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    Default The middle toe

    She's a master hunter, very solid... knows her stuff. But three HT's in a row she gets in the water for the big swim and just decides to celebrate Independence Day. Blows up big but has fun doing it.

    I'm thinking she knows she doesn't have her collar on, she's in a correction-free zone and she believes we won't wade out and apply any direct pressure.

    I can't be the only one who's had this happen. I have some idea how it could be fixed but the water will have to warm up a bit. Does anyone have suggestions?

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    Is she a Chessie? Even if you wade out and have a word with her she will still perform the "Water Ballet" (thanks for that descrip Dan) when she is at a test/trial. If its a lab, there may be hope.
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    Is anyone on this four um cisco and IDNX cert i fied for shuttle cams

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    Your not alone, remember you did say she . This has happened a couple times with my girl over the years. Two solutions although one might not be done at a test. That is to go in after her grab her by the ear and drag her either in or to the bird in shallower water, practically drowning her on the way. Their eyes get real big when you go in after them . In a test NO get in here NOW, thank you judges but we're not going to Play this way. Go off campus, find a pond get collar and throw some marks dog gets correction, pressured to go, anything little thing you can correct on, end with a couple correct free retrieve, put her up go home. Females remember action-consequence, most likely wont do it next time. Important this is not done with anger, just an action-consequence attitude, sort've the wait till we get home young lady, parent utilize
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    revisit force to water

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherqwest View Post
    Is anyone on this four um cisco and IDNX cert i fied for shuttle cams
    Are you having a mental breakdown?
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    HaHaHaHaaaa, This has worked for me. By all means go in after the dog. They think it's a unreachable area for the trainer and when you go in after them it will be a big surprise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'EmUp View Post
    Your not alone, remember you did say she . This has happened a couple times with my girl over the years. Two solutions although one might not be done at a test. That is to go in after her grab her by the ear and drag her either in or to the bird in shallower water, practically drowning her on the way. Their eyes get real big when you go in after them . In a test NO get in here NOW, thank you judges but we're not going to Play this way. Go off campus, find a pond get collar and throw some marks dog gets correction, pressured to go, anything little thing you can correct on, end with a couple correct free retrieve, put her up go home. Females remember action-consequence, most likely wont do it next time. Important this is not done with anger, just an action-consequence attitude, sort've the wait till we get home young lady, parent utilize
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow machine View Post
    HaHaHaHaaaa, This has worked for me. By all means go in after the dog. They think it's a unreachable area for the trainer and when you go in after them it will be a big surprise.
    Just remember to take you stuff out of your pockets before you go in. When you forget to take the stuff out of your pockets, that's not the dogs fault......
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