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  1. The assumption that simply obtaining training...

    The assumption that simply obtaining training videos will result in good results has been proven faulty quite often.
  2. Jonah, my suggestion is to find a group of...

    Jonah, my suggestion is to find a group of trainers that know what they are doing. If you are fortunate enough to live
    near an AKC or HRC hunt club, this may aid you in getting past the confusion...
  3. I need to preface this post. It is cold here in...

    I need to preface this post. It is cold here in northern Illinois and both of my retrievers are down
    south on a Pro’s truck for two months. Being retired with not much to do except move snow around...
  4. Troll or not....the following...... "What's...

    Troll or not....the following......

    "What's the deal with positive reinforcement with ecollar?
    Why punish a dog for doing exactly what he was told?"

    .....asked the question "about positive...
  5. "I mainly want a dog for companionship and for...

    "I mainly want a dog for companionship and for long life and good canine health. Hunting talent is secondary in importance to me as
    long as he can pick up the doves, the ducks and the pheasant...
  6. Long time age, I got a free Lab from the...

    Long time age, I got a free Lab from the newspaper. She was a four year pet. Ad said good with children and
    easy going around the house. Upon contacting the owner, they said, "She kills cats."
    ...
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    My wife has a Facebook account and does so...

    My wife has a Facebook account and does so because she likes to keep track of close relatives.
    So a few years ago, I decided to see what it was all about. It did not take long to set things up.
    ...
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    Here are a few Kwick YouTubes (several years...

    Here are a few Kwick YouTubes (several years worth).

    To open....left click on the links.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/KwickLabs/videos

    The following link is to a "Kwick Page" where the use...
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    Winter Training - northern Illinois

    The winter has turned into a stretch of snow, ice and wind. I knew it couldn't. last. However, there is
    an alternative. I have an indoor heated area that provides an excellent space to work on up...
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    After reading this thread about duck hunting and...

    After reading this thread about duck hunting and rocks, I remembered a time long ago where rocks were involved.
    The internet is very cool. I did a search using "KwickLabs, duck hunting and rocks"....
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    Happy Birthday!...

    Happy Birthday! https://nebula.wsimg.com/0caf486835fea4237b8993dd44f4a137?AccessKeyId=D784E1121C8FC6E84D7F&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
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    I've got more than "moderate" arthritis (knees...

    I've got more than "moderate" arthritis (knees and shoulders). Knees were diagnosed to be replaced ten years ago. I did not do them.
    Now the right shoulder is getting the same mantra. As long as I...
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    slightly smiling face (U+1F642)...

    slightly smiling face (U+1F642) https://nebula.wsimg.com/34245423afd482cfbd34a1b5565d042a?AccessKeyId=D784E1121C8FC6E84D7F&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
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    Kennel is simply a word.....so is place. With my...

    Kennel is simply a word.....so is place. With my dogs they are perfectly capable of differentiating what a kennel is
    and all the "places" one might place a dog in. For example, being able to point...
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    From the Gallery

    I often visit this forum to keep track of the situations as they relate to those that post regularly. Recently,
    two emotional insights have surfaced. First of all, I am very fortunate to be 79 years...
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    Thanks for jogging my memory. Ten years ago, I...

    Thanks for jogging my memory. Ten years ago, I roaded my Labs with an ATV. About the same time I joined the
    Madison Retrieve Club and used Hook Lake for water roading. It was good fun for all five...
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    First Master test "our" challenge was a first...

    First Master test "our" challenge was a first series rooster pheasant flyer with three gunners and nine shots
    at 80 yards. Honoring on lead was easy....
  18. Thread: Immature?

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    "So are you complaining or bragging?" Well,...

    "So are you complaining or bragging?"

    Well, actually neither. I have been working on modified the approach. The recent immaturity thread seemed to be related. I know
    what this pup can do.....so...
  19. Thread: Immature?

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    In this case, it is not about shutting...

    In this case, it is not about shutting down......just the opposite. With Hillmann's approach her initial "wild to retrieve"
    made her oblivious to any interactions except for shaking and killing her...
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    Try this..... ...

    Try this.....

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pat+nolan+dog+trainer&qpvt=pat+nolan+dog+trainer&FORM=VDRE
  21. Thread: Immature?

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    Immature?

    Awhile back there was a discussion that mentioned "slow to mature" puppies in specific lines.

    I looked up the definition which does not readily translate to what one might "see" when training ...
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    Early season duck hunting, I often wear a short...

    Early season duck hunting, I often wear a short sleeved, camo T-shirt. To protect my
    old and not so tanned arms from the obvious (sun and insects), I use Calamine lotion.

    Calamine and zinc...
  23. The photos from the older thread do not "load"...

    The photos from the older thread do not "load" (for me). I've been using these for many years.

    White "Hooded" Tyvek paint suits on two spliced, electric fence posts. The "odd one" was a gift.
    ...
  24. I need to reveal a brief "interlude" of training...

    I need to reveal a brief "interlude" of training from a few years ago. My Hillmann mentor, Jim Wegner
    invited me to drive over to train with him. Upon arriving, I quickly found out that Bill...
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    Instead of throwing and expecting the pup to run...

    Instead of throwing and expecting the pup to run out and pick it up, work on "tease and chase' really close.
    Retrieving requires engagement and distance reduces influence. The bumper "out there"...
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