Dog takes off before I finish cast...or perhaps barely start cast
Thanks all for your help on this issue. Things are much better, and I think it is because I have somehow managed to slow down. I am trying to count to ten between casts (which is like a count of 3 in real time), and it seems to be making a huge difference.
Not only has the casting problem featured in this thread diminished, but I am seeing fewer and fewer loopy and crooked sits as well as fewer
slipped whistles in my dog.
I also need to remind myself that the sound of the whistle toot reaches the dog's ears later than my own, especially on a long blind.
Perhaps some of her erratic behavior was caused by me correcting her for a slow response to a whistle she may not have yet heard.:oops:
While we have a ways to go, when I notice my dog making poor progress to the blind, more and more often I think to myself, "oh yeah, slow down!" And instead of the blind continuing on its downward spiral towards disaster, it gets better!
LOL I thought dog was self casting but nooooo...as soon as she sees my hand twitch she is off!!!
This explains a lot---blinds are either spectacular or a disaster, she is better at water blinds than land blinds.
So she has not been seeing whether I am giving her a straight back or an angle back because as soon as the hand starts to go up she's gone!
Now, what to do about it?
I've been following Lardy TRT, into late transition...dog is 21 mos., she is running cold blinds (either spectacularly or painfully bad). My first dog. I just realized what is going on as I was working with her on taking casts through cover.