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  1. Thanks to all for the interesting and well...

    Thanks to all for the interesting and well thought out answers!
  2. Thank you, Ed! It has been and is a long,...

    Thank you, Ed! It has been and is a long, interesting journey!
  3. John: That was a response to Bon's post.

    John:
    That was a response to Bon's post.
  4. Remember in this scenario, this dog really CAN do...

    Remember in this scenario, this dog really CAN do it and Does do it, making the set up look easy. Do you reward the dog or not and why?

    Taking it further, this dog has done this in every series...
  5. Judges view of Primary Selection as a strategy

    As many others in the past, I have been thinking and training a lot on Primary Selection. Recently, there was a short but good discussion of this in a Facebook group where a couple of trialers...
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    By happenstance, I got an email notification that...

    By happenstance, I got an email notification that Bill Hillman has posted 5 new free videos on collar conditioning and positive reinforcement. Here is the link to the first one
    ...
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    That is interesting. And of course, Ranger pup...

    That is interesting. And of course, Ranger pup Wyatt getting 2nd in the open.
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    I have a 2.5 yr old who I took out of testing for...

    I have a 2.5 yr old who I took out of testing for the last few months due to breaking/creeping. I've been having great success with Sharon Potter's (spelling) method. It also works great for head...
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    A good idea to set up a big obvious, live bird...

    A good idea to set up a big obvious, live bird station with lots of guys in white coats and guns and live birds as your shorter mark and work on training dog to look past that station to the long,...
  10. Yeah, just think of the persecution that the...

    Yeah, just think of the persecution that the harmonica trainers go through!! :)
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    My experience: I have an American bred field...

    My experience: I have an American bred field trial line Golden female from really top lines and I have a male Golden imported from England of top field lines there. They are both hot tamales. They...
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    Wow! That's amazing! Good for you. I would love...

    Wow! That's amazing! Good for you. I would love to see a video of her run. Do you have one?
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    Ha Ha Ha!!

    Ha Ha Ha!!
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    Beautiful Boy, Kim! What a moving post and a...

    Beautiful Boy, Kim! What a moving post and a great description of your journey with two particular dogs. Best of luck to you!
  15. You should check out this book: The Complete...

    You should check out this book: The Complete Golden Retriever by Gertrude Fischer
    http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Golden-Retriever-Gertrude-Fischer/dp/0876051603

    It has a lot of wonderful photos...
  16. Good to hear your experiences with white markings...

    Good to hear your experiences with white markings - especially Anney.

    And good advice Sue.

    And Barb, I keep forgetting to say how much I liked your GR News article about Tito and the Spaniel...
  17. Barb's comments and others really helped me...

    Barb's comments and others really helped me realize what was really concerning me and ultimately how to rationalize those concerns.

    It's often said that show breeders breed to an extreme for...
  18. Thanks so much for the input! I had the exact...

    Thanks so much for the input!

    I had the exact same thought about the Goldens who are entirely white...
  19. Interesting, Chuck! Bet that would be an eye...

    Interesting, Chuck! Bet that would be an eye opener to the FB group.

    And I completely agree with Swampcollie's post and others. There's no "perfect" dog and I doubt 10 people could agree on what...
  20. Breeding Field Goldens vs The GRCA Standard

    This is inspired by a thread on a FB page frequented by show ring folks.

    The topic was white on the feet or head or chest. Apparently this trait happens in show lines as well as field lines - but...
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    I use three different recipes to make my biscuits...

    I use three different recipes to make my biscuits and they're wonderful. Just sayin'
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
  23. Some guns aren't easy/obvious for the dog to see....

    Some guns aren't easy/obvious for the dog to see. Imagine coming to the line 15 feet from the bank of a wide channel. There are two very obvious gun stations on land on your side of the bank. But...
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    Hillside, So glad you have a great pup and you...

    Hillside,

    So glad you have a great pup and you are excited to progress with her! I'm not an expert by any means, especially on force fetching or force training. But I do know using force fetch or...
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    Keep in mind that you are asking your puppy for a...

    Keep in mind that you are asking your puppy for a chain of multiple behaviors. Right now even Mike Lardy wouldn't expect a 6 month old puppy to return with a bird, come into heel, then sit and then...
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