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Several years ago, someone that belonged to the Amite River HRC began to establish a "library"
of links to training articles published by a wide variety of trainers. The work was extensive and
easily accessed. As with some great projects it became lost in the shuffle.

However, I had saved the link by storing it (and all the linked articles) on The Wayback Machine.
Recently, the link was broken and recovering or repairing appeared to be beyond my expertise.
However, I got lucky today.

I accidentally wandered into a solution and everything has been restored. :cool:

https://web.archive.org/web/20031202021121/http://www.arhrc.com/Library.html

This was interesting.
totalretriever.com - Mike Lardy's Retriever Training Tips
 

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I think This Individual has taken a LOT of time and has valuable information(Articles) particuarly for people who train by themselves..

Home (kwicklabsii.com)

Thanks Kwick!
 

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I have often thought also, that the link to Jims site ( https://www.kwicklabsii.com/) should be a sticky!

Imagine! A sticky that specificaly address TRAINING on a retriever TRAINING board, published by a HUNTER!
 

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Several years ago, someone that belonged to the Amite River HRC began to establish a "library"
of links to training articles published by a wide variety of trainers. The work was extensive and
easily accessed. As with some great projects it became lost in the shuffle.

However, I had saved the link by storing it (and all the linked articles) on The Wayback Machine.
Recently, the link was broken and recovering or repairing appeared to be beyond my expertise.
However, I got lucky today.

I accidentally wandered into a solution and everything has been restored. :cool:

https://web.archive.org/web/20031202021121/http://www.arhrc.com/Library.html

This was interesting.
totalretriever.com - Mike Lardy's Retriever Training Tips
Jim thanks for sharing, i have it saved and need to copy some of those for easy reference in the field or on a quiet night by the fire...
 

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I have begun to skim through topics searching for authors that described the relationship between
a retriever and trainer....setups and programs....not so much. The following link was especially useful.

While reading, I came across a few skills that no longer are stressed. One example (in this link) was that
the author briefly discussed teaching a dog to "stay" which is not used by many field trainers. It is one
skill taught in AKC OB classes. If that one point were to cause a person to react negatively and stop
reading, several very excellent thoughts and approaches would be missed. Therefore, I reminded myself
to read with an open mind and store away any gems that surface.

With the shear volume of topics, efficient use required a plan. Each week, I intend to pick out one link and
study it. Mine began with the link entered below. This weeks' topic is "Conflicts in Training". The reason this
was selected is that I am teaching my youngest retriever "The Remote Drop" and there are a few conflicts.

My oldest retriever, Pounce, has this perfected. Gigi on the other-hand has been not nearly as responsive.
Responsiveness is a "two-way" street and the selected link spends a great deal of time explaining conflicts
in terms which include how a trainer must adjust their input in a manner that reduces issues. Teaching
to enhance responsiveness requires reducing/eliminating conflicts.

After two sessions of sizing up my weak approach via the conflicts link, my dim light became brighter
and Gigi almost immediately was physically saying, "OK, I get this.....now!"

The premise is not new and very simple...."It's not just the dog."':cool:

https://web.archive.org/web/20031205021113/http://www.oakhillkennel.com/library/conf1.html
 
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