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Closer Hier on Bring

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How do you guys teach the recall while retrieving the dumbbell so the dog sits really close to you? My boy is always a good half a foot or foot away when sitting.
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Woody Taylor said:
jay lyda said:
Their nose should be right at your belt buckle (unless you're shorter than at your belly!) Have them come in close enough so that when they sit in front of you their head is forced to look straight up at you.
What do the dudes with "dicdo disease" do? :lol::lol: I've seen a few of them on the field with this horrible affliction.

So Jay and others...does training in this way mess up a dog you might train for protection/police etc. B&H? You definitely don't want the dog to do a B&H that close to somebody that might fight back, right? Just wondering how and if you can really differentiate it.
My preferrence is to back away till the dog catches up with me. The tug on the short tab works ( I used it for years) but it can also creat an avoidance with some dogs if the timing isn't just right.
"Why should I get clost to him/her? "I'm just gonna get jerked on"!

There is no connectioin in the dog's mind between a close "hier" or "bring" and it's proximoty in the B&H.
Different command, different circumstances all together.
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