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    Love the name. Cute pup. Look forward to hearing...

    Love the name. Cute pup. Look forward to hearing about all the fun.
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    To Jack H What beautiful photos by Mark Atwater....

    To Jack H
    What beautiful photos by Mark Atwater. And what a handsome Golden boy you have to train.
    Colleen
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    Avery's Hex bumper composition was changed and is...

    Avery's Hex bumper composition was changed and is significantly softer than older version. This change was made maybe two years ago.
    Jim
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    I agree with Freezeland about checking for...

    I agree with Freezeland about checking for coccidia. Very common in puppies and will give bloody diarrhea.
    Colleen
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    The progression leading up to Hillmann's Fetch...

    The progression leading up to Hillmann's Fetch Command is presented in Hillmann's Puppy DVD.

    If you have not studied the Puppy DVD, then you probably are not familiar with Hillmann's philosophy,...
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    Oh I am so sorry. Sending prayers from Us and all...

    Oh I am so sorry. Sending prayers from Us and all our dogs. Thinking positive thoughts that your dogs are strong and will be able to recover. Sorry that you are going through this nightmare.
    Colleen...
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    Hi, I am glad that you are not in that class...

    Hi,
    I am glad that you are not in that class anymore and are having a knowledgeable trainer help you one on one.
    You made a statement that contradicts itself about your feeling that the dog knows...
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    Love the shot at the end where he is sitting...

    Love the shot at the end where he is sitting looking so happy, engaged and handsome. They could not have gotten a better dog.
  9. Thread: cc question

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    The same principles used in Hillmann's cc for the...

    The same principles used in Hillmann's cc for the sit command apply to cc for any other command. The cc process must be done separately for each command. Hillmann typically does not cc for the heel...
  10. Congrats to everyone. We are very excited for...

    Congrats to everyone.
    We are very excited for Ernie and Hawk. What a fun journey.
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    Hi rpm, First, please clarify whether you are...

    Hi rpm,

    First, please clarify whether you are following Hillmann's approach to Fetch on the original Puppy DVD or the "Fetch Command" process? Hillmann no longer uses the method on the original...
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    Eric, I've been training in the snow ... in...

    Eric,

    I've been training in the snow ... in case I am able to make the trip next fall, I want to be prepared.:razz:

    For some reason, part of post #1 reminded me of the joke about two guys...
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    Darrin, Your entire post #29 sounds like...

    Darrin,

    Your entire post #29 sounds like negative reinforcement. Light collar, yes, but negative reinforcement nonetheless. This, of course, is not how Hillmann conditions the ecollar. His...
  14. Thread: Force Fetch

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    Earl, I'd like to buy you and Chris dinner and...

    Earl,

    I'd like to buy you and Chris dinner and talk about this some more. We live relatively close ... you have an open invitation.

    Jim
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    DL, FYI, I disagree with Darrin's comment...

    DL,

    FYI, I disagree with Darrin's comment "learning to turn off pressure" in the context of Hillmann's philosophy and methods.

    If you want a sound bite that describes Hillmann's method, it may...
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    Hillmann's method is so efficient, that I can't...

    Hillmann's method is so efficient, that I can't conceive of the reasons why time constraints could prevent using it. I wonder if anyone that has mastered Hillmann's style (or even a high degree of...
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    yes, about 50

    yes, about 50
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    Felt like I knew Bill and Cleo through RTF. Their...

    Felt like I knew Bill and Cleo through RTF. Their warm personalities came through loud and clear. It was very sad for us to lose Cleo, now even sadder to lose Bill. I really enjoyed his posts even...
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    Read up on Desensitization and...

    Read up on Desensitization and Counter-Conditioning.

    This would begin with very controlled situations created and managed by the trainer. So, a return to the hunting blind would have to wait until...
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    Living in Massachusetts. Home from morning...

    Living in Massachusetts. Home from morning kindergarten. My 4 year old brother and I were playing with our Lincoln logs, army men and match box cars in the basement. Our Nanny(Grandma, Mom's Mom) was...
  21. I am still rolling on the floor So so typical,...

    I am still rolling on the floor
    So so typical, so many choices I am pretty sure I can get everything if I eat real fast and take big bites.
    Thanks so much
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    I could say much on this topic with regard to...

    I could say much on this topic with regard to reasons people are not successful ... or less successful than they could be in following Hillmann's program. For now, I have two comments:
    Hillmann...
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    Not over yet. If discharge is getting lighter and...

    Not over yet. If discharge is getting lighter and more pink then she could be bred now, but we do not know because no progesterone test. You do not want puppies so please keep her inside for 10 more...
  24. Take advantage of her sharpness on Sit and Heel....

    Take advantage of her sharpness on Sit and Heel. Don't make a big deal of the possessiveness. Praise and nurture the excitement and her desire to chase and pick up the bumper. If that is going well,...
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    I think Hillmann would fire drill these marks...

    I think Hillmann would fire drill these marks until the dog's confidence and momentum at this distance (or any other marking element) has been well established.

    Hillmann's fire drill technique is...
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