So you were able to persuade a rug NOT to get in the water?
Winter is coming
Duck hunters like other duck hunters at a Holiday party, cocktail hour or a school play..........they hate each other @ 5am
Keeping with the 'thread', Here is one that had been in for 6 weeks of training, that 'Learned' the 'cue' from the Game
Nice Little Pup, that went on pretty darn good!
Spot the 'cue'? D.
Last edited by polmaise; 02-08-2013 at 07:31 PM. Reason: For DARREN
One Shooter One Spaniel One Retriever
How was the field trial???
CH Rosewood Little Giant UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG
also UCH HR UH UUD UJJ URO1 UHIT
(golden retriever) born 3-10-07
a.k.a. "Tito", "The Tito Monster"
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.
Never put yourself in a no win situation.
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.
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!
Too many Derbies end up scoring lines IMHO.