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This is a less than two minute extract of a 10+ minute no-no drill.
 

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This is a less than two minute extract of a 10+ minute no-no drill.
Looks like a de-flaring drill using the no-no procedure, right Wayne?

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Evan, Yep, going straight over an obstacle. The other major benefit is getting Hank used to being recalled for future poor initial lines in the field. Previously, if I would tell Hank "no" he would think he was being punished and the tail would go down. You can see on the video with the "no" and recall his tail was still wagging.
 

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Yes Wayne really like your videos. Helpful to see how others do these drills. Good you had stopped him on the way back from avoiding the log? Down and back straight and very important to get your dog doing that. Good work and thanks.:)
 

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Evan, Yep, going straight over an obstacle. The other major benefit is getting Hank used to being recalled for future poor initial lines in the field. Previously, if I would tell Hank "no" he would think he was being punished and the tail would go down. You can see on the video with the "no" and recall his tail was still wagging.
I think you conducted the drill very well. You can see it in the dog's attitude and responses. I like this sort of focused drill for transitional dogs, and even later for maintenance.

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Thanks Evan.
 

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A few minor comments
1) Always wear your white handlers jacket in training even if you're a hunt tester.
2) Go easy on the come in whistles. Actually there is rarely a need to use them unless dog is shopping or has a wing over their eyes and is lost. If you must use the come in whistle all the time try only 3 toots not 6 or 7 and blow softer at short distances like in this drill. Save the big blows for 300 yards in a gale.
3) Taking the bumper too quickly and pulling it out of dogs mouth. Let dog settle into a sit when he comes back to heel. Heel, Sit, 3 second wait, Then, do not grab bumper by the plastic but take hold of rope lightly so you are not tugging at all. Then ask dog to Give so bumper falls out of his mouth and swings like a pendulum. Then it's yours.
4) Think about transitioning to using a pinch collar and a tab in training.
Cheers.
 
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