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    I explain how a dog must be rewarded or corrected...

    I explain how a dog must be rewarded or corrected at the exact moment of the behavior. Since I am training for actions that are not performed right at my side, I need a way to reach the dog at the...
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    If it is simply blowing coat, a bath and good...

    If it is simply blowing coat, a bath and good grooming will speed the process along.
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    As a Subaru driver that uses my e-collar to train...

    As a Subaru driver that uses my e-collar to train hunting retrievers, I would like to remind everyone who publicly complains about the AKC Fox TV clip to please keep your responses factual. Emotional...
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    Canned salmon, mackerel, or sardines added to...

    Canned salmon, mackerel, or sardines added to kibble on daily basis all boost Omega 3s in their diet and I have never seen a dog walk away from these tasty additives.
  5. Thanks for heads up Brett. The GU does look more...

    Thanks for heads up Brett. The GU does look more like the other lightweight launchers used for upland, even though Z and GU websites claim similar throws.
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    Unless both parents are UKC registered you must...

    Unless both parents are UKC registered you must first register your pup with AKC, then apply to UKC for single registration. One point, you are limited in length of dog's name, can't just pay extra...
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    Agree with recommendation for snail mail...

    Agree with recommendation for snail mail response. Just too simple to hit delete button on emails received!
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    This is from AKC website: Training Collars (July...

    This is from AKC website:
    Training Collars (July 2001 Board meeting)
    Special training devices that are used to control and train dogs, including but not limited to, collars with prongs, electronic...
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    The AKC must make a habit of sending their most...

    The AKC must make a habit of sending their most clueless spokespersons to speak on national TV. Flashback to Spring 2013, the Today show did a "report" on AKC breeders, basically stating AKC was...
  10. This is a virus, spread by coughing and sneezing....

    This is a virus, spread by coughing and sneezing. Children are more prone to being infected because they maintain closer contact with each other and don't wash their hands after sneezing or coughing....
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    From reading varied responses here, I think the...

    From reading varied responses here, I think the early training emphasis is very different depending on how your dogs are involved in your life. Obviously dogs kenneled outside don't need as early...
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    Julie mentioned some good methods to stimulate...

    Julie mentioned some good methods to stimulate the dogs' interest. If there is a dog that your dog gets along very well with....try letting yours watch the other dog retrieve first. Then throw duck...
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    He just knows it smells weird and different. He...

    He just knows it smells weird and different. He doesn't have anything fun to associate that smell with. Sounds like you are doing well, especially starting with an adult dog from unknown background....
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    If your new colors are also brand new bumpers...

    If your new colors are also brand new bumpers they may not have a familiar scent either. Try tossing the new colored bumpers around a bit as "fun bumpers" to get your scent and dog's saliva on them,...
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    Another great habit is to tether the puppy to you...

    Another great habit is to tether the puppy to you whenever he is not in his crate or ex-pen. Tie his lead to your belt, or around your wrist, while you sit and watch TV, play video games, wash the...
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    I think pups can "learn" much younger than we...

    I think pups can "learn" much younger than we give them credit. Mostly it is getting them accustomed to their life being the way you want it, and arranging it so they can't fail. I put buckle collars...
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    Sometimes you have to wait and learn a bit more...

    Sometimes you have to wait and learn a bit more about them. I even changed my first born child's name after she was born. The name we selected before she arrived, just didn't seem to fit her.
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    Color, sex? I see you already have dog with call...

    Color, sex? I see you already have dog with call name of Popeye.
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    Good point! As long as she will chase something...

    Good point! As long as she will chase something now, that is most important, bringing it back to you can come later.
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    Not saying he shouldn't be able to successfully...

    Not saying he shouldn't be able to successfully hunt and retrieve there, just that like anything new, you want to make sure it is safe. Going out tonight, or stopping off someplace else tomorrow...
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    Mushrooms are a big thing in Maine right now with...

    Mushrooms are a big thing in Maine right now with lots of recent rain, my veterinarian sent out email alert to avoid them.
    To help rule out seizure, I would ask what the dog's behavior was like...
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    Has the dog had practice swimming through weeds?...

    Has the dog had practice swimming through weeds? They can really freak out if get caught up in vegetation. Not familiar with milfoil, but lilypads can really tangle a pup up. Any alternative spot you...
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    1. Yeah, don't worry too much. Find other fun...

    1. Yeah, don't worry too much. Find other fun games to play and bond with your puppy. That is most important right now.
    2. I would ditch the bumper and feathers for now. Try a small soft toy....
  24. Thanks to everyone for sharing! Since I do HT,...

    Thanks to everyone for sharing! Since I do HT, not FT, I don't have to worry about seeing marks from 400+ yards. Good tips about propping the boxes up. I have seen some videos of box launchers in...
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    Here's hoping it didn't "take". Wishing you and...

    Here's hoping it didn't "take". Wishing you and your girl best of luck, whatever you decide. I guess there is not much chance she met up with a silver poodle to create silver labradoodles? (just...
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