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    I read a lot of different oppinions on how many marks you should throw for dogs in a given week. My yml is 6 months old and I try work on marks twice a day and throw 5-6 per session. Is this too many or not enough? I am still spending a lot of time on obediance. Your thoughts.
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    How many is really dependent on the dogs prey drive.
    At that age you should still be putting them up while they still want some more, not after they loose interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4geese View Post
    ....My yml is 6 months old and I try work on marks twice a day and throw 5-6 per session. Is this too many or not enough? I am still spending a lot of time on obediance. Your thoughts.
    Rich
    IMHO a 6 month old has a limit as to what it absorbs in any given day. Obedience + (10-12) marks/day is okay. But, what about beginning forcing(hold and fetch), yard lining drills, 3 handed casting,etc?
    As you move on a few marks (with a purpose/principle) plus these other lessons should fill his mind and your day.
    Check out Lardy's flow sheet on his website.

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