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    You are essentially correct in your order. First,...

    You are essentially correct in your order. First, Heel & Sit are formalized together in one exercise - sticking to sit. E-collar conditioning to sit will occur on the Basic Handling video. Obedience,...
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    What have your goals been on not only this dog,...

    What have your goals been on not only this dog, but those previous? A reliable hold & hand delivery? A reliable and predictable fetch on command - even when the dog is very distracted? If you don't...
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    Ryan, Here is contact information for a guy...

    Ryan,

    Here is contact information for a guy who makes inserts for the cylinder of your .32 that you lock tight into place. They accommodate 209 primers. I haven't used his, but I have used others,...
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    The straight reply is "No". Good training...

    The straight reply is "No". Good training principles are the same across the board. But knowing what so many of us now knows about the efficiency and effectiveness of the e-collar in most modern...
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    That depends on where you've gotten in training....

    That depends on where you've gotten in training. Are you in Basics, or beyond?

    Evan
  6. What tools do you have to work with - meaning...

    What tools do you have to work with - meaning what training have you done with him? Was he given formal Basics? Lots of recommendations can be made, but they may not be practical depending on your...
  7. Thread: Spitting out bird

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    x2. You'll get what you'll settle for. Evan

    x2. You'll get what you'll settle for.

    Evan
  8. Thread: Sit on Whistle

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    Not unless or until you have trained him to...

    Not unless or until you have trained him to perform the skill, and then not until you have e-collar conditioned him. Same question; are you following any particular program? Different trainers do...
  9. Thread: GSlot bird drill?

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    Dogs have a natural tendency to flare slots. I...

    Dogs have a natural tendency to flare slots. I believe they sense a type of pressure there. The tendency is almost universal. One of the 'go straight' skills then is to train the dog to go straight -...
  10. Thread: FTP-Two Problems

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    Brandon, Yes for the next session or two I...

    Brandon,

    Yes for the next session or two I like the 20-25 yard distance. The thing is that you're trying to debug, and to finesse your fundamentals. All of that is done more easily at shorter...
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    4 or 5 would be better for now.Okay, shopping is...

    4 or 5 would be better for now.Okay, shopping is one aspect. But how did he finish? You had a rope to control running past you. Did he do it then. If he'll do those things at short distances, he's...
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    No, but then each dog is individual. But that...

    No, but then each dog is individual. But that kind of bugging is not a good thing. If he's reliable at 6-7 sends, send him 4 or 5 times and stop for the next few sessions. Right now you're...
  13. Thread: Starting Mini-T

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    Mackie, If you're following the course...

    Mackie,

    If you're following the course material start ONLY with Back casts, and don't get in a hurry about two-hands Back (rotating in both directions). There are no piles in Mini-T. Just one...
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    Thanks for your kind thoughts. To be clear,...

    Thanks for your kind thoughts. To be clear, Ricky's owners, Tracey and Jim are great people who loved Ricky and gave him their best. I'm honored to know them. Thanks to all who have been so kind.
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    Thanks all. I have the comfort of knowing he had...

    Thanks all. I have the comfort of knowing he had the best care possible. Tracey and her husband are both very fine vets.

    Evan
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    Ricky's last retrieve

    Few of you would know "Ricky", even if you had seen him on a Smartwork video. He was a big, hard charging Dual-type. All heart. As stylish as he was handsome. And we will miss him.
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    Yes, getting ahead ... Going too fast is a common...

    Yes, getting ahead ... Going too fast is a common error.

    Evan
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    Do you have the Smartwork Puppy Program, or do...

    Do you have the Smartwork Puppy Program, or do your materials start at formal Basics? What signs are you seeing in your pup that make you doubt maturity? What things are you wanting to do with this 4...
  19. Yes. Smart little dog. How long have you been...

    Yes. Smart little dog. How long have you been forcing?It is an expect-able outcome. But only in the early part of the process. It's a good read that she is understanding the relief of pressure...
  20. West Central Ohio HRC Evan Graham seminar April 25 & 26 2014

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    Evan Graham Seminar
    April 25 & 26, 2014
    Transition / Intermediate Training
    Wilmington Ohio

    Cost is $150 which includes both days training....
  21. Thread: Congress

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    All of us need to stop worrying about other...

    All of us need to stop worrying about other people, and do the right thing. We have the power to fix this nation. But no one has the guts to do something big, even though it is our right. Share this...
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    PM me for a url to retriever training videos. ...

    PM me for a url to retriever training videos.

    Evan
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    Congress

    No matter what party...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/1780792_10202352242461750_327902546_n.jpg

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    Marks each session, and preferably first. As to a...

    Marks each session, and preferably first. As to a ratio, I don't have one because how often I run a drill depends on the dog's attitude and learning curve. Generally, I like the above.

    Now and...
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    You're a TRT guy, right Wayne. Your rope use...

    You're a TRT guy, right Wayne. Your rope use looks that way, and even though you weren't polished at keeping the rope clear yet I thought you used the tool wisely. On TRT 2nd edition Mike uses it the...
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