Heads up - this is a poor-quality, older video clip.
This puppy was 8 weeks old the day this video was recorded. She had one week of training prior to this day.
Several things I want to point out.
This drill combines 6 different responses the puppy has learned. We taught each action individually before chaining them together.
1. go to a target, 2. take a small obstacle en route to the target, 3. recall from the target, 4. remote sit on the return, 5. cast to a target from the remote sit, 6. wait on the target until called, and then 7. another recall.
This was all taught as a game, we do not "make" the puppy do any of this. We are asking the puppy all the time in training, would you like to do ______X___ now?
When the puppy answers Yes! I would like to do ____X___ now we repeat the process, set up the cues that tell the puppy what we want, and then reinforce the desired action.
The cues that inform the puppy what we want in training...