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  1. Adrenaline is cool and can be very effective....

    Adrenaline is cool and can be very effective. Many years ago, when working on my thesis, the effects of adrenaline on memory proved interesting. Simplified to the essence (no pun intended),...
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    I received the same form letter in response to my...

    I received the same form letter in response to my criticism of a poorly thought out AKC "event". What were they thinking would happen? Wait....they weren't thinking. There seems to be a lot of that...
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    So let's just say that if the OP's choice of...

    So let's just say that if the OP's choice of topic wording had been more accurate than "AKC push to ban e-collars" this thread might have been entirely different.

    I watched the tape. It was smug,...
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    Physics and Dog Training

    Today the “Brown Truck” will deliver Pounce's Einstein Collar. She's almost four months old and will eventually begin wearing it. Given the recent charged atmosphere about e-collar training, I...
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    "I meant the rope on the bumper." Oh sorry...

    "I meant the rope on the bumper."

    Oh sorry about that, I missed what you meant. The rope was removed to eliminate grabbing it. A "tripping" issue never crossed my mind. Thanks for pointing that...
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    Walt, she never seemed to be bothered by the...

    Walt, she never seemed to be bothered by the shorter poly rope. I've seen photos like this one and wondered why she didn't get all tangled up.
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  7. Thread: Drop

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    "What can I do when there is a refusal for...

    "What can I do when there is a refusal for drop????"

    Here's is a link to a page where the drop expectation is "modified". Keep in mind how you receive a bumper or bird in training may be the most...
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    This thread and having some free time to write...

    This thread and having some free time to write resulted in a page dedicate to summarizing Pounce's first two months home. She arrived with seven weeks of sibling and "mom" experience plus the breeder...
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    First of all the "interface" of water to land is...

    First of all the "interface" of water to land is a barrier, The dog has to exit with a wet duck and there is the additional built in need to shake. Meanwhile the trainer is anxiously "telling" the...
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    I had to switch to my heavier 18' upland...

    I had to switch to my heavier 18' upland checkcord. Pounce is too fast and I'm not nearly nimble enough. The extra drag doesn't seem to make a difference and it does not tangle.
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    "Pin and Deliver" Photos

    A week ago, Pounce was 3 months old and "doing" her last, fun retrieve of the morning. The following is one of those "lucky" sequences captured in "photo burst mode". http://kwicklabs.com/shades.gif...
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    Searched AKC Website..... E-mail...

    Searched AKC Website.....

    E-mail is........communications@akc.org

    sent concerns mostly along the lines of if this was a "foot in mouth" issue.
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    How tall is the grass? and why are you "switching...

    How tall is the grass? and why are you "switching it up"'?
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    Mostly we train dogs to be steady "near...

    Mostly we train dogs to be steady "near Us"....sitting at heel. More often than not this is not always possible when hunting. The situational expectation is different. Therefore, many dogs have a...
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    Outstanding! http://kwicklabs.com/thumbsup.gif ...

    Outstanding! http://kwicklabs.com/thumbsup.gif

    When is the dove hunt? http://kwicklabs.com/biggrin.gif
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    "Training Daze"

    It was just another couple of great days for "Pounce". We cut willows and visited Teal Island. A trip to duck camp and not hunting was still a lot of fun. http://kwicklabs.com/shades.gif

    Pounce on...
  17. So what is the reward for obeying a remote sit?

    So what is the reward for obeying a remote sit?
  18. My background is science. I've always been...

    My background is science. I've always been “collecting data” and analyzing it. Most of the time the driving question is “Why?”

    About ten year ago, I was working on my second retriever and decide...
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    Light me up! http://kwicklabs.com/biggrin.gif

    http://kwicklabs.com/images/Pounce/cigarnonemore/GetAGripWEB.jpg
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    "So. What would you do?" I'd do what you are...

    "So. What would you do?"

    I'd do what you are going to do........what's best for the dog?

    There's an expression "Fool me once....shame on you. Fool me twice....shame on me."
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    After looking at Tito's Website..all I can say...

    After looking at Tito's Website..all I can say is...WOW! http://kwicklabs.com/thumbsup.gif
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    I must be a "glutton" for punishment, but let me...

    I must be a "glutton" for punishment, but let me explain the impact of physical influence with several examples starting with a pup. There are many different applications including pack techniques....
  23. Thread: dogmatic

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    dogmatic

    .........inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true.

    In the last few years. I've come to realize that dog training is not necessarily "dogmatic". For example, there was a recent...
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    When Kooly was very young, we were water training...

    When Kooly was very young, we were water training in a pond where there was a lot of dead vegetation near the far shore. One single was too close to the shore and a large mass almost like a blanket...
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    "Why did WIDNR make the season Monday-Sunday...

    "Why did WIDNR make the season Monday-Sunday instead of including two weekends?"

    I hunt teal during the Illinois season (and now the Iowa, too). The following are just opinions.

    Fewer...
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