Teaching Reliable Retriever Skills
Purpose: Using Motivational Training for the Field this course will develop the basic and fundamental skills every retriever needs to be successful in the field. Motivational training 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: This series is based on teaching skills by focusing on enhancing a hunting dog’s natural instincts to retrieve under control and within the team framework. These modules will build in complexity and allow you to simplify when necessary as well as drills to maintain the hunting dog’s level of perfomance. Teaching, building confidence, building drive and therapy drills will keep you and your hunting dog on top of your game.
Please Note: The Beginning Basics course is broken into two sections:
Section One: Place Board Basics for Teaching Handling Cues and Steadiness
Section Two: Building on the skills learned in Section One this section is the Beginning of Handling Skills and Steadiness in the Yard
Each section’s lessons are completely individualized video classes.
What you can expect to learn in this course:
Section One –
Board Basics for Teaching Handling Cues and Steadiness
- Video 1 – Training the Place Board-Wait and Get it Game
- Video 2 – Beginning Steadiness on Retrieve and Return to Place Board
- Video 3 – Rewarding Wait and Return to Place Board
- Video 4 – Teaching Overs to Treats from Place Board
- Video 5 – Teaching Back Pile Target-Right and Left Hand Backs to Target
- Video 6 – Chaining the Whistle with Treats
- Video 7 – Sit Whistle with Bumpers on Return
- Video 8 – Overs, Right and Left Hand Backs on Place Board
Section Two –
Beginning Handling Skills and Steadiness in the Yard
- Video 9 – Teaching the Back Pile in the Yard
- Video 10 -Teaching Right and Left Hand Backs in Yard
- Video 11 – Teaching Right and Left Hand Overs in Yard
- Video 12 – Three-Handed Casting using Sit Whistle in Front Position
- Video 13 – Teaching Steadiness on Place Board
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 Fee –
OnDemand (unlimited access): There are three purchase options
1.Purchase Section 1 Videos 1 – 8 for $30.00.
Course Access Time:
Section 1 – 30 days
Section 2 – 30 days
Sections 1 and 2 – 60 days
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