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Thread: Puzzled or Perplexed, Either Way Cant Figure This One Out, Water Entry/Retrieve

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    Force fetch....it's about more than holding ducks nicely at heel.

    Also had a friend with a dog that did this. He would lead the dog to the water's edge, turn the dog around, throw a mark back on land, let the dog retrieve, turn the dog back around, throw a mark in water, and the dog wouldn't no go. It was weird. FInally corrected the dog though. dont ask me why.....

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    I was hoping to make it through the spring hunt test season without having to do force fetch. If they would move that line about 20 yards back we would be in the money.

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    right?? lol....maybe try a real shallow pond. One where your dog's feet keep in contact with the bottom the entire retrieve. Hope you get it figured out, sounds like a good dog with a minor hickup is all.

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    I'm more than certain a 'Dead duck swimming' opens the door?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RailRoadRetrievers View Post
    I was hoping to make it through the spring hunt test season without having to do force fetch. If they would move that line about 20 yards back we would be in the money.
    Try an experiment to find out what the critical minimum distance is. Keep the excitment level up, start 20 yards back on a warm day with an easy entry for the dog. Then move a little closer each throw, reading the dog to make sure his attitude is still high. You might just solve the problem by gradually getting closer over time, or if the critical distance is relatively short, say 5-10', you might be able to back your dog up a few feet to send at the hunt test. It all depends on the set up of the test.

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    The reason I asked is, if the previous owner put alot of heat on her at the waters edge, could be she has ghosts there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget Bodine View Post
    The reason I asked is, if the previous owner put alot of heat on her at the waters edge, could be she has ghosts there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    Things that make me go hmmmm

    If it's So easy to Force', Is it not just as easy to 'Un-Force'?....Hmmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post

    If it's So easy to Force', Is it not just as easy to 'Un-Force'?....Hmmmm.
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    How very clever?...Never thought about it that way?..neither did the drivers at 'Daytona'?...Hmmmm.
    Probably just too much?
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