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Re: Meet Tess

Postby RowdyGSP » Fri May 21, 2021 11:07 pm

Kent, I like that "trained retrieve" method. So much that I'm gonna have to try that with my next pup. More than just basic bumper training but less than FF.
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Re: Meet Tess

Postby RowdyGSP » Fri May 21, 2021 11:08 pm

Might have to bend your ear more on it a bit when it comes to that point. Not for a few years at least though. Rowdy is 9 and seemingly still going strong.
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Re: Meet Tess

Postby Highlander » Wed May 26, 2021 8:35 am

@ AverageGuy

Thank you. This is very thoughtful and methodical!
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Re: Meet Tess

Postby AverageGuy » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:10 pm

We keep plugging along with both Trained Retrieve and Steadiness.

I have been working piles on land using a white bucket because I want to condition her to that bucket as the target and then move to crossing water towards it. That will be the foundation for Duck Search training which I hope to begin soon.

I took this clip this evening. We are not ready for self filming as Tess will break without me being able to focus on that vs holding a phone in my hand. Easy fix at this point and I will. This training has gone very well and I now have the tools in place to begin shaping this work and putting more discipline around it. Getting her to come out of the water, sit and hold before shaking off is the first part of that. I like how she immediately sits and looks at me wanting another retrieve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFTUq62HOh8&t=6s

This is where we are on Steadiness. She needs more of this work before I actually shoot a bird. Still getting corrections in this work especially those birds where she was close when she hit the scent cone. But she understands and heeds the corrections when they come. No corrections were needed on this bird.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfoMhES8SvM

Spud on a wild bird he found in our training field.

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Re: Meet Tess

Postby orhunter » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:26 am

Thanks Kent.
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