Banx - Boykin Spaniel
Steve, Definitely appreciate the input! I really have no clue what I am doing 😂 Just trying to take it day by day! In one of the early portions of the Smartwork Puppy Program, Mr. Graham shows a young pup doing short doubles to start working on his memory. I figured I would give it a try, not knowing what to expect. Definitely will be postponing any more of that! Excited to meet up with NateB here in the near future. I think watching someone in person working their dog will be a huge help and I will learn a ton. I have so many questions that I know videos just can't answer.Might have to try that. Dont have a dog right now that needs them but what ever happened to black bumpers??????? Cant find them anywhere.
Jordan I commend you on your dedication to your project and he looks like a very nice little pup. There are quite a few things I would do different but there is more than one way to skin a cat. I need to ask about doubles though. Even though he goes for the memory bumper first does he remember the other after he picks up the memory? In any case I would stop doing doubles. I will generally test a puppies aptitude for the concept and will occasionally throw doubles but not much until the dog is steady. I think most important is to let the dog tell you where he needs to go in training. Your communication with the dog is the most important part of training. Training books and videos dont tell you what to do if things dont go right. It is up to you to figure out how to make things work. You seem like a smart guy so learn the basic concepts for training from your book and videos then think for yourself on how to communicate and teach the dog those concepts.
Will be looking forward to your next video. Looks like fun, makes me want a new puppy
I think right now I am just so anxious to get to training. I know I have a longggg way to go!