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    What are the "rules" for casting with wind? Silent "over" into the wind? Vocal "over" with the wind? And why would be really appreciated? Thank you....pete
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    a general rule is that silent casts are used when you need a change in direction only. vocal casts are used when you need a change in momentum.

    sometimes you need both......

    which is why we sometimes see a handler at a trial take a step into an angle back and command "back" just as the dog finishes it's turn and starts the new direction. -paul
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    If you have been following one of the Carr based training programs a verbal cast will tend to drive the dog back regardless of the cast. Unless, your dog is use to getting verbal overs.

    Slowing down between your whistle and the actual cast will help you get a bigger line correction.

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    Thanks Paul and Tom....pete
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    I refrain from a verbal cast into the wind. Dogs will usually bounce off the wind with the cast when doing so.

    I will however use a verbal first then the cast when needing to punch the dog back or need a drastic change of direction with a favorable wind.

    Angie

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    Thanks Angie....pete
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