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    I would tell them, "That's rubbish!!!". I, and...

    I would tell them, "That's rubbish!!!".

    I, and all decent trainers use tons of positive reinforcement. It's what a dog works for, whether he gets it from the trainer (praise, treat, etc.) or the...
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    See post #67 JS

    See post #67

    JS
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    I'm not sure what Tom D knows or is talking about...

    I'm not sure what Tom D knows or is talking about but I stand by my first gut reaction ... this "VP" is not speaking formally for AKC but is just a rogue who stumbled across a chance to voice her...
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    That's my read. Just an uninformed rogue who...

    That's my read. Just an uninformed rogue who thinks she's doing what's best for the dogs. Can't believe there aren't folks at the upper levels of AKC who aren't astute and experienced in the training...
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    You are correct, Janell. Several of...

    You are correct, Janell.





    Several of the responses to the OP's question indicate that many HT trainers believe white is only for visibility (long, hard-to-see marks). Well it is ... but...
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    I'm not sure if anyone is still retailing them,...

    I'm not sure if anyone is still retailing them, but if not, Scott Dewey may still have some. He's the guy who designed them and Ainley manufactured them.

    He sold quite a few of them to fellow pros...
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    A lot of folks don't understand the full purpose...

    A lot of folks don't understand the full purpose of using gunners with white coats. There's a lot more to it than simply visibility on long marks. ;-)

    JS
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    We used PopStarts in our winter camp for the last...

    We used PopStarts in our winter camp for the last 4-5 years. Three or four gunners in the field each firing off 50-60 rounds a day, 5 1/2 days a week for three months of the year. Zero problems.

    I...
  9. Thread: multiple marks

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    You have to pay close attention to your dog and...

    You have to pay close attention to your dog and what your dog is learning ... the habits they are forming. READ YOUR DOG. This is key because different dogs will form different habits from using the...
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    You're not used to that, yet? :-P JS

    You're not used to that, yet? :-P

    JS
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    How hard have you looked? I can't give you much...

    How hard have you looked? I can't give you much guidance regarding trainers in your area but I'm sure there are some. May require some driving. It's hard, I know.

    Try poring over Entry Express...
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    Robin, follow mitty's line of thought. She has it...

    Robin, follow mitty's line of thought. She has it right. (IMO).

    And your response ... Post 12, I think ... Regarding timing is correct. Keep working on it and practice reading your dog more...
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    Can you throw a duck?

    Can you throw a duck?
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    So is MLK's birthday, luvvy. ;-) JS

    So is MLK's birthday, luvvy. ;-)

    JS
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    Say what??? Saturn workers were UAW members from...

    Say what??? Saturn workers were UAW members from day one. :confused:

    JS
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    As I have said many times, "everyone needs an...

    As I have said many times, "everyone needs an answer and most don't have time to wait for all the facts, so let's just go with what we got and fill in the blanks". It's the nature of Man. :? Doesn't...
  17. Famous last words: "I want to be fair". ...

    Famous last words: "I want to be fair".

    Welcome to the Brotherhood. This too shall pass. :D

    JS
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    No, I didn't. I was just going to ask where...

    No, I didn't. I was just going to ask where everyone is getting all this technical information. Highly unusual that the evidence you guys are citing has already been made public in a case like this....
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    As several have described earlier, animals and...

    As several have described earlier, animals and humans don't always drop in their tracks when shot. They can and do often continue moving.

    So, is it possible the two shots in the head were the...
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    Would "libtards" be one of those name tags??? ;-)...

    Would "libtards" be one of those name tags??? ;-)

    JS
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    It hasn't been a question of "was Brown squeaky...

    It hasn't been a question of "was Brown squeaky clean" or "did the cop need to defend himself". It's, "was it necessary to kill?"

    (I'm not referring to the amped-up crowd's contentions ... either...
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    Brush! It's good for them in other ways, also. ...

    Brush! It's good for them in other ways, also.

    Get the roof of the mouth and inside the cheeks and under the tongue while you're at it. Lots of stinky stuff hides in there. :razz:

    JS
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    Any time I have seen that, the judges give you...

    Any time I have seen that, the judges give you your choice. I, personally go out to them to send, simply because I want to drop my hand in.

    Hunting, I guess it depends on where you have the dog...
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    I am amazed (and amused) by the hardliners who...

    I am amazed (and amused) by the hardliners who scream at the horror of passing on our outrageous national debt to the next generation, but are comfortable turning a blind eye to the crumbling...
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    I've seen dogs at tests that calm right down and...

    I've seen dogs at tests that calm right down and pay attention when the handler reaches up for the bill of his cap.

    Don't know how they teach 'em to do that. :confused:

    JS
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