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    Living in Massachusetts. Home from morning...

    Living in Massachusetts. Home from morning kindergarten. My 4 year old brother and I were playing with our Lincoln logs, army men and match box cars in the basement. Our Nanny(Grandma, Mom's Mom) was...
  2. I am still rolling on the floor So so typical,...

    I am still rolling on the floor
    So so typical, so many choices I am pretty sure I can get everything if I eat real fast and take big bites.
    Thanks so much
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    I could say much on this topic with regard to...

    I could say much on this topic with regard to reasons people are not successful ... or less successful than they could be in following Hillmann's program. For now, I have two comments:
    Hillmann...
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    Not over yet. If discharge is getting lighter and...

    Not over yet. If discharge is getting lighter and more pink then she could be bred now, but we do not know because no progesterone test. You do not want puppies so please keep her inside for 10 more...
  5. Take advantage of her sharpness on Sit and Heel....

    Take advantage of her sharpness on Sit and Heel. Don't make a big deal of the possessiveness. Praise and nurture the excitement and her desire to chase and pick up the bumper. If that is going well,...
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    I think Hillmann would fire drill these marks...

    I think Hillmann would fire drill these marks until the dog's confidence and momentum at this distance (or any other marking element) has been well established.

    Hillmann's fire drill technique is...
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    Congrats to all, sounds like a lot of fun. It is...

    Congrats to all, sounds like a lot of fun. It is exciting to see all those nice Goldens out there getting it done with style.
    Colleen
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    Thanks for posting, big smile on my face too.

    Thanks for posting, big smile on my face too.
  9. This little paragraph says a few things that need...

    This little paragraph says a few things that need to be considered and resolved.



    Breaking down is the incorrect response to pressure. You may need to review your approach to pressure...
  10. Thread: Here Goes

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    When I first became aware of Bill Hillmann's...

    When I first became aware of Bill Hillmann's training philosophy and methods in the spring of 2011, my 5 golden retrievers were 7 years old, 2 @ 3.5 years old, and 2 @ 13 months old.

    I put all but...
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    Lobita, I read your post. Four short...

    Lobita,

    I read your post. Four short paragraphs. There is always more that needs to be seen and needs to be known. But given your short description, I'll offer an opinion.

    I would not be...
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    I do not have the knowledge of TRT and Smartworks...

    I do not have the knowledge of TRT and Smartworks to make a comparison.

    I have trained all my dogs using exclusively Hillmann's series of DVDs and his supplemental YouTube material. I consider...
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    By the way, Hillmann's approach to getting a...

    By the way, Hillmann's approach to getting a puppy or an adult dog excited about birds and picking up birds would not be to "force" the act of fetching. It is not uncommon for an adult dog to have...
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    I think Bill Hillmann would be a great fit for...

    I think Bill Hillmann would be a great fit for you!

    Hillmann's Puppy DVD: http://www.hawkeyemedia.net/puppy.html

    Hillmann's Fetch Command DVD: http://www.hawkeyemedia.net/fetch.html

    The...
  15. I notice which comes first in the thought...

    I notice which comes first in the thought process. ;-)
  16. I think it started in the classifieds but she...

    I think it started in the classifieds but she found out her boyfriend has a nice dog, so she decided to keep him.
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    She should be fine, just a little extra calcium...

    She should be fine, just a little extra calcium as you pointed out. I have given my dogs eggs with the shells before. I am not a Vet, though.
    Colleen
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    Congrats to Becky and Mosby, glad that you are...

    Congrats to Becky and Mosby, glad that you are enjoying your success.
    Colleen
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    Then when you and your pup are ready, ecollar...

    Then when you and your pup are ready, ecollar reinforcement is achieved through a specific conditioning process. This conditioning process must be completed for a given command before practical...
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    If you want to be aligned with Hillmann...

    If you want to be aligned with Hillmann philosophy, reinforcement with ecoller is NEVER prior to the command/behavior being well taught, clearly understood, performed reliably (along the lines of 20+...
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    Or ... "I have an uncomfortable feeling that...

    Or ... "I have an uncomfortable feeling that you're not operating in the quadrant that you think you are."

    Jim
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    You might have said "Oops, I'm in the wrong...

    You might have said "Oops, I'm in the wrong check-out line. Which line is positive reinforcement?"

    Jim
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    Congrats to everyone, but have to join the...

    Congrats to everyone, but have to join the Golden Band Wagon.
    Super Congrats to Lacy and Tammy and Fred. Been following your little girl since you first posted her on your website. I sensed that...
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    Can someone tell me which of the well known...

    Can someone tell me which of the well known programs use the ecollar to TEACH a remote sit ... or to TEACH any new skill or command for that matter?

    The only program that I have studied never...
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    On Hillmann's Puppy DVD (on both the original and...

    On Hillmann's Puppy DVD (on both the original and the revised) there is a beautiful visual illustration of what I was trying to describe in my post #22. It is clear in my mind that this is a...
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