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  1. No Cheating! DVD

    Product Review
    Released in 2009, Smartworks "No Cheating!" This DVD focuses on teaching retrievers to hold a not run the shoreline, do not flare an obstacle, etc. What is Cheating? A retriever's route diverted from the linear route by one or more factor, 1) Diagonal factors (road, shoreline, cover)...
  2. Cold Burns With The Ecollar

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    A cold burn is an e-collar correction that is not preceded by a command. Examples of cold burns might be burning a dog to train the dog to avoid rattlesnakes, porcupines, or counter-surfing. The dog develops "superstitious behavior" and avoids the rattlesnake, porcupine, counter top, etc. Most...
  3. Praise in training retrievers

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    Timing of praise can be important in retriever training. Sometimes the power of praise is diluted from poor timing or excessive use. Some examples: 1) Praising the pup as he slowing returns, urging pup to hold the bumper and come quickly. In pup's mind he may think he is being praised for a...