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Old 12-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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clarity. IF the dog is clear on what it needs to do, the nerves go away. and comfort. I'm sensing comfort with the field isn't it or she wouldn't want to be on the field in training either. You just have to train thru it. Vary rewards, string things together, make them strong. I'm guessing it's not the "trial" that's making her nervous, but rather she's not getting a reward, or you're giving commands differently, you've changed the rules from training to trialing and she's unsure and unclear. Make the picture clear and consistent and she won't get so stressed.
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