by Koots on 18 April 2020 - 13:04
by justde on 18 April 2020 - 17:04
https://www.canemodog.com https://davekroyer.com/videos to name a few. Most of schutzhund is obedience. So if you can't get with a helper very often, you can still have success.
by Rik on 18 April 2020 - 18:04
I prepared my last female for lifetime KKL (1 trip around the ring and "bite") and never left my back yard till the trial.
preparation was put her on a sit, walk off the distance, then had her on command "savagely" attack my mad dog sleeve. looked really impressive, but that sleeve today still looks brand new.
she not only passed life, she was Regional Siegerin and the only B/R dog at her trial.
I once heard a very high level trainer say (and he was on the U.S. team 2 or 3 years) that it is all 90% obedience.
I'll let others comment on that,
by emoryg on 18 April 2020 - 19:04
If your dog has never been involved in bitework, I would wait until you find a good helper. You can begin teaching things like the blind search (if they still do that), hold and bark, and out exercises on your own, but I would save the bitework for the helper so your dog gets off to a good start.
Some club members get together several days a week in addition to the regular club dates. You may get lucky and find a group getting together that is closer to your location.
BTW Always take the time to thank your helper for his work. And it never hurts to buy them lunch or supper every once in a while during training days. Sure feels good when they know they're appreciated.;)
by Billthedog on 18 April 2020 - 20:04
Michigan is now shut down until the end of May. In this area, most folks just come up for hunting cabins or summer homes. That is now illegal until June 1st in the State of Michigan. So, we are stuck with home training for a little while. Then we will try to meet up with a group for more experience, advice and critiques.
And I agree, people sharing knowledge and experience should not be taken lightly. Always glad to show appreciation for someone else's time.
by justde on 19 April 2020 - 19:04
by Billthedog on 20 April 2020 - 11:04
I like the way Kevin breaks down the steps or just tips and tricks.