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    There's one peer-reviewed research study of...

    There's one peer-reviewed research study of Carmen Battaglia's ENS program. When added to a puppy raising program that already had high standards and used good practices, ENS produced no observable...
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    I suggest that you get a copy of Susan Garrett's...

    I suggest that you get a copy of Susan Garrett's little book "Ruff Love." Your dog sounds like a perfect candidate for the Ruff Love program, which is a type of NILIF program (Nothing In Life Is...
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    Irishwhistler, I have actual data as I've used...

    Irishwhistler,
    I have actual data as I've used tugging as a form of reinforcement and as a way to manipulate my dogs' state of drive during training, particularly with my youngest. There's not a...
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    I've used a clicker extensively for corrections....

    I've used a clicker extensively for corrections. To get corrections at a distance, just condition the beeper on an e-collar the same way you condition your clicker. No megaphone needed. I started by...
  5. Becky, In response to the part of your post that...

    Becky,
    In response to the part of your post that I highlighted in bold, if you want to use classical conditioning, please study Patricia McConnell's blog post and the steps she outlines closely. You...
  6. Before you implement any approach to address what...

    Before you implement any approach to address what you've labeled a resource guarding issue, I'd strongly suggest you do two things: (1) As DoubleHaul suggested, whenever a dog has a sudden behavioral...
  7. I train mostly on my own. There's plenty you can...

    I train mostly on my own. There's plenty you can do on your own as soon as your pup is steady, without any pricey equipment. I highly recommend getting Dennis Voight's DVD "Training Retrievers...
  8. I looked up this article when I saw the first...

    I looked up this article when I saw the first thread about it. You can find it at the Golden Retriever News:
    http://www.grca.org/thegrca/grcanews.html Click on "featured article" and you can...
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    Poll: "Now is the winter of Bora's discontent." "To...

    "Now is the winter of Bora's discontent."
    "To free, or not to free the chessies: that is the question."
    "The world is grown so bad, that cats make poop where eagles dare not perch."
    "The fault,...
  10. If you read post #15 in this thread you'll find...

    If you read post #15 in this thread you'll find some good information to help you.
    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?93168-My-dog-quot-rakes-quot-with-her-nose/page2

    I just...
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    If you liked that one, I highly recommend...

    If you liked that one, I highly recommend watching Ellis's entire set of streaming videos on collar conditioning, which are available through Leerburg. I watched them all (several times!) last year,...
  12. Cool! This certainly supports the notion that...

    Cool! This certainly supports the notion that dogs' ancestors were scavenging from human garbage piles. I've been giving my pups grief about their ancestry ever since I read the Coppingers' book. I...
  13. I'm so sorry to hear this. I "met" Nick through...

    I'm so sorry to hear this. I "met" Nick through Hillmann's puppy DVD, and agree that he will leave a great legacy. Deepest condolences to you and everyone else who loved Nick.
  14. Great eye Colonel Blimp! The squirrel must...

    Great eye Colonel Blimp!

    The squirrel must have been put through FTP and the T (and TT?), then. I didn't notice any bugging, popping, flaring, or no goes.

    This squirrel should have no trouble...
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    Part of the problem might involve when you feed...

    Part of the problem might involve when you feed your dog. Check out this article by Mike Lardy. There's lots of good info on what and when to feed to optimize your dog's performance and reduce the...
  16. [QUOTE=TBell;1051351]Clinical management of...

    [QUOTE=TBell;1051351]Clinical management of babesiosis in dogs with homeopathic Crotalus horridus 200C.

    This piece of research is typical of those cited as demonstrating the efficacy of homeopathy...
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    You might find this article interesting reading:...

    You might find this article interesting reading: http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/glucosamine.html. You can also go to Wikipedia and read the entry on glucosamine, particularly...
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    Close but no cigar :p It's positive reinforcement...

    Close but no cigar :p It's positive reinforcement and negative punishment. The example you gave of the rat getting his nose whacked would be positive punishment (positive because you added something,...
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    You touch on something extremely important to...

    You touch on something extremely important to training mainly with +R and -P that's ignored by many or glossed over, and that is the necessity of preventing--to the extent possible--your dog from...
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    Joe, Thanks for the info! If you can maintain...

    Joe,
    Thanks for the info! If you can maintain benefits with 1 or 2 laser treatments a month after the initial course of treatment, the price sounds pretty reasonable to me. I have a feeling I'll...
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    Awesome that you're getting such great results...

    Awesome that you're getting such great results with the cold laser treatment. My dog was treated with a course of Adequan and there was no improvement at all. I recently heard about cold laser and...
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    Kennel Maiden, Thanks for your reply to my...

    Kennel Maiden,
    Thanks for your reply to my question on your general approach to training blinds. I came to retriever training from other dog sports where physical aversives of the type typically...
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    Kennel Maiden, I enjoyed it as well. Thank you...

    Kennel Maiden,
    I enjoyed it as well. Thank you for taking the time to post. If you're still following this thread, I'd be very interested in learning a little bit more about the methods you use to...
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    I think we've already established that marker...

    I think we've already established that marker training is neither new nor revolutionary, so I think you're kinda flogging a dead horse here.

    That said, the fellow in your video could be doing a...
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    In terms of the part of your post that I bolded,...

    In terms of the part of your post that I bolded, I think about it quite differently. For me, it's not at all about the dog learning that it's not in control. The dog always has a choice, especially...
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