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  1. Yes I do! No doubt in my mind! I do AKC hunt...

    Yes I do! No doubt in my mind!

    I do AKC hunt tests, so I have specific performance objectives for Master Hunter work. I don't want to barely get by, either. I want my dogs to do consistent, solid...
  2. Why not stay with Hillmann? I'm a Hillmann...

    Why not stay with Hillmann?

    I'm a Hillmann trainer and train at least 90% of my time alone. Hillmann himself likes to train alone and his methodology reflects this one-on-one preference for...
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    Where can I find more info about the Lex Luthor...

    Where can I find more info about the Lex Luthor training program?
    Jim
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    If you are having success with Hillmann's puppy...

    If you are having success with Hillmann's puppy process, then I see no reason why you will not have easy success with Bill's version of force fetch, the Fetch Command. This is a separate DVD. I...
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    I'm sure you're already aware that with the...

    I'm sure you're already aware that with the Hillmann program you only need the momentary function. You're more than a few days from collar intro, but I wouldn't say it's a long ways off.

    If you...
  6. Eric, In the two examples you have given for...

    Eric,

    In the two examples you have given for Senior or Master stakes, you are calling it a "non-score", but in fact the math in your examples reveals that you are scoring the mark in question (of...
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    Laneb, I think there's some useful information...

    Laneb,

    I think there's some useful information and methodology in Day 11, Day 12 and Day 13 of Hillmann's Puppy DVD that is directly on point with your issue of balancing what you want with what...
  8. Eric, Thanks for your reply. I'm not a judge....

    Eric,

    Thanks for your reply. I'm not a judge. I respect the knowledge and experience of judges like you. I'm a handler who knows that I will benefit from a more thorough understanding of the rules...
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    I consider Michael Ellis to be a smart dog...

    I consider Michael Ellis to be a smart dog trainer. His specialty may not be with retrievers, but I always find him to be informative and thought provoking ... and often useful in problem solving....
  10. Eric and others who share this interpretation ......

    Eric and others who share this interpretation ... how do you reconcile the following with your position?



    With the last sentence in mind, let's say that two dogs had identical marks in 3 of the...
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    This is so sad. I am glad that he made it passed...

    This is so sad. I am glad that he made it passed his 70 birthday for John and for us. I hope that he did not suffer too much.
    Now we will be thinking "What Would Fallon Say", and honestly not be...
  12. Sending prayers and good wishes your way for you...

    Sending prayers and good wishes your way for you and your Granddaughter and family.
    Colleen and Jim
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    Strongly agree! I can't speak to the approach...

    Strongly agree!

    I can't speak to the approach of other programs, but I believe that Hillmann's philosophy and method really does facilitate rapid development of this non-verbal communication...
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    I am coming up on about three years since I first...

    I am coming up on about three years since I first heard of Bill Hillmann and his "methods". I have been fully committed to an intense study and practice of Hillmann since that time. The rate at which...
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    Excellent focus from your pup! I'm not sure why...

    Excellent focus from your pup! I'm not sure why you are creating so much movement between reps for the pup's ability at this stage. I assume the movement is to "re-set" the exercise between reps. If...
  16. Thread: S. Tx

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    Congrats Kine and Rowdy and the entire team! Very...

    Congrats Kine and Rowdy and the entire team! Very exciting.
    Colleen
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    Good news! Keep having fun. Colleen

    Good news!
    Keep having fun.
    Colleen
  18. What was the method/approach used to address this...

    What was the method/approach used to address this problem with the male?
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    Depends on the model. I have 2000 ncp and 3500. I...

    Depends on the model. I have 2000 ncp and 3500. I much prefer the 2000 ncp. Each dog is different. My four dogs range from 10 to 15 on the 2000 ncp. I can't feel 10 on my fingers, but for one of my...
  20. Thread: Teaching Hold

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    We've seen this before where someone asks a...

    We've seen this before where someone asks a question in the context of following the Hillmann program ... and gets answers from experienced, successful and knowledgeable people who, however, are NOT...
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    Another perspective

    I learned how to make drills fun, exciting and interesting -- both for my dogs and for me.

    My reality is that more than 90% of my training time is on athletic fields in a park. Solo ... no birds...
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    Good advice from Fowl Dawgs wrt the "here"...

    Good advice from Fowl Dawgs wrt the "here" command.

    Remember, up until the point Hillmann begins teaching Nick Jr the "here" command on Day 11, the "sit" command has been strengthened and...
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    It may be helpful to read Dennis Voigt's thoughts...

    It may be helpful to read Dennis Voigt's thoughts on Hillmann's DVDs:


    http://hawkeyemedia.net/whatPeopleSay.html

    The only program that I have studied and practiced is Hillmann. I found his...
  24. First 24 hours after opening ... entry restricted...

    First 24 hours after opening ... entry restricted to untitled dogs (not yet MH).

    Next 24 hours ... entry restricted to dogs not yet qualified for MN.

    Unrestricted after that.

    This would give...
  25. Thread: Kennel pans

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    I bought several replacement pans for my Midwest...

    I bought several replacement pans for my Midwest crates here:

    http://www.forhappydogs.com/c-30-dog-crate-replacement-floor-tray-pans.aspx

    The replacements are a different type of plastic than...
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