With the first exercice, Timi and Ejlin do not change/ shop dummies anymore. Which allow me to train them now with several dummies, lines etc. Progress are just impressive and I am really happy. It’s just great to be able to move forward again in our training!
I really look forward to test my dogs with the liability of your new exercice.
I tried too the other versions you proposed to help improve Timi’s delivery. Timi, after one training, opted itself for the less pressure approach (heal position). Proper delivery is still not perfect, but again, some improvement is shown which is very satisfying.
I also noticed, that at the end of the training, he is sometime able to give me straight away well the dummy.
If I don’t train him every day, I observed too that its excitation could be part of the reasons, it is more difficult for him to let the dummy go out of his mouth.
So I learn, that I have to train Timi every day. Or, really not let him many days without training anymore. He is such a high drive dog and he loves retrieve so incredibly much!
Again, thank you Rita and Blackthorn Academy team.
I have been thinking to subscribe to your academy and, finally, last weekend, I took the step. I am really impressive about the quality of your ebooks and videos, and the way you teach. I am sure this has been the best thing that I have done to improve my manage with my dogs. Thank you very much!
I am so very very happy with your Academy – there are so many things I did too fast and that did not work (and I did not know that they did not work)
So even if my bitch is 3,5 I start with puppy exercises and the very beginning.
I also know now, that I made too many different exercises through one training lesson so that my dog was confused and did not understand what I wanted her to do. When starting with dummy training 2 years ago we worked with “Leckerli” but now no “Leckerli” is needed any more and we are getting a team.
Sometimes I make some videos with my handycam to see my dogs progress in training.
Changing my role to a Subsciption enrollement is no problem, because I have written the comments in my trainingsdiary till now and that highlighted texts and notes I made inside the school page were only the test how to work with this tool.
Tolle Videos und E- Books. Ganz genaue Erklärungen, wie eine Übung aufgebaut wird, welche Fehler passieren könnten und wie diese vermieden werden. Gillians Choice Keep the Spirit und ich sind begeistert am üben.
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The lessons are structured perfectly and the explanations for every step in training your retriever are brillant. Every detail is filled with a lot of experience, great knowledge and big passion. I‘m very thankful for the opportunity to attend the Blackthorn Academy. Uschi
I am very happy to have done it. In our country we do not have available material for learning except courses that we have organized to learn with guides of renowned retrievers. Despite my difficulties with the language, it is being a great help in preparing my dogs for competition.
Blackthorn Academy" is SUPER!!! It's so much better to see the handling on a video. Much more better than only to read a book. Thank you Rita