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Old 02-05-2012, 04:52 PM
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WildWillie WildWillie is offline
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Default training a dog to a whistle

Hi I'm trying to train my two year old black lab so he responds whenever i blow a whistle. I want him to respond to the whistle so i can have his attention to give him a command when hunting so i can call him off crippled birds that are to far away. Helpful techniques, types of whistles are much appreciated.
Thanks, Jake
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:42 AM
SeniorCoot SeniorCoot is offline
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I use pealess whistle- but any should work- I start with sit command- verbal sit- one toot-whistle- after a few times forget verbal- then do come in (here) three or 4 quick toots and also 2 toot-for OK-then when hunting I just toot here when he gets too far out or sit to stop him on missed bird- he takes whistle commands better than verbal ones.If I need to direct him to down bird i always stop him first and then give over or back.if dogs knows his verbal commands whistle should come easy.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:27 PM
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Hey WildWillie, You're not too far from me here in Niagara.
Do you know other trainers near you? They would be a good place to start.
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