Developing Drive and Desire

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Developing Drive and Desire

In my clinics and seminars there are many people there who have dogs that have been bred primarily for the show ring, but many of these people want to do field work as well…but many of these dogs seem to have low desire. I have decided to make a series of short videos where I work with a young female golden retriever. Both of her parents are grand champions, in other words they are both elite show dogs. But shouldn’t this puppy have the fun of being successful in the field as well? So I’m going to show my process of developing desire and at the same time teach the fetch command. If you have Flatcoats, Curly Coats,German Shorthairs, Poodles, Brittany Spaniels, Springer Spaniels, Boykin Spaniels, Pointers and Setters etc or any breed that may not have been bred exclusively for the highest levels of retrieving competition these short videos may be helpful to you. This is Tart’s first lesson in the video series demonstrating the process to create maximum desire. After this first demonstration I will jot down a list of rules to keep in mind as you follow the training sequence. Keep in mind that both of Tart’s parents are show champions.
There are many people there who have dogs that have been bred primarily for the show ring, but many of these people want to do field work as well…but many of these dogs seem to have low desire. I have decided to make a series of short videos where I work with a young female golden retriever. Both of her parents are grand champions, in other words they are both elite show dogs. But shouldn’t this puppy have the fun of being successful in the field as well? So I’m going to show my process of developing desire and at the same time teach the fetch command. If you have Flatcoats, Curly Coats,German Shorthairs, Poodles, Brittany Spaniels, Springer Spaniels, Boykin Spaniels, Pointers and Setters etc or any breed that may not have been bred exclusively for the highest levels of retrieving competition these short videos may be helpful to you. This is Tart’s second lesson.
Watch how the bumper is presented because it is a key component in the process…
This is an important note for the series on developing maximum desire!
This is excitement and the “on-off” switch with an older dog.
In this clip Bill gets Tart to use desire to begin a good water attitude…
This is the last clip, number 7…Creating drive and desire in Tart. I was very impressed and happy with the progress…. Even tho she is very laid back and relaxed she shows good desire and keen enthusiasm for birds, bumpers and retrieving… Certainly a good prospect for field work. For more information on developing puppies and the “on-off ” switch.