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    Default Help with Sit on whistle at Hunt test

    Dog at training sits on whistle with no problem.

    Dog at test with all the excitement wants to be self-employed and sometimes slips the whistle.

    Any suggestions or how to work on improving this issue?

    Thank you for the help.

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    large training groups with lots of shotguns and ducks and dogs and trucks will help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    large training groups with lots of shotguns and ducks and dogs and trucks will help.
    Creating as close to the atmosphere of competition as possible in training while maintaining 0 tolerance. If pup continues to slip at the real thing you might have to swallow that $75 and bring him in with as loud a "NO HERE!!!" as you think you can get away with. Pups learn very quickly where they can get away with stuff.
    Been there. Done that. Had the "walk of shame" going out to the field to bring her in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinnLandR View Post
    Any suggestions if one doesn't have access to large training groups, lots of extra trucks, or dogs?
    join your local retriever club
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjfritz View Post
    Dog at test with all the excitement wants to be self-employed and sometimes slips the whistle.
    Slips the whistle and becomes self-employed running a blind?
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    Give him an opportunity when you train to let him slip the whistle then get on him. Zero tolerance!
    I do pile work to perfect the sit, b/c mine will do a very sloppy, loopy sit.
    And like Ken says find a group to train with so you can get on him for infractions. JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by FinnLandR View Post
    The last training night we had, 3 people showed up, including myself.

    Any other thoughts?
    Yes - crack the dogs azz with a stick and blow the whistle. The give some continuous pressure till the butt hits the ground on a whistle stop. All in the yard. Then with some distraction. Then transfer that to the field.
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    How many tests has this happened at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTFSH View Post
    Yes - crack the dogs azz with a stick and blow the whistle. The give some continuous pressure till the butt hits the ground on a whistle stop. All in the yard. Then with some distraction. Then transfer that to the field.
    This is exactly how I was taught to do it, when I first had this problem with a couple dogs. No more problems anymore! Great Solution!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinnLandR View Post
    The last training night we had, 3 people showed up, including myself.

    Any other thoughts?
    Better than nothing!!
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