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Carolyn Murray
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Scout and I have been working hard on our starts as she likes to race into the search area..and keep on going! I was probably losing about 15 to 20 seconds per search just trying to get her to settle into the hunt. I’ve tried a couple of things but lately I’ve been slowly walking into the search area while slowly letting the line out. It seemed like when I stopped and waited at the start line she really took off like a rocket. I’ve also kept the searches simple in hopes that she gets in the habit of finding odor immediately and stops building wasted energy into her hunt (if that make sense). Time will tell, I suppose, but I am seeing progress for now. With Cooper we just stand there until he looks like he’s either caught a whiff of odor or he decides to move into the area to hunt. Two very different dogs. 😉