Stop Whistle

To get the dog to stop when it’s busy doing what it enjoys the the most – hunting – can be very difficult, but it can be done! Here you’ll find all our blog posts about how we clicker train our dogs to get very good “brakes” – namely to stop at the stop whistle or the stop command. The stop whistle for spaniels means that the dog stops; standing, sitting or laying down. The spaniel doesn’t have to look at you, but if it does it facilitates directing it to find the retrieve. If it looks forward (where the game landed) it will be easier for it to retrieve the game since it then more easily will remember where it landed. The stop whistle for a retriever means that the dog should stop and look at you, standing or sitting (or laying down, but that’s not very convenient because the dog won’t see you as good then).

Good luck with your training!

//Elsa & Lena at Retrieving for All Occasions

Classes
Lena Gunnarsson

“Stop!!!”

Sometimes it’s almost magical to see how your dog stops dead in its tracks out there in a field and then turns around to face

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Puppy training
Lena Gunnarsson

Train one thing at a time

I continue my journey through the archives and found this training session with Tassla when she was quite young. The other day I was out

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Blind retrieves
Lena Gunnarsson

Casting is so much fun!

Besides the actual hunting with a spaniel – which when it flows is an experience that’s hard to beat – I really enjoy working on

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Blind retrieves
Elsa Blomster

Training on your walks #FTW

My students often wonder how much and when to train. I usually share my super tip: training on your walks! Occasionally, I’ll do short training

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Delivery to hand
Elsa Blomster

Getting to know Keen

Now Keen has lived with me a couple of months and he has adapted very well to his new pack. There are both advantages and

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