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?
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones
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.
Erin Lynes (formerly known as "kinderdoggin")
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Charlotte Kaiser: " The Problem Lies In The Talent."