"Your dog learns as much by doing his work right,by your praise and encouragement, as he does by your displeasure and correction." DLWalters
No, I have not intentionally created no gos in training. Not even sure how I would do that if I wanted to. As I stated, she has not had a problem with no gos in training and since her first Masters Hunt Test two years ago, she has never had no problems in hunt tests until out of the blue she had no gos in two MH test, on Q on one weekend and then again a no go in a MH test 4 weeks later.
"..she had no gos in two MH test, on Q on one weekend and then again a no go in a MH test 4 weeks later."
So what is going on at a test/trial that's locking her up? Dogs are incredibly astute at reading our vibes. With all due respect to the "force her to do it" folks it sure sounds to me that your gal is just afraid of the blind and a test situation just ramps up both of your nerves. I'd go all happy and positive with her for a while and see how she responds. No one wants to see a dog do the work with its ears down and tail tucked.
I have a few questions before I give my .02 on the subject.
1. Are you messing with her at the line? Are you really trying to get that fine line to the blind? If you are... Do you do the same in training?
2. Does the dog ever do this in training?
3. How often do you run just simple confidence blinds?...
Last edited by Trykon; 07-28-2013 at 11:38 PM.
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A lot of good advice so far.
Maybe make sure she is really locked in the direction you want her going before you send her. This happened to me in training before when I wasn't taking my time to line him up properly. She might have been confused on where to go, so instead she no goed.
Good luck and I'm sure y'all will get it resolved.
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They are very sensitive to our energy.
Please, Wayne has the answer, put the dog up for a couple of weeks then find a new trainer. Proven effective. Why waste all this time, simple fix