I was wondering what I might be doing wrong.
I've been taking Hex out into the paddock with me with a long line on.
It's good because I have control over him but he constantly gets it under his belly or under his front leg
That makes it hard to "reel" him in. A couple of times he took off today and didn't stop when I called him so he hit the end of the line pretty hard. he doesn't want to play fetch on the line either (Obviously I only gently toss the ball a short distance when he's on the line)
I had considered maybe putting a harness on him but decided against it as
I would really like to start training him in tracking once the weather cools down.
I don't want him to associate the long line/harness as being restrictive?
Does anyone have any suggestions?