|Barked: Wed Jan 16, '13 8:17am PST |
|If he starts fixating at about 50 yards, you need to start working at about 55 yards. This may mean a change in your routine as until he CAN pay attention at 50 yards, you are not going to be able to get his attention at 45 yards.
Do you have a car? Could you drive close to said house, get him out and practice walking him (with LOTS of rewards for focus) to 55 yards, then asking him to turn and go back to start, then to 53 yards, repeat, then 51, then 49, go back to the car and party.
Take a small (5 min) break and start again at 53 yards and go to 47 and party.
Third round start at 51, go to 45 then party and quit for the day.
The next session, start at the middle (start at 53, go to 47) and continue in that vein.
These calming curves are perpendicular, at a closer distance than what you want and both dogs are participating, but it may give you an idea of how to set up the exercise.
(a second link to the same video)
ETA I second the Control Unleashed book, just make sure you have the right amount of distance.
Edited by author Wed Jan 16, '13 8:19am PST
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