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Evan's video was how I was taught with Quinn and Gabby. Yes the bumpers are in PLAIN site. We did several just back casts before we added any over. Then we first just added one bumper on each side but still just back cast. So the dogs saw the other bumpers. I still focus on the backs more than the overs. I was stepping clearly laterally at first but as they progressed, I would assess each situation and either stay still or move over. I always use the rope. Man it's a pain to manage but learned a lot faster when they took the wrong casts.
Gabby is a shopper. Darrin said don't worry about it. His point was when they get to blinds and marks there won't be several birds from which to choose. Gabby, like Anney said about Fisher,is bumper obsessed, I think if her mouth were big enough she would bring them all back at once. Evan says to use only one bumper, I use two on the backs, one on each side. Don't ask me why. I just do.
Also I would take advantage of having the Dahl's so close by all means take lessons. You will not regret it. I drive 2 hours one way a week to my trainers. Worth every minute and dime spent.
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