Discussion in 'The Gundog Club and The Gundog Trust' started by Valkyrie, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Valkyrie

    Valkyrie Registered Users

    Feb 7, 2018
    Oh my gosh Legend has had a hard time with learning to do doubles. Well I guess I should say he has a hard time doing them my way not his way. He is kind of a brat as he knows what I want him to do but out in the field I have no control so he does it his way. I took him to the water yesterday and we did doubles and you know what??? He did them right there. I am going to only work on doubles at the water for a month and then move to land I think he will have by then. We are also working on Blinds. So much to learn but we are having fun. Legend is a spit fire in the field he lives to retrieve.
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  2. lucy@labforumHQ

    lucy@labforumHQ Administrator Forum Supporter

    Oct 14, 2013
    That sounds like great fun! Have you ever taken video of the retrieves? We'd love to see to him in action :)
  3. AlaskaSkeeter

    AlaskaSkeeter Registered Users

    Sep 3, 2017
    interior Alaska
    I teach doubles with pup sitting at the corner of a house or tennis court..that way there is a physical barrier
    separating the 2 marks.

    Also I try to make the memory mark more exciting...for example throw a bouncing ball or a canvas bumper as the memory mark and a plastic bumper as the go-mark.

    When teaching doubles, I keep the marks short and visible so pup can quickly retrieve the go-bird mark and memory is not being tested. Get them confident with short simple doubles first. Confidence is a key to a good marking retriever.

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