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Thread: Look Ma! No leash! Steadiness drill

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrinGreene View Post
    Interesting, when you consider that body language from the handler is usually far more meaningful to the dog than the actual verbal cues. No argument, just interesting.
    Even more 'Interesting', when there ain't no 'cue'! ...Like the guy that 'automatically' stops at the kerb ,before crossing the road,or the one that requires the 'Walk now' sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post
    Even more 'Interesting', when there ain't no 'cue'! ...Like the guy that 'automatically' stops at the kerb ,before crossing the road,or the one that requires the 'Walk now' sign.
    Ah... but there is always a cue It may not be verbal, and it may not even be on the part of the handler, but there is always a cue
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    So you were able to persuade a rug NOT to get in the water?


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    Keeping with the 'thread', Here is one that had been in for 6 weeks of training, that 'Learned' the 'cue' from the Game
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VanUIPniNhc
    Nice Little Pup, that went on pretty darn good!
    Spot the 'cue'? D.
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    How was the field trial???

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    Jen
    I hate to come across as the bad guy but you need to realize that you were not training your pup, you were testing her.

    You got away with it but if she had broken you would have had no recourse but to shout at her and hope she listened. There was no collar or leash on her and if she had ignored your shouting you would have done an excellent job of teaching her it was OK to break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotel4dogs View Post
    How was the field trial???
    I just kept saying "HOLY COW!" over and over again. The first series looked very do-able. The second series looked very challenging, but still thought we may have had a chance. THEN the third series came! Holy Cow! LOOONG water double with several 5 foot tall bunches of vegetation that the dogs had to charge through and not get lost in on the way. To complicate matters, steady winds, and the birds were thrown into some thick cover. The dogs who had great lining skills through thick factors, will be the winners there. 4th series tomorrow.

    Have to say, though, the people were incredibly nice, not uptight and great to talk to! Most were wearing Camo - which I specifically told my husband NOT to wear for fear we'd look like dorks. And I made some awesome new training partners who've invited us to come whenever we can!!! Score!

    Tomorrow we watch Amateur stake.

    Thanks for asking and for all the nice replies.

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    Polmais,

    We were not entered in this trial, just there to watch and learn. And, yes, of course the goal is to have a steady dog who doesn't need to be talked to, choke chained or collar stimmed. We are slowly working toward that goal. Kind of like when training a dog to heel, you end up saying heel more than you should to make sure they continue doing it.

    Love those steady Scottish dogs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    . The dogs who had great lining skills through thick factors, will be the winners there. 4th series tomorrow.
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    If that turns out to be true, that's too bad. The Derby is supposed to be seeking natural abilities, primarily marking. Lining skills and other trained abilities are of minor importance. Are you sure you weren't seeing a test that required perserverance, courage, willingness to enter water and cover and the ability to dig out a mark and know where you are on the way?

    Too many Derbies end up scoring lines IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetrieversONLINE View Post
    ...sure you weren't seeing a test that required perserverance, courage, willingness to enter water and cover and the ability to dig out a mark and know where you are on the way?
    Dennis, being a newcomer and all, might she have confused what she saw with one of Milner's "field trials" meant to resemble a normal shooting day afield



    Oops - wrong video, or was it?

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