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    Helps to have the background up front on things...

    Helps to have the background up front on things like this, meaning, this is formalization rather than teaching. The behavior being taught with rewards and then formalized in this fashion would...
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    That's great information. I keep a pair of muck...

    That's great information. I keep a pair of muck "chore" boots by the door for easy "step in step out" but they are like wearing bricks.

    Been wearing Solomon Gore Tex hikers day in day out and...
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    The problem with "here" is two fold... it doesn't...

    The problem with "here" is two fold... it doesn't always generate a positive result for the dog. They get pressure for something else (like heel) at your side, or they are called into the house when...
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    that's so much more fun for the dog with a...

    that's so much more fun for the dog with a pocketful of treats and a wall/fence... just sayin
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    First requirement for any training program to be...

    First requirement for any training program to be successful is for the trainer to be truly comfortable with the methods being applied to their dog. If you're not comfortable with a method you will...
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    Good job Mark! Can't be shooting with that man...

    Good job Mark! Can't be shooting with that man birds in the air unless you'd like to teach am all a lesson :) very cool. Thanks for sharing
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    Two words... Randy Bohn

    Two words... Randy Bohn
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    No pucker = no fun :)

    No pucker = no fun :)
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    Devil dogs were great when they were all en...

    Devil dogs were great when they were all en vogue. I'm not sure why they would suddenly be undesirable. I loved mine like no dog ever. Mephistopheles IX MH - Ozzie

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    Haha come on Dan by bow you surely know Wayne...

    Haha come on Dan by bow you surely know Wayne worships at the alter of Lardy LOL
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    Thanks for your response John.

    Thanks for your response John.
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    Is there a big difference between...

    Is there a big difference between introducing/forcing a young dog on cold water vs. training a more experienced one?

    I have always thought the former was much more critical, after all, we hunt...
  13. A white, standout gun can be useful in training...

    A white, standout gun can be useful in training to make it more clear to a dog that he is being lazy about a factor (or factors), can't it?

    We do many things like Y drills to teach the concept of...
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    reinforcing good behavior that pup is doing on...

    reinforcing good behavior that pup is doing on his own is a GREAT strategy and will pay big dividends later
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    I use the loop around the belly method as a quick...

    I use the loop around the belly method as a quick and dirty solution myself, until more formal training can begin.
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    Simplest way to get rid of a forger is to use a...

    Simplest way to get rid of a forger is to use a short leash and when they step in front of you, pivot on your foot nearest the dog to make a 90 degree turn, lift your outside knee and bump them in...
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    Thanks for sharing your knowledge Dennis. I look...

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge Dennis. I look forward to getting a copy.
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    how long was he successful at T before this happened? what's his response to back, sit and come with pressure applied? how is he handling indirect pressure?
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    Hillman puppy followed by Lardy or Graham. Choose...

    Hillman puppy followed by Lardy or Graham. Choose based on the style of materials you like best. They are essentially the same program (adaptations of Carr).
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    Verified... 27 year old "certified" cookie...

    Verified... 27 year old "certified" cookie pusher... yup...
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    I find it best not to get into discussions with...

    I find it best not to get into discussions with these types of people/ I can pretty much predict what they are going to say from having read all the same rhetorical, slanted research they have.

    I...
  22. weight loss/maintainence food is only about 10%...

    weight loss/maintainence food is only about 10% less caloric than normal formula. You might want to consider cooking him some veggies
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    You're obviously too slow Wayne :P

    You're obviously too slow Wayne :P
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    Thanks for the information Mark

    Thanks for the information Mark
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    Dropping a dog for a "double handle" on marks is...

    Dropping a dog for a "double handle" on marks is an arbitrary rule put in place historically by judges, it is not a hard/fast rule. Not going when sent on a bind is a straight up rule. The dog gets...
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