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    What that white stuff? Good video. Enjoyed so much thanks Pete.
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    Great video, thanks Pete for sharing. I have a 2 year old with lot's of drive and I've spent a lot of time with her breaking. I'm going to study your video and see if I can't incorporate it in her training, I think it might help with her breaking.
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    Great video, thanks Pete for sharing. I have a 2 year old with lot's of drive and I've spent a lot of time with her breaking. I'm going to study your video and see if I can't incorporate it in her training, I think it might help with her breaking.
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    There are more of Violet if you type in GoosebusterRetriever on the utube station. I hope those extra ones can help. What have you done so far with the dog to try to steady it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    This may seem tiny, but please read your subject line.

    "My dog won't retrieve anymore" can unfairly put you in a negative mindset.

    "My dog is temporarily less enthused about retrieving than prior" or something along those lines is a more productive way to view it. That's reality. It's temporary. It is worth noticing and realizing that you need to adjust what you're doing to help optimize results and satisfaction.

    I only mention this to illustrate that many bumps that we run into with our dog training are merely temporary delays or issues that we need to work through. Most all dogs have these sorts of things crop up and this is part of the "fun" of dog training.

    Don't let it bug you too much. It is temporary. Absence can make the heart grow fonder. I'd quit letting him retrieve stuff for a while and quit acting like I want him to for a while. Keep things fun. One thing I really like in Mr. Hillman's material is the notion of balance. He talks about the balance between introducing some "obedience" and the wild desire to retrieve.

    It could easily be teething and discomfort. It could also be confusion over too much control, too early. Stay cool, stay positive, be happy. Don't get emotional or angry with pup. (for many of us this is easier said than done)

    I don't want to embarrass this trainer, but I want to show this for a true example of the RIGHT way to handle it when our pup does not do what we desire. This is the sign of a wonderful training mentality and someone who truly gets it. Pete, I hope this does not embarrass you. I saw this weeks ago and can't get it out of my mind. We all should emulate this when our training lesson doesn't go quite the way we'd like. The first minute is how most all of us would do it. But watch from 1:15 forward. How many of us would stay this calm, and make it this much of a non-issue? I personally think the way Pete handled this is wonderful and it is certainly something that I can learn from.



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    Thanks Pete,
    Great post/visual & the Goosebuster utube's are awesome.
    X2 - sure appreciate you sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_dklE7qj2Y

    Here is Violet today. co-operative little girl
    Great video Pete. Love training alone. Lots of opportunities for you to teach and for the dog to learn. Violet did a great job. Thanks for sharing the video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    [QUOTEPete, I have done that with Indy for years! He is 100% steady when running from his mat with me throwing remote. Its only when he has me beside him the trouble starts. Hmmmm......wonder if that doesn't sort of point out the problem. And George, Pete does have a great manner and style with dogs.]
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    If that's the case may be you can blend back in with Indy,,,,starting out in the field and gradually moving closer until you can send with him slightly behind you.
    I think it can work even at Indy's age. I worked a little bit with a dog this summer who had run to many events with not so good line manners,,, sort of like Indy is. In about a month I was able to work him from slightly behind me. His nose with the back of my heels. it didn't affect his marks what so ever
    We double staked him and he didn't move a muscle until the last bird,,, but he had 5 no birds that day. So we were very happy, and he had a good 10 minute honor. (2 year old dog),, I think its worth working on. Indy is a nice dog,Pete[/QUOTE]

    Just to add to that I go out and throw three marks about 100-200yds and walk back and stand by my dog, then send. Builds good memory for the dog. Fun work!
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