thanks bob. we worked on his outs A LOT prior to the trial. he was not very consistent up until about a week before the trial. he cleaned up nicely. we finally just gave up on the compulsion. even with the e-collar on his flank at the highest setting, he'll just fight through it. we just started giving him a reward (either another bite or a fight with a tug) on the recall after EVERY bite. fortunately the way the trial scenarios were set up, with the long distance outs back to a recall for a handler protection, it played into our training perfectly. also he's much cleaner on the suit than he is on the sleeve (because that's his foundation with the IPO title).Bob Scott said:Very nice Tim! Great control!
Why was I expecting to see a couple of Salukis chasing a gazelle across the sand dunes? :lol: :lol: :wink: