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Is that the same as focus? Just curious. Like you said, we all have some crazy definitions.

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Confused here also.
Are you talking about redirecting a dog's drive/behavior into something more functional?
ex: Channeling a dog's sleeve work into civil work.
 

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I have heard people talk of working a dog in defense and then "channeling" back into prey,Im not sure if this what Jeff meant.
I just "channel" prey and defense and whatever else the dog has to the decoy...LOL. :D

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Similar to the old saying about always ending on a high note? When the dog is making mistakes, finish on something that is rewarding to him?
 

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In other words, your using the frustration to build more intensity in the bite? If so, that makes sense.
 

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I'm just not familiar with the word used in that context. I understand the concept Bob was referring too. We just called it, "building the dog up". The military was never really very technical.

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Jeff Oehlsen said:
An example would be channeling frustration back into the bite.

In the old days, maybe after an OB session that the dog got corrected harshly, and you could see the frustration building up, we would get a correct behavior and then give the dog a bite.

Jeff, are you referring to the OLD ways of training dogs in Sports?
 
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