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How often do you train?
« on: December 10, 2017, 11:04:48 AM »
So Iíve got  a retriever that Iím trying to get up to the next level of the retriever game level. I used to train pretty much every day when my kids werenít as mobile but it seems like since both of them need to have a close eye on them I havenít been training nearly as much as Iíd like. Mainly just do a few fast training sessions on the weekend which seems like Iíve been to busy to do anything lately. Anyways long story short I donít train him as much as Iíd like, which got me wondering how often everyone else trains?

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Re: How often do you train?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 08:14:13 PM »
I've been pretty busy lately as well, but have been training about once or twice a week since hunting kicked in. Usually 2 setups but sometimes only one.

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Re: How often do you train?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 01:29:34 PM »
I try for 3 to 4 times a week.  I'm retired, so I have the time,  :IBCOOL:  and I have a pointing Labrador, so we do both upland and retrieving.  This time of year that slows down, so I can get some hunting in, and enjoy the fruits of all that training.   :chuckle:

   
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Re: How often do you train?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 06:34:20 PM »
quality is far more important than quantity.
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Re: How often do you train?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 07:23:41 PM »
5 minutes here and 5 minutes there can do wonders if you think about it. What do you need to be working on? Let us know and I am sure that you will get some great ideas on here. My dog was having trouble at the beginning of the season. He had zero interest in retrieving. I have been working with him twice a week with frozen birds giving him a treat when he does it right or stopping when he doesn't we have made some pretty good progress. What are you trying to accomplish?
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Re: How often do you train?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 04:18:05 AM »
Iím trying to get him to the finished level of hrc. So triples and blinds. Heís solid on blinds but triples need work. When we do train itís great and he learns. Itís just a matter of getting the time to go and do it.

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Re: How often do you train?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 07:47:48 AM »
So just thinking outside the box. For the blinds are you using hand signals? Couple of bumpers in the living room and work on hand signals.
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Re: How often do you train?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 09:28:59 AM »
I try to give each dog 5-10 minutes a day, which in reality equates to 5-10 minutes 2-3 times a week and then get out of the yard and actually train in the field 2-3 times a month until hunting season rolls around.

 

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