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  1. Cues, Nagging, Begging and Canine Communication

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    I like this blog post (link) about commands, cues, nagging, begging, and canine communication.
  2. is pull more powerful than push?

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    "The "Pull" on a dog is more powerful than the "Push"." From the dog's perspective why or why not?
  3. Ten Tips of Slowing Down

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    Ten tips on slowing down you and your retriever: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-98kfe-a8b69a
  4. The Art and Science of Handling Retrievers

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    Although published over a decade ago, I still find this DVD/booklet useful after many views. This DVD is not about retriever training. It is about handling retrievers from the holding blind to the line, and at the line on marks and blinds. Rorem describes this as a program that will make you a...
  5. Whining during blind retrieves

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    Has anyone had experience with a dog whining when sat on the whistle while handling to a blind retrieve? My pup (2 year old lab) started doing this infrequently last summer, and it has now become a regular occurrence. Last spring he earned his AKC JH title, and I would like to run him in SR...
  6. Casting help and Mouthy pup

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    Beginner here: I wish I would have started my 6-7month old lab on casting sooner. Trying to teach the "place" command with a dog cot and sending her after bumpers from there. Any tips on how to get her started or easier ways to teach her. I've ordered Lardy's program but won't be getting it...
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