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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....
  4. 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...
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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
  7. 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...
  9. 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.
    ...
  10. 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"...
  12. Thread: The Beast

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    Here is a better view from a training session...

    Here is a better view from a training session with Pounce in the spring of 2017. This photo
    was taken from the bluff back behind the cars in the previous post's photos.

    When the water retreats...
  13. Thread: The Beast

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    The Beast

    Well, my newest pup is six months old. She is two weeks into an AKC OB class and doing better tha
    any pup I have done this with before. Her heeling, sitting, down, here and leave it with high...
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    "In the first one he said he shot several pigeons...

    "In the first one he said he shot several pigeons to get a dog tired and pay better attention so they don't have
    big hunts. Isn't that what I said?"

    Well, to begin with that (in bold) is simply...
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    "I watched 3 short Bill Hillman videos on area...

    "I watched 3 short Bill Hillman videos on area markers versus precise. Basically. he said the dog will get tired of
    running around and pay better attention if you do these drills."

    That's not...
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    Tim, you have no idea how much I appreciate the...

    Tim, you have no idea how much I appreciate the suggestion of the Beacher Mirage 4.5 Wide Angle. They arrived
    yesterday and finally figured out how to fit and adjust them. In addition, the "view"...
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    Have you seen an ophthalmologist? Yes, I've...

    Have you seen an ophthalmologist?

    Yes, I've had regular examinations and treatments (specialist) for the last three years. There are
    some some minor cataracts (not bad). It is mostly macular...
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    Vision Issues

    I'll soon be 79 years old and have some issues with running blinds. My right eye is "not good". At 125 yards
    any orange stake disappears. My older dog is yellow and as soon as the cover turns from...
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    This thread was a good reminder......for me. DG...

    This thread was a good reminder......for me. DG said, "Most of the problems mentioned here are simply operator error. .....It
    is really pretty simple to avoid injury by paying attention to what you...
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    Well, I finally got logged in to RTF. I must have...

    Well, I finally got logged in to RTF. I must have attempted to log in at least ten times. When this
    "issue" first began "this morning", I received a prompt "warning me" that I had an issue with my ...
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    Well, the solution for this thread is simple. The...

    Well, the solution for this thread is simple. The OP should read the following link
    and then everyone else needs to simply stop responding. Yep, that's it.
    ...
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    I found a link which describes the exact pen. ...

    I found a link which describes the exact pen.
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    My most recent pup was "started" with a pen...

    My most recent pup was "started" with a pen instead of a crate. It was a cold
    day in January when the 800 mile round trip finally ended. I had a lot of time
    to think about how to make this better...
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    Applying a "yipping" amount of pressure right off...

    Applying a "yipping" amount of pressure right off the bat teaches them out of fear.

    No, it doesn't. Ii simply says "Don't do that again because it will not be fun."
    If you touch a hot stove...
  25. Thread: My Pup

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    She was first pick black female from a "Grady"...

    She was first pick black female from a "Grady" litter out of Plum Creek Retrievers in Seward, Nebraska.
    Andrew and Taunya Schlueter are the owners.
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