This group has been immeasurable help. I hope I can get some workable answers again.
My Brittany and I are currently entering AKC senior hunt tests. "Zippy" is earning 8's and 9's in 5 categories but in backing he fails.
THE PROBLEM..... Zippy always turns to give me a quick look if I give him a whoa. ......So he is not looking in the direction of the pointing dog......I hope he will eventually stop himself on sight of pointing dog but because in senior I am allowed to offer a gentle whoa..... to avoid stealing a point .....so I use whoa.
This is my fault because when training whoa i allowed him to turn and look so i could give him new commands.
He does not turn his head from a bird.
Any advice or suggestions will be appreciated.