Anytime there is a discussion about a dog that the handler decides is unruly, wont train or is just downright obnoxious... Gooser defaults the dogs gender to "Him"... Its just usually the way it is.. Little girls are angles....
Originally Posted by Steve Shaver
Mitty,, I's not sure,, but I believe the comment about Goobers on the board,, was another sunbliminalistccal comment pointed towards me..
Anybody that has been on this board for very long should know derned well to take anything I say with a grain or ounce of Chivas.
I usually say alot.. So readin the board becomes a party if you follow the above advice. much more entertaining.
Yes Gooser that was a jab at you but all on fin cuz you'z has a cents of humor. All jokin aside you and others are giving good advice e here. Good thread
Just an update, I think slowing down has helped tremendously. I edited the OP with more details.
Much thanks, all!
Faced this one myself. Finally figured out he was going on first movement when I would just twitch my hand and he would take off, obviously just guessing.
I started even moving my hands slower when making the cast and calling him back when he would take off before he could have known what the cast was. After a few days (maybe 2-3) of this, when he was waiting for the entire cast most of the time and going where I cast him about 90% of the time, I started slipping in a hand twitch again to see if he would take off, using indirect pressure (sit-nick) when he did so.
He is mostly cured, but I suspect this will be an issue of lifelong maintenance for us since he has so much go in him.
I've enjoyed this thread, because I had (have) some of the same problems, and I've been working on them for the past year. Dog and I have both improved. Have to add though, take Mr. Shaver up on his offer. There's just nothing better than getting instant feedback from someone standing behind you, watching you cast your dog. Even if it kind of knocks the wind out of your sails because you've really been trying and think you're doing it correctly... :oops:
Perhaps she has misplaced her halo.
Originally Posted by MooseGooser
Steve Shaver is a great help. Prolly time to think about making the long haul up that way for a day, but I need a whole day off.
Originally Posted by Julie R.
I had the same issues. I needed to slow down. I still have to remind myself often.