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  1. I need to write something for my website but in...

    I need to write something for my website but in the meantime, just google NILIF program for dogs. There are about 1000 articles.
  2. What you're doing in your socialization program...

    What you're doing in your socialization program is pretty weak. You should be out doing obedience in those new environments, teaching that dog that no matter where she is, you are there to protect...
  3. Treat the run as you would your house. No dogs in...

    Treat the run as you would your house. No dogs in the run unless they just aired. Out every 2-4 hours at first. Crate utilized when necessary.
  4. The club I call home has adequate help and...

    The club I call home has adequate help and limited grounds Troy. We make decent money on our test every year by way of raffles, auctions and merchandise sales. I'm sure the raffle item (in fact I...
  5. Change is hard. Hunting tests have gone from...

    Change is hard.

    Hunting tests have gone from a hobby to a business...

    That's not easy for people.

    But, it is the future.
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    The act of making eye contact is, in and of...

    The act of making eye contact is, in and of itself an individual behavior. It has to be trained as such and then combined into other behaviors (sit). You can use both positive reinforcement (look at...
  7. You might want to look into one of these devices...

    You might want to look into one of these devices so you can reward him at a distance beyond his threshold in the crate.

    I agree with Pam about rewarding him for staying calm while being handled....
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    Right so you pass the test and judge with an...

    Right so you pass the test and judge with an "experienced" person.. and you're in.

    How could this be that much easier than hunting tests?

    Rhetorical question, of course...
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    That's what we're talking about! WTG!

    That's what we're talking about! WTG!
  10. Amy, give a look into desensitization procedures...

    Amy, give a look into desensitization procedures using positive reinforcement.

    He's associating the approach of a person with pain (understandably so), and it sounds like it's in the context of...
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    Carol, don't expect anything out of the O/H part....

    Carol, don't expect anything out of the O/H part. With the current state of co-ownerships you'll be just as likely to run against both pro trained AND pro handled dogs as you would any other weekend....
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    A habit like this, left to fester can easily turn...

    A habit like this, left to fester can easily turn into a much bigger problem. Better to address it immediately when you see it.

    Sounds like she has a lot of bottled up energy. You might try doing...
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    I let the breeder pick my last two based on the...

    I let the breeder pick my last two based on the criteria that I wanted as much drive as there was available in the litter, and that I would deal with whatever other personality issues existed.

    I...
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    Dogs and toddlers don't mix, period, end of...

    Dogs and toddlers don't mix, period, end of story! The risk is too great and the incident happens so fast that no amount of supervision can stop it. Kids at that age have less control of themselves...
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    I think my "reliable response to pressure" and...

    I think my "reliable response to pressure" and your "stable and predictable state" are more than likely the same thing Evan.
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    The author (or co-author) posts here fairly...

    The author (or co-author) posts here fairly frequently, if you have questions.
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    I'm not sure if you're saying they should be...

    I'm not sure if you're saying they should be "Reliable and predictable" before moving on Evan, but I would argue that they can't be proven reliable without moving to the next program step and seeing...
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    The reward here is play. The behavior being...

    The reward here is play. The behavior being rewarded is the dog's continued attention/engagement. The other behaviors he does are completely secondary. Notice... no distractions in the room.

    ...
  19. I've always found it hard to believe anyone would...

    I've always found it hard to believe anyone would cheat (or deliberately exploit a loophole) over a $5 ribbon anyhow, but then parents get in fights at little league games every day.
  20. I don't really think it would make any difference...

    I don't really think it would make any difference to overall participation if they did this. Even with "traditional amateur", re-defined as purely amateur trained and handled, you would still have...
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    HELLO! Just what I was thinking! That and...

    HELLO! Just what I was thinking!

    That and don't feed the trolls.
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    Here's an article...

    Here's an article on "fading" reinforcement that you might find useful.
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    I think sit is a straight forward enough behavior...

    I think sit is a straight forward enough behavior that denying the retrieve may help, but... a single repetition of anything isn't worth much in terms of training.
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    Don't let her "perfection" in training stop you...

    Don't let her "perfection" in training stop you from constantly reinforcing your commands. If you train all week with no reinforcement then all you're doing is playing. Your set ups or your standards...
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    I have kept the new pup isolated from the other...

    I have kept the new pup isolated from the other dogs for the last month or so. When I say isolated, I mean he lives upstairs, they live downstairs, he poos out front they poo out back... Completely...
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