Started Force Fetch with my 8mo old BLF, about 3 1/2 to 4 weeks ago and she has done excellent so far, or from what I can tell! (1st one to ever force fetch myself) After the intial ear pinch she transfered to ground well, and has had very few refusals during walking fetch!
I started Stick fetch with her , and we done our 3rd session this morning ! I don't know if this is a good thing or bad, BUT she has not checked up or refused to fetch once since I started applying stick pressure ! I was expecting a few refusals with the diffrent pressure applied, but she has not even baulked ! In fact it seemed the last 2 sessions she is driving even harder towards the bumper on the fetch command !
Now I am not going to look a gift horse in the mouth, and I would like to think I have done a good job on Force Fetching her, and pressure condtioning her, BUT this is my first dog to train by a program (Smartwork & Using a little bit of Fowl Dawgs for other point of views!!!) and the first I have taken very serious towards her training !
Is there something I did wrong ?? From watching the videos, I was expecting several chances to reinforce the ear pinch, but she is solid so far with the applied sticking!
Wanted to ask ya'lls opnion before I moved to Stick to pile and collar condtioning, and see if I have done something wrong that I needed to back up some ! I have talked several times with the breeder of my pup, who's also a trainer, and he said that he was not suprised that she is being so easy to Force Fetch because her Sire was the easiest he had every Forced Fetch, and it was common from the bloodline that he's seen so far ! Not sure if this is a factor, But I feel I done something wrong, because I was expecting it to be way tougher, and way more of a struggle than it's been !
Any Advice ????