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    Could be a clue ... Jim

    Could be a clue ...

    Jim
  2. I think you may have some misunderstanding about...

    I think you may have some misunderstanding about Hillmann's method as it relates to the balance between fun, excitement, "The Game", and teaching your pup that there are rules for fun. The fun is not...
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    You guys got me to try to figure it out too. I...

    You guys got me to try to figure it out too. I did not come up with anything. Ingredients slightly different, but not saying better. Kcals per cup slightly more, but not that significant either....
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    My opinion is that the OP did not follow the...

    My opinion is that the OP did not follow the Hillmann process leading up to pile intro. The dog was very clear about telling the OP several skills he does not know yet (anyone care to list them?)....
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    I would say it's not the same for Hillmann, based...

    I would say it's not the same for Hillmann, based upon my interpretation of the brief description given by the OP.

    The OP admitted to making a mistake and did not place accountability with the...
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    I am interested in Hillmann discussions and would...

    I am interested in Hillmann discussions and would like to try to help you. Are you interested in my help?

    Jim
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    I'm willing to pay a premium price for the...

    I'm willing to pay a premium price for the highest quality bumper. The quality I'm most interested in is the softness of the plastic. Durability is of secondary importance. DT bumpers used to fit the...
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    I really don't understand how "mountain out of...

    I really don't understand how "mountain out of molehill" applies here? It is very simple to teach a dog to sit motionless while the collar is put on if that's the standard set from the beginning. Not...
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    Daren, I suspect that paragraph is in there so...

    Daren, I suspect that paragraph is in there so that Judges, participants and the FTC don't have to deal with the hassle of facing this rule when the trial opens for entries:

    Chapter 14, Section 2
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    Fascinating topic, Jim. Thanks for sharing your...

    Fascinating topic, Jim. Thanks for sharing your observations. I don't recall much RTF discussion of this very important aspect of teamwork and peak performance.

    Jim
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    You haven't said what solution Dogtra has offered...

    You haven't said what solution Dogtra has offered when you contacted customer service.

    How many dogs are you working at a time?

    Did you buy from a Dogtra dealer? If my customer came to me in...
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    Murph, you are very welcome! I had fun and I...

    Murph, you are very welcome! I had fun and I appreciate your enthusiastic, receptive attitude. Kodi is a nice dog; a good fit for you, and you for him.

    Jim
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    For number of sessions per week as well as for...

    For number of sessions per week as well as for length of each session, you need to be tuned in to the dog's attitude, energy, enthusiasm, focus, engagement, etc. Training too frequent or too long in...
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    Hillmann's 4 Stages of a command:...

    Hillmann's 4 Stages of a command: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k7zem-kS-o


    Teach
    Reward with praise (and "The Game")
    Reinforce with e-collar
    Practice
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    I used to look at price ... until a dog cracked a...

    I used to look at price ... until a dog cracked a tooth on a cold, hard bumper. Add up the soft and hard dollars for dental health and now I would gladly pay waaaaaaaaay more for the best quality...
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    Looks like DT Systems Soft Mouth come in all...

    Looks like DT Systems Soft Mouth come in all black.

    https://dtsystems.com/products/dummies/soft-mouth-trainers.html

    I haven't bought any DT bumpers since it was rumored here on RTF that DT had...
  17. Mudder, are you near Bong? If interested, I could...

    Mudder, are you near Bong? If interested, I could meet you there (or near there) for some hands on help.

    Jim
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    Totally on the enlightened side of not removing...

    Totally on the enlightened side of not removing dew claws.
    Google the article by Dr. ZINK and come to your own conclusions.
    Several hunters buying our recent litter of Goldens and were happy we...
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    So sorry I hope that I will know when it is time...

    So sorry
    I hope that I will know when it is time the next time.
    Colleen
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    Labradorks is right, reward when he comes to you,...

    Labradorks is right, reward when he comes to you, that is the part of behavior you are reinforcing.

    If you can not supervise 100 % he is in his crate or tie his 6 foot leash or check cord to your...
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    That's a fine looking pup ... who is he by, out...

    That's a fine looking pup ... who is he by, out of, and into?

    Jim
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    BHC, I'm not going to comment on what is...

    BHC,

    I'm not going to comment on what is covered and what is not covered on the various Hillmann DVDs other than to say that you are overlooking the underlying philosophy and principles in your...
  23. Gooser, The difficulty with the scenarios that...

    Gooser,

    The difficulty with the scenarios that you pose (sometimes including a question), is that the scenario can't (should not) happen when properly training under Hillmann's philosophy/methods....
  24. I might, but this is not automatic. In most...

    I might, but this is not automatic. In most cases, I have to consider the reason that the cast is not being taken ... and there are many possibilities.

    Is it clear to the dog what is wanted? What...
  25. Gooser, I believe you started Flinch on...

    Gooser,

    I believe you started Flinch on Hillmann and then followed another path in accordance with the hands on guidance available to you. Great! Not trying to talk you out of something that has...
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