Camden's Mom Posted February 1, 2014 Report Share Posted February 1, 2014 Camden takes left and right direction very well from a distance. I will stand in a field, with a ball, and send him out with a "go!" (he picks how far he goes, as I can't figure out a way to be in control of that). He will then turn to face me. From a distance (probably the longest we've done is about 100 yards) I can point the direction I want him to run and he will go that way. He's gotten this down to almost precisely lining up with where my finger is pointing. I'm thinking of using this game to train "Come Bye" (we'll have to call it something else, "come" is our recall... oops :/ ) and "Away". I'm curious if this would be a good idea or counterproductive teaching him these commands without sheep around. Also, is pointing the dog in a direction considered a lazy shortcut (as I understand it you normally want to use the stick to apply pressure to show the dog which way to go). Any thoughts? Feel free to let me know if this is a terrible idea... < Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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