Teaching Reliable Retriever Skills
Purpose: Using Motivational Training for the Field in order to train the hunting dog to enjoy his work by giving the dog a solid foundation of skills, building confidence and rewarding his effort without pressure.
Course Information: Handling Basics and Transition is bringing the skills your hunting dog has acquired in the basic program in the yard to the field in order to do blind retrieves on land and water with confidence. Teaching, building confidence, building drive and therapy drills will keep you and your hunting dog on top of your game.
Handling Basics are completely individualized video classes that can be purchased in a bundle of four or the entire set.
What you can expect to learn from this course:
- Video 1 – Place Board Marks
- Video 2 – Extended T Drill
- Video 3 – Bucket Drill
- Video 4 – Teaching Pattern Blind
- Video 5 – Cold Sight Blind
- Video 6 – Short Cold Blind
- Video 7 – Wagon Wheel Drill: Here and Heel Pivots; Wagon Wheel; Extended Wagon Wheel
- Video 8 – Lining Drill
- Video 9 – No, No Drill
- Video 10 – Call Across Drill on Water and Cover
- Video 11 – Swim By (5 videos in this lesson): #1 Teaching Back Pile; #2. Teaching Overs; #3 Help with Swim by Overs; #4 More Help with Swim by Past Back Pile; #5. Understanding the Swim By
- Video 12 – Channel Blind
- Video 13 – Beginning Tune up Drill
What is Motivational Training? Motivational training for the field is teaching a dog to enjoy his work by giving the dog a solid foundation of skills, building confidence and rewarding his effort without pressure. This is not a purely positive program but a motivational one. Any and all corrections are just information; not punitive. Enhancing a dog’s instincts to retrieve game under control and working within the team can and should be rewarding for both you and your dog. This series is the beginning of teaching your dog to do marked retrieves (retrieves the dog sees) and blind retrieves (retrieves the dog did not see) which require hand and whistle cues and skills you will need for hunt test and field competition as well as upland game and waterfowl hunting.
The series is based on teaching skills that build in complexity and that will allow you to simplify when necessary as well as drills to maintain the dog’s level of performance. Teaching, building confidence, building drive and therapy drills will keep you and your dog on top of your game. Land and water in various locations are also needed to give your dog a variety of conditions and experiences as well as factors such as terrain and cover to mention a few. Once a skill is taught in the “yard” you will need to transition that skill into the field.
Some of the basics taught are a matter of conditioning. They are not taught in a day and will take repetition on a frequent basis to become a trained skill. Over training in one session is not more desirable than training short, frequent sessions. Always try to end on a positive note and keep the lessons upbeat and informal in the teaching phase. Enjoy the journey!
Instructor: Lorie Jolly
Course Length: 13 video lessons narrated and demonstrated by Lorie Jolly.
Course Fee –
OnDemand: There are four purchase options –
1. Purchase all 13 videos for $80.00 (60 days unlimited access).*
2. Purchase Videos 1 – 4 for $ 30.00 (30 days unlimited access).
3. Purchase Videos 5 – 8 for $ 30.00 (30 days unlimited access).
4. Purchase Videos 9 – 13 for $ 30.00 (30 days unlimited access).
*There are 17 videos as some have multiple videos.
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