I have taught my last 3 dogs by reverse chaining. From supersoftabused inprevioustraining Xara to my super high drive .want to learn Dutch shepherd Rossi. The 2 I used more " force" with one rebelled and I smartly started all over with and got his Schh3 ( now IPO) with no DQs. I quit sport dogs after I had Jaden (semi force with high natural retrieve) got his Bh. Started w dowel behind my back and dog sitting front. Quickly presented and mark reward for nose touch. Slowly upped criteria. Funny story. Xara got to where she would holding but immediately drop it. Favorite trainer told metros how her supper, ask for her to take it. If she dropped it, no supper.3rd night she pulled my sweatshirt off chair, into her rate and peed on it...that next day she did it perfect and never looked back. Then dog sat beside and picked it up right in front of him, you set it there, return front.then you move it further..teach last of an behavior last. Also in the sitting in front of you, change to dumbbell. The reason for asking for quick response to level of behavior is to lead to quick retrieve,especially important to IPO..also worked with them justhealingaround to it, finished with a recall and taking it only occasionally before heeling around again..some dogs do well with tugging if they don't get chewy. Have a super German dumbbell that has rubber bar and two rope handles. Sorry so long.
dogbyte Cathy, Rossi ( the Dutch shepherd) and Gunny (the Czech/DDR GSD) with Zoey, Chance,Xara,Gracie, and Jaden snuggled deep within my heart
Last edited by dogbyte; 10-25-2017 at 01:51 PM.