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    He doesn't seek land on water marks and exits...

    He doesn't seek land on water marks and exits where I'm standing.

    I think I follow why you're asking about water force. He enters the water great, but will not re-enter the water with an over or...
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    Evan - He has been water forced. And, I do...

    Evan - He has been water forced.

    And, I do have some people helping from our central KY club. It's a good group and they've helped me a lot. I just wanted to throw out the questions to a large...
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    Thanks guys! That is a lot of good information. ...

    Thanks guys! That is a lot of good information. I've been trying to get him ready for a seasoned hunt test this coming weekend, but maybe I'm rushing it.

    He's pretty good with cold blinds on...
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    Water blind trouble

    i've went through swim-by and finished great. But, when I send the dog on bigger ponds we are having several issues.

    1. Wants to run the bank back and i've tried casting him back in the water but...
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    Just to give a follow up: I'm not out of the...

    Just to give a follow up:

    I'm not out of the woods yet, but this is what I tried yesterday and it seems to be working this far. I situated the lead on his right side so that when I hit the...
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    ducky911 - What makes you think that? He doesn't...

    ducky911 - What makes you think that? He doesn't purposely yank me, I'm saying his momentum yanks me when I stop him in route.

    Same thing yesterday though. I did a few whistle sits using the...
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    First I'm using "Fowl Dawgs" program. Long...

    First I'm using "Fowl Dawgs" program.

    Long story short, we got all the way to double T with him flaring on the sit whistle. I was trying to correct this with force, along with not knowing what...
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    Swings out to sit on whistle

    When I blow the whistle, my dog turns around and sits, however he swings out to sit; in turn sits off the line. He was swinging like 5 or 6 yards out, so I put him on a lead for a few days and when...
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    I should clear one thing up, I mis-typed the...

    I should clear one thing up, I mis-typed the "nick-back-nick", I don't do that. I say back "nick" and say back again.

    I may try the chair today which seems like a good idea, but that segment...
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    Ok, so I do try to nick in different spots down...

    Ok, so I do try to nick in different spots down the line, but am I suppose to nick closer to the pile as we move along? I'm following Rick Stawski's program and the program says to work up to 3...
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    Not running a straight line to back pile

    About a month ago my dog started running a "banana" line to the back pile rather than straight. I determined that he started doing this as a result of my nicking him and he was trying to run around...
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    When your dog catches up to his training level...

    When your dog catches up to his training level the marking will return. Marking talent is given to dogs by the hunting gods, it's never gone forever.
    Take Howard's advice and relax
    GG

    Now that...
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    I'm pretty confident that he can mark... What do...

    I'm pretty confident that he can mark... What do you mean by "salting the area"? Maybe I am rushing things with doubles and should just focus on accomplishing single long marks first. I've also...
  14. Thread: Marking ability

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    Marking ability

    It seems that Mason's ability to mark has decreased. When he was 9 months, he was making 150 yard marks very well (little to no hunting around for it), now he seems to have to hunt more for even...
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    He's retrieving again

    Hadn't posted anything in a while, but none the less, I've been keeping up with the training. I thought I would give some thanks to the forum. I joined a club, which was advised by you guys, and...
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    First, thanks for the advice you gave and the...

    First, thanks for the advice you gave and the efforts to explain. It is probably a little late to start heel, but long story short he got sick around 6 months and then I had to go out of town,...
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    He is 7 months old and he does know his name,...

    He is 7 months old and he does know his name, whenever I say Mason, he looks, usually no matter what. This makes since, I'll try nagging less and moving faster and changing directions more. I'm not...
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    Insulated kennel covers

    Do any of you use the insulated kennel covers? For short trips, I'm not too concerned with him riding in the back in the kennel when it's cold, but for longer trips, should I get one of these to...
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    Sniffing while heeling

    I haven't made a post in a while, just working on OB and taking my time, so haven't had many questions. I've been working on heel for about a week and he does very well except he does want to put...
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    Great advice! I'll try to give him a call too. ...

    Great advice! I'll try to give him a call too. Thanks.

    Pedigo
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    I'm not doubting Rick's methods and I like the...

    I'm not doubting Rick's methods and I like the program. I was thinking someone with his experience and ability can get the dogs where he wants them more effectively than I can, and I'm thinking I...
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    Question on "Fowl Dawgs" program

    I am training using Rick Strawski's method from the Fowl Dawgs videos. I'm early in the program with formal OB and collar conditioning (I haven't turned the collar on yet). And, that leads me to my...
  23. Thread: Water Marks

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    He stopped delivering to hand a couple months...

    He stopped delivering to hand a couple months ago, so I basically stopped any retrieves until I was told water retrieves were a good way to keep him doing the retrieves since he has to swim back to...
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    Water Marks

    I have been doing water retrieves with mason 2 to 3 times a week since he will not deliver to hand and I want to continue his training in marking. The past couple times I have been throwing 2...
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    I think this thread has helped me too! My 7...

    I think this thread has helped me too! My 7 month old was doing great, he would sit and I could walk out of site and he wouldn't move, so I moved on to here and he was doing well with that too. ...
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