Training the Send Away and Retrieves
How do you SchH folk teach the send away? I know how I train the go out for AKC Utility (which is basically the same exercise)using targets but would I use the same method for the send away? (Don't see why not).
I do think I might use different commands as SchH is a turn and down and the handler goes back and picks up the dog. AKC is a turn and sit and then direct to a jump. In either venue it is just points off if the dog does not down or sit.
Second question: Commands for retreiving. One command for the jump and one command for the retreive in SchH. (Ony one command for the entire exercise in AKC.) In AKC I use "take it" two words so cannot use in SchH.
I though about using "take" for the jump portion and then "come" for the retreive portion. But I think that would be considered a recall. This weekend I just said "Jump" and then "take". Havoc could care less what word I use he was going for the dumbbell and knew the drill.
I have worked him up to 36". The meter jump is 39.4 inches correct?
I am hoping to train with the DVG club this weekend if they train. There is a USA trial in Kansas City that many of them are going to so they may not train.
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