Guest kimkathan Posted March 23, 2006 Report Share Posted March 23, 2006 Amanda - First off thank you for all your advice! From someone who is few and far between for training assistance it is much appreciated. My dog is becoming ready to seriously trial now(crazy dog in the last Expert post) We've began to work in 5 minute incriments and no longer, twice in the morning and once at night, and she's really starting to come around. My next problem to correct is the fact that she'll snatch up manure on the go (I don't think this is really accepted at a trial while running?) The only times she seems to do this is when she's asked to do something she dosen't like (long drives and slowing down/take time. She really likes to move) I'd like to start to seriously trial her this year, but cannot seem to break her of this habit. I understand that some of it is probably stress and have tried to walk with her and encourage her along, but at times it seems as though she'll look to me quick and then snatch some on the go. How hard should I get on her for this, and is there anything I can do to stop this, short of dosing every pile in the field with cyanne? I was told when she was younger that it was a young dog thing, and that she'd outgrow it, so I didn't get on her that hard about it then. Was this a major mistake not to? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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