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    Yes why not! The whistle is an extension of your...

    Yes why not! The whistle is an extension of your clicker. :)
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    Scott: Funny. Cool idea! May startle Tar. Thx !:)...

    Scott: Funny. Cool idea! May startle Tar. Thx !:)

    Dennis really great explanation Thx.
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    Dog learns to turn w/ you & gun on the bucket. Do...

    Dog learns to turn w/ you & gun on the bucket. Do you run HRC?
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    Going out every other day & run some marks. Only...

    Going out every other day & run some marks. Only for a short time however. Mind you we are not as cold as you but it is cold...:) I also do blinds & work on lining & IL. Then on other days I do some...
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    Never heard of the term but that is nothing...

    Never heard of the term but that is nothing unusual!:) Why would you want to throw two marks in the same spot? especially for a young dog you are teaching. Why not have the gunner assist if a problem...
  6. With Al Arthur. Lots of knowledge there.

    With Al Arthur. Lots of knowledge there.
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    JMO There is a limit I think to clicker teaching...

    JMO There is a limit I think to clicker teaching in the world of American FT w/ those distances, concepts etc & w/ some dogs:)! I do use the clicker to shape early behaviors w/ pups & later having...
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    PS. Hillman ...

    PS. Hillman http://billhillmann.net/blog/?utm_source=Repetition&utm_campaign=Aug+4+Letter+to+List&utm_medium=email
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    If I had a pup & was working on focus, start on a...

    If I had a pup & was working on focus, start on a totally clean ground like a football field or area in your community center so no distractions & a flat field. I would start w/ visible bumpers so as...
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    Yes a very interesting den full of comments could...

    Yes a very interesting den full of comments could ensue. I use clicker teaching on my puppies but very different than presented here. Bit confusing as to what you were doing, but... Used Lori Jolly's...
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    Not sure there was a mention of clickers? I do...

    Not sure there was a mention of clickers?
    I do drill work mainly b/c there are days I simply cannot do anything else. Snowsqualls, -minus weather conditions, blowing wind, ice, sleet, snow you name...
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    Yes keeping my dog conditioned is important. I am...

    Yes keeping my dog conditioned is important. I am presently doing an obedience class w/ pet dogs & agility dogs. This is fun but also has cons as my 2 yo now doesn't visit other dogs while doing off...
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    I think we all pay somewhere along the line....

    I think we all pay somewhere along the line. Having oil prices this low can't bode well. & if you think the economies are doing well; hmm think again!! I think the politocos in both countries bolster...
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    Live in Canada where our dollar has fallen in...

    Live in Canada where our dollar has fallen in comparison to yours.:( Anyone going south will pay much more this year than ever before. For instance although I can get gas cheaper in the USA the price...
  15. Neat video. Good job!!! Love the countryside.

    Neat video. Good job!!! Love the countryside.
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    Avery used to have a pair of dog camo boots, I...

    Avery used to have a pair of dog camo boots, I have for winter work. Not sure if they still sell them.They are very stiff & now I use mostly what the sled dogs use b/c of so much salt & muck in the...
  17. Interesting read Robert. Thx for sharing. What...

    Interesting read Robert. Thx for sharing.
    What is a peg dog?
    & we are all looking for "dogs that had the brains to work hard on their own".:) & initiative!
  18. No & I can understand what you are say Darrin &...

    No & I can understand what you are say Darrin & it works but when I can give a verbal one word command; I would use this communication form over non verbal just b/c of the excitement level. I do...
  19. Darrin you try first. I should explain. I have...

    Darrin you try first. I should explain. I have been working steadily w/ my dogs on obedience & have found silent commands go only so far. Just as I did clicker teaching w/ them as puppies. On...
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    Because of the excitement level in FT & HRC; I would prefer to use words not silent cues or gestures.JMO
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    RIP George! Sorry for your loss. Enjoyed Tim's...

    RIP George! Sorry for your loss. Enjoyed Tim's story. Sounds like a character.
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    Great video! Wayne Nice job. Good exercise. What...

    Great video! Wayne Nice job. Good exercise. What we all should be doing. Thx Wayne.
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    So sorry for your loss Great memories there. Good...

    So sorry for your loss Great memories there. Good pics. Take care.
  24. There are ample bad days to go out and duck hunt...

    There are ample bad days to go out and duck hunt but not w/ tornado, winter storm warning, ice, blizzards & flash floods?? I disagree. You may think you are an expert but not dealing with that...
  25. The day they went out was Dec 26th in the middle...

    The day they went out was Dec 26th in the middle of a winter storm. That storm saw a tornado warning, a winter storm warning, an Ice storm warning, a blizzard warning, multiple flash floods, and...
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