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  1. Thread: Hold problems

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    His techniques remind me of James Spencer. :)

    His techniques remind me of James Spencer. :)
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    Plus get some black and white flyers to attach to...

    Plus get some black and white flyers to attach to bumpers. :)
  3. Thread: Hold problems

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    The dog understands the concept from what I can...

    The dog understands the concept from what I can tell. Keep at it and soon the dog will give in and comply. A "good dog" helps when dog does comply. Sessions should be before feeding and as said...
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    The program or programs are not the problem...Not...

    The program or programs are not the problem...Not understanding dogs becomes the problem.:)
  5. Nice video...Glad you are able to train again and...

    Nice video...Glad you are able to train again and I am sure the dogs like it as well.:) I believe there is some therapeutic medicine there in our mind as well. :)
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    It's not a perfect world...So with that...Can I...

    It's not a perfect world...So with that...Can I somehow make changes or just give up and venture elsewhere and say the hell with it. Is it fair? Only if it says the same.
    If we become bitter, then...
  7. Just seen this. Very nice tribute...I can relate...

    Just seen this. Very nice tribute...I can relate as most here can. Kirby was very fortune to have folks like you who had patience and let him shine. He will shine with you always. Very sorry, but...
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    I really believe folks are successful in dog...

    I really believe folks are successful in dog training using the skills and techniques that they have developed in their repertoire during the years and sharing their experiences to those.

    Is it...
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    Poll: I voted NO...Why? I believe an eye to eye talk to...

    I voted NO...Why? I believe an eye to eye talk to a judge after the event is sufficient. JMO. :)
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    If you have the time, then by all means give it a...

    If you have the time, then by all means give it a shot, but please understand that you need to know the basics in dog training. Lardy and Graham have a flow chart which shows the basics on their...
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    I think your grandson is going to have a great...

    I think your grandson is going to have a great time there. Soft plugs IMO should be be good enough. JMO :)
  13. Thread: Training tips

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    Amen....Amen....Amen. Did I say Amen. Right on!...

    Amen....Amen....Amen. Did I say Amen. Right on! Kudos!:)
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    I too hope all goes well. Dove season is around...

    I too hope all goes well. Dove season is around the corner and I cringe on the reports of dogs dying because of heat. I always watch the tongue to gauge heat in a dog.
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    Got my vote on method one. That is how I was...

    Got my vote on method one. That is how I was taught back then. When dog is returning on second mark, the bird boy would run and pick up the bird and return to station without dog seeing. When handler...
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    Please understand that not all dogs are the same....

    Please understand that not all dogs are the same. Also understand that dogs can become sour and it is up to us to prevent that. With that said, your main importance is single T. Showing some...
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    I do hunt a lot, but my commitment to training is...

    I do hunt a lot, but my commitment to training is ongoing from one dog to the next their entire lives. I enjoy it and I believe the dogs as well provided I do it right whether it is in the blind or...
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    Shazbot...You will be missed.:(

    Shazbot...You will be missed.:(
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    Just saw this...congrats team.:)

    Just saw this...congrats team.:)
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    Introduce a stickman or a chair with a white coat...

    Introduce a stickman or a chair with a white coat far from blind at first and when dog is understanding what is going on, then move the factor closer. If dog is looking at factor, then give a command...
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    I don't know what phase 1 is, but when...

    I don't know what phase 1 is, but when introducing factors the idea is the pile first and see if the dog get sucks in the factors. Make it very simple at first and many repetitions. :)
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    If you think that was the problem, then why ask?...

    If you think that was the problem, then why ask? Are you looking for a sounding board? Just saying.
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    Now think on that for awhile. What can I do to...

    Now think on that for awhile. What can I do to get this dog to ignore, listen, and trust me as a handler? Maybe try simpler terms that the dog understands. Just saying.:) Get in their head...
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    Got my vote big time. To the OP....probably the...

    Got my vote big time.
    To the OP....probably the runt in the litter...and I heard that they are great dogs in the long run. Size IMO doesn't matter to a dog, but to us I guess it does. We look at it...
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    And I believe most will respect that. To others...

    And I believe most will respect that. To others there is an euphoria when the marsh awakes up and you and dog anticipate the hunt. It is something that can't be explain unless you witness it...
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