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popping on blinds? need alt. methods

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I have a 4 year old female that has been a different case since she was a puppy. She has never responed well to pressure and as a result never accepted force very well and shuts down fairly easily. She went through juniors and I thought that was as far as she would go. Using some unconventional methods and alot of confidence building excercises. She now has a Senior title and 1 master pass. She has always had a minor popping problem. As we started running masters I knew we would have to find a way to curb the popping. After going back over alot of training material I decided to revisit the force concept. As I expected the popping has become worse. I am now sure pressure- force is not the answer for this particular dog. So I am on the hunt for ideas for curbing a popping problem without using force. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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I would like to hear more on what a swish blind is.
Basically envision a large circle with the blind being placed in the middle of the circle.
You will run the dog to the blind from various points of the "circle." Add in as many or as few factors as you wish along the way. Since the dog "kind of" knows where he is going he should run with confidence getting better each time.
Mark the pile for a young/inexperienced dog if you would like using a colored stake or whatever you use.
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