Thanks Peter, I do appreciate the critiques and advice.
No. ."Here" DOES mean to come to here position, EXCEPT with the blind work. This is how our trainer has us do the blind work, we are to say the "here" command and then as they come toward us we say "Veran" to direct them to the next blind. Question-So you are saying all the people in the regional and world trials etc are doing it wrong? In every Sch trial I have seen the handler ALWAYS says "here" then "veran" or "revere" when doing the blinds. How do you train it? Do you keep it in pieces until trial day? or do you just not say "here" before "veran"/"revere" when they come around the blind to be directed to the next?
With the tracking, Mark(my husband) is communicating with Khai when needed, if he goes off the track he says "sook" to get him back on, if he is off he will tighten the leash or even stop until he gets back on the track, when you see him stopping and looking for something it is to get the food that is placed for him on the track, he has never wanted to quit the track, heís got VERY high drive for the tracking. Also the tracking fields we use are also used by other club members on different days so there are also many cross tracks(this is how our trainer wants it), it helps them stay on their own track with distractions of cross tracks.
Of course we understand that we have a LONG way to go before he is finished. This is a dog we started about a year ago at 5 years old with no previous training at all, he is also the first dog we have trained in Schutzhund. I definitely appreciate your critiques and advice. Itís nice to share where we are at with our dogs and will continue to, of course knowing that there is always room for improvement
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