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How long should i rest'em

1902 Views 11 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  Tim Carrion
I live in metro denver, It takes about an hour to get to my training area when the traffic is good. When we get out there to work I want to spend some time at the training grounds. I only have two dogs, a seasoned dog and one going through FF right now, so only one dog to work right now, soon it will be two. I will usually work him for like 30-45 minutes, and then put him up.

how long should I let him rest between workouts. Would an hour be enough? I just hate driving an hour to do a half hours work, especially with gas prices.

I will place a poll.
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Gerard Rozas said:
I firmly believe that the best is at least 3-4 hours between getting the dog out of the box. Your window of oppertunity for learning is VERY short on these dogs. . . .
I agree with you 100%, however I believe there are things you can do that are less cognitive that can be grouped closer together timewise. In example -- confidence blinds. Generally speaking, drills that relate to improving momentum.

But I do agree, when teaching concepts, you have to spread it out. It seems to me you can erase your own results by getting a dog out too soon following a lesson.
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