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  1. Thread: Hillman DVD

    by cubdriver
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    I am finished with the Art and Science and am...

    I am finished with the Art and Science and am starting into Training a Retriever Puppy right now with my 16 week old pup. So far I am very satisfied.
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    Glad to hear that he is going to be ok after he...

    Glad to hear that he is going to be ok after he heals up!
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    Hi Bill, Congratulations on the new pup; he is...

    Hi Bill,

    Congratulations on the new pup; he is a lucky pup to have you as an owner! After following all of your threads about Ammo, I always thought that you were Ammo's Major Troubador! Take...
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    I have an 11 week old pup that has also been...

    I have an 11 week old pup that has also been training with the Hillmann program. We are continually making progress. Working toward more progress in sitting with added temptation, such as...
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    I have run when they were used, and have also...

    I have run when they were used, and have also used them a couple of times when judging, when the water challenges were limited. At times I have seen dogs get tangled in the line. I once saw, and...
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    you have aPM

    you have aPM
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    Glad to hear Ammo is doing ok!

    Glad to hear Ammo is doing ok!
  8. I am about to get my 4th pup and just got...

    I am about to get my 4th pup and just got Hillman's "Art and Science" and really like it. I intend to follow through with it this time.
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    With my first lab, I ran Juniors and then about...

    With my first lab, I ran Juniors and then about 1/1/2 years later I ran masters and went 5 for 5. With her daughter I only ran masters and went 3 for 3 before she took two steps on a 3rd delayed...
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    Merry Christmas to you Dedeye! It was great to...

    Merry Christmas to you Dedeye! It was great to see you at the meeting the other night looking so pert...
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    At those distances I think that the dog sees the...

    At those distances I think that the dog sees the gunner, then most likely his arm movement, and then works from that basis. I know that I have had a dog or two who would definitely follow a hen...
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    This is what I got also and it works fine.

    This is what I got also and it works fine.
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    I didn't check the Theraband possibility, but I...

    I didn't check the Theraband possibility, but I did follow the advice of some others and ordered from McMaster-Carr. I got the black rubber tubing and it had the following data: 7/16 OD, 3/16 ID. I...
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    Terrific Sarah! I am really pleased that you...

    Terrific Sarah! I am really pleased that you and Bam did so well.

    John
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    I don't recall what I used, but did use...

    I don't recall what I used, but did use something. My female got possessive and that cost me a place in a trial (probably 2nd to a RJ). I know of another extremely well known trialer who used...
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    I was amazed at this the other night also and it...

    I was amazed at this the other night also and it didn't have to do with food. The time when I get up (with the dog) varies by at least 1/2 hour so that doesn't seem to be the connection. At almost...
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    Don't panic, but you have a lab that would point...

    Don't panic, but you have a lab that would point when hunting upland game. I have had three generations of them. All of them frequently pointed when pheasant hunting. That being said, each of them...
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    Most dogs really don't need to be taught to use...

    Most dogs really don't need to be taught to use their nose, they merely have to be trained to use their nose when commanded to do so.
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    I have taught my labs to trail on command in...

    I have taught my labs to trail on command in about three days each. I followed a technique which I read about 15 years ago. I take a piece of fat from a steak and drag it across my uneven yard;...
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    Realize this: Howard's 'family' was his dogs,...

    Realize this: Howard's 'family' was his dogs, his training partners and the contacts he made at trials, on RTF and related sites. This means that those with whom he exchanged ideas on the internet...
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    I have trained with Howard for years. I started...

    I have trained with Howard for years. I started into field trialing shortly after he did. I still remember the last marks he had when he got his first all-age win years ago. I was out throwing and...
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    IMHO, Tests for senior dogs should be set up to...

    IMHO, Tests for senior dogs should be set up to test the dogs, not to trick them. Based on input, it may be legal, but I think that one should consider the reason blinds are not to be run after...
  23. Thread: Intimidation

    by cubdriver
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    What amazes me is the number of highly...

    What amazes me is the number of highly experienced all age field trial dog handlers who also do this frequently whenever they can get away with it.............
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    I have driven it about 50 one-way trips (down and...

    I have driven it about 50 one-way trips (down and back) since 1966. The AK highway itself has been drastically improved since my first trip. It has been widened, straightened and many of the hills...
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    IMO, the greatest athletic feat was accomplished...

    IMO, the greatest athletic feat was accomplished by Eric Heiden in Lake Placid in 1980 during the ice skating races. He was the first person to win five individual gold medals in one Olympics and on...
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