As for the retrieves we have not started them yet but our trainers do teach with a force retrieve- Pressure(with combo of pinch and E-collar) until the dog learns to turn the pressure off by holding the dumbbell correctly. I was curious how others trained it and if people with off breeds train it differently than herders or if its just preference of the trainer, I assume like all training its preference of the trainer or whats needed per dog. Our dogs have excellent natural retrieve drive, but really the trainers we are working with are the only ones close to us, so guess we will be learning the force retrieve! Lol! I was hoping not to have to train the retrieve that way but we are following the program of the trainers we work with that we have tons of time, energy, trust and money in. =)
Thanks Mati =) Ha! Achilles is a goof ball, still pretty young and very immature, acts like a goofy pup most the time, hes so fun to work though! Hes got great trainability, loves food, toys, and the work, hes really been a neat dog to work as my first Schutzhund dog. He very quickly lights up when turned on though and hes slightly more defensive than Khai. Hes coming along very well. As soon as I get some footy of him Ill share it. Ive got a hurt ankle right now so Im the official videographer at the moment! lol!
E-Dog - 2012 WPBTCA National Championships
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Act I, Scene IV of William Shakespeare's "King Henry VI"