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    Pete.... thank you!!! I had one of those "eureka" light-bulb moments in watching your video -- not from just watching but hearing you say "turn on a loose lead."

    That was one of my (RIP) girls, 5 years ago, on the way to the line at a hunt test. As I told Marilyn in a PM, Sparky's field and floor manners were completely different. If there were birds or shotguns, she could not remain calm. And, my leash work then was to pull back even harder.

    With a new 20-week old girl, I will apply your loose-lead tips today! She'll have her first gym floor work ina couple of months.

    Thanks!

    Mike

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    Your welcome Mike

    I wish the dog had been a little harder so there could be more footage of the pulling. He is extremely sensitive
    and fell in place to quickly for a good demo video,,The next time hrd hed comes in I'll have to remember to video it.
    I'm glad you got what you needed out of that video

    Have a healthy and happy new year
    Pete
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    At least someone out there likes the yuk and jerk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Your welcome Mike

    I wish the dog had been a little harder so there could be more footage of the pulling. He is extremely sensitive
    and fell in place to quickly for a good demo video,,The next time hrd hed comes in I'll have to remember to video it.
    I'm glad you got what you needed out of that video

    Have a healthy and happy new year
    Pete
    The "Koehler Method" goes into this in good detail. It's an old book but I like it for OB.

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    sterness..i couldnt get her to heel for the life of me..went to introduce her to her future trainer(4 months old) at a pheasant tower shoot and within 2 min on a lead he had her heeling.....i started by just walking her around house.....she was fine until she got around other people and dogs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I made a little clip for you ,,

    Happy New Year

    Pete
    Couldn't be simpler but I couldn't get my eyes off the red, dingleball hat long enough to understand it

    You mentioned not speaking and I think it's worth driving the point home as to why...

    That's pretty simple also. We want the dog using their eyes to know where we are and not their ears If you cue the dog on the turns they can walk too far in front and listen for you. Keeping the pie hole closed all but forces them into the correct position (as you said about peripheral vision).

    When I get to the next stage of this I make lots of turns into the dog, which pushes their position back a bit further. Again, no talking

    Nice work Pete and as usual, great of you to go out of your way and help someone.
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    Couldn't be simpler but I couldn't get my eyes off the red, dingleball hat long enough to understand it
    Its an old slight of hands trick,,,Keep the audience focused on something other than what going on. HAha!
    My wife bought a new cap and gave me her old one,,, I like it but it's not going to work out for training I don't think,,every time I bend over the dingle balls get in my line of sight. To bad,, I think I really look good in it. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Its an old slight of hands trick,,,Keep the audience focused on something other than what going on. HAha!
    My wife bought a new cap and gave me her old one,,, I like it but it's not going to work out for training I don't think,,every time I bend over the dingle balls get in my line of sight. To bad,, I think I really look good in it. LOL

    Pete
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