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  1. Are you sure he planned to eat the cob? Maybe...

    Are you sure he planned to eat the cob? Maybe he's upgrading his airing routine.
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    Truly beautiful. Like most of my "custom...

    Truly beautiful. Like most of my "custom projects", it may be a $300 solution to a $30 problem.
  3. "Can you believe that HE thinks HE'S training...

    "Can you believe that HE thinks HE'S training ME!!!!!???
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    Geez, I've watched so much "Swamp People" that I...

    Geez, I've watched so much "Swamp People" that I thought it wasn't possible to shoot a gator without dramatic music, slow motion cameras, and the under water view. Good to see the reality versus the...
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    O-H! Go Bucks! (and Geese...)

    O-H! Go Bucks! (and Geese...)
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    I'm training my second dog now. The first dog...

    I'm training my second dog now. The first dog conned me into thinking I knew how to train. Everything was easy. The second dog is showing me how little I know about training. Eveything is hard....
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    I'm curious about the complaint FROM PETA and the...

    I'm curious about the complaint FROM PETA and the sherrif arriving. Was he/she obligated to investigate? I've heard that criminals always return to the scene of a crime, but wasn't aware that they...
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    Reading this thread is like watching an old, bad...

    Reading this thread is like watching an old, bad zombie movie. I keep saying to myself "why won't it just DIE!!!!"
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    Bridget, she's coming along nicely now, but her...

    Bridget, she's coming along nicely now, but her natural drive is very high and she's as far from needy as one could get. Part of the diff btw her and Crosby may be gender, some is definitely the...
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    Ken, I expected you to somehow include your...

    Ken, I expected you to somehow include your universal training tool - a rope - as part of the solution, but looks like the iron is good advice.
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    I have one of Steve's 13 pups, now 19 months,...

    I have one of Steve's 13 pups, now 19 months, with the same temperament as Lola. My girl is smart, and always gives 100%. Her intensity is so high she gets fired up over bumpers thrown by a single...
  12. OK, I'll participate in the count-off: "1"

    OK, I'll participate in the count-off: "1"
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    I was just reading a short article by Dennis...

    I was just reading a short article by Dennis Voigt in Retrievers Online May-June 1999 (I know it's old,so am I...) titled "Puppy Pointer - how to help on Marks". What I learned from it was how to...
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    Randy, I know you don't mean just repeat the...

    Randy, I know you don't mean just repeat the command again and again.... Once the dog knows the command and (handler) expected response, what's your method of dealing with failure to comply? I've...
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    Ken - pure genius. Modernizing a bit, I guess a...

    Ken - pure genius. Modernizing a bit, I guess a dog that scallops has "Trouble with the Curve"?
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    I used the "do nothing, wait her out" suggestion...

    I used the "do nothing, wait her out" suggestion from this today for a drill from Lardy my training (tor)mentor showed me. It uses repeated throws with no correction, only releasing after zero...
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    Dennis, I'm trying to describe a useful, if not...

    Dennis, I'm trying to describe a useful, if not sufficient, distinction between direct and indirect pressure. It's the start of an understanding, not the entire story. Not suggesting a correction...
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    To the OP question, my simple view of message to...

    To the OP question, my simple view of message to dog in Direct vs. Indirect pressure:
    Direct = "Do this" (Back-nick, here-nick, over-nick, fetch-nick)
    Indirect = "Don't do that" (handler responds...
  19. Thread: 50th Anniversay

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    That's terrific, I hope to repeat your feat. Of...

    That's terrific, I hope to repeat your feat. Of course, I went to my first field trial at age 55, so this may be really challenging!
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    Randy, that schedule looks more like an "unpaid...

    Randy, that schedule looks more like an "unpaid professional" than that of a fully employed amateur. All the work, none of the pay. Good for you committing that much time.
    To the OP, I'm very...
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    This is defined as a capacity problem, so needs a...

    This is defined as a capacity problem, so needs a capacity solution. Not higher standards (scores or # passes), not judges choosing a winner each week. Having multiple National tests at multiple...
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    Barn Cat. There is none better.

    Barn Cat. There is none better.
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    Tread lightly, Ken

    Tread lightly, Ken
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    Interesting - I've thought (maybe wishfully) that...

    Interesting - I've thought (maybe wishfully) that a handler could get more than 3 per side: Straight up, Straight up with step, Angle back, Angle back with step, over, more desperate over walking it...
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    Meanwhile, you can probably simulate most of the...

    Meanwhile, you can probably simulate most of the flyer station excitement and suction at home. Multiple gunners with shotguns, multiple shots, short winger throws that temp dogs to break, crate of...
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