Building Confidence on Blind Retrieves is an area where many handlers come unstuck or confused by their dog’s behaviour and reaction to true blind retrieves.
A blind retrieve is a retrieve where the dog does not know the retrieve is there. This means they have not seen the retrieve fall and mark its landed place (a marked retrieve) or the dog hasn’t seen the retrieve be put down and then walked away or been sent to do something else (a memory retrieve). A true blind retrieve requires the dog to trust you that where you are pointing they will find a retrieve. Let’s explore many ways on how you can build your dogs confidence on blinds.
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