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    Default Steady drills

    Ok I'm old school pinch collor and lead.

    What are some of the steady drills That are working
    well for everyone.

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    Putting a bird in the dogs mouth will usually keep them quiet and steady ,,,build on success ...Steve S
    "Your dog learns as much by doing his work right,by your praise and encouragement, as he does by your displeasure and correction." DLWalters

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    Yeah Right!!! Remember Travis? You could put a elephant in his mouth and he would "usually" sound off and still "go"
    No Whiners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel907 View Post
    Ok I'm old school pinch collor and lead.

    What are some of the steady drills That are working
    well for everyone.
    I have two questions before suggesting a solution. How devoted to "old school" are you? Do you have anyone nearby to train with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMay View Post
    Yeah Right!!! Remember Travis? You could put a elephant in his mouth and he would "usually" sound off and still "go"
    He was an exception to the rule ....but ...we got the job done ....Were you at Darrell's the day in the lily pad pond ...? Where are you at now ..? here or there ? Steve S
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    Sit means sit - for:

    food
    affection
    release from the crate
    release into the crate
    release to retrieve
    release to run a blind
    we stop walking

    put the dog on a leash with pinch collar, while dog is standing standing, have someone throw a bird, say NOTHING, do nothing, just wait until he sits down, then release him immediately, let him drag the leash

    lather, rinse, repeat, a million times if you can until when he sees a bird thrown he automatically sits

    let him learn on his own that if he doesn't sit, he doesn't get the bird
    Darrin Greene

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    Non retrieves.

    Throw 10 marks and pick them up if he remains steady let him get one as a reward. He's got to learn not every mark is his. After 1 week he will show huge improvement. You might need to add in a gun shot as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel907 View Post
    Ok I'm old school pinch collor and lead.

    What are some of the steady drills That are working
    well for everyone.
    Where are you Joel? Folks are offering to help, but what are you willing to do? What changes are you willing to make to your 'old school' approach? Heeling stick? E-collar? New method?

    Evan
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    Look at some of Hillmans video clips on his website. He advertises here and is in the upper left corner of this screen. Has some clips for older dog too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Barnett View Post
    Non retrieves.

    Throw 10 marks and pick them up if he remains steady let him get one as a reward. He's got to learn not every mark is his. After 1 week he will show huge improvement. You might need to add in a gun shot as well.
    This!

    I know most folks around here don't approve of Milner, but he has some great stuff, and this is one of them.
    Been doing this for 6 weeks with my 4 month old YLF. Next step is intro to gun fire.
    Labrador Retriever, a 20g & grouse...is there a better combination?

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