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    Its really difficult to critique your FF...

    Its really difficult to critique your FF technique without actually seeing it.
    If you review everything you did during FF and video it I can probably help you.
    If you do every step it should take...
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    He’s rolling over because dogs don’t know how to...

    He’s rolling over because dogs don’t know how to walk backward. They have to be taught.
    Stand in front of him and with a slack leash, step on his toes. He will first stand up and second, try to get...
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    If you are going to try to come as close to real...

    If you are going to try to come as close to real hunting as possible then you need to realize the rules are a little different.
    When hunting there is no area of fall. You have one obligation and one...
  4. What you have is not so much a product of DNA but...

    What you have is not so much a product of DNA but the luck of a great attitude.
    Congratulations on having a dog with a full speed ahead attitude. It should make teaching her that she must go...
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    When you give a dog a “back” cast In the double...

    When you give a dog a “back” cast In the double T, the destination is always the same. In other words the dog continues along the same line he was on when whistled down.
    When you leave the double T...
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    Baseball is how we introduce the basic...

    Baseball is how we introduce the basic geometrical pattern needed to perform handling excercizes in the dog’s permanent memory. The “T” or double “T” is an extension of that exercise.
    When the dog...
  7. Your dog’s behavior is a typical response to...

    Your dog’s behavior is a typical response to coercion/intimidation type training.
    The end result of this type of approach is you want one thing and the dog wants something else.
    When you enter a...
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    There is a good chance your dog is in her last...

    There is a good chance your dog is in her last independence faze.
    If this is the case you will have to do the most difficult thing a dog trainer can do.
    That is STOP TRAINING! Completely!
    The way...
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    What exactly is her age in months? Did her basic...

    What exactly is her age in months?
    Did her basic obedience degrade as well?
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    run cross wind sight blinds in open water. 200...

    run cross wind sight blinds in open water. 200 yards minimum.
  11. Did you force fetch your dog?

    Did you force fetch your dog?
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    It looks like many trainers think using the e...

    It looks like many trainers think using the e collar without giving the dog a command is “cold” burning the dog. This is inaccurate. The term “cold” burn refers to using an e collar on a dog that is...
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    Absolutely. The skin is much thinner on the flank...

    Absolutely. The skin is much thinner on the flank and it is a much more sensitive area.
    Some very highly acclaimed trainers don’t believe the waist or flank collar works. I believe the reason for...
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    somewhere over 500

    somewhere over 500
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    One thing should be made clear. You should not be...

    One thing should be made clear. You should not be working on basic obedience problems while you are doing marks. This will only inhibit the dog’s ability to learn to mark. If he is not steady then...
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    This is designed to change a dog's attitude...

    This is designed to change a dog's attitude toward breaking.
    Creeping is a different problem and is addressed in a different manner. IE Sit means Sit
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    What you are describing is a good idea being...

    What you are describing is a good idea being applied in an idiotic manner. This is how “hot spot” training got such a bad rep. Trainers with a poor grasp of how the concept worked tried to use it...
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    Yes I can but it would be similar to writing a...

    Yes I can but it would be similar to writing a book.
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    Darrin has it right. The behavior you are...

    Darrin has it right.
    The behavior you are describing is the typical response of dogs that have been trained with force or intimidation philosophies. (IE do this because I said so) When you train...
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    in my opinion your dog is confused that's why...

    in my opinion your dog is confused that's why she's no-going, panicking & afraid of making mistakes.


    you're moving way too fast and I guarantee there are huge holes in your training and it's...
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    Well EXCUSE ME for not telling you what a fine...

    Well EXCUSE ME for not telling you what a fine job you are doing.
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    I believe your worries are well founded and I’m...

    I believe your worries are well founded and I’m surprised you need to ask these questions.
    You have been around for quite a while and the ribbons in your avatar indicate you are no stranger to...
  23. Randy is right. If you had done your obedience...

    Randy is right. If you had done your obedience correctly your dog would know you are the pack leader and he should accept whatever you want to do. The noise is his way of protesting being made to sit.
  24. It is impossible to correctly or accurately line...

    It is impossible to correctly or accurately line a dog if you are waving your hand at the back of his head.
    Learn to heel him properly!
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    You said “almost” go straight back. Does that...

    You said “almost” go straight back. Does that mean she gives you a new line slightly different than the one she was on when you whistled her down?
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