I train in a white or black coat unless we are preparing for a HT do any of you?
I train in white no matter what. The only time I'll train in something dark is if dark would allow the dog to see me better than white.BIG DOG said:I agree I like to give the dog full advantage.
I guess this would be mostly a HRC'rs question, but do change back to camo say 10-14 days prior to running a test?
correct me if I am wrong AKC doesn't require camo to be worn right?
I can't speak for the other HTers, but the reason I like to train with a white coat is that it give me greater confidence the dog saw the handle. There is less of a chance I am going to give a correction for something that was not his/her fault, which in turn can lead to confusion, or the dog associating the correction with something other than what was intended.misty lake said:I have'nt ever used a white coat in training and have to say that I have firstly never thought of it as I'm a hunt tester, and secondly I have'nt had any problems training without it. Not that you should'nt, but different strikes for different folks.
Yes Misty, but everyday your teaching and training, not gearing exclusively for the test.misty lake said:I can understand the idea of trying to achieve a 100% visable cast in training situations, but I am a advocate of making training day as much like test day as possible and to me the coat is an advantage thats gone when it counts. I am always looking for ways to promote success and I like to take in consideration the backrounds in which I'm giving casts and would rather try to make them as "clear" as possible to give the dog the advantage rather than the coat. I guess whatever works is the thing to do, and the fact remains that there is more than one way to skin a cat!!