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Thread: Why is Finley leaving on a blind before being sent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uplandbird View Post
    Could it be that simple?? I guess I really never knew why the hand was used. I had thought was to try have the dog to have a front sight and rear sight to better zero in on target such as you do with a rifle. But this is not long range. So great, I will have my heeling stick ready and no hand involved for awhile.

    Appreciate the thoughts! Maria
    Remember your dog is condition to what you taught him or her....If you want to change, change the dog, but do it fairly and do it in a simple way that they understand by them not you.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJGatley View Post

    Remember your dog is condition to what you taught him or her....If you want to change, change the dog, but do it fairly and do it in a simple way that they understand by them not you.....
    Exactly why I felt like a tub o crap. I didn't think I was being fair anymore to my Finley and stopped training immediately last nite when I Finally realized this. He tries so hard to please me and he really seems to love the work, until this problem started persistently the last 4 days. Hopefully with everyone suggestions that i will be using tomorrow, it will be a small bump in the road for us as a team.

    So I am really trying to learn how to better understand how to help him understand what I'm asking of him. I agree completely

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    You are on the right trail believe it or not....We are not perfect and they have a good heart to understand that in their way. Just watch their eyes, their body language and all of demeanor...They will tell you....You just need to enhance your senses....

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    I use a short tab on the collar. If the dog is steady, no pressure. If dog tries to move forward, slight tug from the tab, enough to keep the dog in place.

    Meredith

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    Sorry to bore you all but I want to do a shout out to the people who helped me. I've gone out 4 times in 2 days to try out suggestions. No breaks!

    I will continue with the heeling stick, grab tab, and slowing down. It had immediate results.
    He ran the double T this am with no problems. However I had heart palpitations when he did so well wondering when he'd stop. Never happened.
    I'm resting easy on the couch tonight cuz we trained tonite, No issues.
    Thanks all. You are the best, Maria and my Finley

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    [QUOTE="uplandbird;1134478"]Sorry to bore you all but I want to do a shout out to the people who helped me. I've gone out 4 times in 2 days to try out suggestions. No breaks!

    I will continue with the heeling stick, grab tab, and slowing down. It had immediate results.
    He ran the double T this am with no problems. However I had heart palpitations when he did so well wondering when he'd stop. Never happened.
    I'm resting easy on the couch tonight cuz we trained tonite, No issues.
    Thanks all. You are the best, Maria and my Finley

    Sent from my iPad using Forum Runner

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