If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
And here are a couple of books:
Positive Gun Dog Training (you can download this from the net onto your computer)
Reaching the Animal Mind, by Karen Pryor. More general about the training method, but a really good read.
Good luck, Jonronomo! It's always good to keep an open mind and figure out what to take from the different methods to fit your style, goals and your dog.
After the bumper is seen as a prey object by the dog,,, the trainer then sticks it under his arm pit to keep the dog looking up and staying position. Pretty common technique and easy to applyHow do I use birds and bumpers to teach healing?
John 5 :30
I can of my own self do nothing ,as I hear , I judge,,and my judgement is just, because I seek not my own will,,but the will of the father which hath sent me
John 7:16 -- Jesus answered them and said my doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
mark 16:9 -- So then after the lord had spoken unto them,he was received up in heaven, and sat on the right hand of God
I Tim. 2:5 --For there is one God and one mediator between God and man ,, the man Christ Jesus
Ellis, to me is good because he's not a +r only zealot. He just understands and does a good job of explaining how it works.
Ellis, to me is good because he's not a +r only zealot. He just understands and does a good job of explaining how it works.[/QUOTE]
Agreed! Haven't seen all of his stuff yet, but what I have seen is very digestible and easy to follow. And it works.
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Charlotte Kaiser: " The Problem Lies In The Talent."
Don't bother to just be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.