Introduce more distractions when you work on obedience.Well today was an eye opener on training. We started with obedience and it was ok , but when I pulled out a bumper I lost all control! I had a wide eyed wild dog that would not listen to any command my best option was to grab the strap and put her up before I lost my composure. Tomorrow is another day and will be nothing but obedience for the next few weeks . Any thoughts from anyone?
I train at a park just for the distractions and this was the first time she went like this . My trainers recommend starting her early on obedience and being thoroughly strick .Introduce more distractions when you work on obedience.
I would not worry too much about her excitement and loss of control when seeing the bumper, she's a pup that loves to retrieve.
A good lesson might be sit and remain sitting as you get a bumper out, toss it around, etc. I would take it slow, plan on many short lessons. You need to teach her to control her enthusiasm, being careful not to let her think she is being punished for it.
Well done you! You should get some 1-1 lessons from your mentor on here and well worth the travel I may add. Or, continue on your current course which is highly enlighten for all to learn .Obedience went well after Cinco was charged at by a loose poodle. She wasn't having none of that her hair was standing up and she was ready to get into a fight. I got her back under control with a sit command and stocked her til she relaxed.