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Decided this past week its time to start introducing drop on recalls, scent discrimination and the glove exercise. Couldn't do much of this even before my neck surgery, I was so frustrated with his tendency to bolt and run. And then my surgery which waylaid me for several months. But now since we've been working hard on the bolting, and have made considerable progress, it is time to move on. Drops are going well. Nowhere near what I want but not bad. I decided to use the old tried and true tie down method for the articles, tied down a metal for three days, he appears to be getting it so added another. Will work on that for a while and see how it goes. As far as the glove goes, he loves this exercise, and we are having fun. In fact, training the past couple weeks has been a blast. I told my instructor that its going to be a pretty long while before we are ready for the ring, at least the obedience ring, but our club is having a rally trial in the fall and I think we are going to start there. He really can't bolt if he is on a leash the whole time in novice. I am going to do some drop in classes before it and see how it goes.
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