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  1. John, I don't think the OP or anyone else is...

    John,

    I don't think the OP or anyone else is querying the efficiency of the Carr based approach.

    The question was does it's universal application within FT / HT breed lines cover up any...
  2. Jason, Two thoughts; it might just be...

    Jason,

    Two thoughts; it might just be situational, and it could be a trapped nerve.

    Is it possible for you to give your dog a good workout in the yard, something that will really push him? If...
  3. A very wise old engineering inspector once said...

    A very wise old engineering inspector once said to me "It'll all pass if you don't test it."

    To test if FF alone, as opposed to breeding practices, has brought about any changes for better or...
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    In response to "I am a dog trainer and use only...

    In response to "I am a dog trainer and use only operant conditioning".

    "I'm a dog trainer also, and I use operant conditioning too because you can't teach behaviours any other way. Classical...
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    I signed but without comment for much the same...

    I signed but without comment for much the same reasons as the other posters.

    Am I the only one who got an automated response saying "Thank you" and then asking for a donation? That got the needle...
  6. Dave has his own website and on it he's posted...

    Dave has his own website and on it he's posted his own account of the Trial as per here ........
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    Some years ago I saw a demo in Scotland of a GSP...

    Some years ago I saw a demo in Scotland of a GSP which had been trained in the Bringsel technique; now that was really cool and classy and I thought that if ever I needed a deer tracker again thats...
  8. Dave asked At around the 6:40 mark the commenter...

    Dave asked At around the 6:40 mark the commenter said "very nice compact flush". What did he mean by that? I'm sure he said "contact flush". Just a bird that the dog pushed up himself, not one that...
  9. Just a bit of fun ... a Springer Field Trial video

    Thought this might amuse and entertain you guys; a Spaniel Field Trial.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eV8w0qOfyzM

    The judge, Keith Carter the Chairman of The UK...
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    If you work at it and follow a system like Mr...

    If you work at it and follow a system like Mr Voight's you should get all the "mechanical" things down well. Dennis posts in here occasionally under the handle "Retrievers Online" and seems a very...
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    GC posted In broad terms that's correct. On...

    GC posted In broad terms that's correct. On commercial shoots as opposed to private syndicates the Guns will be paying around $60 per bird on the numbers they elect to shoot. So a team of 8 Guns...
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    It's worthwhile to make the distinction between a...

    It's worthwhile to make the distinction between a poor "here" which you don't appear to have, and a poor "delivery" which you do. They are linked in our minds, but obviously not yet in your dog's....
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    There is a drug called Stemetil that is used in...

    There is a drug called Stemetil that is used in humans to control / alleviate vertigo; it's in the vets pharmacopeia but most don't know about it. If it's going to work it works pretty quickly.
    ...
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    I think vstoddard is on the right lines. The...

    I think vstoddard is on the right lines. The process called "de-Sensitising" is the same as used on humans who are scared of flying. In a recent thread "Afraid of the dark" I outlined some ideas for...
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    T-ROB, Well that's a new one; in the UK we can...

    T-ROB,

    Well that's a new one; in the UK we can and do hunt in the dark either moonflighting, or ducks at last light when we pick up in full dark, so we train at night and things seem to work out...
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    Do you put the dogs in it and fire them into...

    Do you put the dogs in it and fire them into space? Could work, sound in vacuums and all that.

    Blimp the Mongsniffient.
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    jdubb asked Know i dont no how two do a quite...

    jdubb asked Know i dont no how two do a quite command cd u tell me?

    MacBlimp of that elk.
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    Don't know. But I can tell you for a fact that...

    Don't know. But I can tell you for a fact that electric fences are still lawful in Wales and they still work very well as I found out last night coming back from rabbiting. It wasn't there on the way...
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    All I have to go on are the two videos posted,...

    All I have to go on are the two videos posted, but I didn't see any much "method" or "system" in either of them.

    I did see some training albeit of things I really really don't want working dogs...
  20. Hiya Mike, I didn't go to the game, just...

    Hiya Mike,

    I didn't go to the game, just watched it ont'h goggle box. We could have done with that kid in the All Stars, he moves a bloody sight quicker than any of our lot did. Lerner is just...
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    If people allow their dogs to chew and savage...

    If people allow their dogs to chew and savage things in "play" a tennis ball will be the least of their worries. A very great deal of tennis ball work is applied in Spaniel training in the UK; it's...
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    Bruce, When I had Springers I always used an...

    Bruce,

    When I had Springers I always used an Acme Silent; it was a real tooth killer until I slipped a bit of soft plastic tube over the mouthpiece. Even then it was still dammed heavy after you'd...
  23. Just to expand a little on copterdoc and...

    Just to expand a little on copterdoc and doluvah's posts .... what you have done so far is to compel the dog to obey you through the medium of the lead. He's only doing it because he hasn't got an...
  24. From the OP's link Beggars belief. Eug

    From the OP's link Beggars belief.

    Eug
  25. I think you need to distinguish between the body...

    I think you need to distinguish between the body language you have taught the dog to display, and the concept in her mind of what she's supposed to be doing. You've got a good response from her on...
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