Originally Posted by onyx'girl
Tease him up with a ball, he misses, tuck that ball under the armpit and command fuss. A few steps of fussing, reward/tug/lift to out and repeat.
Czech dogs tend to be a bit suspicious, very aware of the surroundings and not real high in prey drive(I know, generalizing here!) so getting that engagement and focus takes some work.
I know if I gave my dog less freedom, more crate time, he'd probably be a different dog on the field, but I don't want to do the deprivation stuff either...would rather engage him and bring up the ethusiasm to work on my own.
I don't think he is as ball driven he doesn't get as excited as my dog. We tried holding him back from the ball and getting him excited and if did work for a second or to but it wasn't long lasting, if she works him this way every day from now on would his drive build more and more or would he always need that firing up before hand?
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