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    Thank you all. I will tighten up obedience and...

    Thank you all. I will tighten up obedience and come back to FF with a more solid foundation. I reviewed the Farmer/Aycock Basics DVD yesterday and realized that, while my dog normally comes fairly...
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    Glen, I meant to say that my dog does not lie...

    Glen,
    I meant to say that my dog does not lie down or otherwise shut down or disobey before going for the bumper, but once he has the bumper in his mouth he tries to avoid the delivery by turning...
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    That is exactly the reason why I have almost...

    That is exactly the reason why I have almost stopped throwing marks (in hindsight the funbumper today was a mistake). In a more controlled situation like the "sight blinds" I do (taking the dog with...
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    Sorry for the lack of information. No collar work...

    Sorry for the lack of information. No collar work up to now, "Amish" training with emphasis on basic obedience, some marks(which I have more or less stopped), some "sight blinds" at 60-80 yards which...
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    Another FF question

    I would appreciate your advice regarding an issue I am currently battling with. My dog is now 6 month old, good FT pedigree, smart, fast and passionate in the field, physically quite hard (can take...
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    Coming back to the original question, it would be...

    Coming back to the original question, it would be interesting to learn about specific traits which are attributed to the sires mentioned here which may be important for a puppy buyer, such as...
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    To those feeding TOTW WEtlands to a puppy, don't...

    To those feeding TOTW WEtlands to a puppy, don't you think that the Calcium and Phosphorus content is fairly high for a puppy food?
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    U nderstand this reasoning, but on the other hand...

    U nderstand this reasoning, but on the other hand it sure helps if the dog already has a thorough basis at least on the "Sit" command when starting formalizing the "Hold" and "Fetch" command.
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    I looked a bit into both of the Lardy and...

    I looked a bit into both of the Lardy and Smartworks programs but find it hard to pinpoint any major conceptual differences. Sure, some things are a bit different, and Smartworks has some setups that...
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    A lot of this stuff seems to be already in the...

    A lot of this stuff seems to be already in the better dog food. For example, Orijen Puppy Large breed shows 2,6% Omega 6 and 1,0% Omega 3, 1500mg Glucosamin/Kg and 1200 mg/KG Chondroitin.
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    Thanks for all the tips so far. We have had this...

    Thanks for all the tips so far. We have had this pup since 3 weeks. My wife works at home so the pup is rarely alone for more than an hour, and he also has several toys in his pen to play with. He...
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    Vocalizing puppy - ignore or try to correct?

    I would appreciate some advice on a potential problem with my well bred 11 weeks old FT puppy. We keep him in a fairly spacious fenced area + sleeping crate in our living room and recently have...
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    I am also impressed by Bill's methods. The one...

    I am also impressed by Bill's methods. The one faint concern I have is that the pup is steadied early, but still is the center of attention and learns that it will always get the retrieve if it is...
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    Thank you for the quick reply!

    Thank you for the quick reply!
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    I think that there is also a website whereBill...

    I think that there is also a website whereBill comments on videos sent in by people training their pups following his methods, but I can not find it again. Could someone please advise me where it can...
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    BonMallari, re your points 2 and 3, do you think...

    BonMallari,
    re your points 2 and 3, do you think running multiple sight or pattern blinds to the same spot or T/double T work is only recommendable when using the collar?

    Christian
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    One of my dogs sometimes whined in a very low-key...

    One of my dogs sometimes whined in a very low-key manner upon lauching on a blind. Correction (calling back, giving command quiet, grabbing nozzle) had little effect and I think the dog was not aware...
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    The dogs learn to follow not only the blood, but...

    The dogs learn to follow not only the blood, but also the imprint of the claws and the scent given of by the claws. Trackers here sometimes use special shoes for training on which the claws of a dead...
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    Just some additional thoughts: Once the dog...

    Just some additional thoughts:
    Once the dog knows what this game is about you will need to get a long tracking leash. Most people hereabouts use special tracking leashes which are approx. 10 mtrs...
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    Those of you who feed a LBP food, when do you...

    Those of you who feed a LBP food, when do you then switch over to adult food?
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    This is quite customary for retrievers in Germany...

    This is quite customary for retrievers in Germany and it does not affect the normal retrieving work. These are totally different scenarios and the dogs learn to differentiate what is required of...
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    Sounds very much like here in Europe.

    Sounds very much like here in Europe.
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    Thanks for the quick feedback. Sounds great. ...

    Thanks for the quick feedback. Sounds great.

    Chris
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    I read this thread of last March. As Sledge is...

    I read this thread of last March. As Sledge is one of the studs I am looking at, could you please let me know how your puppy is coming along?
    Thanks
    Chris
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