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    You need to try to build an environment in training that is similar to a test which can be hard to do by yourself. My dogs energy at a test was always so much higher then training. I started to blow a duck call in the truck on the way to the grounds. I then would blow the call while setting up, shoot my starter pistol off a ton while setting up. Then I would run the test and try to get her to break under a controlled environment.

    My dog wouldn't move a muscle during training but she was a big creeper at tests. I would set up all breaking stuff the days leading to a test. I tended to lean more on a heeling stick then I did the collar but I would use both. I was never worried about ruining her drive she always had enough!

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    Augie, pm me when you get a chance. I think your boy would benefit from training with a group. While it's not quite a hunt test atmosphere, it's the next best thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Keene View Post
    Augie, pm me when you get a chance. I think your boy would benefit from training with a group. While it's not quite a hunt test atmosphere, it's the next best thing.
    Now here is a offer, I would not pass up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Lesser View Post
    Read the following article published in the Retriever Journal. http://www.northernflight.com/forceorcorrection.htm
    Great article-hadn't read it before.

    I try create a mindset with my dog that "all good things only happen from heel/sit". That means going in or out of the house, eating, going on a walk, getting in the truck, retrieving etc, only happen from the heel/sit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Baker View Post
    I have a nine year old nafc that broke twice while picking up a limit of doves on the first! It happens!!!! Im sure glad I never put too much pressure on him to take any desire away. I don't want to own a dog that is not on the edge of breaking all the time! Each of us has to choose our poison!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DucksDogsDownriggers View Post
    Great article-hadn't read it before.

    I try create a mindset with my dog that "all good things only happen from heel/sit". That means going in or out of the house, eating, going on a walk, getting in the truck, retrieving etc, only happen from the heel/sit.
    I have always done that. It works at home and trianing, but get to a test and my girl looses her mind. Thank goodness the pressure is off , she has her HRCH/MH so any time I run it is just for fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucksDogsDownriggers View Post
    Great article-hadn't read it before.

    I try create a mindset with my dog that "all good things only happen from heel/sit". That means going in or out of the house, eating, going on a walk, getting in the truck, retrieving etc, only happen from the heel/sit.
    great article i sent to a couple of friends

    thanx

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    My mentor who is now long in the dirt, said " there is a Baw hair between a dog breaking and a Field trial champion''.
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    I also have a fire breather with a dam from Ram. My advise to you is scratch the Oct test and get into OB.
    I won't run any more tests with mine until he is 110% steady.
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    Excellent article - I started tonight - Thanks

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