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    Hello I am brand new to RTF and am hoping someone out there has some advice I have a 1yr 4 month english lab and I am trying to train him myself he does good with basic obediance and now we are moving on to more advanced stuff he will stay in all three positions and has a good recall waits to be sent to retrieve now i want to start handeling him on blinds but i can't get him to sit at a distance i am using Water Dog as a guide and can not figure how to get him to sit when he is away from me any help would be greatly appriciated

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    Also I am not using an E collar or choke chain I am attempting this using only positive reinforcement

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    Good luck with that

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    Yell SIT!!!!!! and if he doesn't just give that little furball a clicking he won't forget.

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    Try the Chris Aiken fun drill. Say hup hup act like u throw the bumper the dog will leave out he'll stop to hunt after a few feet blow ur whistle get his attention then give a sit whistle. If he don't sit just go to him sit him back off a few feet say hup hup . and throw him the bumper. Teaches sit at a distance and to look at u after sitting which you'll obviously need for casting.

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    Since you're new. The first two guys aren't being jerks. It's just on a regular basis we get well intentioned people who want to do advanced work using only positive reinforcement. It won't work to a very large degree. It's been discussed a lot on here.

    If you still decide to go that route, good luck and if you get the results you want and you're happy that's all that matters.

    Also Water Dog is a bit dated and there are more up to date programs. It can get you to a certain point, just not that easily. You've got a long ways before your pup is ready for blinds. Google total retriever training and look at his training chart. It might surprise you.

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    Thanks JL82 Ill try that

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    Yes you can! I have and so have many others. PM sent

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    thanks Pas Bon I got your PM I will try that being new I didn't have enough posts to send a pm back to you

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    Does he sit in heel drill
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