Being able to cast your dog for a blind retrieve is crucial for hunt tests and field trials (especially higher up in the classes) and when out hunting game.
In this course you will learn how to further develop your dog’s casting ability with more difficult distractions. We will also give you a few tips on how to practice casting in water.
The course is based on the same training mindset as the book Retrieving for All Occasions. It is not necessary that you have the book to take this course; although we strongly recommend it as it contains lots of helpful background information as well as an entire chapter on casting and blind retrieves.
Your dog needs to have basic understaing of the casting cues (back, left, right, push back) It’s great if you’re familiar with our training methods, which are positive and reward based. Learn more by reading our blog or our book Retrieving for All Occasions.
The course starts as soon as you’ve registered.
You have the option to submit videos and questions and get feedback from us for six months. Keep the length of the videos to a maximum of three minutes. We can provide feedback on an unlimited number of videos, just let us know what you want feedback on. You can upload just a couple of videos per training session, or multiple videos of the dog performing a single drill; whatever you feel you need assistance with. Needless to say, if you don’t want to send videos you don’t have to, it is not a requirement for this course. When you’ve registered and paid you’ll get an automatic confirmation e-mail with a link to the course. Remember to check your spam folder and “other” folder if you can’t find it in your inbox.
Instructor: Elsa Blomster
This is what you get
- 7 lessons
- Semi-blind to blind (visible to hidden)
- Left, right and push back
- Variety is the spice of life
- Casting in water
- 27 exercises
- 31 videos
- 7 quizzes
- Personal feedback on an unlimited number of videos and questions for six months
- Lifetime access to the course (without feedback after the six months have passed)