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Old 11-20-2011, 06:31 PM
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6 days of hold.

tonight we did session 1 of ear pinch. did real good with it. got a little squirely a couple times but nothing real bad.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:19 PM
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day 9 complete. progressing about where he should be. he hates you touching his ears so it makes it a bit more challenging. definitely understands the pressure release valve now though.mixed in a big of walking hold today during the season. he dropped it once but picked it back up quickly with the "fetch" command so that told me he was starting to understand a little. gonna swamp to a soft, deflated bumper tomorrow.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:54 PM
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Sounds like he's moving along pretty smooth. He'll be there before you know it.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:45 AM
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Day 11. Thanksgiving FF.
He was an idiot.
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:33 PM
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Day 11. Thanksgiving FF.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:29 PM
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yeah real funny dozer....
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:21 PM
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day 13

much better session today.
threw paint roller a couple times in the basement with a short lead on him to see if there's been progress and he did perfect each time.
im thinking about 14 more days of this maybe.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:51 PM
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Day 16 of FF.

Really turning a corner right now, and some things i thought would be with FF Drake have been quite the opposite.
I've never FF'd a dog that was this wild/high drive. first was calm. 2nd was a good bit older. he's a 6 month old fire ball 100% of the time, so i had a bit of concern that he wouldnt necessary relate the pressure to fetching cause he was so actively trying to put the bumper in his mouth anyway.
Found out something about drake i didnt know. he HATES his ears being messed with. so just minimum pressure was required to make him really uncomfortable, therefore teaching him that "fetch" was the only way to turn it off was pretty smooth. i just thought it'd take a lot of pressure for him but it didnt at all.
we've transitioned into picking the bumper off the ground at an angle now with me still holding it (for those that use smartworks) you know evan takes these transitions pretty slow. We'll probably lay the bumper down flat on the ground tomorrow night in the session.

anyway just wanted to update on his progress. i know this aint the most exciting thread but its more for me to keep up with the days we've been working on it as well.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:08 PM
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Reb was pretty much the same way. He hated the ear pinch so much, that he almost instantly realized that the quicker he latched onto the bumper, the quicker his ears were turned loose. His demeanor is a lot like Drake's, and he was actually the easiest dog I've FFed so far.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:11 PM
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Reb was pretty much the same way. He hated the ear pinch so much, that he almost instantly realized that the quicker he latched onto the bumper, the quicker his ears were turned loose. His demeanor is a lot like Drake's, and he was actually the easiest dog I've FFed so far.
thats how he's been. i mean he will snatch that thing up INSTANTLY. its funny how quick he is to get it in his mouth. and the few times he's dropped it the last couple sessions, id say "FETCH" without touching him and he snatches it up perfectly. did a little walking fetch tonight with a paint roller just to test him and he was perfect on it. lil sucker is gonna be good one day.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:19 PM
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That sounds like.good progress there. I'm going to have a dog with the brains to be good one day.

And its going to be a boykin Yall have made me love them little jokers. Good luck with the rest of FF.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:20 PM
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And its going to be a boykin Yall have made me love them little jokers. Good luck with the rest of FF.
this one could be yours in a couple months...
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:49 PM
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dog#1(male) started collar fetch yesterday.
dog#2 (female) still working on fetching the bumper off the ground.

-female started over a week before
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:55 PM
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Hmmmm...
I want ole Chappy to get a few seasons under him. But it is a tempting offer I sure do like him
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:58 PM
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i love this thread! call me and I will give you a small trick I learned about fetching off the ground!

Good Job with my dog!
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