BEST thing about Hillman's DVD is it makes you want to go out and get a puppy! That's what I remember most from watching (a borrowed) copy. I know I'll be buying one when time to start another one.
Its OBVIOUS the dog matures more than what he would in a CONSECUTIVE 28 day period of time.
I do believe however, that the pup has a pretty good grasp of Steady,, Sit,, Here,, and the leash,, at a very early age.
At the end of the Video,, in the credits ,, it says FILMING was done between 12 -30- 06 thru 3 -15-07
Approx 70 days.
Remember the dog would have been teething during this time frame.
Last edited by MooseGooser; 12-30-2011 at 03:40 PM.
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Last edited by john fallon; 12-30-2011 at 04:56 PM.
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"A Good Dog is a Good Dog"
I just asked Bill to read the last new posts on page 11. He told me that T Pines had a really good insight and feeling for what would seem obvious. Nick was a member of the family, took walks, got caught nabbing food off the table, was quieted when he barked incessantly, reprimanded when he chewed on Bill's best boots, got to watch TV in Bill's lap, rode in the front seat when Bill went to the grocery store and a lot of other things that helped to build a relationship conducive to the training process. Bill also commended Chris Atkinson in his mathematical skills. If we had not edited any of the training everyone would have had to suffer through almost 13 hours of video material, so people that think some parts of the training sessions were edited out are correct. The material that was shown was the material that best displays the training process. As it was the DVD was around three hrs long. Bill is hoping Julie R. gets a puppy soon because she had the perfect reaction to his video. Bill reminds us all the time that the puppy video represents a philosophy of training and is not limited or defined by age or numbers of sessions.
Fill your mind with those things
that are good and that deserve praise:
things that are true, noble, right, pure,
lovely and honorable. Phil 4:18
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One more comment on the video... The one big thing I am taking away and is how positive bill is with the pup. I have watched several other videos and they focus way more on correction and some on praise. As you watch the video you don't see any harsh words or negative body language. This is something that most videos don't teach. That's the the incredible thing about the video. I have learned way more from watching how Bill stands and gestures than what he is saying, which is important too.
One more thing. I can't say enough about Mary... I have had a few q's and emailed her for clarification and she has responded right away and usually quite in-depth answers to my q's. You can tell they are really good people and want to help.
I can't wait for another video on the more formal obedience and file work vein.