Beginning cold blinds with my almost 1 year old BLM and was wondering if there are anything, pointers or tips to make this transition go smoothly? Any certain way to start out that makes it easiest for the dog? And most importantly, is there anything that should absolutely be avoided?
We have done everything to prepare him for this as far as FF, Force to Pile, T work, Pattern blinds (out to 250 yards) and some lining drills like wagon wheel, multiple marks (double marks, no triples yet).
I did two test runs with him at 40 yards and he nailed them but I pretty much expected that, they were easy, but still true cold blinds. Trying to get this down pat before the heat comes in the next couple of months and training will be limited.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks