The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Holding blind at test

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Denton TX
    Posts
    148

    Default Holding blind at test

    I'm having a problem with line manners at test would anyone say anything if I put a holding blind up by my truck where we are parking ? We are training with blinds on a day to day basis. I thank if I could get some corerection in at the blind by the truck before the Test it could help. The dog is a very high power dog. I'm thinking of trying to find a spot down the road and really air him out good before the test too.

  2. #2
    Senior Member DoubleHaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    N. Cackalacky
    Posts
    2,642

    Default

    Chances are, that yes, someone would say something. Especially if you corrected the dog at the test. Do it down the road off the test grounds.

  3. #3
    Senior Member DMA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    E WA
    Posts
    639

    Default

    Training is not allowed at the test. If you have that problem the best thing to do is not enter a test until it is resolved.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Southern Maine
    Posts
    348

    Default

    No training on test grounds means no training on test grounds. Look on satellite maps if not familiar with the area, and find a nearby place to go off site to do this before test and maybe between land and water tests if you have time. I often use a school yard or similar, to work on obedience and heeling on my way to the test. Just running her to get her energy out backfired for me, just left her MORE keyed up! If your dog is in proper physical condition a little running around before will not tire them enough, especially once they get into the test atmosphere. I just recently watched a friends copy of Dave Rorem's The Art and Science of Handling Retrievers 2 DVD set. He specifically addresses line manners and blind manners, saying all creeping and breaking begins in the holding blind. Get your hands on this DVD! It trains the handler, not the dog! Lots of "Duh!" moments watching it, can't recommend it enough. Good luck.
    Last edited by dogluvah; 10-02-2013 at 02:40 PM.

  5. #5
    Senior Member HarryWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    1,245

    Default

    Day of the test seems a bit late. HPW
    "Sometimes we just gotta do what is right". Jerry 2006

    See ya in the field. HPW http://www.sagaciouskennel.com/

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    New Haven, CT
    Posts
    1,248

    Default

    Just curious. Is this for a JH
    Gentle in what you do. Firm in how you do it.

    CH SILVERCREEK MURRAY SAMUEL (MURRAY) WDQ CGC MH *** 2/16/00 - 12/26/12
    WESTWIND WHISPERING COVE (LARRY son of Murray) WDQ MH ***
    LPK DELAWARE RIVER WHISPERING COVE **(SAVAGE SAM son of FC Chester MH)
    WESTWIND WHISPERING COVE JAY ** ( Larry's son and Murray's grandson)

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Denton TX
    Posts
    148

    Default

    senior this will be his third pass he can pass it with no prob he is just a really powerfully dog.
    As for The Art and Science of Handling Retrievers
    that is a good DVD. This dog is 15 mo if it wasn't for his line manners I could run him in the finished. Sorry for the bold print I can't fig how to turn it off.

  8. #8
    Senior Member fishduck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    nowhere Alabama
    Posts
    1,479

    Default

    I have placed a lawn chair, radio & my dog behind my personal holding blind at a hunt test. The purpose was not training but simply an attempt to desensitize my dog to the amphetamine effect of a holding blind. I also drank coffee many mornings with dogs sitting in a holding blind. It does help. However it is impossible to replicate a true hunt test environment.

    If you correct your dog in any way, expect a chat with the hunt committee.
    Mark Land

  9. #9
    Senior Member Karen Klotthor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Slidell , LA
    Posts
    845

    Default

    Mark, we all know what holding blinds by a truck are really for, right. At most any hunt you will see a holding blind right up against the doors of a truck. when you do see that, guys please do not look over the side, it is for ladys only. As far as needing to work in a holding blind prior to running, it is already too late. Just try not to get in the holding blind any sooner than needed if you have a wild child.

  10. #10
    Senior Member fishduck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    nowhere Alabama
    Posts
    1,479

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Klotthor View Post
    Mark, we all know what holding blinds by a truck are really for, right. At most any hunt you will see a holding blind right up against the doors of a truck. when you do see that, guys please do not look over the side, it is for ladys only. As far as needing to work in a holding blind prior to running, it is already too late. Just try not to get in the holding blind any sooner than needed if you have a wild child.
    Maybe that explains all the "visitors" I had that day.
    Mark Land

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •