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    Something I 'try' to remember when working on...

    Something I 'try' to remember when working on wagon wheel/lining drills is that I have to be very precise in my own movements. I have to be the one giving the precise cues and instructions. This...
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    Daren, are you asking how an entrant might...

    Daren,

    are you asking how an entrant might ask if the callbacks are accurate? or how the judges relay their callbacks to the marshal?
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    I was in a similar situation (though not my...

    I was in a similar situation (though not my dog).. had been training in an area often used by local 'trainers'... couple of guys showed up with a dog they were trying to 'steady' for an upcoming...
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    Paul wasn't referring to actually tying the rope...

    Paul wasn't referring to actually tying the rope to the post.
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    Well - I guess I am not willing to risk injury to...

    Well - I guess I am not willing to risk injury to a dog and it depends on the dog. I know I wouldn't like to be running 25mph and all of sudden have my head and neck yanked to an instant stop. Don't...
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    anyone who has ever used a rope to stop a dog...

    anyone who has ever used a rope to stop a dog knows you don't stop them like they hit a brick wall. Also - you don't let them get 50 yd either. (who would want to use a rope that long? LOL)

    The...
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    Maybe a long shot... but any possibility he...

    Maybe a long shot... but any possibility he injured his back?
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    I bet a rope would phase him. Nothing like...

    I bet a rope would phase him. Nothing like physical force working in the opposite direction an object is traveling.
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    I like a dog to spin and sit. not spin partway...

    I like a dog to spin and sit. not spin partway and stand, not spin partway and sit (or not even turn at all, which I have seen on numerous times in tests, and is always very comical). I want a full...
  10. Thread: Crate Training

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    I hate these posts... where someone slips in an...

    I hate these posts... where someone slips in an advertisement while trying to make everyone believe they are just giving friendly advice....

    Furandcollars, have you ever run a triple and a cold...
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    That is great news Wayne! Let's pray they find...

    That is great news Wayne! Let's pray they find the cause and get Rowdy back to his normal self.
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    The dog has excellent hips -

    The dog has excellent hips -
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    I would look into Hillmann's puppy training...

    I would look into Hillmann's puppy training videos... seems like they might work well for your situation.

    I would give him less free time also...
  14. Very sorry for your loss Chad. Flyers for Trav...

    Very sorry for your loss Chad. Flyers for Trav from now on.
  15. Thread: 5 month old pup

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    What's his daily schedule? How much free time...

    What's his daily schedule?
    How much free time does he get every day?
    Does he come from working lines or show lines? (yes, this can be all the difference - there are exceptions on both sides of the...
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    meant to catch the fisherman's eye... not catch...

    meant to catch the fisherman's eye... not catch fish. LOL :)
    If you want streamers just tie a piece of plastic bag to your throw rope. :)
  17. Thread: Life Is Fragile

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    I agree... spiderwebs are the perfect example of...

    I agree... spiderwebs are the perfect example of the strength and fragility of life. As always your photos are inpiring Mike.

    This one was taken on the morning of a particularly humid day in...
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    great video and what a really cute pup!!! But...

    great video and what a really cute pup!!!

    But that is not how all pups are 'out of the chute' - some pups don't like those bumpers - but do like paint rollers or squeaky plush toys, some run out...
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    Hiya Gooser! I was thinkin' about ya a few days...

    Hiya Gooser! I was thinkin' about ya a few days ago. Hope you will stick around. :)
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    I copied and pasted the first - it was not a...

    I copied and pasted the first - it was not a video of you...or a dog. LOL

    so to get a video posted there is a little task bar on the top of your dialogue box as you type your post ... click the...
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    you aren't feeding the beast. You are allowing...

    you aren't feeding the beast. You are allowing him to find what it takes for him to 'go'... An intelligent dog will quickly put two and two together. This is why Sharon suggests also making the dog...
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    Best suggestion of all. Put the onus on the dog....

    Best suggestion of all. Put the onus on the dog. Make him figure out how to get what he wants.
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    around 6 months... but if the pup isn't ready, a...

    around 6 months... but if the pup isn't ready, a good trainer will let you know and tell you to wait a couple more months.

    best of luck with your pup!
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    Damn - I didn't know that diagnosis was slipped...

    Damn - I didn't know that diagnosis was slipped in.. So very sorry Wayne. Prayers to you during this difficult time. Prayers to Rowdy for as little suffering as possible. God Bless.
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    Me too, Steve... pups are the best... I do a...

    Me too, Steve... pups are the best...

    I do a lot of work with my pups and young dogs on recall across water and barriers. first I start with ways they absolutely will get wet...I walk into the...
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