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    Ive got to get permission to post that email. I...

    Ive got to get permission to post that email. I about had coffee spewing from my nose this morning reading it =).
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    So bummed I could not come up for this since my...

    So bummed I could not come up for this since my in-laws live just over the river in idyllic horse country with lots of nice hunting spots.

    I did get an interesting email from my father in law...
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    Okay people... Be honest here. Did anyone else...

    Okay people... Be honest here. Did anyone else read that title, Peanut Brittle Fogg? Or was it just me...
  4. I love this Dillon, thanks! Well written indeed.

    I love this Dillon, thanks! Well written indeed.
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    Welcome Tony!

    Welcome Tony!
  6. When i was a kid in school, I would get a bit...

    When i was a kid in school, I would get a bit buried in the subject of the moment, especially math. The teacher may have moved on to something else, but I was still deeply concentrating on my math...
  7. Thread: OC log

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    update

    Well the CR stuff has taken a back seat to hunting of late. I have taken the bird out to hunt every opportunity I have had and only turned back to training when the weather or work would not...
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    Hey Steve! Thanks for jumping in. You are...

    Hey Steve! Thanks for jumping in. You are hitting on one of the many frustrating points I am trying to wrap my head around in regards to OC training and these birds.

    The first is the temporal...
  9. Thread: OC log

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    You guys are awesome! I appreciate the patience...

    You guys are awesome! I appreciate the patience as I continue to try to improve my grasp on this. I swear I haven't wrestled with anything this ephemeral in awhile. I feel like I understand...
  10. Thread: OC log

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    Late update. We have not been focusing as much...

    Late update. We have not been focusing as much on the OC stuff as we have been trying to get as much time in the field as possible. I have to admit, the clicker training has gotten lax with the...
  11. Thread: OC log

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    Update 12-20

    Okay, so I haven't been updating my progress as much lately because we were in a time of repetition mostly. Up until saturday, Flick was perfecting his creance work and working on hooding, which is...
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    Thanks for your input Christopher. I have read...

    Thanks for your input Christopher. I have read quite a bit about all of this and honestly this has been a confusing thing for me to understand. My main resource has been karen Pryor through her...
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    Hooding

    Okay. I seem to have a better grasp on the basics now and I believe my hawk does as well. We are creancing extremely well and responding to rewards both from the fist and tossed. Rewards are...
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    Danny and Andy, can't thank you enough for...

    Danny and Andy, can't thank you enough for following along and offering input. I can't tell you how nice it is to get rather immediate feedback when I should be doing something different rather than...
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    Andy, Awesome input. Thanks much for it. I...

    Andy,

    Awesome input. Thanks much for it. I pretty much knew going into this that I would end up doing a few things wrong, but was hopeful that I would receive the good input you guys are giving...
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    Sunday

    Today was basically a repeat of yesterday. His first response in the morning was sluggish. He sat the perch taking it all in. Longer than yesterday actually. It was much windier today and there was a...
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    Thanks a ton for your responses Danny. I like...

    Thanks a ton for your responses Danny. I like "wrong" as opposed to "no" as there are fewer words with that sound so there should be less confusion. I think I will work those in.

    You mention that...
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    Today was a great day. I broke training up into...

    Today was a great day. I broke training up into three short segments, each with a clear goal and plan.

    The first segment was straight creance training. Food was on the glove and rewards were...
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    Danny, I like the idea of a no reward signal....

    Danny,
    I like the idea of a no reward signal. Can that be something as simple as a "no" spoken? I may already be doing that but not aware...
    I think the click is supposed to transition to a keep...
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    You put it better, thanks Geoff. In the beginning...

    You put it better, thanks Geoff. In the beginning you like the click to food nil the bird associates the lick with positive reinforcement and it actually becomes a positive reinforcer like Geoff...
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    Mario, No I still use the Whistle as a call...

    Mario,

    No I still use the Whistle as a call signal. The click and the food are reinforcers. The food is the positive reinforcer and the click is a bridge or conditional reinforcer.

    In the...
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    Regrding the Imprinting forum issue, it appears...

    Regrding the Imprinting forum issue, it appears that all posts in OC are copied in Imprinting. Might be that this is a subforum. Should I move this?
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    Tammy, Would love to hear more of your training...

    Tammy,
    Would love to hear more of your training with your FHH =). I think i will start letting Ender front load in to the hood if he can turn around in it. I have been backing him in until now.
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    Oops! The "little guy is a 17 weeks old...

    Oops!

    The "little guy is a 17 weeks old CBMHH. Sorry for that =). I thought I was posting in the OC forum. Did not realize I posted it in Imprinting!! Sorry about that.

    Creanced outside for...
  25. Thread: OC log

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    OC log

    Hey all,

    I was thinking I might start a thread about this new little guy I am manning and trying to train with OC techniques. Prior to this I used the standard manning and training of RTs...
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