Clicker Training a Bird Dog Retrieve Part 1 Shaping and Chaining The Basic Retrieve

Learn how to train your dog to do a solid ‘retrieve to hand’. All positively clicker trained dogs. No need for force during training! Creates an eager worker. Tips for training given as you work through the process. Practice each step until your dog can do it correctly 8 out of 10 times in a row. When you add the next criteria, your dog should be successful 50% of the time. If she’s not, you need to simplify something for her so she can be. You can use tugging to increase desire for the bumper between sessions if you use a different toy, not the bumper. This method works for natural retrieving breeds as well as non-natural retrievers such as Jessie. It allows you to retrain any part of the retrieve chain that your dog is not proficient with. The video is Closed captioned and can be translated into other languages. See Part 2:

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