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    My lab has started this thing when I whistle for her to stop/sit for direction shell only turn half way around so her side is facing me... Any idea how to fix? Today I've been walking out and correcting her with a tug of the collar...no luck yet but hopefully with repetition.

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    Lots of previous threads on this subject. I'll look and see if I can direct you to a specific thread.


    Here it is or at least one of them.
    http://www.retrievertraining.net/for...ht=Crooked+sit
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    wisdom from Ken Bora: "get a rope"
    Shorten up the drills and use a rope to correct the sit
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    Thanks everyone

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    Just a heads up, more corrective pressure could make the problem worse, or solve this one and create others. Be careful.
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    I would follow dog out whistle. While dog is sitting put both hands center of chest whistle come in as soon as she straightens out whistle sit. Repetition. and simple line to blind. Simplify so you can work on only one problem at a time. Just my opinion. It's a common problem but must be addressed early when teaching blinds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Turner View Post
    wisdom from Ken Bora: "get a rope"
    Shorten up the drills and use a rope to correct the sit
    This. Right on both counts, but make these measures part of a progressive course. Teach him step by step, and don't rely purely on pressure to do your job. Email or PM for a video clip of how the rope should be used. rushcreekpress@aol.com

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    Two things.

    1. Dogs are inherently lazy. When they don't sit square, make your next cast away from the direction they are sitting. Make them turn all the way around and exert more energy. Use attrition if they don't cast correctly.
    2. If you do choose to use the collar for this, do a quiet come in whistle and just as they come square immediately do a strong sit whistle with a nick from the collar.

    BB Blinds would be a good drill to work on this.

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