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    Temple Grandin - Animals in Translation Temple...

    Temple Grandin - Animals in Translation
    Temple Grandin - Making Animals happy
    Not retriever/dog books per se, but interesting nevertheless, to relate to how animals might 'see' things and what...
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    Exactly how I teach heel too. Get the pup to...

    Exactly how I teach heel too. Get the pup to enjoy being at heel off the lead, and know the position, and then once they can do it off lead, slip the lead on.... sorted!
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    Choke chain or prong collar for a 16 week old...

    Choke chain or prong collar for a 16 week old pup??!!! Really?? :(
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    So, much simpler in the UK. They'd both just be...

    So, much simpler in the UK. They'd both just be eliminated! LOL
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    Does look a little too thin (and I am a stickler...

    Does look a little too thin (and I am a stickler for keeping weight off pups while they are young, as it is far better for their joints).
    I would also still be feeding the pup 3-4 smaller feeds a...
  6. Exactly the same here, I have an outstanding...

    Exactly the same here, I have an outstanding bitch at the moment, who has been extremely consistent for me, but last season got 2 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd, and 1 x 4th in 2-day open stakes. Means nothing...
  7. Err, no, don't think I ever mentioned 'flat'? ...

    Err, no, don't think I ever mentioned 'flat'? I've seen the undulations. But you don't have the cover that we have involved, such as heather, sugar beet, maize, kale, rape etc, on a regular basis. ...
  8. LOL, I used to train my dogs at Sense Valley! ...

    LOL, I used to train my dogs at Sense Valley! But it's public park/access land, and a nature sanctuary and people would have a bit of a freak out if you were caught running dogs there. And...
  9. Oh dear, I really didn't want to get into all...

    Oh dear, I really didn't want to get into all this again, and I'm not sure why we are? So,
    YES - on the whole your marks are a lot longer than ours, and
    YES - you have one heck of a lot more water...
  10. But that's exactly what I mean, you can see the...

    But that's exactly what I mean, you can see the whole way to the marks and the areas of marks and blinds! It's all highly visible.
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    We throw for each other. There is no such thing...

    We throw for each other. There is no such thing as a 'bird boy' in UK!! We are all bird boys! So the dog just stands with us while we throw, or we park it off to one side so it is out of the way. ...
  12. Depends on the stage of the dog, but at Open...

    Depends on the stage of the dog, but at Open level, they can be up to around 250 metres max. And some much shorter than that. But, as I mentioned, unlike yours, where the terrain is largely bare...
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    Yes, that is pretty much akin to how our static...

    Yes, that is pretty much akin to how our static (Safari) Working Tests are set up, and there are dogs that become very test-wise likewise.

    But you COULD set up your above scenario (where the dog...
  14. Yes, there are differences in our end games and...

    Yes, there are differences in our end games and goals. But marking is marking! In our working tests, long marks very similar to your field trials are not uncommon (although not the water work you...
  15. Dogs see the movement of a mark. It doesn't...

    Dogs see the movement of a mark. It doesn't matter what colour it is, other than some colours/contrasts show up better on different backgrounds and are easier to mark. Yes, dogs are red/green...
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    Mark - I totally agree. We have all of the same,...

    Mark - I totally agree. We have all of the same, but it is just one more thing and like you say the dog knows when you will and won't correct it for inappropriate behaviour. We also get dogs that...
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    My 2p worth! When I first started in gundogs,...

    My 2p worth!

    When I first started in gundogs, I was living in Africa and the commands I picked up/learnt I now know were probably a 'mash' of some English and some USA. I used 'over' for both...
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    I don't want to get into a e-collar debate here,...

    I don't want to get into a e-collar debate here, or an 'us vs them', but is one of the key issues that you guys largely train with e-collars, but then the dogs don't or aren't allowed to wear them in...
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    No, we very rarely see jump related injuries, as...

    No, we very rarely see jump related injuries, as the dogs are trained to jump well. But we do get barbed wire rips. Barbed wire is a real curse on land like this, but it is prevalent, and quite...
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    LOL :) All in a day's work here!!

    LOL :) All in a day's work here!!
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    No. Why? Dog should be with its right shoulder...

    No. Why?
    Dog should be with its right shoulder at handlers left leg, and remain there (walking, standing or sitting). Eyes front.
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    How very true! Great foundations (basic...

    How very true! Great foundations (basic obedience) really are the bedrock of all gundog work. Without them the 'building' above will definitely crumble.

    I see a shed load of people here, with...
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    23144My 'little' girl is all British, and as you...

    23144My 'little' girl is all British, and as you can see has really stumpy legs!

    23145 And my young lad is a bit fat and lazy too... ;)
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    OMG!!! That's a wind up, right?? :shock:

    OMG!!! That's a wind up, right?? :shock:
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    22834 With a little focus/training, they all get...

    22834 With a little focus/training, they all get used to each other ;)
    My chickens are so cheeky they will try to steal the dogs food out of their bowls while they are eating now!!
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