Re: No Drive?!
I think that is probably one of the best posts I have seen Chris.
I can imagine how badly you felt for the young pup you sent away to the handler and saw how it was being treated over the out. I think I would have come undone to see the dog hung. That would have upset me deeply.
I started using the word "thank you" for my out years ago. It reminds me to work with the dog and consider that they are cooperating with me.
I taught the out with a food exchange and then back on the tug again. Havoc is the driviest dog I have had and his eyes just gleam with anticipation for the tug toy. But he outs it every time with no argument because he knows there is no need to fight over it and he will get it back. It is in his best interest. Now if I could just teach him to watch out fot finger nails....... He totally snapped my left thumbnail at the quick last night at agility. I guess I should just give up having nice long manicured nails!
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