In two different situations, how do most folks correct? I'm talking about an adult 9 year old dog who knows better but occasionally just flips me the bird, figuring he has more testosterone than I do. Yes, I know, I should ALWAYS have the collar on him and transmitter in my hand, but I occasionally take it off around the home as he develops a hot spot.
How do you correct when he's 50-60-70 etc yards away and call here and he looks at you, hears you and doesn't come? I've seen a trainer drag them yelping by an ear, others walk out and when they start to come and just leave it at that. What do you do when you don't have a collar to make that dog know he better not ignore you next time?
How do you correct when he breaks during marking drills? Can't wear a collar during hunt tests, and he's collar smart, so if he breaks, ignores the whistle to sit and is hellbent on making the retrieve, how do you correct this? Run out and meet him on the way back and give a case of whoop ass or what? He breaks rarely during training, but may when he's had a few and gets really hot and anxious to go, especially in water. Not sure if correcting him while coming back with the bird is correct as he might have forgotten the reason I'm a maniac is he broke or am I over analyzing?
Thanks for the dumb questions, just wanted to see if there were any techniques different than what I use (which resembles a mad man chasing down a 90 pound dog, frothing at the mouth).