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    Reading through a closed thread brings me to a topic that I haven't seen mentioned here before.
    It has occurred to me more than once, and as recently as this week, as I put my 12 month old through dbl T,
    that, despite the fact that I have been training for 23 yrs, and have put multiple dogs through the basics, less experienced trainers can sometimes be a great source of advice.
    Perhaps it speaks to my own misgivings. Here I was battling an issue, when my pal says, why the hell don't you put a rope on him? The correction was so much more effective than electricity, and the issue was resolved quickly. Why didn't I think of that?

    Point is, great minds aren't always experienced minds.

    I wonder how many others have gotten good advice from newbies?
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    I think Bora wrote that about 252 times in the last year and a half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
    I think Bora wrote that about 252 times in the last year and a half.
    Yeah, but he was talking about newbies, not dogs...
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    As a newbie, I suspect the reason we come out with the occasional nugget is that we don't know enough to know all the reasons why what we are suggesting shouldn't work.

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    Some of my bird boys and gals that don't train, kinda like caddies , have stepped out the box and made very good comments that I used. Out of the mouths of babes!
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    As a person that used to run FTs I don't understand why you need either method. Have you asked Gold Whister winner Liz what do do.

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    I think very few people really understand the whole picture of dog training. (not saying I have a clue, just observations which I'm fairly good at sometimes) Some guys have all the insights of judging in their heads and explain set ups and tests and get the mechanics. Some guys understand reading a dog handling really well. Some guys are just frickin' dog whispers' when it comes to obedience, some folks are good at ground work, some are good only with dogs someone else started.

    This is probably a symptom of having a real job and not training and seeing 20 different dogs all doing the same thing 7 days a week, 12 months a year. Sure doesn't cut down on the expert opinions on everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by north of 7 View Post
    As a person that used to run FTs I don't understand why you need either method. Have you asked Gold Whister winner Liz what do do.
    Last time I asked her advice, the answer I got had nothing to do with dog training.
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