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Discussion in 'Gun Dog Forum' started by Hogleg, Jan 29, 2017.
What do you plan on doing next?
Looks like 3 handed casting/mini-tee is next.
I've been reading since first post and learning a lot and using some of the other members insight with my 9 month Lab. Keep the posts going thanks for sharing
If time allows in your training day you can do 3-handed casting during the same time period in separate sessions.
Are you following a sequential training program?
No actually I sent my dog to a trainer after 6 months old. He then came home to spend Christmas with us and going back on May 1st. But while he is home I am working with him according to the trainers instructions. I wish I could do it all on my own but I just don't have the time to put the initial work in.
Mattie is doing well on the casting, backs seem to be the sticking point. Been doing 3 to 1 ratio of backs to overs and it's working out. She did well on pattern blinds, but still hesitates on long blind backs so I've been starting shorter and stretching her out. A little pressure now and then when she hesitates and we're having success.
In unchartered territory now as my last dog was put on the DL before I got to this point. Slow and steady is working. My spring is busy with travel and kids sports, can't wait for a break in the work load so I can hit it more regularly and dial it in.
Hope everyone's training is going well. 17 degrees today... Spring is supposed to be here they keep telling me.
If you'll pay special attention to Smartwork instruction, we don't start Over's until you're solid on Back in both rotations. Use a rope of course.
How do I use the rope on backs?
If you have the Basic Handling DVD it shows clearly how to use the rope to assure correct casts. This begins on 3-handed casting, and extends through Mini-T.