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    Okay, I posted on here a couple months ago about a dog I was training that would go out after a mark and after hunting a bit would then give up and come back in. (I believe Mistymarsh was one of the replyers)
    Anyway, once in a while we are still having trouble with this with her except now I am almost totally convinced it is done out of Lazyness as it has been done mainly on warmer days.(not too hot)
    Anyway, how do I get her to cut the lazyness and get to work? Other than this area, she is doing a fabulous job on her blinds and handling. Get around to birds and she can't get enough of them....
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    Abby, if you were not so far away, I would suggest that we trade dogs for a week. Thank your lucky stars that you have a dog that will listen and take direction. I know you love your dog, and the training. Good Luck!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall
    Abby, if you were not so far away, I would suggest that we trade dogs for a week. Thank your lucky stars that you have a dog that will listen and take direction. Good Luck!!!!
    Thanks!
    I know you love your dog, and the training.
    Ditto, ditto. you are very correct in saying that, I love her to death.
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    Are you training this dog for a client and charging??

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    Pay attention to previous post. This is a young lady training her own dog. I really don think the pro label is appropriate.

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    What is sounds to me like is that the dog has no work ethic to speak of. Dog will do as long as it is fun but when it becomes hard the dog doesn't want to do it anymore.


    Here is how I would handle it. I would start off by doing simple obedience that becomes harder and more demanding then I would release (move immediatly) from the hard and demanding to the fun stuff like retrieving. You can use a platform or if the dog is steady you can leave them on a sit stay and go through SHORT FUN MARKS. If the dog does it more often when it is warm try short sessions during the warmer part of day. As the dogs attitude comes up about retrieving do farther and farther marks.

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    Sometimes drive isn't there but you can help it out by trying to use birds as much as possible. More pressure isn't going to help drive.
    What is that old saying you can't push a rope.

    Stick with it and you might see a change, just be careful what you wish for, these high rolling dogs can make you hold your breath too long. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margo Ellis
    just be careful what you wish for, these high rolling dogs can make you hold your breath too long. :P

    Good luck!
    A big AMEN to that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall
    Quote Originally Posted by Margo Ellis
    just be careful what you wish for, these high rolling dogs can make you hold your breath too long. :P

    Good luck!
    A big AMEN to that!
    But if you pass out BEFORE you hit the ground it doens't hurt......as much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margo Ellis
    Sometimes drive isn't there but you can help it out by trying to use birds as much as possible. More pressure isn't going to help drive.
    She does have her really good days, my brother is like "what got into her??!!" fireball...........
    But I will keep using birds, maybe a live flier would do the trick........
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