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  1. "9 out 10 boaters back their trailer too far into...

    "9 out 10 boaters back their trailer too far into the water"

    So what does that one person do right? I know exactly where my boat trailer needs to be to load and unload. What's too far?
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    I thought I was a responsible breeder and...

    I thought I was a responsible breeder and eventually worked through ENS. However, over the last several years three grand-pups were taken in. I'm hoping the next round of ENS will be more successful...
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    Looks easy with Pounce's aiming, leap in the air...

    Looks easy with Pounce's aiming, leap in the air plus the short toss. However, what did it look like for her from back in the weeds some and not at camera/trainers' eye level?
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    Distraction Quiz {GDG}

    Where is the white bumper? http://www.kwicklabs.com/emooops.gif

    Some of you may recognize this water. http://www.kwicklabs.com/shades.gif
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    There are several factors that enter into how...

    There are several factors that enter into how well a pup marks. One is to avoid bad habits.....like not staying in the area of the fall. Success tends to be the most effective catalyst for change....
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    It is fairly simple to teach the "shake" command....

    It is fairly simple to teach the "shake" command. It is allowed to happen after I get the bumper as in a "reward sequence". With consistent applications, it becomes an automatic expectation.....after...
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    Sooo.....you have a new pup!

    A key component in puppy development is to keep it interesting. Make a habit of checking out "neat places" regularly and work at designing exciting training sessions....
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    BJ....go to bed!

    BJ....go to bed!
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    C'mon BJ, what's your point?...

    C'mon BJ, what's your point? http://www.kwicklabs.com/emooops.gif

    A general rule when an issue occurs is to simplify. Move up, decrease distance which will in turn make "the other, outside blinds"...
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    .....and then there is this (took awhile to do a...

    .....and then there is this (took awhile to do a search).

    Forum post 7/7/2006

    "Correct me if I am wrong but Downtown Dusty Brown was force fetched at 4 months. I don't see anything wrong with...
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    When there is no place to hide.......... ...

    When there is no place to hide..........

    http://www.kwicklabs.com/images/Iowa2ndOpener2013/9DaisysHideWEB.jpg

    or it is windy and cold......
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    "Pick a fight worth fighting." For many years,...

    "Pick a fight worth fighting."

    For many years, I've read this "rule" and it basically meant don't make a big deal out of "some things". I must have been a very slow learner to recognize the deeper...
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    Just keep calling her in w/whistle. There will be...

    Just keep calling her in w/whistle. There will be bigger battles that are more major to fuss about.

    All my previous pups were taught to "not shop a pile" wearing a rope. Pounce did not go that...
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    Fun is all about imagination. Free walks in wide...

    Fun is all about imagination. Free walks in wide open, safe places are like magic.

    Find your "silly self". Take a fly swatter and make it become "alive" across the floor (vinyl flooring is best -...
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    Money well spent for priceless photos....

    Money well spent for priceless photos. http://www.kwicklabs.com/thumbsup.gif
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    The premise of the OPs question is not unique to...

    The premise of the OPs question is not unique to retriever training. Given the fact there are many ways to train plus the variable of skills in trainers, the question of what and how to train is...
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    Late to the party, but many years ago, this issue...

    Late to the party, but many years ago, this issue (banana) appeared when I started stretching pattern blinds. The answer to the issue (from RTF) was ”it is an outward expression of too much pressure...
  18. I have a twelve month old pup by “Willie”. She’s...

    I have a twelve month old pup by “Willie”. She’s definitely a “keeper”. http://www.kwicklabs.com/thumbsup.gif

    Pounce’s June 2015 Training Journal (link)

    Pounce's Archives (link)
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    Make sure you start by "playing" in a different...

    Make sure you start by "playing" in a different place.

    "Skeleton" regards, Jim
  20. It was never an eagerness approach. "Send backs"...

    It was never an eagerness approach. "Send backs" was a gradually taught expectation.

    The “placeboard” expectation started when she was ten weeks old.
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    Avoidance is a coping skill. A pup's perception...

    Avoidance is a coping skill. A pup's perception of "how things are" is demonstrated by his body language.

    Techniques to reduce avoidance involve changing the pup's perception of his situation....
  22. "Windrows" Revisited....and a bunch of other "stuff".

    Pounce has been "hitting" the windrows regularly. The weather has not been particularly friendly for baling hay and the rows were raked again a few days ago. They were "fluffed up" well. So we had...
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    "303 Protectant is amazing stuff." x2 - It...

    "303 Protectant is amazing stuff."

    x2 - It works!
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    The expression that describes a dog's natural...

    The expression that describes a dog's natural behavior when encountering a change in cover is "squaring". That's why it is necessary to teach angle entry/exit skills. It throws a dog off line.
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    Luckily, Winnebago County in Illinois has adopted...

    Luckily, Winnebago County in Illinois has adopted a philosophy that public land and parks are there for everyone. The Forest Preserve actually dug a small technical pond on a large piece of land...
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