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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrinGreene View Post
    We're dancing around language for no reason Rick. We both know exactly how it works. We can disagree that the dog is being "forced" to do something with the application of pressure. I don't see it that way and I don't train it that way. My dogs are fetching long before we add any pressure. I'm reinforcing something they already do, not "forcing" them to do anything. If they don't want to fetch in the first place - I won't try and make them. Not worth the effort.
    You can call it whatever makes you happy. I just don't think the dodge will play with anyone but you,.
    If you think I'm wrong, you might be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hall View Post
    You can call it whatever makes you happy. I just don't think the dodge will play with anyone but you,.
    It's irrelevant - I will end up with the same result as you - a dog that goes reliably and tools to correct the issue if he doesn't.
    Darrin Greene

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Blimp View Post
    swliszka,

    I've never seen or heard of a US bred dog over here either in trials or in the field.
    Nor Me !
    I did offer a 'Fair swap' to two 'mericans' who have spurs ,by way of You send me one I'll send You one,each pays the shipping so no sale. I'll Train Yours and You Train mine.
    I'll Trial Yours ,You Trial mine.
    ...
    The traffic of UK dogs over the pond is increasing .
    One Shooter One Spaniel One Retriever

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    Polmaise-- That is a real fair deal. I find that hard to believe no one would take you up on that. No "wiping the eye" prospects? Maybe we should start a "lend lease" program with racing pigeons? Relive our misspent youth on birds.

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