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    The first rule of puppy training is "Teach one...

    The first rule of puppy training is "Teach one thing at a time." Asking him to pay attention to you, retrieve a bumper and ignore distractions are several things.

    First re-focus on his...
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    "Here practically on the eve of Good Friday I...

    "Here practically on the eve of Good Friday I find little hate in my heart."

    Thank you Wayne....you're one of the many RFT "good guys". http://kwicklabs.com/bow.gif
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    "Can you tell me if the SmartWork Program...

    "Can you tell me if the SmartWork Program requires the use of e-collar or is it optional. I have no problem with it but getting that by the wife may be an issue."

    But, but, but "honey" I just...
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    "Do you have a link to the entire article that...

    "Do you have a link to the entire article that quote came from?"

    "Competition Problems" page 51, The Retriever Journal (Jan/Feb 1999)

    Another quote (same article) is along the lines of what has...
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    This...... "If a trial or test problem does...

    This......

    "If a trial or test problem does develop, your best bet is to quit running competitions altogether for quite some period. You'll want to completely eliminate the problem and have new...
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    "how do you do that going through YouTube?" ...

    "how do you do that going through YouTube?"

    Several years ago an online program (bought yearly membership) made it possible to add photos (one at a time) to make slide shows. Each photo could be...
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    It's great to see full plumage.....rare if not...

    It's great to see full plumage.....rare if not impossible during hunting season.

    Thanks for posting......every time you do B&H gets a quick look. http://kwicklabs.com/biggrin.gif
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    Training, Exercise & Photos

    It's been a long winter and spring has finally decided to stay. What with the shoulder issue (surgery), my four dogs have been hibernating. After a few "romps" to break through the cob webs and...
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    Here's a journal link to the detailed, daily FF...

    Here's a journal link to the detailed, daily FF sessions ( Jan., 2006) for Daisy. We had just finished the "hold with OB" segment.

    http://kwicklabs.com/images/ArchiveBanners/Daisy122105Banner.jpg...
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    Premise number one is dogs make mistakes because...

    Premise number one is dogs make mistakes because they are out of balance. The dog is now paying too much attention to you. Evidently, the recent poison bird "stuff" has something to do with it...
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    Store the photo somewhere on the Internet....

    Store the photo somewhere on the Internet. Copying and transferring the Internet link of the photo to your post will look something like this
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    Here are photos of training setups.....scroll...

    Here are photos of training setups.....scroll down to the "Lining Drills" section.

    Kwick Photos (link)

    Also, scroll down to the "Cold Blinds" section and look specifically for multiple blind...
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    I should know better, but even puppies can pick...

    I should know better, but even puppies can pick up "negative energy" and feed off it. I've never heard of a pup that was afraid of women. The question becomes what is the source of the negative...
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    A simple approach is to use a cardboard box....

    A simple approach is to use a cardboard box. Since you probably will be using real birds again, you might look into buying a crate like the one in this photo. The height in the photo is excellent...
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    "I train about 95% by myself and most of the...

    "I train about 95% by myself and most of the people that know me know that I prefer it that way. I find it very therapeutic and truly enjoyable being out in a big green field or along a body of water...
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    A tad too much wind went out of my sails tonight....

    A tad too much wind went out of my sails tonight. R.I.P. John
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    "No E collar conditioning or FF training yet."

    Given the physical limitations, it might be a good idea to level the playing field. In order to do that, learning how to respond correctly to...
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    Here's an excellent, sequential approach. ...

    Here's an excellent, sequential approach.

    Whistle Sit (link)
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    Winter Project - Screen Savers

    This winter provided quite a bit of time to explore new ideas. Over the years, I've acquired many photos that seem to fade into the past. They were stored and almost forgotten. However, my old...
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    Thanks for all the alternatives and advice. I...

    Thanks for all the alternatives and advice. I called a CCW instructor this evening for starters. After talking with my wife, she is ready for the "additions".

    First thing tomorrow, she will send...
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    First Post on POTUS

    I didn't think this belonged on the other "forum".

    So here's my question. I'm getting up in years and don't feel as safe today. Staying alone at duck camp doesn't seem threatening, but who knows?...
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    With all the recent activity about which dog food to feed, I've come to the conclusion that I'm not changing. My four dogs have thrived with the 30/20 Power Formula made by Eagle Pack. Finding an...
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    I'll be 74 in August. I have four dogs now that...

    I'll be 74 in August. I have four dogs now that are 14, 12, 9 and 7. Taffey is the oldest and "hanging in there". Unfortunately, dogs age faster than we do. My driving philosophy is "I am not...
  24. Along the approach Darrin suggested, I found...

    Along the approach Darrin suggested, I found placing a video camera behind "us" proved to be quite revealing.
  25. I spent the long, cold winter pulling training...

    I spent the long, cold winter pulling training setup photos from previous years' journals to "refresh things" with my next pup. Scroll down the photos to the topics titled "cold blinds" and "lining...
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