The Stop Whistle

Discussion in 'Gundog Training, Fieldwork, & Field Trials' started by editor, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor Administrator

    May 10, 2011
  2. Karen

    Karen Moderator Forum Supporter

    May 24, 2012
    Re: The Stop Whistle

    Have you got any tips on reinforcing the stop at a further distance? Poppy will stop no problems at up to around 50m distance, but after that she is beyond my control as regards the stop. My feeling is to train this further with two marks thrown by a helper, with one dummy being thrown quite close to the helper. I send the dog to the first mark, stop her en route, and redirect to the second mark. (If she doesn't stop, the helper can step on the dummy, so there is no reward for her. If all goes well, LOTS of praise, and then send again to the first mark - this then repeated 5 - 10 meters further away. Does this sound ok? And does anyone have any tips on training this without a helper?

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