Purpose: To teach a reliable fetch using motivational training and the clicker. This method is teaching 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: Reliable Retriever Skills, specifically teaching a dependable fetch is made up of two methodologies: using motivation and also using a clicker. Use one or the other or both methods as they complement each other. These courses are a step by step method to give your hunting dog the building components of a dependable fetch without the use of “force fetch.” They are comprised of formal sessions and game based sessions. Teaching, building confidence, building drive and therapy drills will keep you and your hunting dog on top of your game.
Watch Curlee- (From his owner)
Hi Lori, FYI …. I have been following your book and on-line video series
“Motivational Training For The Field”. I am forwarding you a video of Curlee’s progress so far. Of course, he has all the right stuff to begin with and I think he is super talented but he responds to your style of training very well.
What you can expect to learn from this course:
- Introduction to Finger Fetch with Puppy
- Introduction to Dumbbell
- Formal Dumbbell Introduction
- Dumbbell Hold
- Dumbbell Fetch and Hold-Duration
- Reaching for Dumbbell-Part I
- Reaching for Dumbbell-Part II
- Learning to Walk and Hold the Dumbbell
- Building Speed for Pick-up and Delivery
- Catch Game
- Reach and Pick up with Bumper-Part I
- Reach and Pick up with Bumper-Part II
- Transition into the Yard/Field
- Building Drive Games
- Clicker Fetch Equipment
- Loading the Clicker and Touch Game
- Creating Interest
- Taking Dumbbell into Mouth
- Dumbbell Hold
- Reaching for Dumbell and Building Hold Duration
- Pick Up Game
- Pick Up and Delivery
- Establishing a Target
- Retrieve to Front to Target
- Dumbbell Retrieve to Heel Position
- Building Speed on the Pick Up and Delivery
- Introduction to Bumper Fetch
- Transition to Yard/Field
PLEASE NOTE: all of the above lessons are demonstrated in video format and each student will have access to these for 60 days from the day of registration.
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: 28 video demonstration lessons.
Course Fee –
$55.00 for 60 day unlimited access to all 28 demonstration video lessons.
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