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In the blog we write about  the book, clicker training and our thoughts about gun dog retrieving and field trial training.

The Seven Deadly Sins

When we had made some progress in writing the book (Retrieving for All Occasions), we played around with creating a summary under the caption ”The Seven Deadly Sins”. Unfortunately the text couldn’t fit into the printed version of the book, so we’re publishing it here...

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Back to basics

I claim that one can pass a novice cold game trial in Sweden through working on deliveries, steadiness and heeling (providing, naturally, that the dog is interested in hunting and will pick up game). I constantly go back to those basics, both in my own training and...

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Is it Okay to Train a Puppy?

Both Elsa and I train our puppies from the moment they move in with us. Since the puppy is like a clean slate, we want to be there from the beginning and teach her the right things. Puppies are resourceful and learn all the time – no matter if we teach them what they...

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Challenging Water Work

To train water work is both fun and challenging. Most spaniels and retrievers love water and sometimes they get too excited as soon as they approach water. Therefore, we prefer to do a lot of calm exercises instead of training marked retrieves on water, which might...

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Working at a Distance from the Handler

To stop at a distance – why is that sometimes so difficult? We often have students who think it is a huge challenge to get the dog to work at a distance from them. They usually also think that it is difficult to get the dog to stop when she hears the stop whistle...

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The unplanned rewards

Lisa Winbo is the latest addition to Klickerförlagets group of instructors. Lisa has been thinking about dogs rewarding themselves for behaviors we really don’t want to reward. With two gundogs in the house one needs to be one step ahead at all times… 😉 The fact that...

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Walk up

When we were in England at a summercamp with Dogs for life and Philippa Williams a couple of years ago we did a lot of  ”walking on a line” or rather a “walk up” because that’s what it is called. It is one way to hunt and the dogs and handlers walk on a long line a...

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Do as I Say! (casting)

To work with independent dogs   Diesel is a very independent dog, and I have to work hard to convince her that it actually pays off to listen to me when she “knows” (or think she knows...) what she should do. There are, of course, many advantages with an independent...

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