|12-22-2013 09:06 PM|
|Pine Colt Rivek||
It is normal for dogs to stumble in training if you take a step forward, even if they are prepared properly for it. The key factor in deciding if the stumble becomes a fall is how the trainer, handler and decoy handle it. Knowing when to push, and when to slow down is a key component in any kind of training. But especially any kind of bite work.
Make sure you find a decoy and/or trainer that you trust and you feel knows what they are doing and is doing best by your dog. And don't be afraid to ask, question and drag your feet. It is better to go slow and build an emotionally confident dog than it is to push too fast and hard and ruin your dog, making them unstable and nervy.
Bite work takes time. It's a labor/training intensive endeavor and should never be rushed.
|12-21-2013 06:58 PM|
|12-21-2013 06:45 PM|
The thing is, the helperwork is going to be critiqued along with your dog. Because the timing and the helpers methods show the dogs ability(or lack of)....If I were you, I'd delete the youtubes(or set them to private) and just work your dog to the best of her ability.
I know most helpers/decoys I've ever trained with are very serious about the training not being shared with people that have no clue what is going on in a session...interpretation is usually taken the wrong way, and it isn't fair to anyone involved.
|12-21-2013 06:33 PM|
Thank you for your concern Onyx'girl.
If everyone can please only leave feedback on my dog and her nerves would be greatly appreciated. If you have anything else to comment on please pm me.
|12-21-2013 05:39 PM|
|onyx'girl||Does the helper know you are publicly posting the training? Many times they don't enjoy getting anonymously critiqued.|
|12-21-2013 05:10 PM|
|szariksdad||While I have only been a helper for a little over a year now to me it looks like the helper in the video is almost feeding your dog the sleeve instead of encouraging her to lunge up and grab the sleeve. He also does not seem to let the dog reset and then once reset keep biting and tugging to the point where he should slip the sleeve. It looks like one of the biggest things I am working on which is timing with the dog.|
|12-21-2013 04:47 PM|
I think that the helper could possibly have better sleeve presentation, but I also know that grip is also genetic and presentation wouldn't really make a difference in that case. The missed bites in one of the ealier videos are to build frustration..and lots of helper use that technique.
To answer your question OP, no, I do not think she has the stongest nerve. But that doesn't mean you can't still do it. Having a weaker nerve showline cross myself, I know that these dogs need to be worked a little differently, but I'd say she looks like she is enjoying herself if she is pulling you out onto the field like that!
|12-21-2013 04:26 PM|
Thanks again for everyone's feedback. Like always, everyone has been very helpful whenever I had a question regarding my GDS. I just wanted to give you guys a quick update on today's training. Our trainer said we need to work on stick presentation and we'll slowly add more pressure as we go along. Here's videos of all 3 bites my dog did this morning. I'm hoping for more positive progress next week.
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|12-19-2013 04:39 PM|
I just wonder how many decoys or trainers would hit a dog on the head with the stick so soon into the training?
This is after a few weeks with one day a week and 3-4 bites on the sleeve.
Wouldn't the aim of this training be to increase the dogs confidence.
Do people really think this is good decoy work?
Would it be wiser to introduce slowly and let the dog grip the sleeve for much longer without the lifting. That should be saved for when the dog is locked on properly.
|12-16-2013 08:07 PM|
it does become an addiction!
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