praise during work

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Re: praise during work

Post by Cass » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:55 pm

Gundogguy wrote:During a training session or even hunting and the dog has given me a good honest piece of work I generally give in subdued tones ,"Good dog".
At the end of a training session or working session I always "fracture" my dog with more demonstrative and more excited tones of pleasure for what the dog has done during the session or work-out. For me it tells the dog his work is complete and I am pleased for the work it has done. They always seemed to understand they have done, and are well motivated to keep up the work they have been trained to do!
Talking, cajoling, nagging are a distraction and have no place while a dog is busy about his business.
This is exactly the way I operate.
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Re: praise during work

Post by Rascal » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:07 am

Rascal wrote:
ips wrote:
It goes something like this.
Ahem
"you have a little minute in your cage, I wont be long.... Followed by a ...... Good girl"

:)
Soooo you lie to her? :o
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Re: praise during work

Post by ips » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:07 am

:)
Ha, yes. I am a terrible man :)
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Re: praise during work

Post by ips » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:34 pm

Gundogguy wrote:During a training session or even hunting and the dog has given me a good honest piece of work I generally give in subdued tones ,"Good dog".
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So you are exactly the same as CC and I then !!
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Re: praise during work

Post by Gundogguy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:49 am

ips wrote:
Gundogguy wrote:During a training session or even hunting and the dog has given me a good honest piece of work I generally give in subdued tones ,"Good dog".
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So you are exactly the same as CC and I then !!

Exactly in this case is difficult to measure only because we have never met or trained together. I think a better defining word would be "similar"
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Re: praise during work

Post by ips » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:55 am

Fare point, "similar" it is then :)
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Re: praise during work

Post by ips » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:10 pm

Resurecting this thread just for the fun of it 😁

Anyone of an ips nervous disposition is advised not to watch the following. This is late in the season on small shoot, birds are scarce so very little if any contact. This is a very typical example of the level of verbal praise that I give.
Off you go those of you brave enough to endure an ips vid 😁

https://vimeo.com/203077235
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Re: praise during work

Post by newf » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:36 am

Pretty good Ips. You're quiet and your dog responds to your directions and gets into cover.

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Re: praise during work

Post by munstyman » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:25 am

Yer big wuss, call that beating? walking along a track ain't beating :lol: :lol: Real beating is caught up in a bramble patch, face down with your dog using your back as a springboard to thrash out the next one :think: Only us pointer owners are allowed to walk tracks :snooty: Spanner owners need to set their dogs a good example 8-) I'd want a twenty quid refund :-D
:think: Quiet handling of cocker in the beating line usually consists of muffled obscenities...maybe next season ips.... can't expect to get it all at once :lol: :lol:

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Re: praise during work

Post by Springfield Pointers » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:49 am

What is "an ips nervous disposition"? And what are you trying to do with the little dog?

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