I train on line manners and moving WITH me almost every single day. When I go to the test I do whatever it takes to get my dog's mind on me. I am for sure going to get dropped if he breaks, creeps and doesn't heel back or if he does not look at each bird go down. Worse yet, if I don't correct an improper behavior, all our work goes out the window. I don't cheat or try any sneaky tricks, (rattling chains, lifting hat etc) but I don't stand there like a lump while my dog comes undone. I let the judge decide how well we met the standard. I can remember a few years back standing at the line with my jaw hanging down and my whistle dangling in the breeze while my dog broke and got to the flyer. Never fixed that dog. Never again!
Owned and handled by Cruisin' with Indiana Jones, JH
Alternate Handler: Westwind Buffalo Soldier
Apprentice Handler: Snake River Medicine Man, SH