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Ya I agree. However if I were just training my one and only hunting dog I wouldn't bother and would not spend the money on a collar. I guess from what I have learned with lots of dogs it would not be hard at all to train one gun dog without the collar. Im sure there are lots that are better at it than me but it took me a looooong time to really learn how to use the collar and I still make mistakes with it. I would not want to be learning to train a dog and learning how to use the collar at the same time.
It is far easier to spit on the work of others than it is to produce something better yourself.
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If you are truly set on not using an e-collar or FFing then get Cornerstone Gun Dog Academy.
With that said I believe if you truly take the time to learn what force fetch and collar conditioning are all about you will be better off.
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The time isn't here yet, but I don't think we have more than a very few weeks. King doesn't seem to be in discomfort, but is sleeping much more and, although he asks me to throw the toy at the regular times, he is only interested in one or two retrieves at a time and the wants to rest.
I've been to Robert Milner's Website and downloaded the free book "Absolutely Positively Gundog Training". Have been reading the beginning. I find it pretty interesting, but find this:
Pick a Dog That Fits
A FRIEND OF MINE ONCE told me, “If you want to train a good duck-dog, then start with a good dog.” He was right. I would add to that, “Start with a good dog that fits you.” The retriever that fits most duck hunters is smart, easy to train, and pleasant to have around the house, and gets all the ducks.
The duck hunter needs a smart, easy-to-train dog, because most are not looking for a second job as a dog trainer. The duck hunter needs a pleasant-to-have- around dog, because most of the dog’s time is spent being a companion and a family dog. Additionally, he needs a dog that sits quietly in the blind when the birds are working and the guns are shooting.
All retrievers don’t possess the attributes of a great gundog. They come in a great variety of personality types. Important differences are those concerning drive and game-finding initiative, demeanor and personality, intelligence and trainability, and natural delivery to hand. As I describe these traits, I will tell you how to measure and evaluate a dog relative to these attributes. The measurement exercises are valid for dogs that are nine months and older and at least “partially trained” with the exception of the delivery-to-hand trait. Here are some ways of looking at a started or trained dog or the parents of a litter you are considering.
pretty frightening, esp. the underlined part. By the time traits that are not a good fit show up, the dog is probably already in our hearts. We fall in love pretty quickly around here.
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