He is my first dog
Intact male 85ish #
2yr old July 2010
NILIF, all day, every day, for the rest of his days.
It will kill ME to not train for 6+ weeks.
Toy ban will remain in effect.
I have been using Pupperioni strips torn into little bits. I have always went for the store bought stuff.
Possibly I have become robotic in my delivery. The point on interest in the delivery is well taken.
I feel so "Trapped".
Tracking = can't have him eating off the ground right now, so that is out. Dirt in the tooth can't be good at this point.
OB = FRONT for food not the same as FRONT for tug. Same with other parts of OB. He is making this clear to me. Value problem is possible.
Additional dumb questions.
-Will it be easy to get the drive back if I let him do the work for food and his performance is accurate but slow?
-I don't have "store bought articles". I could make something like Sch articles. Is it OK to train articles that are not "exactly" what would be used at trial? I am thinking about this because the work of indication seems low drive and doesn't involve mouthing anything.
-Is it counter productive to train article indication indoors? I am talking about the down at article / position part, not the find part.
-For using raw meat as treats. What exactly do I tell the meat counter I want? Type, qty, slicing, etc? No clue where to start.
Thank you for responding to my thread!