Retreiving to Hand

Discussion in 'Sporting Dog Training' started by Lucky13, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Member

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    <br> I have a 2yr. old Lab that loves to retrieve, but getting him to bring back a training dummy to hand is a real challenge.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;On water retrieves he will generally drop the dummy as soon as he gets out of the water while he is shaking off the water.<br> <br> What suggestions do people have in getting him to retrieve to hand.<br> <br> thanks!<br>
     
  2. tripleb

    tripleb New Member

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    What I did with my pooch when he started doing that was to blow the come command on the whistle just before he left the water.&nbsp; That caused him to kick it into high gear to me with the dummy still in his mouth.<br> <br> Before that, he sometimes would dally along side the edge of the bank, playing with the dummy, as he realized I was going to take it from him when he got out of the water.&nbsp; Staying in the water gave him additional time to play with it.&nbsp; Blowing the come command with the whistle helped stop that too.<br>
     

  3. Orion

    Orion New Member

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    Has your dog been through force fetch / conditioned retrieve? FF/CR, properly done, will cure this.
     
  4. CMDUX

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    <P>Kevin, you are such an instigator!</P>
     
  5. Ylwlabs

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    "Not all dogs need FF/CR" Quote from someone on this forum.. Just kidding Jim. Your replies are well recieved.. Thank you<br> <br> <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><br>