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    I'll watch it again to be sure but I've taken...

    I'll watch it again to be sure but I've taken notes as I watched and don't have anything written down after watching several times. Essentially he is just reloading the pile but most times the dog...
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    Well in my program Stawski occasionally flips one...

    Well in my program Stawski occasionally flips one over the dogs head and gives a "here" command so perhaps that answers my question, but I didn't know if it was intentionally introducing diversions...
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    Quick Force To Pile Question

    Okay guys, my pup and I are currently in the preliminary stages of FTP and I had a quick question that relates to a more advanced concept. We have completed single bumper walking fetch, 3 bumper...
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    I'm not 100% familiar with the way entering an...

    I'm not 100% familiar with the way entering an event works since I've never done it (this will be my first season), but it seems to me a logical solution would be to do registration in tiers and...
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    I'm not going to come right out and say you need...

    I'm not going to come right out and say you need a new trainer based solely off the information provided here, but I would certainly have some questions to ask before sending my dog back there. I...
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    Just being a puppy. Everything is new and...

    Just being a puppy. Everything is new and interesting to him. Use it every opportunity you can and he will eventually get used to it.
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    I use constant pressure when moving to collar...

    I use constant pressure when moving to collar fetch, and use the Medium 1 or High 1 setting on my Dogtra Edge RT. Like you, my dog was nervous when we first made the transition but stay with it and...
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    Informative stuff, KwikLabs. Thanks. I am not...

    Informative stuff, KwikLabs. Thanks.

    I am not following Hillman's program but I have inserted parts of his youtube channel into what I do. For example my pup and I play "the game." He gets the fun...
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    My program recommends that you don't let your dog...

    My program recommends that you don't let your dog watch more than an hour of television a day. It hurts their marking ability. :cool:
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    I think most desire a snappy response, and I also...

    I think most desire a snappy response, and I also think as a dog becomes more confident in themselves that their response becomes quicker. When my pup was unsure of things and nervous his fetch was a...
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    You won't find them to be very popular on most...

    You won't find them to be very popular on most dog training sites.
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    I appreciate the kind words from everyone. Good...

    I appreciate the kind words from everyone. Good luck to you all on your journey as well.

    For those of you with pups at similar ages as mine, I encourage you to follow along our progress thread...
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    I agree with the others that lots of retrieves...

    I agree with the others that lots of retrieves with white bumpers that land in easy to see areas might be just what the doctor ordered. I would take a break from the birds for a while. It's true that...
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    Haha I know the feeling when it comes to the...

    Haha I know the feeling when it comes to the wife. I keep hearing "your dog chewed up the electrical cord again" or "have you seen my shoe?"

    I just say "No, but he pinned a 60 yard mark in...
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    Attention to Detail Amazes Me *Long Read*

    Non dog trainers just don't understand the amount of work that goes into teaching a dog to do what appears to be relatively simple things. A couple short years ago I was uneducated about training a...
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    Here is the opinion of a first time trainer who...

    Here is the opinion of a first time trainer who has never ran a HT in his life, but plans to this year. Most of you seem to have either ran or judged these tests in the past, so I thought maybe there...
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    The dog knows the difference between training and...

    The dog knows the difference between training and not. If anything using the glove probably makes them want to nip at hands less because they don't particularly enjoy holding your gloved hand. You...
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    My progression as outlined in the program I use...

    My progression as outlined in the program I use (Fowl Dawgs) is as follows.

    - Teach hold with glove hand.
    - Teach hold with training buck or bumper. Doesn't matter really. I used training buck to...
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    Very blessed. Here we kill alot more mallards...

    Very blessed. Here we kill alot more mallards than anything else and with a 4 mallard limit even on the best of years we wouldn't reach that average. Everyone hunting could reach their limit in the...
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    Definitely would be considered a down year in...

    Definitely would be considered a down year in western KY along the Mississippi flyway, for some of the reasons you listed. Early season was very warm, and then when the cold finally came it brought...
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    Training In Snow?

    As I'm sure many of you are as well, we here in KY have been buried in several inches of snow this week. I was just looking for some tips or ideas of ways to continue training when there is a fair...
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    My pup was born this past June and will hunt this...

    My pup was born this past June and will hunt this upcoming September, so roughly 15 months old. Would have hunted earlier but that's just the way his birthday worked out. 10 months would probably be...
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    7 Month Update Well my little buddy is 7...

    7 Month Update

    Well my little buddy is 7 months old today so I thought I'd provide an update for anyone following along here. At our last update we were working on instilling a good hold and...
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    It was my understanding that a prong collar is...

    It was my understanding that a prong collar is better suited for young pups than a choke collar. It takes less pressure to achieve the desired result and is less traumatic on the young pup's neck.
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    I can assure you that pictures of gun dogs with...

    I can assure you that pictures of gun dogs with the quality that yours seem to possess will not be ignored. There was a thread about how to take high quality dog pictures that went 28 pages on this...
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