Secret Strategy for Problem Solving by admin | Jul 6, 2017 | Basic Training Lessons for Retrievers | 22 comments Have you ever noticed that when you try to correct recurring problems they seem to almost never get solved? 22 Comments Scott Vanden Heuvel on July 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm Thanks Bill!! My last Lab I worked with a pro and it just seemed like I was missing the value of getting great advice and then being able to work with my dog myself. Well 2 years after my last Lab passed I got another younger pup and I have been using your advice and I have never enjoyed training as much as I do now. Just one on one after watching your videos and being able to focus on just her. Thanks again and keep up the great work. GO PACK!! Nancy Neipert on July 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm Thanks for this blog. I have a dog that came back to me after the buyer threw undisciplined marks for months as a pup. He has been a challenge…back to square one 😄 Frank Lucas on July 11, 2017 at 9:47 pm Sounds so simple and clear. Good teaching. John on July 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm We worked on it yesterday afternoon and this morning. Thanks for the posts Bill! Bryan on July 10, 2017 at 6:28 pm Patiently waiting for the next episode! I’ve been dealing with a small creeping issue that pops up every now and then. I have been inconsistent in how I’ve been dealing with it. I was just thinking maybe I should “get serious” and correct it when this video came up. I’m glad I didn’t start getting on her and seven gone back to re-enforcing sit in the yard and she’s doing great. Thanks! Sharon Rittenour on July 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm Love your tips.You train so your Dog wants to have to do it.Because You and Your Dog love to work together! Don Goff on July 9, 2017 at 8:17 am Great video and very useful. Looking forward to seeing the next installment. Paul Bakstran on July 9, 2017 at 7:27 am Dear Mr. Hillman, Thanks for the Sit training advice. I will be following. My dog Jake is 2 and 10 mos. and he’s got 2 legs of Senior. He needs the sit reinforcement and I’m starting today. Thanks. Paul John Abrams on July 8, 2017 at 12:17 am Good info to keep us thinking about the early basic training from your DYD’s. In this example Traffic Cop. Bill Tobler on July 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm Hey Bill. Been reading/watching your stuff for a quite a while. Your video “Secret Strategy for Problem Solving” came out at a good time. My 2 year old lab Tex has her HRCH and we are working on getting her Masters. She needs just one pass for her Senior Title. She started creeping pretty bad, getting very excited and jumping up and down at the line, and even breaking when the judge says dog to release me and the dog. I ordered your Traffic Cop DVD the other day and just finished watching it. Great info there, but I have a few questions. I’m guessing 15 to 20 minute sessions, once or twice a day will work? I guess I have to stop all other training, marks,blinds and drills until she is done with her Traffic Cop training? This could take 3 or 4 weeks. A bird technician is hard to come by around here. I have 3 wingers, I could set those out 80 to 100 yards and shoot off one at a time. I have a Garman receiver which will quack, hey-hey-hey, make a shotgun noise and a few more. I could arrange a shot flyer at a friends one or two days. I’m in South Texas and I have to train early or evening. Middle of the day is for water work only. I could incorporate water work in your Traffic Cop training, I think. Just splash a Dolken in front of her while at sit. That gets her blood boiling for sure. Thanks for a great video, and I’ll keep you up to date on her progress. Samuel Battles on July 7, 2017 at 7:10 pm Really like your strategy and aprotch. Can’t wait too see more Rev.James Lindsay on July 7, 2017 at 6:41 pm Short video is well needed among handlers,as a CKC judge I have seen too many problems at the line….common excuse from handlers – gee,my dog never did that before. Looking forward to the next training tip. Cheers. BILL on July 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm Tired of correcting my dog with no results. Hurts me more that the dog. Love my dog. Need a new approach. NOW! Bob Else on July 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm Right on. Can’t wait for the next installment. Eddie on July 7, 2017 at 9:53 am Having trouble with force and hold decided to start over before I saw the video.Good to know I did the right thing.Looking forward to next video please hurry Thanks Jeff Speck on July 6, 2017 at 11:52 pm Great advice especially for a novice trainer Rodger Williams on July 6, 2017 at 9:39 pm Thanks Bill Ken on July 6, 2017 at 6:41 pm Thanks Bill , you always make things simple and easy. dan Koch on July 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm Thanks Bill The little comment regarding allowing the dog to fetch the bumper when he looks at you not the bumper was a great tip. Carolyn on July 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm Thanks. Good approach. At training today, one of our members told me it looked like we were moving all around on line. Thought I was helping him mark. lol. carolyn Bob Johnston on July 6, 2017 at 9:45 am enjoyed the tip.When will the next installment be available? admin on July 6, 2017 at 11:03 am ….. pretty soon Bob ….