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    Training tonight, I let a good friend (per his request) run my dog on a blind. He's thrown & shot flyers for my dog, but has never run him. I think my dog would run for anyone and it was a real treat to just watch him run with what I felt were well timed whistles and did a nice job.

    Do any of you ever let anyone else run your dog, so you can get an outside-looking in perspective?

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    My trainer encourages it during owner/dog training sessions. It's a good lesson for the dog (it gets used to obeying others) and like you said, it helps him by allowing him to "judge" instead of handling. We will see this weekend whether my SH dog will run for a friend/different trainer in her first Master. I have only handled Juniors so far and I didn't have enough time to practice for running her myself. (plus this way I can take pictures!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miriam Wade View Post
    Training tonight, I let a good friend (per his request) run my dog on a blind. He's thrown & shot flyers for my dog, but has never run him. I think my dog would run for anyone and it was a real treat to just watch him run with what I felt were well timed whistles and did a nice job.

    Do any of you ever let anyone else run your dog, so you can get an outside-looking in perspective?

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    Miriam,

    In our Central Florida training group, we often run each others dogs. I believe its good for the dogs. When someone is running my dog..... I like to be out in the field throwing or shooting. You should try it, its really neat to watch your dog work/pick up birds.

    It is a whole different perspective watching your dog coming at you, instead of running away from you..... LOL!!!

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    I do !



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    I like to let my clients with young dogs just entering transition run my older dogs for experience in handling. I think its good for both the handler and the dog.

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    I would but why would I want to put anyone through that?
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    hahahahaha

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    I need to let someone other than The Main Spouse run mine more often.

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    Unfortunatly I never had anyone elsetrain or run my dog until he was almost 2. I have tried but if I am anywhere in the area he won't go unless I release him. Shot flyer he just sits. Kinda cool and frustrating at the same time. I'd like to get a different view of him running instead of just his rear.

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    I've let my dog be handled by 4-5 people overall. Actually if you count the kids in our Cul De Sac you could add another 5-6 to that number. Some of ya'll might cringe but I'll let my kids throw bumpers for my dog in the front yard. I've shown them how I want them to do this and handle my dog while doing it. They do a pretty good job with it and my dog gets some structured play time. One reason I let them do it and showed them how to do it properly was they both showed interest in handling him during a hunt test. They are 8 and 10 and love going to the HT's with me. I'll probably let them handle him in a couple of JH test this fall for the experience.

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