Reply To: Karen & Haggis


Sounds great about the protocols. The pressure and stress is what I am putting on myself rather than the clients. Have I trained my dogs enough, have I proofed them enough, are they working well today, those are pressure from me whenever I go out.

The clients are all biddable to my requests and stand up wind when I am working and far enough back not to affect the dogs working. I tend to check where the dog has indicated first before I move the dog off and ask the owner to check. I do this so I can reward the dog for the location, or walk the dog on for after a false alert.

Pressure is all mine…Gotta trust the dog.