Johnyd883 wrote:im in the process of force fetching my dog but she can not transition to the ground no matter what i do she wont pick a bumper off the ground, any suggestions??
no matter what i do
swampbilly 1980 wrote:Johnyd883 wrote:im in the process of force fetching my dog but she can not transition to the ground no matter what i do she wont pick a bumper off the ground, any suggestions??
How long has the dog been in FF on the table.
Did the dog understand concepts on the table.
What have you done to help the dog transition to the ground-no matter what i do
What training material/methods are you using.
Some dogs transition easier than others. No reason to get fustrated, your dog picks up on that and all you'll be doing is adding more apprehension or confusion.
If you're having this much trouble you should go through the SAME progression as you did on the table, and that includes pinching an ear while the dogs' on the ground. You're "hammering home" the same concepts of what the dog learned on the table.
If you went to the ground and simply asked the dog to FETCH without any pressure, then this could be a big part your problem.
Hopefully you didn't prematurely go to the ground before the dog understood everything on the table.
If things aren't right on the table, they're not going to be "right" on the ground.
Praise for success.
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