Training the motivational retrieve has evolved over the past 20 years. This video was produced in the late 1990's with Bernhard Flinks from Germany. Back then the methods shown in this video were new to most dog trainers.
The kind of dogs suited to the motivational retrieve are those dogs that do well on Bernhard's drive building work. These are dogs that have good prey drive. A dog must have prey drive if it is to MAKE THE DEAL with the handler.
I have to say that not all dogs can be trained using the motivational methods shown in this training video. To make this work you have to have a dog with prey drive. When it comes down to it, if you cannot motivate your dog into drive, you are not going to motivate him into retrieving a DB for you.
I provide information in this video that will help you determine if these methods can work with your dog. I hope you can use these training techniques because even though I have produced a video on training the forced retrieve, I am not a fan of that method of training. Unfortunately, for some dogs there is no other way than force.
Since 2002, training the retrieve motivationaly has come a long way. In 2010, I produced a 4 hour training DVD with Michael Ellis. If your a serious dog trainer that wants to learn the motivational retrieve I would recommend the Ellis DVD.
This video with Bernhard is being offered for its historical significance. The methods shown work for a very specific type of dog.
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