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  1. Thank you Ted. :)

    Thank you Ted. :)
  2. Is Deets eic clear?

    Is Deets eic clear?
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    I don't think Hillman or Lardy talk about family...

    I don't think Hillman or Lardy talk about family interactions with puppies.

    You can have the kids be involved with pup's training --- see saw recall --- have one family member hold the pup and...
  4. I fully accepted responsibility for the...

    I fully accepted responsibility for the accidental 'bark collar' setting. It won't happen again, I can guarantee that.... not fun at all watching a dog melt down right in front of your eyes and not...
  5. Really? I had no idea?:rolleyes:

    Really? I had no idea?:rolleyes:
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    You are talking specifically about the line the...

    You are talking specifically about the line the dog takes on the return and not other things? Basic obedience? Stopping to mark every 10 yds when approaching the line? repeated dropping the bird?...
  7. I had the edge RT and switched. I like the Garmin...

    I had the edge RT and switched. I like the Garmin better overall... BUT

    One thing I do not like about the Garmin pro 550 is the barker collar option. Probably because I accidentally had the barker...
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    IMO - no. You will eventually run into some...

    IMO - no. You will eventually run into some question/problem in training that is not addressed in the multitude of 'how to' dvds, books, and online material.

    You will most likely need help from...
  9. Thread: Force fetching.

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    I never found the tap under the chin to be...

    I never found the tap under the chin to be helpful. Perhaps my timing was off. I found for me, holding/pressing down on the dog's muzzle gave me better control of his head. Probably not unlike an...
  10. Thread: Force fetching.

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    and still something I struggle with Robt..... I...

    and still something I struggle with Robt..... I just need you behind me with a heeling stick ..LOL!
  11. Thread: Force fetching.

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    I have found it helpful to cover the eyes of the...

    I have found it helpful to cover the eyes of the dog when I put my left hand over the dog's muzzle (dog is at heel on my left).

    First try just getting your dog used to opening his mouth. Just...
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    well.... expert I am not. But I know enough to...

    well.... expert I am not. But I know enough to know the ins and outs of most of the stuff going on.

    Perhaps some others will give their two cents worth.

    here is a video that you may find...
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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013KYUPHU/ref=p...

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    I just...
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    Hi M Seems you have at least some idea of what...

    Hi M

    Seems you have at least some idea of what is going on, by the verbiage you choose.

    Professional Trainer training a retriever with wingers, birds, dummies, shot fliers, sound.

    Are you...
  15. Thread: Popping ideas?

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    That would be fun, truly!

    That would be fun, truly!
  16. Thread: Popping ideas?

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    As a matter of curiosity. I wonder if she would...

    As a matter of curiosity. I wonder if she would pop under the direction of a different handler. If not, then at least you know you'd have an easy time placing her in a loving home with me. hahahaha! ...
  17. Thread: whelping box

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    As T-Mac wrote, some use plastic pools.... $16 +...

    As T-Mac wrote, some use plastic pools.... $16 + $20 for the RV sewer hose. I purchased a K&H outdoor heating pad ($60, I think) and put it under the pool in the middle so that the pups would...
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    Sliding Creek's Blueberry Pie Sliding Creek's...

    Sliding Creek's Blueberry Pie

    Sliding Creek's Blue Chip Investment

    Sliding Creek's Blue Bird

    Sliding Creek's I Got The Blue Genes
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    Came back for my dog, When I saw it was going on...

    Came back for my dog, When I saw it was going on I adjusted my training tactics. Lots of single marks, simple marks, birds, fliers when I could. That and not trying to push things so much in the yard.
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    Wouldn't hurt to have his eyes checked. Barring...

    Wouldn't hurt to have his eyes checked. Barring that reason, sometimes the pressures of training affect their marking. I have had dogs whose marking went downhill - lesson I learned, don't try to...
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    Trying to use GE imagery (or aerial imagery) to...

    Trying to use GE imagery (or aerial imagery) to design tests (or in my case training setups) does not work... or at least not well...

    The two dimensional perspective of the image is great for...
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    Thanks Tigerfan, EdA and Ted for your input on...

    Thanks Tigerfan, EdA and Ted for your input on this question. Certainly has been a nice discussion on the subject, as well as informative.
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    . Sorry— I wasn’t inferring that you would drop a...

    . Sorry— I wasn’t inferring that you would drop a dog for said handle, just that it seems crazy someone would.
  24. Thread: Force fetching.

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    I never have fully agreed with the use of a dowel...

    I never have fully agreed with the use of a dowel for Hold training. I would just go with a regular bumper or a paint roller.
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    Thanks Tigerfan. The rule seems pretty cut and...

    Thanks Tigerfan. The rule seems pretty cut and dry. Still don't know why anyone would try to handle their dog on the way back and risk refusals on the given commands. What about a come in whistle...
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