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    Because you need a word that means to pick...

    Because you need a word that means to pick something up not just a release.

    You also need a word during FF to give so that when dog complies to the command the pressure is released and is taught...
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    I dove hunt a lot in Texas and regularly hunt...

    I dove hunt a lot in Texas and regularly hunt with dogs in 90+ degree temperatures. I've been hunting dove with labs for about 15 seasons straight now without an issue.

    I will only hunt if we can...
  3. Those of you who hate trapping clearly have no...

    Those of you who hate trapping clearly have no idea what goes into it.

    Foot hold traps do not cause an animal to die a cruel and agonizing death.

    They hold the animal there and a good and...
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    Hearing great things about the Sport Dog...

    Hearing great things about the Sport Dog electronics.
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    I think both stickmen and hides have their place...

    I think both stickmen and hides have their place in training for HTs.

    If I'm teaching a tight marking concept like the ABCD marking drill or if I'm throwing marks at distances over 200 yards I...
  6. In 2014 she won the Canadian National Am, 4 time...

    Yeah, and 96 AA points in 1 year(the most ever) isn't too shabby either. She was special, no doubt.[/QUOTE]

    I seem to remember her putting up a bunch of points one year, but was it really that...
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    Hillmann's FTP and T work are almost identical...

    Hillmann's FTP and T work are almost identical except no TT. The big difference just being the level of stim. A lot more marking the pile and he does the forced over "power cast".

    Great for a dog...
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    I'm just trying to stay open to anything. Maybe...

    Frankly, I don't know who you are referencing. As for "new" ideas, I am with Ed. I see no reason to re-invent the wheel. Over the years, I have competed against many dogs with sloppy mouths and...
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    No Ed I wasn't. I don't have an issue with...

    If you are referencing me, and I assume you must be even though I don’t preach, I/we ascribe to the famous line Darrell K. Royal uttered when asked about his coaching philosophy in a bowl game “dance...
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    Both Lardy and Farmer give a nod to Hillmann's...

    Both Lardy and Farmer give a nod to Hillmann's puppy methods in regards to early steadying.

    I don't know anyone but Chris and few on the forum that are using Hillmann's FF and basics program. I...
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    I need to re-watch but I do know that he does the...

    Aren't you all quoting Lardy regarding stick to pile, not stick fetch?[/QUOTE]

    I need to re-watch but I do know that he does the same thing in stick fetch with regard to hitting the ground behind...
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    What is it that you are trying to accomplish with...

    What is it that you are trying to accomplish with stick fetch?

    What are you teaching the dog with stick fetch?

    Can you accomplish those goals through other means?

    There are a lot of...
  13. Interesting video with some good information and...

    Interesting video with some good information and observations.
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    I add water to my kibble but just to slow them...

    I add water to my kibble but just to slow them down and to keep them from choking.

    Works well. I doubt I add more than a cup per 2 cups of kibble.
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    What you are experiencing is not uncommon. ...

    What you are experiencing is not uncommon.

    Time for formal obedience, FF and CC.

    Here are 2 videos of a pup I trained.

    First is before formal obedience, FF and CC and the second is just...
  16. I'm currently going through the DVDs for the...

    I'm currently going through the DVDs for the third time.

    Lardy's ability to read a situation, then not only act appropriately, but also explain in detail his reasoning is just extremely...
  17. I just watched disc 4. Wow! This is full of...

    I just watched disc 4.

    Wow! This is full of amazing dialogue and discussion.

    There are ways that they are very similar but there are some differences in philosophy. Very different approach to...
  18. I'm through two discs and have found the dialogue...

    I'm through two discs and have found the dialogue between Lardy and Farmer very interesting.

    Specifically the thought process and philosophies on handling on marks.

    On day 2 Farmer said...
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    Terrible article. Some uneducated might fall for...

    Terrible article. Some uneducated might fall for the lies but most here aren't that dumb.
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    Exactly.. To be honest my argument against the...

    Exactly..

    To be honest my argument against the dilute dogs has nothing to do with purity.

    Why would I recommend or buy a pup from a pedigree that has no accomplishments?

    There are just a...
  21. Thread: Whistles

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    I bought this whistle and love it. Is it...

    I bought this whistle and love it. Is it necessary? Probably not but I'm a sucker for nice new shiny things..lol

    I also don't need $100 duck calls and $1500 shotguns and nice leather leads and...
  22. Even in HRC finished just about every weekend...

    Even in HRC finished just about every weekend this past spring I had a blind past a point and a re-entry. You will for sure a have a long down the shore blind. In my region anyway.

    A dog that's...
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    Just for clarification.. Are you asking would...

    Just for clarification..

    Are you asking would you rather have a puppy from:

    A - A titled bitch who has not had a litter?

    B - A untitled bitch but she has produced titled offspring?

    It...
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    Appreciate it, I also think she's ready....

    Appreciate it, I also think she's ready. Hopefully this fall I can see how she does.

    With my first test dog I entered too early and even though she passed her first several tests I started to...
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    This is my girl "Rally". I've posted some stuff...

    This is my girl "Rally". I've posted some stuff on her before but not in a while.

    FireFly's Rally The Troops
    DOB 09-11-2017

    I haven't ran her in any thing yet.

    I train alone and I don't...
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