One of the main focuses of this blog will be Retriever Training in Drive. This is an example of doing a “yard drill”a dog working in retrieve drive.
This clip demonstrates a high level of control in the presence of available reward and distraction from a dog that is a willing participant in the training.
I will break out an list a variety of skills from this clip and explain how they were taught with drive rather than through pressure.
This dog is working “in drive” with an electronic training collar. He is working with a two fold expectation. He knows that he can by his actions make “retrieve happen” and he can turn off the e-collar.