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Can something simply be too easy?

Can something simply be too easy?

When Tassla was a puppy, I didn’t know much about hunting with a spaniel. I was completely wrapped up in competitive obedience with a growing interest in hunting, but I had no idea of which qualities or foundation skills I wanted in a hunting dog. However, Tassla was...

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We are clicker trainers

We are clicker trainers

We started our publishing company Klickerförlaget eight years ago because we wanted to publish our own book "Retrieving for All Occacsions" in Swedish - but rather quickly the publishing house developed into something more. We want to spread knowledge about positive...

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Breathe! Count to three!

Breathe! Count to three!

This is a text addressed to myself. But I think you might recognize yourself too 😉 This text is about breathing when casting. Sounds easy? I find it terribly difficult sometimes. Maybe it's the control freak in me that loses control - I don't know. But when my dog is...

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Casting is so much fun!

Casting is so much fun!

Besides the actual hunting with a spaniel - which when it flows is an experience that's hard to beat - I really enjoy working on casting. I think I enjoy it so much because it's possible to vary that training indefinitely. It's just one's own imagination that puts an...

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Train your dog to take game

Train your dog to take game

A while ago, I decided to teach Totte, almost nine years old, to retrieve game. Once, a long time ago, maybe when he was about a year old, we actually trained a little with game. One might say that he was curiously skeptical. I got my breakthrough when I used his...

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“Time to prove yourself!”

“Time to prove yourself!”

Imagine that you are taking a class with your dog. Some of the participants are very experienced, others have some experience, someone is completely new to the whole thing, have just begun this training and are new owners of a retrieving breed. Some know each other...

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Just laugh it off

Just laugh it off

One of the most important building blocks in our training philosophy is that we are looking for the good stuff that the dog does so that we can reward that. There's something a little magical about that, because it rubs off on everything. Suddenly you notice that...

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Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake

It took almost six months before the day came when Flippa did not listen to the recall whistle, but simply ran in the other direction – towards the cat poop. I was surprised – I had become so spoiled by almost everything coming so easily with this dog. Never before...

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Training when the weather’s bad

Training when the weather’s bad

The winter in Sweden tends to be quite long and very, very dark. Add some rain and wind to that (and it’s almost always windy here!) and being outdoors really isn’t pleasant at all. In order for my dogs and myself not to perish from boredom, we do mini training...

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When you’re just stuck standing there…

When you’re just stuck standing there…

I really don't think I ever had a particularly easy time when it comes to dog training. I'm not a super talented trainer who sees everything and reacts correctly and quickly in all - or even most - situations. I have been struggling hard to become a pretty good...

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Oh my God, I’ve become a “lumper”

Oh my God, I’ve become a “lumper”

“Be a splitter not a lumper”. A pithy saying by Bob Bailey , so established in the world we might call the "clicker world" that we can say to one another "Oh my, I think I have become a lumper!" or "I don't want to lump behavior that way". And everyone will know what...

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