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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Platz on recall

I am having a small problem getting Lisl to platz on recall immediately upon giving the command.

She will take anywhere from 3 to 10 steps before she will platz.

She seems to go down faster with a hand signal combined with the verbal command, but I would like her to platz immediately upon the command.

I don't seem to be able to make her understand that she can't come back to me immediately when I say so.

She is great doing a platz while at heel walking or when on the way out to a retrieve she will go down immediately.

If I give her the 'STAY' command while coming back on a recall she will stop and immediately platz without the command.

What have I done wrong?

I taught her to 'STAY' immediately upon command and she will stop like a statue. This was mainly for her safety and not for any obedience requirement.

Did my teaching her to stay upon recall or going outbound get so ingrained into her that I can't get her to platz without giving her the stay command first???

I think I'm as confused as Lisl is.

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