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    The new ones are solid orange or all clear, no...

    The new ones are solid orange or all clear, no more black side panels.

    If you can find a source for the orange/black or clear/black please let me know.

    alec@snowboundkennelsvt.com
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    Sportdog branded Roy Gonia whistles have changed...

    Sportdog branded Roy Gonia whistles have changed the construction. I recently purchased 20 whistles and of the 14 I've tried, only three don't stick under higher pressure. Speaking with a major dog...
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    And thanks for wrecking my rainy afternoon...

    And thanks for wrecking my rainy afternoon irreverent. :(
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    Please tell me about porcupine.. ...

    .....meat and how many go into a bag of dog food.


    http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab304/AlecSpa/66D5CBAE-5EAF-4A82-B685-78D2F3913889-621-000000779C3353E0_zpsa97a55e4.jpg
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    I'm usually awoken around 10:00 when the server...

    I'm usually awoken around 10:00 when the server brings my breakfast tray in with fresh fruit, coffee [just roasted green Kona peabery beans] and the paper. After a time I get up shower and for...
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    Howz she casting in the field?

    Howz she casting in the field?
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    Please find me a pro that thinks he/she is...

    Please find me a pro that thinks he/she is 'average'. ;)
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    I of all people would tell you to follow your...

    I of all people would tell you to follow your gut. I never went to college and was a damm ski coach right out of high school till I started training professionally when I was over 30. Knowing now...
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    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread...

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?p=833389#post833389..........
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    Just another side of the coin and it's always...

    Just another side of the coin and it's always best to look at both sides imo.

    You've talked to 7+ trainers a day for the last 14 day.

    How'd you miss me? ;)
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    http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/12/14/the-overjus...

    http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/12/14/the-overjustification-effect/#more-1728
  12. Disconfirming to those that think the 'training'...

    Disconfirming to those that think the 'training' practices like that don't exist.
  13. Dis-confirming information like that causes a lot...

    Dis-confirming information like that causes a lot of cognitive dissonance in some people.
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    Just got off the phone with former owners. The...

    Just got off the phone with former owners.

    The two incidents occurred about 24 months apart, not a few days apart.
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    Phone call from a client last week. They were...

    Phone call from a client last week.

    They were putting the dog down.

    I own the dog now.

    It's a good topic because people need to pay more attention to the entire concept of "my dog will never...
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    Should this dog be euthanized?

    Male, 4 years 9 month old, life long house dog, neutered, no medical issues, no prior aggression issues what so ever.

    A couple weeks ago a 15 year old boy surprised the dog [while the dog was...
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    But who thinks they are a crappy trainer? I know...

    But who thinks they are a crappy trainer? I know someone with AFC[s] to their name that thinks training is pressing as many buttons as they can. I know that they think they're good trainers how can...
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    Awesome! Sadly Dennis I don't believe...

    Awesome!




    Sadly Dennis I don't believe that's the case. I believe many are so caught up in the process or a game they don't give enough thought to their dogs training journey. Others it seems...
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    No it sounds really smart. Why blunder ahead...

    No it sounds really smart. Why blunder ahead without a plan?

    Can you throw a cam on a tripod and get a video?
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    WARNING: Track damage, potential train wreck ahead!

    A few years back I posted that I tried to get the dogs to understand [through training/communication] that a blind was a destination and run to...
  21. Time to break out the rat trap!

    Time to break out the rat trap!
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    Nice doggie! No barrels/tables/place...

    Nice doggie!

    No barrels/tables/place boards/whoa posts/buddy sticks/flank collars or special strings needed, just a check cord then e-collar on the ground. ;)
    ...
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    Pointer pics, total non-retriever GDG

    All about a year old, 2 males, 2 females, siblings.

    Not pointing, I just asked them to whoa. Studies show I'm training them wrong too. ;)
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    I think a super question [that can never be...

    I think a super question [that can never be answered] would be:

    How would RC be training today moving forward off his previous work? Would he be following established doctrine or looking for...
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    Training on the grounds, he should have been...

    Training on the grounds, he should have been dropped.............
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