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).

The stop whistle with Tod

This week’s blog post is a guest post from our colleage Ă…sa, from when her working labrador Tod was a young. Here is the continuation of my description of last week’s training session – working on the stop whistle. After having worked on heeling, Tod got...
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