frydaddy wrote:ChasinTail wrote:krazybronco2 wrote:well here in GA it snowed and Belle wasn't sure what it was and wouldn't even go potty in it so did a couple of fun bumpers in the back yard and she found out it was fun so went out to a field and ran a couple of pattern blinds in the snow and a couple of hand thrown marks since no one would go train with me and I didn't want to set up the wingers.
I know exactly how you feel. We've had snow here in ky for the last couple weeks and it's really put a hurting on our potty training. Nelli would just sit there and eat the snow rather than peeing or pooping on it. Pretty frustrating when I'd take her out and stand there for 20 minutes then as soon as we'd get inside she would poop or pee in the house. I try to stay calm, I'm sure she'll get it when she gets a little older and understands I don't like when she pottys in the house.
do u have a kennel or crate? even puppies don't like to pee where they sleep. take her out of it in the morning and straight outside when she does her business lots of praise or a treat. and do the same when u take her out during the day. I have 2 dogs3and10 to this day my 10yr old thinks everytime he goes outside for even a minute he is supposed to get a treat. he comes in walks to kitchen area and sits facing the cabinet where they are. ive even watched him hike his leg do nothing and when we walk back in go repeat the facing the kitchen. ya he fakes it for a treat LOL
at her age reward for every good behavior either crazy praise or a treat. remember its in her blood to really want to please you, so she will learn that going out side makes you happy faster than she will learn that going in side makes u unhappy.
krazybronco2 wrote:didnt have alot of time today to train so went a ran a 3 cold blinds all crossing a road one square to the road and the other 2 angled to the road. not bad had some no goes for some reason but we will see if my corrections made a differance tomorrow cause i plan on going and running a couple of marks and blinds in a new field.
frydaddy wrote:krazybronco, using the road as a distraction is a good idea, especialy for hunt test people. you never know when there will be a ranch road however small it might be at a test. my retriever club went and trained at a facility that had removed an old fence but not the posts. it was obvious who the hunting dogs where because each one checked up or completely stopped as they approached and then continued while the dogs who only run test and field trials never lost a step as they went passed the posts. we have a lot of hog wire fences here in tx and trust me a hunting dog learns what a fence row is quick.
cn44 wrote:I'm envious you get to be doing water work! Let alone have soft water. I don't think we will have soft water until middle to late April with the way this weather is.
cn44 wrote:Finished up with TT today. Going to take a break for a couple days and get my homemade wingers finished up. Have electronics in the mail right now. And run marks for a while. Then we'll get started on pattern blinds.
krazybronco2 wrote:cn44 wrote:Finished up with TT today. Going to take a break for a couple days and get my homemade wingers finished up. Have electronics in the mail right now. And run marks for a while. Then we'll get started on pattern blinds.
did you do any disiplined casting?
cn44 wrote:krazybronco2 wrote:cn44 wrote:Finished up with TT today. Going to take a break for a couple days and get my homemade wingers finished up. Have electronics in the mail right now. And run marks for a while. Then we'll get started on pattern blinds.
did you do any disiplined casting?
Yes I did. He took that very well. Like I had mentioned in earlier posts, we ran TT in a different field at 60-70 yard back pile (that's all the room we had) and had gotten through everything great including disciplined casting. After we had a new field open up I moved him there so we could stretch out the TT work to around 120 yard back pile. So we didn't spend a whole lot of time doing TT in this new field, just proofing everything and getting him stretched out.
Spry Yellowdog wrote:Chasin Tail, at her age the attention span isn't very long. I would give her a retrieve then let her party around sniffing mice holes,
chasing her tail even if thats what shes into. Then get her excited again with a bumper and retoss it. Just keep her attitude excited for the bumper and when she drops it let her play for a few then refocus. Perfection is along ways away, make it fun and don't allow any bad habits to form. Your doing good with that using a check cord. 1 good retrieve is better than 4 bad ones at this age.
On a side note we get to run in some retriever racing this weekend. This should be fun! They get 3 single marks, then the times are added together to find the winner. The way i see it even if we suck it's 3 more marks for her to run.
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