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  1. Yes it will be the Mitchell tartan!

    Yes it will be the Mitchell tartan!
  2. [QUOTE=crackerd;1281492]Denis, Robert is a...

    [QUOTE=crackerd;1281492]Denis, Robert is a kindler or rekindler extraordinaire -. Hell, I might pay your airfare over and back if I could get a couple tonnes' shipment of haggis through Canada...
  3. A try at a McNab is not a ridiculous expense...

    A try at a McNab is not a ridiculous expense although you will no doubt spend 10X that on that trip.

    I think RTFers need to get a McNab exchange program going. Travel could be paid by Chris but...
  4. AY! Bringin' back memories all too rare! O! TO...

    AY! Bringin' back memories all too rare!

    O! TO RE-KINDLE!
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    Yeah! So it would seem until you realize...

    Yeah! So it would seem until you realize Performance Retrievers ain't Rockets or Robots!
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    Yes I would settle for either to be...

    Yes I would settle for either to be demonstrated-a little bit "chicken or egg first" debate. Basically, I am relying on qualified nutritionists, some of who I know and respect, formulating a kibble...
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    Well I expressly cited these two because they...

    Well I expressly cited these two because they were based on multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals. Look at the citations they used.

    So again the challenge is provide scientific evidence not...
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    The rational for feeding raw diets is primarily...

    The rational for feeding raw diets is primarily based on ideas about the evolution of dogs and the supposed benefits of un-processed over processed food.

    However, I cannot for the life of me find...
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    FYI "BLUE" was a great duck dog too!!

    FYI "BLUE" was a great duck dog too!!
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    OK I won't protect the innocent since it is no...

    OK I won't protect the innocent since it is no refection on the dog!

    "The duck makes it to the island but so does OBE! Bird in the bag! I smile. Surprisingly long quest and then I see Obe crashing...
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    I wish the title of this thread could be...

    I wish the title of this thread could be changed-and I don't mean the spelling of my name. This thread is about Scott and "Blue" and what they did.

    However, now that Scott has responded, I would...
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    Labber==The World is Waiting!!!

    Labber==The World is Waiting!!!
  13. Actually, that is not correct. You are under no...

    Actually, that is not correct. You are under no obligation to make an effort to send in the same order. Ed got it correct above when he stated "you are not free to select a different order".


    I...
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    So what would your answer be to your original...

    So what would your answer be to your original question today 4 years later?
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    Surely a Golden didn't do that on water marks,...

    Surely a Golden didn't do that on water marks, John!!! Just kidding as you know!

    Your comment caused me to reflect on field trial and hunt test dogs as a duck dog or gun dog. Your point is that...
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    Tony In dog training, we always have to...

    Tony

    In dog training, we always have to decide to either avoid a problem and teach or address a problem and not avoid it.

    Re shopping: If you had 10 all the same orange you might avoid the...
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    Jim and Darrin To add to Darrin's response, a...

    Jim and Darrin

    To add to Darrin's response, a few points:


    First: Distinguishing positive and negative is not nearly so simple to do as a search of research will show. The difference are not...
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    Shopping behavior is picking up one item and...

    Shopping behavior is picking up one item and dropping it to pick up another or blinking one to choose another.

    Real Life examples where it causes a problem:

    1. Dog returning from retrieve-sees...
  19. Some of the Frisbees seem to have a high...

    Some of the Frisbees seem to have a high Albedo-reflectance. Plus they are always moving which is a key. We used some bright yellow bumpers on the latest DVD just for the camera and the visibility...
  20. Cure for Chronic Spinning, Popping, Happy Feet

    Some retrievers develop serious problems such as spinning or chronic popping or extreme unsteadiness-Some just can't sit still at the line with you.

    Some problems are not easy to fix and some dogs...
  21. Thanks Dan You identified two of the big...

    Thanks Dan

    You identified two of the big challenges. When outside in the wind and when miked for quiet talk also, it was inevitable that a lot of sound scrubbing had to occur-so sometimes you get...
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    Those are good questions but I know of no...

    Those are good questions but I know of no mainstream young dog trainer who FFs a lot of dogs that uses this method or has even explored it except casually. However, if you go back 30 years Jim Dobbs...
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    Sharon and others! Do you think a dog that...

    Sharon and others!

    Do you think a dog that truly has zero desire to retrieve should be forced to retrieve and subjected to Force Fetch methods?Sharon and others!

    In Hillmann's latest starting...
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    Interesting-to read yet another FF discussion. ...

    Interesting-to read yet another FF discussion.

    When Hillmann did his Fetch DVD, I said, "don't expect a lot of mainstream trainers to change what they always have done!" This thread shows that....
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    Daren When doing ABCD or OCD, it is common to...

    Daren

    When doing ABCD or OCD, it is common to start with all guns standing (for head-swinging). Thereafter, only the thrower stands so it is typical to have a chair to sit in. I don't use stickmen...
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