Pay attention to your puppies temperament and that will give you the right plan. In general, what I find the most helpful is to keep a certain separation between your house manners and your formal obedience. I don't train anything at home as far as formal/IPO, whatever you do. Everything has a clear beginning and a clear ending. Its simple, I take him somewhere, tell him "Ready" and we play and train. When I'm done, I say "Done" and we move off and walk around, go home, whatever were going to do at that point.
All I want them to do at home is settle and relax. I don't want them to expect play or anything like that at home. They still act like any other dog at home, but its easier for everything I want to have that little bit of clear difference of when and where its time to open up all that drive.
One thing I do at home because its not too different then any other feeding, is I'll scatter food around on my lawn and let them sniff for it. At some point I go ahead and scuff out a scent pad for it to encourage them using their nose. Something I learned the hard way is not to track alone any more then you have to. So as soon as you're ready to start with tracking, it'll be better if you know someone with experience through the club. You aren't alone when you trial, so having someone walk the track with you, other dogs or people around is important. I think its a different type of distraction that I don't wait to introduce.
The first game I introduce is two ball. People use it for different things, some don't use it at all. I use it to create a pattern of running back to me. Just a little foundation for recalls and retrieves.
Play with her a lot, in as many different places as you can. I think that's the most helpful way to keep them from checking out on you, kind of like what you saw with her sire.
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