I read about the retrieve, and yeah no idea how to train that, and definitely wasnt planning to by myself! I wasnt sure if it would be helpful to get used to holding the dowel or not. I will just wait on that though. No need to rush anything. Like I said, his obedience is first and foremost....and definitely need work on that!
Any tips for training a reliable down stay? Heel? And how to ignore distractions? (other dogs, people, cars, etc) He barks at distractions.
I have been working on the heel, but it is next to impossible to get him to do it outside where there are distractions. And he never looks at me while we are walking.
Also Liesje, we are training to take the CGC as just a start, but plan on taking the BH afterward. Is it really hard? I printed out everything I need to know about it. When I join a club, they help train for that correct? Also, how/when does he get temperament tested, or does he not need to?
What did you do with your dogs at home when they were this age, to help prepare them for IPO/SchH? Also, dumb question, but if Berlin earns a a title in SchH/IPO, does it HAVE to be IPO? They dont use SchH anymore correct?
And thanks yote, this forum is awesome for advice, ill agree on that. Been so helpful.
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