Released in 2009, Smartworks "No Cheating!"
This DVD focuses on teaching retrievers to hold a line...do not run the shoreline, do not flare an obstacle, etc.
What is Cheating? A retriever's route diverted from the linear route by one or more factor,
1) Diagonal factors (road, shoreline, cover)...
A cold burn is an e-collar correction that is not preceded by a command.
Examples of cold burns might be burning a dog to train the dog to avoid rattlesnakes, porcupines, or counter-surfing.
The dog develops "superstitious behavior" and avoids the rattlesnake, porcupine, counter top, etc.
Timing of praise can be important in retriever training.
Sometimes the power of praise is diluted from poor timing or excessive use.
1) Praising the pup as he slowing returns, urging pup to hold the bumper and come quickly.
In pup's mind he may think he is being praised for a...