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  1. I asked about some training info from across the...

    I asked about some training info from across the pond a few months back and you suggested Gundogs: Their Learning Chain. Thanks so much for responding to that post. I got the book and it's really...
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    I just put my dogs (7 yr. old & 8 month old pups)...

    I just put my dogs (7 yr. old & 8 month old pups) on Dr. Tim's plus a little can food. They eat less, have great small solid stools, no more greasy ears and are muscling up very nicely. Never tried...
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    The vet did the last litter and half grew back so...

    The vet did the last litter and half grew back so I left the dew claws on for my recent litter. I kept 2 and will be keeping their dew claws short. I liked the way these pups move, turn on a dime and...
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    For our friend on Korea. Thank you for your...

    For our friend on Korea. Thank you for your service!
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    Outstanding!

    Outstanding!
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    email sent.

    email sent.
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    Outstanding!

    Outstanding!
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    But the dam did all the damn work so she gets...

    But the dam did all the damn work so she gets listed first! LOL!
  9. Thread: puppy swimming

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    It's worked for 2 St Poodles and 1 Italian...

    It's worked for 2 St Poodles and 1 Italian Spinoni. All were 9 months old at the time. It took about a month swimming 3-4x a week. I figure a Lab with good drive could handle more reps and get it...
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    Get those slip on the arms inflatable kiddie...

    Get those slip on the arms inflatable kiddie water wings (dollar store) and tie them around the dog's waist. The dog will be forced to level out and swim correctly. Then slowly start letting some air...
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    Doggles. :) I swear no one will laugh. 25570

    Doggles. :) I swear no one will laugh. 25570
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    Awesome! That's one happy pup.

    Awesome! That's one happy pup.
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    [QUOTE=ErinsEdge;1359851]Perhaps you should stick...

    [QUOTE=ErinsEdge;1359851]Perhaps you should stick to a repetition type of competition where you don't have to think, because field work has hundreds of scenarios that you have to think through, and...
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    First off, thanks for posting in this thread. I'm...

    First off, thanks for posting in this thread. I'm glad you brought this up as I always see folks assuming that someone is afraid to use a e-collar because they think it's cruel, mean etc. Nobody ever...
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    Thanks for the links. It seems like he's using...

    Thanks for the links. It seems like he's using many of the tools we used train French RingSport dogs many years ago. A french trainer once told me that they never use FF. Their dogs work for the bite...
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    Sorry, my bad!!! Thanks for the clarification.

    Sorry, my bad!!! Thanks for the clarification.
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    Thanks for all the replies. It's amazing how many...

    Thanks for all the replies. It's amazing how many people can read something and see things so differently. I probably didn't explain my thoughts correctly but Daren's explanation was exactly what I...
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    Training to the point of habit formation?

    I have not personally seen any e-collar programs so I'm just going on responses that I've read on RTF the past few years from various trainer's to people's problems. It seems that your e-collar...
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    I just went through this with my 5.5 month old...

    I just went through this with my 5.5 month old pup. Try 2 bumpers/paint rollers 180 degree apart doubles at a very short distance. He'll bring it back because he knows the is second retrieve waiting...
  20. I'd take her up on that in a heartbeat. Way...

    I'd take her up on that in a heartbeat. Way better than Internet dog training!!
  21. I only FF if needed so hold conditioning is a...

    I only FF if needed so hold conditioning is a vital for my dogs. I've never used a gloved hand so I can't speak to that. I teach a quiet mouth by placing a paint roller in the mouth and command hold....
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    Very cool! Congrats!

    Very cool! Congrats!
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    Anamet Endure from Lion Country.

    Anamet Endure from Lion Country.
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    I had the bark collar worked okay for a few...

    I had the bark collar worked okay for a few months then it started going off when the dog wasn't barking. I had the e-collar and it stopped working after a year and several battery changes. Haven't...
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    Great Job! I wish we had some country pigeons to...

    Great Job! I wish we had some country pigeons to shoot.
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