I would like to know more about this myself.
Force Fetch really has nothing to do with the problem you are asking about. You are talking about Bank Running or Cheating Water, and FF has nothing to do with this. But on the other hand if I were just training to dog for hunting purposes, then bank running would not bother me in the slightest. I would want the dog out and back, taking the quickest route. If you are playing the Hunt Test Game, then this would need to be addressed before you could get your SH Title.fowlhunter8 said:i never like how when your on a pond they will run around it and then swim the shortest path instead of diving in and swimming it ? any suggestions?
i have responded similiarly to this before. while it sounds like this is a good method and i am actually researching it currently, it isn't mandatory by any means. my dog has been force fetched and will hold something until i remove it from his mouth. if i tell him to "leave it" he will drop it and if i tell him to "hand it hear" he will pick it up and give it to me. again, not to discredit the method of training but it's not the only option...bullet said:...Force Fetched or Force Retrieved is mandatory for a good working hunting dog. ...
I will have to agree with that. I have read alot of things on FF including some of Evans stuff but that is probably by far the best description of the purpose of FF that I have read. You ever think about writing a book :toofunny: :toofunny:98ramtough said:Cooter,
In all honesty that is one of the best posts I have read on this site. Welcome to the site!
has not been...sorry about the typo.pitboss said:"has" or "has not" been?