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What is gundog casting? Casting means handling your dog at a distance to   Gundog skills: directional control In Gundog Training we teach the dog that: When we say “Back” as we raise a hand at shoulder height and move that hand forward away from our body, that’s a cue for the dog to ‘turn 180 ° and run directly away from the handler until they find their target’ When we point beside us with an arm raised at shoulder height, that’s a cue for the dog that ‘‘turn 90° and run directly away from the handler until they find...

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Using a place board as a target training mat in your practice cuts out confusion by allowing us to break down behaviours such as ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ in dog obedience as well as more complex exercises found in gundog and agility work, into smaller steps making it easier to communicate what we want to our dogs.

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Guide 5: How to use Place Boards to improve your agility start line wait What is an agility start line wait? In agility, you want a dog to sit at the start line and remain sitting until given their release cue.   What is the idea behind using a Place Board? In our foundation training, we encourage the dog onto the Place Board and into a sit and remain sitting until they hear they hear us say “OK” as a release cue. We build positive associations being on the board by rewarding them for their behaviour.   Because they feel...

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Using a place board in sit-stay training to teach dogs to be steady and stay seated as their handler walks away 5 paces.

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Using a place board in sit-stay training to teach dogs to be steady and stay seated for 30 seconds until they hear their release cue "OK".

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