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    I can definitely relate to the OP because it was...

    I can definitely relate to the OP because it was just a year ago that I was watching every DVD and reading every book out there on dog training to get ready for the arrival of my Boykin Spaniel... I...
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    Evan, you're definitely right, this is my first...

    Evan, you're definitely right, this is my first dog to train so I'm as "new" a trainer as you can get.

    Angie! I'll definitely call the pros first next time! I just wanted to give you and Tim...
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    Evan, Thanks for the response... yes we have...

    Evan,

    Thanks for the response... yes we have been working on two-hands back, but it is by no means firmed up... he definitely has drive a desire to get to the pile, and I havn't had to fight him...
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    I've tried the "look" command... tried going back...

    I've tried the "look" command... tried going back to 3 handed casting... and tried sending from the side and stopping him half way out... still wants to stair at that back pile so I'm confident that...
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    Wayne, definitely a good suggestion to go back...

    Wayne, definitely a good suggestion to go back and review three handed casting... The pile is about 50 yards... I've been stopping him on the return and just started stopping him as he goes out... I...
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    FTP eye contact

    Working on Force to Pile and having a hard time getting the dog to look at me... Tried holding a bumper and saying hey hey and then sending him after he makes eye contact, but he figured that trick...
  7. I have a dog at Tioga right now with Angie and...

    I have a dog at Tioga right now with Angie and Tim... They have done a great job training the dog and the owner!
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    This is truth... My dog has done ok on purina pro...

    This is truth... My dog has done ok on purina pro plan performance, but at the trainers they use Euk 30/20 and it really changes the look of his coat... You wouldn't think dog food would do that but...
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    Sounds like OP already has a less expensive call...

    Sounds like OP already has a less expensive call and is wanting upgrade... so based on RNT vs Zink I would vote RNT... As for the material I prefer acrylic simply because it doesn't change like a...
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    Great info guys thanks for all the responses......

    Great info guys thanks for all the responses... Just to clarify, I didn't intend for it to sound like I want to train my dog only to perform at the bare minimum standard and "get away" with a lot of...
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    What passes/fails seasoned test?

    This will be my first year running my dog in hunt tests and hoping to at least put a seasoned title on him... as someone who is new to the hunt test world I've been observing lots of dogs at tests...
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    You should be fine with MST... they're waterproof...

    You should be fine with MST... they're waterproof and windproof so that means its gonna trap a lot of heat inside... I dont even bother with a jacket... I have a Drake zip up (bottom half is fleece)...
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    Yes, continue to reinforce the command... It's...

    Yes, continue to reinforce the command... It's better to reinforce the command and remind him what you are doing then to have to make a correction, set the puppy up for success... I used Hillmann...
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    Thanks guys that helps a lot... Not really...

    Thanks guys that helps a lot... Not really worried about getting behind, I know every dog progresses at their own rate, I just want to make sure I fill all the holes in my training before I move...
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    We started hold along with Hillmann but then he...

    We started hold along with Hillmann but then he started losing too many teeth and I didnt want him to associate the pain with bumpers... we're starting back on hold right now with soft bumpers but he...
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    Ready To Force Fetch?

    My Boykin pup is about 5 1/2 months and has been coming along nicely with his training... his obedience, especially sit is really solid (still working on heel but he is coming along)... we've started...
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    Out of order training program?

    I know that the general consensus from most is that it is unwise to mix training programs, and most amateur trainers will see the best results if they follow one program and stick with it... I'm...
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    Chewing during hold

    Following Hillman's puppy DVD and have been working on "hold" lately... Puppy's (4 1/2 months) spirits are high and I am keeping his excitement up like Hillman suggests... I've noticed lately that...
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    That's a great idea about feeding... My wife...

    That's a great idea about feeding... My wife usually feeds him in the morning and I feed him in the evening...I've been wondering if that might have something to do with it
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    ReaganW--> She wont be out hunting, but she will...

    ReaganW--> She wont be out hunting, but she will likely come out to tests... we've tried having her stand far off, but if he knows she's there at all, all he can focus on is getting over to her... we...
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    4 1/2 months... Still very much a puppy... We're...

    4 1/2 months... Still very much a puppy... We're about 1/2 way through Hillman's method.
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    Training with distractions

    We do a lot of training at a local park where there is obviously tons of distractions... Dog really doesn't care about the other people, cars, bicycles etc... But if we go out there with my wife all...
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    I can leave him in sit for up to a minute... He...

    I can leave him in sit for up to a minute... He definitely knows the command but once he has the bumper he doesn't pay any attention and he always wants to slouch down and chew
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    Teaching puppy "Give"

    16 week old Boykin puppy is getting better every day! He is progressing nicely through basic obedience commands and his retrieving has improved significantly now that we are throwing less retrieves...
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    Went to the park tonight... I think our magic...

    Went to the park tonight... I think our magic number of retrieves is 4.... Actually had a really good session... I'll give him a day of no retrieves and get him back out... Gonna do birds this...
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