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    My two cents. All dogs will make eye contact....

    My two cents. All dogs will make eye contact. However, some dogs are more distractible than others and maintaining the eye contact for these distractible dogs becomes more difficult (duration of...
  2. Get into a training group.

    Get into a training group.
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    Is your wife able to describe his posture, ears...

    Is your wife able to describe his posture, ears and tail position?
  4. Very brave for saying so. And if you want it to...

    Very brave for saying so. And if you want it to go even quicker try marker training.
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    OK, I will say something more about this. I am...

    OK, I will say something more about this. I am very old school and have some old ideas. One of them is handling young dogs in the field. The other is not doing handling with Derby dogs.

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    I will start right now. If I were running a Derby...

    I will start right now. If I were running a Derby dog I wouldn't do any handling in the field.

    Please tell us your take on this.
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    Have you done any blind drills where marks and...

    Have you done any blind drills where marks and blinds are mixed? I think that would be a good place to start. Also I am curious, is this a hunting dog, hunt test dog, or maybe a trial dog?
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    How old is your pup?

    How old is your pup?
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    They are nice.

    They are nice.
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    Personal use or for sale?

    Personal use or for sale?
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    Lighten up on ducktrooper. We don't have all the...

    Lighten up on ducktrooper. We don't have all the facts and he did what he thought was best.
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    Also, at this point, I think the success is more...

    Also, at this point, I think the success is more about how good the trainer is rather than deciding to discontinue throwing marks.
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    I have done FF with a dozen dogs. This will be...

    I have done FF with a dozen dogs. This will be the second dog that I will continue to do marks with, I stopped with the others. It worked out OK with my last dog so I thought I would do the same with...
  14. Thread: Animal cruelty?

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    Nobody. Just clean once a month.

    Nobody. Just clean once a month.
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    I had not before but now do continue to throw...

    I had not before but now do continue to throw marks. I won't demand delivery to hand until FF is finished.
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    We learn from our mistakes. I have my girl in her...

    We learn from our mistakes. I have my girl in her crate and her pup outside his crate right now. I have been managing their time from the get go. Pup is now 7 months old. There may or may not be a...
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    I do the same.

    I do the same.
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    Don't use pigeons, they get beat up fast and the...

    Don't use pigeons, they get beat up fast and the dog gets a taste and chews. Take time to improve mouth manners.
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    Rick Hall You have some crazy photos there.

    Rick Hall

    You have some crazy photos there.
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    Salt the area the for a few times, then when the...

    Salt the area the for a few times, then when the dog knows it will find a bumper in the area reduce the number of bumpers, then as the dog gets better at it reduce the number of bumpers further,...
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    OK, not being critical but my gut feeling is that...

    OK, not being critical but my gut feeling is that most of us, even beginners, know what we did that created a problem. It happens to most of us. From what you are saying, the sit before the retrieve...
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    Sorry for your loss.

    Sorry for your loss.
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    How old is your dog? How did you build retrieving...

    How old is your dog? How did you build retrieving desire? And what was his desire before FF?
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    Very sorry for your loss.

    Very sorry for your loss.
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    I don't think you have a problem. Train at the...

    I don't think you have a problem. Train at the dog's pace.
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