And just where would you like me to leave your sorry Ass,,, and the Ass of your little friend too? "My Pretty" hehehe.........
Why is it always about you and Bubba,, Paul?? Y????
So you think your Ass and your Bubba's Ass is gonna fit into some itty bitty jello cup???
I'm sure the designated, "Jack Ass", for thsi forum could help us with this 1!! He no's everthang.... U don't even hast to ask hm....
Well, squeezing Bubba or my ass into one of those little cups would definitely be secondary selection, but squeezing your's into one would be ideal selection. See, this topic ain't so hard to follow if you illustrate it right....
Once again, Ed Aycock's theory proves true. (all good threads can degrade into Gobbledygook)
What a bummer...
But seriously, I think that to many, this thread was among the most refreshing, envigorating, dog-training methodology stuff that we'd seen in a long time.
I know brother Terry (Trog) is worried that Dennis won't come back. I sure hope that's not the case.
Guys and gals...I ask that you please write to and address others as you yourself would like to be addressed. I believe brother Fallon has issued an apology, which was cool.
Have fun, train smart...and for my fellow flatlanders, be careful out there...this ice storm is SLICK!
"Determining and applying the criteria for when and when not to use correction is the essence of the art of dog training. I make a distinction between a mistake and a lack of effort." - Mike Lardy - Volume I "After Collar Conditioning"
No harm done...
How can you be bummed out?? It's Christmas for cry'n out loud...
Get the high octane egg nog and cookies....
Well, Chris, it doesn't have to be that way. Yet how much can be said? Short bird marking is a concept, some dogs get it, others struggle. Some struggle with flowerpots, pinch birds, O/U's, hidden or retired. Selection is typically a tool people use to make up for a dog struggling with those concepts. This is what makes an Ideal selection dog so special and frankly rare. To have a dog that is comfortable enough and trained well enough to handle all these concepts consistently is truly a special dog.
It can be, or not, or better put, it depends...on any given dog. For some dogs, yes, for others, no...but in Rex's mind the key to ideal selection was that ideal selection worked best for dogs that didn't/don't handle pressure well...and yet he also came to see that primary selecting dogs often began "ideal" selecting on their own.Originally Posted by GG
It was indeed this phenomenon that prompted him to pursue ideal selection...or one of the catalysts, that is.
"If we cannot subject ourselves to the demands of strict accuracy and precise performance, then we must be content with second-rate rewards." --Rex Carr
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