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    I have just started the total retriever training DVDs. In one of the first drills of formal obedience he is working on the here and sit commands. He sits the dog in front of him, backs up, and gives the here command. When the dog get close mike gets the dog to sit(always facing him.)

    I have tried this drill but when I say here and give a pull on the cord my dog will not come straight to me. She will always try to make a big loop to my left as if to almost avoid me and the pressure. When I give another pull on the cord as a correction she will not change the path.

    I then shortened the distance to where she is only a few feet in front of me. Say here with pull on cord and back up at same time a few feet. She still try's to go to the left .

    Also when I tell her to sit and give correction she will not sit facing me. She always try's to sit where her side is facing me rather than a frontal finish.

    Any ideas on how to get her to come straight to me and sit facing me would be appreciated. In the video mike never discusses what to do if this happens.

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    Start with dog very close to you and gradually extend distance. Don't backup but stay in place as you call dog to you. Start at just a few feet and lift up on lead when he is immediately in front and say sit
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    How old is dog? Did you do any treat training when he was younger?
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    You might try a hallway or somewhere similar, maybe between a couple of parked cars where she has no choice but to come straight to you. If you have trained sit thoroughly you should be able to take the slack up in the checkcord also, and the dog should remain sitting until you give the here command. Which should allow you to maintain better control keeping her from taking off to the side. Patience is key, stay positive and keep working at it.
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    Look at disc 1 again and the question asked by Cary and Mike's response to treats.
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    Have you previously taught "here" and made her come to heel? Seems like she is trying to heel instead of coming to you. Here is here, heel is heel, sit is sit.
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    What pressure are you referring to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    How old is dog? Did you do any treat training when he was younger?
    She is 5. Yes i did do treat training. She will sit until I give another command but just will not face me.

    This is one of the puppies from my old man gator who is 12 now. We sold her to someone but to make a long story short they were neglectful to her and often abusive so we ended up taking her back.

    I know patience is the key with her because of her past. It took me over a month to get her to pick up a bumper on land when I just got her. My guess was because they beat her pretty good any time she picked up any object such as shoes or children toys around their house. I know that's off subject but just want y'all to know her past. I hunted her last year and she absolutely loved every minute of it. Very basic though only singles and nothing too far from blind. Since it's off season now I want to see if I can get her to progress further.

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    And to clarify she knows
    the meaning of all three commands very well sit , heel and here

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    Five years? Ok have dog at front sit very close. Hold treat in front of you so dog
    can see it. Call dog to you. You can even be squatting down. Dog should come straight to you. Say sit.raise
    treat up and give to dog. At first you may want to give it to him as soon as he arrives in front of you. Given the past issues try this drill.
    http://s868.photobucket.com/user/way...01231623600173
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