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    DefaultLinda and Kona

    How did you Open B go? Wasn't it this weekend you were entered?

    We had our first Open B with the mixed order. He did ok--I did some handling errors but we still ended up with a 195 1/2.
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    We didn't NQ and that in itself was an accomplishment!! We got a 177 1/2 with 5 points off each time Kona thought he was doing field work and returned to heel position vs. front!! :P

    We have 2 months to remind him that everytime he returns to me in the obedience ring he needs to come to front. (Not practicing Utility call to heel for now or retrieves to hand at heel positin).
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    There was a flatcoat at the show today that was doing the same thing because of field training, too. You and Kona can do it!!!!
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    I have the same problem with Simon.* In the field, I hold my left hand out to my side as a cue to go straight to heel.* I will also on occasion ask him to return to front in the field by using obedience front posture as a cue, to keep him honest.
    A little advice....next time he does it in the ring, I would take the hit on points and the likely NQ and step sideways so he can't go straight to finish.* I'd rather deal with the lost $25 than constantly losing the points every time out* :P*
    I actually qualified once by doing that with him..... he rarely did it after that but the score was some ugly. He actually took fourth in his class with that score and the judge announced the score in front of everyone...I wanted to crawl under a rock ;D
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    A little advice....next time he does it in the ring, I would take the hit on points and the likely NQ and step sideways so he can't go straight to finish. I'd rather deal with the lost $25 than constantly losing the points every time out
    Good advice .......... I will probably do that next time.
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    I don't do field work so can you tell me what is required for the field return to heel. First I assume this occurs after a retrieve, right? Does your posture look like it does in obedience (standing straight facing the dog, hands at your sides)? You say you use your left hand to signal a return to heel for field work, can you use a voice and hand signal or just one or the other? Just trying to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottnlabs
    I don't do field work so can you tell me what is required for the field return to heel. First I assume this occurs after a retrieve, right?* Does your posture look like it does in obedience (standing straight facing the dog, hands at your sides)?* You say you use your left hand to signal a return to heel for field work, can you use a voice and hand signal or just one or the other? Just trying to learn.*

    When I did field work I had Becca come to heel finishing to the right and I finish to the left in obedience. Yes, you are basically in the same position. BUT, Becca was smart enough she knew the difference--different place, suroundings, retrieving items. Just like Caleb knows the difference between the breed and obedience ring. I never had a problem with Becca returning automatically, but that was a long time ago.
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    DefaultRe: Linda and Kona

    In field I use my left hand facing down, palm back and a little out from my side to signal come to heel with the bird/bumper. I can say heel numerous times in field work though I do try to limit how many times I say any command.

    In obedience my hands are down and at my side for recalls and retrieves and I am looking at the ground right in front of me.

    Hopefully, he'll learn to read my positions a little better.
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    DefaultRe: Linda and Kona

    In field I used "place up" and in obedience "heel."
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