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    Breaking up yardwork and drills??

    Curious as to what type of ratio you guys use when getting started in regards to drills vs. marks and such go? Up to this point, we have spent a lot of time on drills and working through T work now....
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    Appreciate the responses, it sure is gratifying...

    Appreciate the responses, it sure is gratifying and exciting to see them start to put it together and succeed. Can get to be a grind sometimes in the early stages with all the obedience, yard work,...
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    Holy whistle sit!!

    Bella is my first lab that I've attempted to train further than FF and CC. The last few days we've been working towards stopping on the whistle while enroute to the pile. I'm Following Fowl Dawgs and...
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    I'm in a similar situation as far as goals and...

    I'm in a similar situation as far as goals and experience go. Previous dog was a "rock" dog (had to keep rocks to throw to mark ducks) used for hunting only and minimal training. Have since been at...
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    Understood completely, it was a valuable lesson I...

    Understood completely, it was a valuable lesson I will not soon forget.. Initially it is/was easy (at least for me) to assume training had broken down or I had not done something properly in the...
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    Went out today and spent a session reviewing...

    Went out today and spent a session reviewing nothing but FTP.. No whistle, no nothing but sending from the side and forces every 5-6 sends or so.. Towards the end I threw a fun bumper and re-set the...
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    Gooser, I may have mislabeled the thread title. ...

    Gooser, I may have mislabeled the thread title. I completed force to pile, or at least this phase of it from the side. This is the transition from pile work to the mini T and to force on the back...
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    That is correct. Only stopped her on her way...

    That is correct. Only stopped her on her way back, intended on stopping her to the pile tomorrow.
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    FTP and the whistle..

    Have an 8 month old BLF and were following Fowl Dawgs. We got hit hard with snow as we started FTP and had to take a break. We picked it back up a few days ago and started with review of what we had...
  10. Polmaise, love the pics! Coot Killr, she hasn't...

    Polmaise, love the pics! Coot Killr, she hasn't been playing or mouthing the birds. She maintains the fetch standard, just crazy excited.. Thanks for the replies, play on we shall!!
  11. Playing in the snow.. Good or Bad idea??

    Here in the mighty MO, we have gotten hammered with the snow. Have more than a foot on the ground. Kinda hinders training, at least where I am at with my 8 month BLF. So for the last few days,...
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    I personally agree with the majority that have...

    I personally agree with the majority that have chimed in on this topic. Mine stays inside (when I'm home) not because I don't think she could handle the weather if left outside, but I enjoy her...
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    Kenneled or house dog?

    Just curious more than anything.. Been reading through several posts, and began to wonder what everyone prefers and why? Also if anyone thinks a kenneled dog would preform better than a house dog or...
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    That is what I was thinking I could do, is one in...

    That is what I was thinking I could do, is one in the morning, one in the evening. She seems to take to training very well and is a quick learner. Of course I have always quit with marks and such...
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    Tim, yes I will. I actually started hold...

    Tim, yes I will. I actually started hold yesterday. For the first session, it went very well in my opinion.. She went from fighting it to very exceptive with lots of praise in a fairly short amount...
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    Evan, I did read the email, of course after I...

    Evan, I did read the email, of course after I posted my last... I sent one back, much appreciated as always.
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    Well after some thinking on it and reading all...

    Well after some thinking on it and reading all the suggestions, I will stick with the program and progress as Rick does. Spent the last few days sharpening up formal obedience while pondering (doing...
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    Really appreciate all the responses. I will try...

    Really appreciate all the responses. I will try to clarify the actual question. May have gotten a little confusing with the background info, programs and what not. The basic question is, should...
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    "I have no problem collar conditioning before FF...

    "I have no problem collar conditioning before FF .Too much pressure if you are pinching an ear in one session and cc'ing in another session.I would not do it! I would cease FF and do CC and then...
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    FF and E-Collar Conditioning

    So here's my situation... I have a 7 month old BLF who has progressed nicely through everything leading up to FF (formal OB, Intro to gunfire etc.). I am following the Fowl Dawgs program with her. ...
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