single...
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    Try using praise. Some dogs perceive being...

    Try using praise. Some dogs perceive being stopped as pressure as sounds like the case with this one. Praise the hell out of him and let him know he did a good thing by stopping. Regain composure and...
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    Just grabbing at straws but has Ehrlichia been...

    Just grabbing at straws but has Ehrlichia been considered?
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    Good eye. I'll start doing this.

    Good eye. I'll start doing this.
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    I have two five shooters and I've had to do it...

    I have two five shooters and I've had to do it once. I can't remember if its the same one or not but I'm about to have to do it again because one is a little touchy again. I've been through 2/bottles...
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    Go on the website and print off the instructions...

    Go on the website and print off the instructions for adjusting the timing. I had to do this to one of mine and learned a lot about the operation. There is a plastic gear on the shaft inside that for...
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    I have a client dog right now named Jack. I...

    I have a client dog right now named Jack. I thought that there might be some confusion when it came to differentiating between marks and blinds but it has not been a problem.
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