dgram36 wrote:...It's almost as though he knows as long as he's out of my reach, he can mess around...
Tanner01 wrote:Use the larger bumpers, if you are not already and remove the ropes. Go back to hold in a F.F. environment.
Ever time the dogs has a loose grip knock it out of his mouth and force fetch to the bumper. I appreciate a soft mouth but a loose sloppy hold is unacceptable. Careful how you do this, it should be done in a modified training session with that the goal and purpose. You don't want to sour the dog on the retrieve. Sometimes the dog cleans it up themselves as they advance in training, when they start to run hard they don't want to drop it.
Real birds can help also, if it is attitude related.
Duck Diver wrote:I didnt read all the comments but -
Keep in mind its July - I'm not sure where you live. But the heat/panting certainly isn't helping the hold on my dog.
I'm sure there are some folks on here demanding a solid hold on 110 degree day after a 300 yard retrieve...but I'm giving mine a little slack.
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