The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media

Search:

Type: Posts; User: PhilBernardi

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    7
    Views
    654

    If someone hasn't yet responded, contact me and I...

    If someone hasn't yet responded, contact me and I can help you out.
  2. Replies
    29
    Views
    3,093

    Conformation is everything and towards that end...

    Conformation is everything and towards that end we have genetics and environment. Spaying is part of many environmental variables and probably a very important one at that.
  3. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,557

    Agreed! Plus James Spencer's books and Rorem's...

    Agreed! Plus James Spencer's books and Rorem's Art and Science of Handling Retrievers
  4. During a training day a few years ago, someone...

    During a training day a few years ago, someone had a labrador show "catalog". I was astonished at the short, squatty fat labs in that book. I don't care for those labs at all. The show breeders need...
  5. Replies
    29
    Views
    3,093

    Well, given the recent post on a CCL tear I...

    Well, given the recent post on a CCL tear I thought I'd post this link: http://www.akcchf.org/news-events/news/health-implications-in-early.html
  6. Replies
    12
    Views
    950

    IMHO, clicker training for pups is fine for basic...

    IMHO, clicker training for pups is fine for basic commands. Once you get into the next level of any program, clicker training is not really a practical option - IMHO.

    I'd work to transition away...
  7. Then when I sent him, I had plenty of time to...

    Then when I sent him, I had plenty of time to stop and correct that initial line because it was a very long entry for Senior. I did not. I stood there with my whistle in my mouth and my thumb up my...
  8. In a word, YES! As most here will tell you...

    In a word, YES!

    As most here will tell you when you are training a young dog/pup, having a bird boy/helper is also important to help with marks/marking. Once FIDO is pretty attuned to marking ("at...
  9. Replies
    48
    Views
    8,368

    Well put, JS.

    Well put, JS.
  10. Replies
    73
    Views
    7,085

    Well, I'd like to see more scientific research on...

    Well, I'd like to see more scientific research on prolotherapy for canines. There seems to be little interest and therefore little money for such investigations.

    I'm fairly certain there's been...
  11. Replies
    73
    Views
    7,085

    Nope. But I am now. :D Glad your dog is doing...

    Nope. But I am now. :D

    Glad your dog is doing fine. Obviously, you'll keep an eye out for any further problems.

    My lab Nala can up lame in her right knee 2.5 years ago or so, and I took her to...
  12. Replies
    207
    Views
    29,512

    Not quite as grand as some already posted, but...

    Not quite as grand as some already posted, but any with my Nala (who has CCL tears in both knees) is a good one to me. ;-)


    ...
  13. Replies
    41
    Views
    1,647

    Time flies when getting older...congrats!

    Time flies when getting older...congrats!
  14. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,092

    I like the DU fresca chili recipe (in the DU cook...

    I like the DU fresca chili recipe (in the DU cook book), but with modifications.

    I slow cook the goose cubes in apple juice and 2-3 garlic cloves until tender. Then I follow the standard recipe...
  15. Replies
    47
    Views
    2,817

    Even given my prior post, I wouldn't argue too...

    Even given my prior post, I wouldn't argue too much against your position.

    One thing for me is precisely what you pointed out: the nose is the thing with dogs. I agree. It’s their strongest...
  16. Replies
    59
    Views
    5,524

    rotflmao :d

    rotflmao :d
  17. Replies
    55
    Views
    4,368

    The environment selects for fitness, and we...

    The environment selects for fitness, and we humans are part of the environment that "selects". You tell me. ;-)
  18. Replies
    47
    Views
    2,817

    I won't prescribe a specific course of action,...

    I won't prescribe a specific course of action, but I can say from prior experience that my lab Nala had the light bulb go off while upland hunting pheasants at a hunting preserve. In fact, after the...
  19. Replies
    55
    Views
    4,368

    Thanks to Col for the informative post. Seems...

    Thanks to Col for the informative post.

    Seems to me there's more - slightly more - of an emphasis on upland work and related manners than water work.

    I agree that US line manners (and field)...
  20. "Rio! Come home!" Sorry for the loss, Abby....

    "Rio! Come home!"

    Sorry for the loss, Abby. I hope and pray it is a temporary disconnect and that she's with you soon.
  21. Why one would not use a crate is beyond me. ...

    Why one would not use a crate is beyond me.

    Crates offer at least three important advantages:

    1) It is a spot of their own that they will keep clean (this is a huge variable when potty...
  22. IMHO start out positive with some treats to teach...

    IMHO start out positive with some treats to teach the task, then bring in the hell stick to reinforce the learned task.
  23. Replies
    53
    Views
    4,534

    Extending this idea, get unfrozen birds. Mix in...

    Extending this idea, get unfrozen birds. Mix in marks with birds into your daily routine.

    I too have the same general impression: dog is bored. Get him on unfrozen bird marks and shot flyers too....
  24. Replies
    253
    Views
    21,236

    Ed Zackery! When they have more time to commit...

    Ed Zackery!

    When they have more time to commit and comment they will; in the meantime, most of them are making a living.
  25. Found this photo of my Nala as a pup. She don't...

    Found this photo of my Nala as a pup. She don't look too interested, ay? LOL

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kSEdfhcniVU/TVNKm3sAWCI/AAAAAAAAAoo/hssV5uK-0MA/w678-h452-no/DCP_0778.JPG
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4