Some History: We recently acquired a 3yo BLF. She has had some training: at least CC and FF. She handles a little, but is slow to sit and casts incorrectly often; she will not look at her handler well when sat. She displays signs that she was trained with a heavy hand. Despite this, she is an energetic retriever.
We have decided to start completely over with her. Step 1 OB. We are noticing she has very poor eye contact in a front sit. Refusing to look at her handler is going to cause some problems going forward. Any suggestions to improve eye contact?
We are integrating her into our home so she is bonding with us. She is not being treated with a heavy hand by us. We have had her about a month now.