Yesterday was a first in several aspects, my first field trial with a retriever & Hagel’s first trial. And let’s sum it up “Some one had been watching way too much horror movies and expectations for Halloween was high - unfortunately this was not the day for ghosts walks. But one can never be sure, said Hagel.
- Mama said that if a ghost 👻 throws a black bird, you should definitely not touch it! Obviously she said nothing about rabbits 🐇 so that one was delivered nicely 😅😝🙈🤪
So anyone that wants to act scary human in the woods throwing birds is more than welcome to or practice from now on 😂
3rd Best in Show puppy at her debut during the Swedish Spaniel and Retriever Club’s show in Mjölby for Double Coat’s Carmela Spoprano #dogshow #puppy #chesapeakebayretrieverpuppy #chesapeakebayretriever #SSRKMjölby
Trying to break down directions into tiny bits and understanding why they can make dogs very confused. If I want the words to have an actual meaning I will have to use them from the dogs point of view... and when left and right don’t come naturally this will make this much more complicated for someone like me 😅 #turningleft #turningright #out #back #retriever #retrievertraining #retrieverpuppy #puppytraining
in the thought that every sequence or command can be taught to a puppy or a untrained dog, if you just break it down to small pieces. But this method takes time, allows the dog to make choices and will take a lot of repetition.
If I want to be able to direct my dog out in the field with commands. I need to first make sure that it works indoors in short distances with out disturbances. Some start at 8 weeks with the puppy in your lap, treats that the either place or throw in different directions and when the puppy follows they add the command.
What you can see in these clips are the same idea, but with a bit more distance added. A fake landscape, 4 🍲 of treats and the commanding added after the dogs make their choices and with the slightly more trained dog - commands when they ask for help or guidance.
Well all of us write here, both humans and dogs ;) At least that was the plan but it seems it´s mostly me Robyn who´s attached to the keyboard...