Do you use sit/stay as 2 seperate commands?
Then why the 'up' after KENNEL? Sometimes it's what we got used to when it all began many years ago. Some of us got used to blowing a come-in whistle as a form of an "Atta-boy". Some of us did it when we wanted to remind that young pup where it was sent from as it was about to reach for the bumper on the water. It also worked well when the dog picked up the bird and got a wing over it's eyes. It can be simply nothing more than becoming a habitchua. Differnt strokes fer differnt folks eh?Dean Vyoral said:Seems to me if you teach the dog that "sit" means sit untill I tell you different there is no reason to teach "stay". Why complicate the dogs mind with unneeded words/commands. When you teach the dog "back" or "over" you don't have to put the word "there" at the end. When you tell the dog "kennel up" you don't have to say in the truck or crate. Keep it simple. Another thing is a lot of handlers will imediately use a come in whistle after the dog picks up the bird/bumper on a mark/blind while the dog is coming in as fast and direct as possible. I don't understand this. Save the come in whistle for when you need it like when the dog is distracted by something such as a diversion shot/mark.
I do what Unckie Billy does..........Same concept as Nevada Jim.Uncle Bill said:For my purposes, stay is used to inform the dog he's to stay in an area, or is being left behind. 'Stay' is the command as I leave the house, and he's left behind. Or he's told to 'stay' in the shop, as I go to another area of the building, again leaving him behind. He's free to move around in these areas, as opposed to SIT! That means SIT!!! There is no allowence for movement, but it's then up to the handler to release that command, as well as enforce it.
Same thing he always does... he thinks "yeah ok, whatever... like i'll actually be seeing you again."KJB said:Shayne,
Just curious - what is the dog supposed to do in response to the "this is your new mommy" command? :twisted: