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by Snicklefritz
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: General/Other
Topic: Teaching a puppy / dog to settle
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: Teaching a puppy / dog to settle

Hat tip for taking the time to teach your dog one of the most useful responses there are! I help the dog learn their 'off' switch before I go to 'settle'. The 'off' switch is not a command, it's just a way, like TT in the video to help the dog learn self control. This is necessary because teaching t...
by Snicklefritz
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Training Gundogs
Topic: Signals
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

Re: Signals

Nice video, and I have no quarrel with any of it. But, I have a comment or two that may be helpful (big surprise...heh?) 1) I would do the same setup (baseball), and throw the ball, but work on steadiness first. Don't send the dog. Just praise and walk out to the pitcher's mound and praise the dog f...
by Snicklefritz
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: 2min video
Replies: 19
Views: 1403

Re: 2min video

I don't do much of that style of hunting,so my opinion isn't worth much :oops: , but I was terribly impressed when your pup sat and stayed while those bunny's ran away. Looks like the youngster hunts well within gun range and understands the sit whistle. Nice going :clap: :clap: :clap: I know some f...
by Snicklefritz
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Training Gundogs
Topic: Force fetch
Replies: 20
Views: 2402

Re: Force fetch

Did somebody call my name :whistle: I have several comments: 1) FF, in operant conditioning terms, is ‘negative reinforcement’ – or taking away something aversive as a reward for compliance. The training problem is providing the aversive in a consistent, controlled way. Hence, the ‘ear pinch’. But, ...
by Snicklefritz
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Training Gundogs
Topic: Popping
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Popping

Although, I agree that too much handling a dog on a seen retrieve can induce the dog to lose perserverence...and ask for help, a lot depends on the individual dog. My 'Buddy' has been handled many times on seen retrieves and does not pop. I am curious about the dog's age and level of training. Is th...
by Snicklefritz
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Training Gundogs
Topic: New Friends For The Dogs...and me too!
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

New Friends For The Dogs...and me too! Buddy's New Friend - 'Cricket' (Can you guess how she got her name) A young man name Chris Ward contacted me because he had the Chessie pup (above) and told me he had read about me on the internet (gulp). He wanted to know if I could he...
by Snicklefritz
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from North Yorkshire
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: Hello from North Yorkshire

I"m, a Chessie guy from across The Pond. But, I'm surrounded by them FC's all the time. I love'em. Welcome to the forum.

by Snicklefritz
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Training Gundogs
Topic: Generalisation?
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Generalisation?

As we are at risk of taking yet another topic off track I thought I'd better start a new one. There's a lot of comment re dog's not generalising but but is this likely with some breeds more than others? I have to say its not been my experience. Yes they may be a little slower to respond when some p...
by Snicklefritz
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: puppy selection
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: puppy selection

I came across a thread on a U.S. forum about selecting a gundog pup. One post came up with the idea that if you want a non yapper and non whiner as an adult dog you should spend a good bit of time just looking quietly at the litter and reject the pups most prone to being noisy. I think I may have a...
by Snicklefritz
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: some water training
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: some water training

Hepe wrote:I would also ponder for a while before jumping in. :mrgreen: