Being able to stop your dog at a distance is critical for both hunting and hunt tests/field trials. For spaniels a good stop whistle is required regardless of which class you are participating in, for retrievers it becomes more important higher up in the classes, however even in lower classes there maybe times where you will need to stop your dog. It is also great tool on everyday walks and just as a good recall it will allow you to give your dog more freedom and off-leash time. Therefore, the stop whistle is something we spend a lot of time on, starting the training as early as possible.
In this course you will learn how to teach your dog the stop whistle and how to develop it with increasing distractions. We will also outline how to train the stop whistle 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.
No prior knowledge is needed, but 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 and then you have six months to finish it.
You have the option to submit videos and questions and get feedback from us. 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
- 6 lessons
- Learning the stop whistle
- Increase the distance
- In water
- Coping with multiple cues
- 18 exercises
- 22 videos
- Personal feedback on an unlimited number of videos and questions
- Access to the course for six months after signing up