A good tool to have to work on steadiness is stand alone singles. Starting with teaching dog to do stand alone singles. I guess I'm plugging Hillman traffice cop scenario . Just my opinion take with a grain of salt
Gentle in what you do. Firm in how you do it.
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WESTWIND WHISPERING COVE (LARRY son of Murray) WDQ MH, QAA2
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After reading the topic, I'd like to suggest steadiness is not a drill.......it is a way of life. With regards to a pup, there is lot to be learned by first reading the link in step number 6 of the posted link.
There are several "drills" in the "Steady" link that focus on the "expectation". The overall philosophy is engraining (not forcing).
In addition, after the youngster is introduced to the expectation early on, it is necessary to provide regular maintenance. (note: This page was previously posted on RTF.)
There are several "presentations" discussed that when used regularly emphasize the expectation of remaining steady.
Being steady is a lot more fun and lasting for a dog when it is a regular expression of "This is what I do" not something driven by "I must do this or else".
Last edited by KwickLabs; 02-02-2013 at 11:23 AM.
Jim Boyer KwickLabsii.com
"Your dog learns as much by doing his work right,by your praise and encouragement, as he does by your displeasure and correction." DLWalters
Well I'm in north Decatur Texas. Yes i call old school picking up marks myself.
I do use e collars. All so use other dogs in steady training honor work dog honors me and other dogs.
Lots of praise
i just been thanking I've been doing it the same way for around ten years and there is allways
a different way. I just like to hear about new ideas or concepts not that the way I steady a dog
Is I out dated but there is a bunch of good informative people
here that might have a better way.
I like to teach place you can start with place boards gradually making them smaller and then go to a mat. I have a mat on my front porch when I open the door my dog sits in the house until I go out then I tell him to place and he gets on the mat I leave him there while I load my truck I then ether stand next to him and tell him to heel or stand by my truck and tell him to release I then take the mat with me when I work him. I hunt him off of a stand and by teaching him this I can stand away from him shoot a bird send him he'll bring the bird to me I can then tell him to place and he'll swim back over to his stand and get back on and wait for me to release him again. By using a place board and a mat you set up a clear boundary they have to make a conscious effort to cross which I believe makes them understand more clearly why their getting a correction.
HRCH Dallys Wild Willow SH Born 11-06-97 Left Us 1-30-12 will always be in my thoughts RIP Willow