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    When teaching training concepts, do you work on the repeatedly until the dog gets it, or do you mix them into training.
    eg, double t, triming corners, channel work, lining, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokengunz View Post
    When teaching training concepts, do you work on the repeatedly until the dog gets it, or do you mix them into training.
    eg, double t, triming corners, channel work, lining, etc.
    Most good trainers apply incremental training. One step leads to another. If you missed teaching a concept in one drill, it will adversely affect the next and so on down the line. Most programs up to advanced work are similar and teach with incrimental drills. Once you get to advanced training, concepts are taught with less drills and more setups to teach.
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    I think I understand your question, are you asking for example, if you are trying to teach your dog how to check down, do you just run check down marks over and over, day after day until your dog gets it, or do you vary your training with an occasional check down test mixed in? Is that your question?

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    Like everything thing else in dog traing... It depends. A drill such ad the double t I think it's best to stay after it very regularly until they get it. While doing those drills I still maintain a marking program. I think things like the corner cheats, channel work can be mixed as your are teaching the same concept- get in the water. With that said once I start swim by, I stick with it until they are proficient.

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