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by poudre river gundogs
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new with lab question
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: new with lab question

Both comments are right on the money. First of all don't be in a hurry. Take your time and don't get wrapped up in the guidelines of what some authors have recommended. They are just that guidelines. Learn to tune in and read your dog and they will let you tell you when they are ready to learn a con...
by poudre river gundogs
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: When in training should the e-collar be brought in?
Replies: 9
Views: 2897

Re: When in training should the e-collar be brought in?

In a nut shell? An e-collar is used for correction for a concept that is completely understood. All of your fundamental concepts should be solid before you collar condition. The best way to think about a e-collar is that is does not teach or train a dog to do anything. It is used for correction. Gar...
by poudre river gundogs
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to site with a Lab. Early Training any insight??
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

Re: New to site with a Lab. Early Training any insight??

Your dog is ready for some structured training. First thing you need to decide is what you want to accomplish with your dog. At five months old your dog should be dropping her teeth. If she stops retrieving don't get too worried about it. Forget the hand signals for now. Build the foundation right f...
by poudre river gundogs
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Dog Trainers - The Cream of the Crop
Replies: 86
Views: 18983

Re: Gun Dog Trainers - The Cream of the Crop

The best trainers? The dogs are the best trainers you can possibly learn from. If your learn how to communicate with them they will teach you more than any human can. My mentors have all been dogs.

Gary

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by poudre river gundogs
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 204
Views: 182219

Re: Words of Wisdom

Learn how to think and communicate like a dog. It will do more for your success as a trainer than all of the methods put together.

Gary

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by poudre river gundogs
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Submit Your GUN DOG Site
Topic: Poudre River Gundogs
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Poudre River Gundogs

Greetings all, I am a pro trainer in Colorado. Just though I would leave a link here to my web site. http://www.poudrerivergundogs.com Will stop by here once and while and give my penny's worth on training suggestions. Hope everyone is having a good hunting season. Events are just around the corner....
by poudre river gundogs
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon training problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: Pigeon training problem

There is a couple of things you can do. The first thing is get your dog bold towards birds. I would use one that cannot be a threat in any way. Usually that is one that is dead. Introduce your pup to it.Teach them what they smell like and feel like. Make it a game and tease them with the bird and to...
by poudre river gundogs
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training and Genetics
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

Re: Training and Genetics

It is a very interesting question. I dont think there is any doubt that there are individual traits passed on from both parents. As far as learned responses being developed in a parent and then passed on I don't know? What about attitude? Is that passed on? I would think so but of course the environ...