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    Question Vocalization at the line...

    I have a 1.5 y/o lab who loves to retrieve. When he gets to the line and hears the duck call and sees the bird, he whines and yelps loudly. In training, I don't release him until he quiets down but Iím wondering what other suggestions you may have. Do I remove him from the line immediately (just for that mark or for the rest of the training session that day)? I tried a bark collar but his loud whining doesnít seem to affect it. We ran our first JH test this weekend and passed but he was so vocal at the line that the judges had to call my number louder than normal so I could hear it. They were kind enough to pass us and I told them I know I need to work on this. (Of course, his vocalization was amped up at the hunt test.) Suggestions are welcome. Thanks much.
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    I'm sure there are going to be some good and bad suggestions for dealing with this problem to follow. All I can say is one of my training buddy's had a real issue with this one his dog, and he was never able to fix it. Maybe he realized it was an issue too late, maybe his methods were counterproductive bad ideas, or maybe there was nothing he could do.

    Good luck to you, I hope you get better advise and that you are able to fix the problem. Sorry I couldn't help more and I don't mean to discourage you.

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    Becky, come on over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Labs R Us View Post
    I have a 1.5 y/o lab who loves to retrieve. When he gets to the line and hears the duck call and sees the bird, he whines and yelps loudly. In training, I don't release him until he quiets down but Iím wondering what other suggestions you may have. Do I remove him from the line immediately (just for that mark or for the rest of the training session that day)? I tried a bark collar but his loud whining doesnít seem to affect it. We ran our first JH test this weekend and passed but he was so vocal at the line that the judges had to call my number louder than normal so I could hear it. They were kind enough to pass us and I told them I know I need to work on this. (Of course, his vocalization was amped up at the hunt test.) Suggestions are welcome. Thanks much.
    I can help you with this.....maybe.
    We had this issue to a high degree.
    We have corrected it.

    The are a few here that have seen this.
    And judged it as well.

    It is not an easy fix.

    Are you extremely patient??
    Best of luck to you........

    PM sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Potter View Post
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    First, do not use a bark collar on line. You might have fun getting it off of a barking dog without being bitten. Don't ask me how I know!
    The path to solving barking issues lies in solid obedience. Not any old obedience but Marine Corps drill sargent obedience. Sometimes in your face harsh, but fair, firm and a demand for percission.
    You might want look into the "6 week obedience boot camp" training plan. It will change you forever and you may be able to get through to this dog too.
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    Becky shoot me a PM....we'll set something up once this humid weather breaks.
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    Obedience, obedience, obedience. I agree with Breck.

    Lose the collar for this issue at this time.

    Dog needs to learn to be calm, so no marks without silence. Simple, but takes a great amount of patience and selective interaction to get the message through to the dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    I can help you with this.....maybe.
    We had this issue to a high degree.
    We have corrected it.

    The are a few here that have seen this.
    And judged it as well.

    It is not an easy fix.

    Are you extremely patient??
    Best of luck to you........

    PM sent.

    stan b
    Road Kill,

    Is there any way you could send me a pm on your program to fix this? I have a 1 year old blm that is VERY driven when it comes to retrieving. he will whine in the blind until i start to call then he really gets to whining and it then leads in to a loud bark/yelp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taccurso View Post
    Road Kill,

    Is there any way you could send me a pm on your program to fix this? I have a 1 year old blm that is VERY driven when it comes to retrieving. he will whine in the blind until i start to call then he really gets to whining and it then leads in to a loud bark/yelp!
    Check your PM's
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