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  1. Thread: Puppy Biting

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    Bitter apple can be effective with many pups. ...

    Bitter apple can be effective with many pups. You can spritz a little on his nose when he bites or spray some on the hand he is biting.
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    Thanks for the advice. I will watch very...

    Thanks for the advice. I will watch very carefully for pyo symptoms. She is eating normally, acting normally, training sessions are great other than just not as much drive. The difference is...
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    low drive 5 weeks after being in season

    Biz is a high drive 2 year old who was is season about 5 weeks ago. I have recently noticed a slight decrease in her drive when training during the last week. I haven't seen any ticks on her, she...
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    I'll throw out my 2 cents worth although there...

    I'll throw out my 2 cents worth although there are many people on this list with more expertise. When I teach pattern blinds, I use short grass. I also leave my dog on a stay at the line and make...
  5. Thread: Growling Puppy

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    There are some very good ideas on this thread. I...

    There are some very good ideas on this thread. I would like to add one more thing that I have used for many years. A little bitter apple sprayed on your hands may discourage biting. Also, for the...
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    Amazing blind and amazing training grounds!

    Amazing blind and amazing training grounds!
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    Excuse my ignorance, but what is a crazy quad?

    Excuse my ignorance, but what is a crazy quad?
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    Thanks. These answers give me some things to...

    Thanks. These answers give me some things to think about. Now, what about a dog that lines accurately all blinds in a test. Is that dog and handler showing a lack of handling skills?
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    lining blinds at master level test

    Has anyone seen or is it legal to have a blind that could not be lined? In other words, a blind with obstacles a dog would have to be handled to go around. Would it make sense to use this type of...
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    You might also try spritzing a little bitter...

    You might also try spritzing a little bitter apple on her nose when she bites. Sometimes putting bitter apple on your hands can help.
  11. Thread: Teaching Heel

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    I am looking at their catalog. I order the P615...

    I am looking at their catalog. I order the P615 for $15.40 and several extra links - maybe 6. The stainless would be nice but I haven't used them. Not sure what they mean by stainless steel...
  12. Thread: Teaching Heel

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    The best pinch collar brand is Herm Sprenger...

    The best pinch collar brand is Herm Sprenger available through J & J Dog Supplies and several other places. Unless you are training a giant, the small size collar ordered with several extra links is...
  13. Thread: Lab puppy

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    Walk your pup on different kind of surfaces -...

    Walk your pup on different kind of surfaces - grassy, rocky, prickly. Lay a ladder down and encourage the pup to walk across the rungs. Walk on different textures of matts, sit on top of a five...
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    Lots of good suggestions. I would like to add...

    Lots of good suggestions. I would like to add one more that is really easy. Spray a little bitter apple on the hands while the pup is trying to nip them, use your leave it command as you do this.
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    Yup. They changed the plan a little, but i got...

    Yup. They changed the plan a little, but i got my free stuff last month.
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    Last week a client's dog slurped down a mushroom...

    Last week a client's dog slurped down a mushroom while training. A couple of tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide in a syringe did the trick. Mushrooms are almost impossible to tell the difference...
  17. Try the technique called tethering. Attach a...

    Try the technique called tethering. Attach a leash to her collar and the other end to your belt when ever she is not in her crate.
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    Certain health problems can be difficult to...

    Certain health problems can be difficult to diagnose. Hearing and vision issues can be so subtle and gradual that your regular vet or you might not see the problem. I had a lab lose her vision so...
  19. Years ago I watched a gal try to teach her dog to...

    Years ago I watched a gal try to teach her dog to retrieve a dumbell while jumping over the high jump. This dog was supposedly trained using only positives. She sent the dog, the dog just looked at...
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    Trevor, Lady's advice is a great idea. Look up...

    Trevor, Lady's advice is a great idea. Look up Waterloo Amateur Retriever Club on the web. We train in the Pflugerville area mostly. It is a great group of people who will be happy to get you...
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