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Holding an Area

Holding an area is when the dog, at your hunt whistle, “activates” its nose and starts to hunt a small area just around its feet until it finds the dummy or game. Holding an area is a part of the casting/blindretrieve, that is when we’ve directed the dog to the correct area we ask it to hunt there until it finds something. On this page you’ll find all our blog posts on holding an area, the hunt whistle and the training of it.

It’s Fun to Hold an Area

Holding an area is one of my favorite exercises – it is a great game to teach your dog whether you have ambitions to compete or not. The dog gets to use his fine nose and at the same time learn to stop from full speed and wait until you tell him to start searching or...
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