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?
You can't know what you don't understand
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.