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  1. Thread: Eye Contact

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    "I don't think it's a dominance issue at all. ...

    "I don't think it's a dominance issue at all.

    He just doesn't find you nearly as interesting as the nice smells on the ground and all the other fascinating stuff around. Think about it, what's so...
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    Pounce provided a few "good looks" today. ...

    Pounce provided a few "good looks" today.

    http://nebula.wsimg.com/431b9df9a29ec903a26d938e584d074c?AccessKeyId=D784E1121C8FC6E84D7F&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
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    "One question, with Hillmann fetch, how do you...

    "One question, with Hillmann fetch, how do you enforce the fetch if you ever get a refusal?"

    To answer that question a trainer would have to know the reason for a refusal.

    The "Hillmann Fetch"...
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    Pounce is now 14 months old. The Hillmann program...

    Pounce is now 14 months old. The Hillmann program progressed mostly on how she responded. Some things went smoothly others not so much. However, progress was made doing what she needed....always.
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    "Can de-cheating be done using marks?" Yes....

    "Can de-cheating be done using marks?"

    Yes. For many years, I've regularly de-cheated my pups using a "solo" marking setup. The following is an excerpt from a ten year old journal entry.
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    Dennis, thanks for your input and I understand...

    Dennis, thanks for your input and I understand your comment about numbers.

    The reasoning behind that day of training may (or not) make sense. Pounce has finished swim-by and has started with...
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    Initially, the Google Map screen shots of each...

    Initially, the Google Map screen shots of each training area were taken and are kept as RAW files. A additional copy is retained with a yardage scale overlaid on it for making distance estimates in...
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    Google Maps & Training Journal Entries

    Just recently, Pounce's training journal started using Google Map screen shots instead of taking photos
    of setups. Not only do these provide a unique look at our "work", the capability of measuring...
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    "Figure out how to get him set up correctly the...

    "Figure out how to get him set up correctly the first time without pressure or fixing his position and condition that. In the grand scheme of things it's annoying but not worth starting a war over,...
  10. I've done backward heeling for many years. The...

    I've done backward heeling for many years. The obvious reply could very well be "So what?" Last night, I attempted to justify the need to do so.

    Here is the result.

    Reasons to teach backward...
  11. "How does the Hillmann method do it other than...

    "How does the Hillmann method do it other than not worrying if the dog gets it right more sooner than later?"

    I don't understand your question.
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    Google it.........

    Google it...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=665N7MKI5mM
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    To eventually add another layer of control (being...

    To eventually add another layer of control (being steady), have your dog sit somewhere away from beside you. When doing this go back to throwing bumpers without shooting. After a mark is thrown, have...
  14. Heeling backwards is a paws, muscles and brain...

    Heeling backwards is a paws, muscles and brain coordination "thing". It takes time for a pup to put it all together. A heeling stick may force a pup to confront the issue, but the process is much...
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    Handler Error - your mail box is full........

    Handler Error - your mail box is full........
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    Let's look at this in a different way. " #1...

    Let's look at this in a different way.

    " #1 Well the sit, here, and heel I believe is taught pretty close to the same across the board. #2 So I am assuming your question was with the steadying...
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    So my method was as follows: From a little...

    So my method was as follows:

    From a little puppy I have played fetch with her all the time and she loves it. I have trained her very well in obedience. She knows sit, here, and heel very well....
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    Rick, I certainly don't think that any feathers...

    Rick, I certainly don't think that any feathers got misplaced on this end. What this thread does do is point out that just watching a few DVDs or reading a book doesn't get the job done. It must be...
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    "Gosh, guess I've just been lucky with my eleven...

    "Gosh, guess I've just been lucky with my eleven to date."

    Luck has nothing to do with it. You knew what to do.

    Most who are inexperienced and "working a program" are seriously challenged about...
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    "It surprises me that with so many proven...

    "It surprises me that with so many proven "programs" that side of the pond that so many posts regarding basic issues are apparent?"

    Why is that surprising?

    Just because you have a text book...
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    The two biggest mistakes I see, are not using...

    The two biggest mistakes I see, are not using near enough excitement, and too long of throws with the bumper.

    "Too long of throws"...........guilty as charged. Fixing was avoidable......if I had...
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    "Does Hillmann not teach "here"?" Hillmann's...

    "Does Hillmann not teach "here"?"

    Hillmann's program DOES teach "here". However, teaching does not always mean an obeyed command. Hillmann's approach is attain a solid "sit" command before doing...
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    A five week old with "moxy". Her eyes are saying...

    A five week old with "moxy". Her eyes are saying "Keep me!....Keep me! http://nebula.wsimg.com/b00abc0e1c04d5243df535402d159f09?AccessKeyId=D784E1121C8FC6E84D7F&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

    Thanks...
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    This is a lot of fun, but you have to build up to...

    This is a lot of fun, but you have to build up to doing it all. http://kwicklabs.com/shades.gif

    Ducks, Shooting, Excitement and Focus (YouTube-Link)
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    Seven Years Later

    July 19th, I decided to move Pounce directly to "discovering" cold blinds with unknown destinations.
    The time was right and I referred back to the following are excerpts from the last KwickLabs’ pup...
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