The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
Join Date: May 2002
I would go with what he is giving you- it is his natural tendancy and to try and force it out of him may give you problems later on.
What you may be able to do is try to shape it a bit by not giving the "refind" command till he has four on the floor. Do this away from a search excersise and he may learn that the qicker he gets them all on the ground the quicker he gets called back to the "victim". But I would not put any corrections or commands on him in regards to his indictaion.
When in a real search, you want something impossible to misinterpret or write off, jumping up and barking in the middle of the woods is a pretty good indication.
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