Duck Hunting Forum banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
109 Posts
Follow 10 minute retriever, sounds like the dog will fetch but does not understand that what she picks up she has to bring back to you. In this case force fetch is probably going to be the way to go. Wolters is a great field dog guy but I think their are better retriever trainers. Smartwork is another good program.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
109 Posts
Usually force fetch is done through an ear pinch or toe hitch. It is used to turn the retrieving response into a command rather than rely on the dogs retrieving instinct exclusively. I would strongly advise that you know what your doing when you use this technique because it's very important to know when to apply and release pressure. If you don't do it correctly you will do more harm than good. I am not a force fetch advocate but it will usually take me longer to build a good retreiver than it will a trainer that uses it. I will use it on a dog that does not show a high drive to retreive.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top