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    I can't think if something with less precise...

    I can't think if something with less precise timing than a citronella collar.

    It sprays a burst of scent which then LINGERS.
    Wth??

    30 seconds after the dog has stopped doing the undesirable...
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    When I am on the client side of things, I really...

    When I am on the client side of things, I really balk at piecemeal rates. I much prefer a per day flat rate, with discounts for longer terms.

    So I would set rates based on how long it should take...
  3. The difference being that you communicated,...

    The difference being that you communicated, apologized, offered to pay anyway, and agreed to mutally agreeable alternate arrangements.

    None of which the trainer is OPs situation did.
  4. Do a few strides counterbend and then go straight...

    Do a few strides counterbend and then go straight again and see of he is lighter on the right side for the next couple strides. When he starts to bulge again repeat.
  5. The main difference is that professional horses...

    The main difference is that professional horses are less tolerant of errors and make mountains out of molehills much more quickly in the escalation department.

    I had one that started out extremely...
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    Lol, no reason OP can't spend some time doing...

    Lol, no reason OP can't spend some time doing half steps. That builds engagement no matter what level you show. A very classical trainer of mine had me introduce them to my then 4yo.

    Of course you...
  7. I would avoid halting an anxious horse unless...

    I would avoid halting an anxious horse unless absolutely necessary. It increases the anxiety and gives it no place to go. Nnnot the best idea.

    I would also quit all of the fussy back and forth...
  8. I would say wtf horseshow ends at 11 except this...

    I would say wtf horseshow ends at 11 except this actually happened to me.

    I wanted to go to a little local schooling show with a youngster and called the farm the day before to ask when they...
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    I don't find dripping down or heaviness imagery...

    I don't find dripping down or heaviness imagery to be helpful for sitting the trot.

    To sit the trot well you want to imagine each stride as if your are advancing a pogo stick.
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    Let her go. Count yourself blessed that your...

    Let her go.

    Count yourself blessed that your child has the maturity and life skills to do this, and foster the hell out of those traits.
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    Because you are snippily warning her about some...

    Because you are snippily warning her about some random pool with pee in it when she in no way indicated a pool or swimming in one were remotely part of the consideration.

    I am additionally curious...
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    Personally I have always felt splits of all...

    Personally I have always felt splits of all kinds, hotel and show alike, should be done by the number of HORSES. If someone else is bringing four horses to my one I do not want to subsidize their...
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    What the hell even is this post? Do you tell...

    What the hell even is this post?

    Do you tell everyone who asks about professional fees/reimbursements to watch out for pee in the pool they in no way shape or form mentioned?

    OP is going to...
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    You know they have this thing called "trainers"...

    You know they have this thing called "trainers" who will board your puppy in their house for a month and housebreak it, crate train it etc. A friend of mine did this with their new dog and were so...
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    What about staying inside in the airconditioning...

    What about staying inside in the airconditioning or airconditiined dog day care?

    There may be indoor obedience/agility classes for you two to do together as well.

    And/or, rent a car, drive him...
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    Wow, I tried to get animal control out on a...

    Wow, I tried to get animal control out on a weekday in a NYC suburb (years ago) over a clearly ill raccoom stumbling around in the daylight and approaching people.

    First they would not come out...
  17. I purchase everything from gun dog supply. I...

    I purchase everything from gun dog supply.

    I initially purchased a collar just for going off leash in the woods, so my first collar was a big GPS situation with two antennas and a 7 mile radius...
  18. frenchfry I completely agree with your thoughts...

    frenchfry I completely agree with your thoughts about the citronella. That scent will just hang around and muddle the timing. Some ecollar trainers even feel that vibration is of too long a duration,...
  19. Yelling QUIT IT literally never works (I still do...

    Yelling QUIT IT literally never works (I still do it instinctively but that just goes to show the dog is probably also making noise instictively) because it just means everybody is barking and adds...
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    Oh, both dogs definitely were not fans at first...

    Oh, both dogs definitely were not fans at first but I just completely ignored their opinion.

    I did not scold them and tell them "quit it", and I did not say, "it's ok, don't worry, it's ok."

    I...
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    1. Practice "sit and look", where the dog sits...

    1. Practice "sit and look", where the dog sits and looks up and you and gets treats for doing do.

    2. When you see another pedestrian, even at a distamce, sot and look and get treats.

    3. Sit and...
  22. Just move. 1000 easier than trying to train...

    Just move.

    1000 easier than trying to train people.
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    So basically they already behave like jerks,...

    So basically they already behave like jerks, completely independently of the dogs, yelling random stuff is already part of their repetoire, completely independently of the dogs, and you are already...
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    So you've just showed us that she can control...

    So you've just showed us that she can control these alleged menaces one handed.

    And that you have in fact passed close by each other more than once with no harm.

    Maybe the next time you get...
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    I am perfectly happy to rock rhe boat and be...

    I am perfectly happy to rock rhe boat and be "that person."

    Howevwr, just because you desperately WANT the situation to be bad enough that the rest if the neighbors are "prisoners in their own...
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