Retrieve Problems and Spontaneous Recovery

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1. Dog anticipates handler's command to retrieve. Cure - Simply get someone to stand several yards away from you and give your controlling command. Throw the retrieve article, and each…

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Redirection (Directional Control)

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In order to reduce any possible confusion in the dog's mind it is important that redirection training is left until you are entirely satisfied with the dog's sendaway in terms…

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Scent Discrimination

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Out of all the obedience exercises, I feel that this is generally the least understood. It can be, and usually is, trained as an exercise that follows on from retrieve.…

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Sendaway Problems (Obedience)

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1. Dog drops short of the "markers" Cure Mark several boxes one beyond the next and put the reward (method 1 ) just beyond the last set of markers, teaching…

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Sendaway (Obedience) or Go To Bed in CGC Test

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In common with most advanced exercises, the sendaway to a marked area is a combination of exercises comprising the following: 1) sendaway, 2) drop or down on command, and/or 3)…

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Dog Training General Principles

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When a dog is being trained it is important that the dog has a good relationship with the trainer in order to develop into an effective working unit.  To build…

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