I'm with David on this one. First point; none of us here on the internet have seen your dog in person, all of our opinions could change after having actually watched your dog train. Two, pressure could be just what the doctor ordered, or it could create even bigger problems that could haunt the dog for a long time. I have written in the past about my two dogs, one is a high drive, go through anything dog, while the other is a more sensitive "thinker". Both are strong, built for cold weather, hunt late into winter duck dogs, but with the "thinker" corrections in training have long lasting, sometimes counterproductive consequences. I have learned to be careful with that dog. He still gets corrections when needed, but I really think ahead to what it might mean in other areas. This particular dog is very "birdy" but not that thrilled about blinds, so I started to use birds at the end of every blind. Even piles of birds where I was teaching a spot. His attitude improved immensely and he now runs blinds with gusto.
Just a thought.
Thank you for advise.
Rick In my opinion you can spend too much time on the t. Once the are turning both ways on "back" and taking R and L overs I go to pattern blinds and then to walk around blinds. I do not teach angle backs on the t, but on wagon wheel casting.
I force to pile with the collar, not with a stick. I have had dogs get stick shy and did not care for it. My post above was just clarifying that pressure can come from a variety of sources. Once you have forced to pile with her, you don't need to revisit it unless , she pops or gives you no goes. fee free to call me tomorrow eve and I will be happy to talk to you . Crosby is a sensitive fellow, and I had to regroup once , while forcing to pile, when he started spinning because of pressure.
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