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  1. Thanks for the suggestions...will run them by the...

    Thanks for the suggestions...will run them by the wife tonight!
  2. Name game for wife's new french bulldog...sigh

    OK, I know y'all are good at coming up with good registered names...so I'm gonna ask for some help with my wife's new french bulldog. It is a cream colored male that we are calling Winston. His...
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    Mine will "eat" grass when in the holding blind...

    Mine will "eat" grass when in the holding blind due to anxiety. Lots of yawning and pulling at the grass because he is nervous/anxious to get to work.
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    If you're looking for a HT trainer, you should...

    If you're looking for a HT trainer, you should consider JC Strange at Cripple Creek Retrievers in Decatur, TX. www.cripplecreekretrievers.com
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    Exactly...I have gotten in funny looks several...

    Exactly...I have gotten in funny looks several times after moving from Indiana down to Texas and asking folks if they played cornhole...so I have just stopped asking and moved on to playing washers...
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    For the discussion of the rattlesnake photo...

    For the discussion of the rattlesnake photo posted by duk4me...Yes, it is a timber rattler. Blacktailed rattlers do occur in TX, but only in the central and far west part of the state.
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    And just to put this out there...if anyone ever...

    And just to put this out there...if anyone ever has a question about a snake or other cold blooded critter, feel free to post or shoot me a PM. I'll be glad to ID it.
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    That there is a Texas rat snake (Pantherophis...

    That there is a Texas rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus).
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    Yes, a larger on can. It is a dangerous prey item...

    Yes, a larger on can. It is a dangerous prey item for them, as they have extremely sharp teeth and very strong jaws. Squirrels are just "tree rats." More likely to climb up into a nest with young and...
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    I want to clarify any confusion about what kind...

    I want to clarify any confusion about what kind of snake this is. It is an eastern rat snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis), commonly known as a black rat snake. It is NOT a racer, which is a totally...
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    just a quick thought, what is the water temp in...

    just a quick thought, what is the water temp in the pond? I wouldn't want to do swim-by in cold water, and he may be getting a poor water attitude simply due to chilly water. But, that is only one...
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    You may want to try taking a small step back and...

    You may want to try taking a small step back and try teaching hold with a gloved hand. Have her learn to hold your gloved hand until she does so long enough for you. You can easily control her by...
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    It sure must be nice to have water....still...

    It sure must be nice to have water....still pretty dry here in TX...
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    Wow, y'all really didn't care for the stepping on...

    Wow, y'all really didn't care for the stepping on toes comment or Wayne's heeling stick suggestion. Yes, shaprly turn into the dog when doing heeling drills. What happens when you do this??? They...
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    Step on toes, put knee into dog, etc. It won't...

    Step on toes, put knee into dog, etc. It won't take dog long to know that it is better to be a little further away.
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    Please bring a camera if you do...I wanna see...

    Please bring a camera if you do...I wanna see their faces!
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    Roll the pups lip over the its teeth and put...

    Roll the pups lip over the its teeth and put pressure. Also give pup something he should chew on. All mentioned above, just repeating it. Keep at it and it will work.
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    Teach "place" or "kennel" or what ever u use...

    Teach "place" or "kennel" or what ever u use using a mat on the ground. Once dog understands that, start moving mat to stand or chairs or anything like that off the ground. Start low if u need to and...
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    I too would like to find one that would let me...

    I too would like to find one that would let me take a picture on my iphone of a set up and put things like arrows, lines, and text on it.
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    I switched from Hillman to Evans program with no...

    I switched from Hillman to Evans program with no issues. I only took the Hillman program to where he started to introduce force fetch then went directly into FF. After FF I still implemented some of...
  21. captainjack, Again I will state that I am...

    captainjack,

    Again I will state that I am relatively new to the training game. And I would absolutely love to hear from some of the seasoned pros and amateures on this matter too.

    I have been...
  22. Train your dog to have a soft mouth. I am...

    Train your dog to have a soft mouth.

    I am rather new to training, but you can do it even if the dog doesn't want you to. That's why it's called training. Teaching the dog how to act in certain...
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    One thing I have learned when training my dog is...

    One thing I have learned when training my dog is that I was too soft in my corrections. Whether it be for heeling or sloppy hold during force fetch. I learned (from a local pro) how to do things the...
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    I use Evan's program for my dog. It has worked...

    I use Evan's program for my dog. It has worked very well. I did start my dog off using Bill Hillman's material. I used Bill's material until force fetch, then I moved into Evan's material. It worked...
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    Are you talking about running the same blind 3-5...

    Are you talking about running the same blind 3-5 times in the same session or are you talking about something different?

    If re-running the blinds, do you do it back to back to teach the...
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