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  1. Thread: obedience

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    24132 This is my typical client who takes an...

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    This is my typical client who takes an obedience class with a puppy -

    Initially there is a very high rate of reinforcement - and then they graduate from class, get bored etc...

    As...
  2. Thread: obedience

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    Your dog's compliance with your commands is...

    Your dog's compliance with your commands is correlated in an almost linear fashion to the type and frequency of reinforcement he gets.

    Try this - start your obedience exercise using reinforcement...
  3. Well it stands to reason that in their mind...

    Well it stands to reason that in their mind (correct or incorrect) there's no conclusive evidence they aren't purebred dogs, that they would treat the ad request like any other.

    If they thought...
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    I have over 100 Educator 300TS...

    I have over 100 Educator 300TS units in service at the moment - no problems with any of them. More than enough features - expandable, waterproof - half mile range. You can get the transmitter in...
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    Oh no :( sorry to hear Tim :(

    Oh no :( sorry to hear Tim :(
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    You can use Hillman's method and send dog to...

    You can use Hillman's method and send
    dog to half a crate from some distance away - then throw the mark - have pup give you the bumper at the gunner's station and then return to the crate. I do...
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    I didn't get it from him but it's classical Bill...

    I didn't get it from him but it's classical Bill Hillman - excitement as a reward which is a short tease followed by a little chase ;)
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    Yeppers - they get programmed to run and hunt a a...

    Yeppers - they get programmed to run and hunt a a certain distance if you don't constantly change it up.
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^ this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    ^^^^^^^^^^^ this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    I would rather have a short reward based...

    I would rather have a short reward based obedience session (meaning they get a short retrieve for correct responses) in which the dog has to THINK. I find this preferable to a mindless exercise...
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    I read it, thanks for posting. No new news there...

    I read it, thanks for posting. No new news there for me Glen. I deal with fear and aggression cases every day, and you had better watch the eyes closely or you might get shredded. Avoiding eye...
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    That's fine, let's agree to drop the snarky...

    That's fine, let's agree to drop the snarky comments in the future and be done with it.
  13. Here's the real problem folks... The consumer for...

    Here's the real problem folks... The consumer for these dogs could give a shit how the gene got there or whether or not the lines are pure. They want the novelty of having something different. You...
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    You won't run me off that easily Nancy. I deal...

    You won't run me off that easily Nancy. I deal with "experts" quite frequently. I'm just sick of arguing with you in particular.
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    I have some 100% PVC stuff much like Trex. Been...

    I have some 100% PVC stuff much like Trex. Been about 3 years and no issues with it at all. Mine sometimes chew the dog house but no issues with trying to dog or anything like that.
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    I spend all day every day observing dogs and...

    I spend all day every day observing dogs and owners interacting with one another in basic obedience exercises (which this is) Nancy. I put hands on more in a week than most do in a lifetime and if...
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    Thanks Randy

    Thanks Randy
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    Randy, what's your preference for straightening...

    Randy, what's your preference for straightening the spine when backing up? I remember you using a broken heeling stick once with my Abby but but how would you fix this one?
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    Alan, Ask your vet. Mine says 8-9 months old....

    Alan, Ask your vet. Mine says 8-9 months old. Once exponential growth is complete you can go to adult and switch to one meal per day. She has 20+ years experience. That's her opinion - not mine.
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    Keep this in mind when judging his attention span...

    Keep this in mind when judging his attention span ;)
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    So did you train it at all since you think it can...

    So did you train it at all since you think it can read your mind?

    Nancy - you do more positive things out of sheer habit, probably without thinking much about it, than most people will ever...
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    I'm saying it's a learned behavior, 100% and will...

    I'm saying it's a learned behavior, 100% and will be as good as you make it (through deliberate work). Needing to develop it is certainly normal for a puppy, yes. This is a key behavior all dogs need...
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    Eye contact is a specific behavior that you...

    Eye contact is a specific behavior that you either purposely or inadvertently reinforce (like all training).

    If you sit around with his food bowl in your hand and give him some every time he makes...
  24. Every one I have seen has been a mess temperament...

    Every one I have seen has been a mess temperament wise much less able to do the work. I get that part. Sorry if I misread your original post.
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    Once adult teeth are in and you can put a prong...

    Once adult teeth are in and you can put a prong collar on, work on heel and sit without the dog showing any nervousness or fear.
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