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    They will fetch to earn a reward or avoid a...

    They will fetch to earn a reward or avoid a punishment, until fetching becomes the reward itself.

    In Schutzhund they say "brings" - if you're looking for a new approach.
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    Why is it that everyone is so gung-ho to run...

    Why is it that everyone is so gung-ho to run retrievers when they don't have good recall in place?
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    It's unlikely anyone ever thought through it...

    It's unlikely anyone ever thought through it other than to label each step in the multi-step process that goes into a retrieve.
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    True Nancy - I just don't want people...

    True Nancy - I just don't want people generalizing the advice and getting themselves in trouble.

    I once thought resource guarding was as simple as "don't allow the behavior" until I saw enough...
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    I hate to keep harping on this but I'm going to...

    I hate to keep harping on this but I'm going to make one last post - "I wouldn't put up with it" is not a good position to take with children or the possibility of children ever getting near a dog...
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    Seems that way to me also - pup in an absolute...

    Seems that way to me also - pup in an absolute panic to get where they're going. Just trying too hard.

    Might make sense to do a number of small retrieves in water so they can calm down and...
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    This is all 100% true but there tend to be...

    This is all 100% true but there tend to be problems when kids drop food or the behavior migrates to other items as the dog starts to learn it can win.

    I've had a couple of incidents come up when...
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    As I finished my response I was thinking "where's...

    As I finished my response I was thinking "where's Pete"...
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    It actually IS a breed issue - in that it will...

    It actually IS a breed issue - in that it will come up in breeds that were at one time selectively bred to guard things more often than in others. Like anything though, it can come up in individuals...
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    Simple answer to a not so simple problem - feed...

    Simple answer to a not so simple problem - feed kibble and throw chicken as you approach and he notices you coming.

    You should find a good behaviorist to help you with the details.
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    No need to change but if you decide - it's very...

    No need to change but if you decide - it's very simple.

    Put the new command before the old command and it won't take a lot of repetition before they go on the new one...

    River - back
    River -...
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    In training you should be teaching her to pick...

    In training you should be teaching her to pick the marks up in the order YOU choose.

    In a test, you let her pick them up in the order SHE chooses, if she makes herself obvious.

    General - VERY...
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    This is excellent advice! Plastic crates are...

    This is excellent advice!

    Plastic crates are an issue many times for dogs trained in wire because they look like a dark hole.

    Same with jumping into the truck where the tailgate is at eye...
  14. I once had a job interview with someone who "knew...

    I once had a job interview with someone who "knew me from RTF" - doesn't have to be direct LOL
  15. You two are half crazy - you Reg bring up the...

    You two are half crazy - you Reg bring up the topic - DP in essence takes your concern one step further...

    How that ends up in some form of disagreement is beyond me.

    Seems like some past...
  16. Did they ban trapping rats too? Maybe they're...

    Did they ban trapping rats too? Maybe they're just trying to increase the food supply for the homeless.
  17. I'd mention something about layout blind hunting...

    I'd mention something about layout blind hunting and pit hunting - is there a necessity for the dog in the first place relative to the danger - esp in a pit situation
  18. I'm with you ladies on these topics. I read a lot...

    I'm with you ladies on these topics. I read a lot of puppy contracts and check out health clearances and lines on every lab I touch (which is probably 6-10 a year). I don't see that many labs...
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    No one should take the comment personally.

    Just saying, demand controls supply, not the other way around.

    The buyer drives the market. If pups from dogs/bitches with knee issues weren't...
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    Salt the area and learn the dirt clog drill

    Salt the area and learn the dirt clog drill
  21. One would think that the buyer's view of cruciate...

    One would think that the buyer's view of cruciate tears would have a bigger effect on the stock than the breeder's view
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    He doesn't need any clicker background - he'll...

    He doesn't need any clicker background - he'll learn it means food very fast. It's the best way to go here because of it's precision and separation from the environment. You could substitute "yes" or...
  23. We've done it for seminars where we had 6-8...

    We've done it for seminars where we had 6-8 handlers and at least that many dogs. Worked out great and allowed us to talk dogs long into the night.

    Seminar organizers put it together and sublet...
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    A positive approach to behavior like this would...

    A positive approach to behavior like this would be:

    Bark - click - treat, bark - click - treat, bark - click - treat...

    Turns into =================

    think about barking - hesitate looking...
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    What's "new" to you and maybe even new to the...

    What's "new" to you and maybe even new to the marketplace at large may not be new to someone a bit longer in the tooth.

    Bill's not doing anything all that different BTW. Try to FF a malinois with...
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