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    E-collar Conditioning resources

    Any opinions on the best e-collar conditioning resources. I have been using the Lardy Total Retriever series and the evan graham series. should I get the lardy total e-collar conditioning? Thanks -B....
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    Anyone out there?

    Anyone out there?
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    break through (I think)

    Hello everyone. I had a significant step forward in FF with my pup. In a session where she was really charging at the bumper as we walked to it, I gradually transitioned away from using the ear pinch...
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    "Hold" command on birds

    I was transitioning to the "hold" command on birds and my pup seemed to be a bit confused, but I was still able to get the hold from her. Is this common? I assume that through the command and...
  5. Transition to Walking Fetch (2nd try)

    No one responded and it got burried below the debates of other current events. So I'm posting this again:

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    Transition to walking fetch.

    Any tips on transitioning to walking fetch, specifically moving the hand out from under the collar. Do you continue pinches and slowly transition out of ear pinching?


    Also, I think I was...
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    Thanks Misty...hadn't thought of changing my...

    Thanks Misty...hadn't thought of changing my stick men shirt colors. I just use a white T shirt on a conduit pole. Is that just as effective as the fancy "Marksmen" that I see?
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    No Live Birds until FF is Done?

    Here's another question. Because I know my dog has extreme desire for birds from the exposure she had to them when she was young, I have not given her many birds becuase I wanted to wait until Force...
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    "Blink the bird"? I know this reveals my...

    "Blink the bird"? I know this reveals my inexperieince... but gosh darn it... I'm here to learn. Is that a term for refusing to go? -Brad
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    I hear ya'... I used to race sled dogs and loved...

    I hear ya'... I used to race sled dogs and loved snow. Now that I'm on to retrivers, I wouldn't care if I saw another snowflake.
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    Suspending Marks in Force Fetch

    How many of you suspend marks while in Force Fetch? My pup is doing well with marks, retrieving, heeling, and holding the bumper so I have been hesitant to suspend marks? Where does a person run into...
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    winter marks

    Hello everyone. Quick question.... what do you all do to keep up marks in the winter. ND has already had a fair dumping of snow. Just curious what you guys do. I imagine it can't be good for the dogs...
  13. Thank you Steve. You (and many others on this...

    Thank you Steve. You (and many others on this thread) reenforced what I believe. I I am going to wait until next season to introduce her to the upland game. I agree with you; it will not hurt her to...
  14. Kwick: It soulnds like it would cause more...

    Kwick: It soulnds like it would cause more problems than it's worth. So... will it hurt her upland performance by not putting her in the field this year? If it won't, and she'll develop the skills...
  15. She does know the "here" command. I wanted to...

    She does know the "here" command. I wanted to proof this with the e-collar in order to have a control tool should she test the command in the excitment of a hen flush etc. I am considering avoiding...
  16. Collar Conditioning while in Force Fetch

    Hey gang... say I have a question. It is late season pheasant hunting in my area (ND) and I am considering collar conditioning my 8 month old to the "Here" command so that I can get her out on some...
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    Using advice from fellow club members, I started...

    Using advice from fellow club members, I started with a squirt battle, I squirted her in the face when she barked. Typically that works for most pups, but mine required getting sprayed with a hose...
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    My TT 500 came with extra contact points. I think...

    My TT 500 came with extra contact points. I think they were longer/ more aggressive than what was installed in the collar. -Brad Miller
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    I don't think I am a capable enough writer (even...

    I don't think I am a capable enough writer (even as an English teacher) to articulate how appreciative I am at the commitment you've taken to THOROUGHLY answer my questions. I hope to continue my...
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    Thanks Evan. Along with continuing with the...

    Thanks Evan. Along with continuing with the pressure, I am going to focus on improving my communication of praise for complying with the fetch. That is an insight I had not considered. It is much...
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    Since I started this thread I have been...

    Since I started this thread I have been continuing FF with consistent higher levels of pressure like we have been working to. It has been about 4 sessions since she stared the suspicious wailing. It...
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    Since I started this thread I have been...

    Since I started this thread I have been continuing FF with consistent higher levels of pressure like we have been working to. It has been about 4 sessions since she stared the suspicious wailing. It...
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    Thanks for the response Evan. Oh I do understand...

    Thanks for the response Evan. Oh I do understand the value of walking fetch. I am not questioning that. I guess my question, which possibly got too convoluted, was if trainers have dogs that are all...
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    And the tail wagging? If she is wagging her tail,...

    And the tail wagging? If she is wagging her tail, yet wailing...is that is pretty good indicator that she is probably not in as much distress than she is leading on?
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    "Faking it" in Force Fetch

    Here's a pm I sent to someone on another chat about my question for force fetch. I would like to know what you all think. Thanks in advance...


    Yet another force fetch/ avoidance behavior...
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