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    You'll find that they don't need it because once they are force fetched and through the initial part of their force program, they don't need to be wacked on the behind walking past a row of bumpers. It's over kill. ANd a way to start the foundation for a bad attitude. Go play Whack-A-Mole at the arcade, instead.
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    I don't do stick fetch either. Don't feel it is necessary if you do good FF. I have been told by several pros that they no longer do it and for some dogs, it actually causes more problems. Some just won't work through the stick correction. If I get the same response without it, why add another step to the process.

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    Only if I have no go issue. For the most part, I think it is a wast of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthseeker View Post
    Only if I have no go issue. For the most part, I think it is a wast of time.

    Keith
    Care to expound on how you use stick fetch as a no go cure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh345 View Post
    Care to expound on how you use stick fetch as a no go cure?
    Sure It's simple.

    If the dog gives a no go. I just step forward, slap the ground right behind the dog and resend. The dog already knows the stick from OB.

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    There are many ways to use the heeling stick......some use it wisely (and some don't). It isn't any different than the e-collar. The proper use of a heeling stick (in stick fetch) doesn't always fit the description one thinks of by using the word "whack". You don't have to "whack" to distract.
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    But some dogs totally go freak when the stick is used. Even if it never actually touches the dog. They never become comfortable with it and they just panic. I have had dogs that it was OK with and dogs that panicked with it. Just don't see the reason to do that extra step when I don't have to.

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    I wish I was able to post pics here without my computer guy. I would show you all how I stick fetch!
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    Chief will fetch a stick at 300 yards!
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    I don't believe it is necessary, I believe you put enough pressure on the dog during force program. I believe that dogs can develop a since of anxiety from the heeling stick

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