When to Add the Release – Bad Dog Agility Academy

When to Add the Release

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  • joseph.sheedy@verizon.net says:

    Here is a session where I tried to reduce chatter and use “good” when his grip is good. This toy is a stuffing free snake and the kind he really loves and can grip well. I think this video is better. Is there a time limit per week for video submissions? I was trying to find where that is specified. Thanks in advance for your feedback.

    Should we get better at the release before we work on the retrieve? We need a lot of work with retrieve. We call him Jake the Ripper because his favorite thing is to run away and rip them to shreds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnkxGSHdKMs

    • Esteban Fernandezlopez says:

      Beautiful work!! Excellent job praising when he’s head shaking and shifting backward. Yes, you can start working the retrieve, I would put him on a 6 foot leash/line or work in a very small enclosed space to start and make sure you go through the routine in your mind before you do it for real. Expect it to be crunchy and difficult at first but you’ll get better and then he will learn. Let me know how it goes.

  • joseph.sheedy@verizon.net says:

    Hi..Here is a video from our tugging session today. This was a new toy which typically is not a problem. I do think this new toy was a bit wide and it took him a little bit to really bite it. His favorite toys seem to be the long, thin type without stuffing. I’ll use one of those next. For the release I have been trying to just hold still. I do think I need to work on that more. Am I ready to add the release cue? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTs_CjqtGC4

    Thanks…Mary Ellen

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