Pippin's person Posted August 29, 2008 Report Share Posted August 29, 2008 As I've posted before, I've been working hard since the beginning of the year at getting my dog Hamish to learn to handle pressure (e.g. small spaces, tight corners, etc.) in order to stop some train wrecks. He's been doing pretty well with that--we've really sharpened up his obedience on the field; he has snappy, square flanks most of the time and I can see and correct when he doesn't. He's really widened out his outrun, usually bends off pressure from me, has pretty good pace, etc. This is all great and gratifying--I've learned an immense amount this summer about handling, for which I'm grateful. However, we have zeroed in on a place where he continues to have evil on his mind--when sheep take off for their draw. When that happens, he takes off after them until they reach a barrier, which inevitably becomes a predictable mess. He goes deaf during these moments. He is currently at remedial school with the person we train with and she's been doing a lot to set these situations up and remind him of better alternatives. I don't doubt she'll figure out how to fix this, so I'm just curious if others of you have had this issue and what you've done about it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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