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Using Verbal Markers to Improve Communication in Training – Reward Marker

In all training the dog’s best effort comes when the he is highly motivated both internally and externally to perform. It is easier to make him do what he wants to do. The best working dogs and hunting/competition retrievers have high retrieve or tug drive. To make the most effective use of this drive for […]

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Rules for Guidance when E-collar Conditioning

When conditioning the dog with e-collar to new commands it is a good idea to supply mechanical guidance to “get” the correct response. You want to make it as easy as possible to do the right thing and almost impossible to do the wrong thing. You don’t want to allow the dog to flounder around guessing what is required in […]

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Reference for Seminar this weekend Frederick, MD

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Detection Training Mal Pup

Posted for reference for Seminar this weekend in Frederick, MD

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Tracking with Mal Pup

This is an older clip posted as a reference for the seminar this weekend at Frederick Md

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Wrong Right or Training Attitude Trade Offs

I learned this from training dogs to run blinds for the field but the principal applies to all dog training. When starting blind retrieves: It is better to go wrong right than right wrong because if you go wrong right long enough soon enough the dog will go right right.  When you first start to do […]

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