I just finished swim by with 4 young dogs. It was anything but an unpleasant experience for all 4. To me this is mainly a teaching phase. When teaching I believe you are better off using as little pressure as possible; even more caution used in introductory water work. IMHO. I may force them a couple of times en route to the pile and once in the water. Other than that no collar pressure
Originally Posted by Breck
I fully agree with you that you are there to accomplish certain lessons. One of my major goals is that they emerge with a positive water attitude. That way there is no need for a "mending of attitude that may be needed as a result to be addressed subsequently"
The time you would spend remediating a bad water attitude is better spent doing things such as tune up drills & teaching actual blinds. Furthermore a good positive water attitude from the start bodes well for long term advancement IMO
I agree with Miss Bridget Bodine!
on the T,, your "here" should have been very soild!A straight line return to you from the pile.