Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jeff. County, NY
Find/Re-find/Swissies - Rituals Question
I've been talking to some German SAR people and one person looked at Judges video. He complained he's jumping around and not sitting like a little robot next to me before I send him to the helper. He said "He's five months old, he should respect you as the leader and know that already."
Isn't it important to get them all excited and build the drive before you go over to have them sit next to you and actually make it a ritual?
It was his second training day. Give that puppy a break! I am not sure but I believe that it would actually be counterproductive to make him submit, sit next to me and then release him without getting him excited at first. He needs a reason to go to the helper to learn where to go, right?
So what do you think?