Join Date: May 2011
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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I have the reverse problem. Riot never sees birds. And I got in the habit of only using certain types of bumpers. So little bugger decided he was only picking up certain kinds of bumpers. So we went back to FF with all kinds of odd things. I used brushes, hammers, metal handle items, anything I could think of that was different for FF. It's took a little convincing that he had to hold anything I gave him. I regret not doing this during the original FF. So we did 4 or 5 sessions of odd items.
We had a little problem on old birds at a picnic test. Now with being told to fetch it up, when it came to old nasty birds, I'm going to go back to walking fetch to make sure we're on the same page. Doesn't matter what it is, he has to pick it up. I have some fresh pigeons in the freezer I'll use for a reward at the end. But I think we'll be doing a few session of walking fetch, mixing bumpers and birds and odd things to make sure we have compliance.
For the last couple of weeks I was so focused on de cheating on water, I forgot about everything else.
~ Stacey with Lucy and Riot, missing Hunter, Reilly, Tiger and Pennie
Wiseman Wildfire Grayling Fish On CD RA JH SHU WC "Lucy"
Thistle Rock Kicking Up a Fuss CD RA WCX ** "Riot"