Assuming that a dog's hearing is normal and there are no big factors affecting whistle sound (no high wind etc) -- Does whistle volume affect a dog's response to the whistle command?
And I'd say that you have to be very aware of this. For instance, with a sensitive dog. Things can go downhill very quickly with some dogs when they get nervous and the "extra long and loud" tweet will do it for sure.Gerard Rozas said:You may not realize it - but when you are training - you blow different when you are about to correct. Don't know if all dogs know the difference, know that most handlers don't realize it. One member of our training group, even when I am hiding in a holding blind - I can tell by the whistle when the dog is about to get it. Don't know many handlers that are smart enough to use this though.
How many of you have been running a blind at a trial and have found yourself reaching for a transmitter or instinctively pushing buttons on a transmitter when things go bad? Same thing with a whistle - each of us will blow instinctively when things go bad.
I didn't vote Doc, because I doubt if I'd know. But Gerard has a valid observation. And it seems that many handlers may THINK volumn has a purpose.Doc E said:Assuming that a dog's hearing is normal and there are no big factors affecting whistle sound (no high wind etc) -- Does whistle volume affect a dog's response to the whistle command?