At Best Gun Dogs, we rely on the chain gang method as a valuable tool during our training sessions. Here's why it's an indispensable part of our training regimen:
Organization and Focus: The chain gang organizes all the dogs in one place, allowing us to work with each individual dog while the others observe. This structured setup ensures that training sessions are efficient and focused, with each dog receiving the attention they need.
Control and Discipline: Utilizing the chain gang gives us control over the dogs and the training environment. This enables us to teach essential lessons, such as proper behavior around people and the association between collar and lead for young dogs. It instills discipline and establishes boundaries, laying the groundwork for more advanced training tasks.
Effective Training Methods: Following techniques like the Delmar Smith method, the chain gang helps dogs learn to hold still before being released. When transitioning to the checkcord, dogs quickly understand the correlation between the tug of the cord and their previous experience with the chain. This accelerates learning and comprehension, particularly in tasks like whoa command training.
While seemingly small, these aspects of the chain gang method yield significant long-term benefits, especially in advanced training scenarios.For more insights on the chain gang method, check out this informative article: http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-dogs/2010/07/stakeout-chain
Join us at Best Gun Dogs as we continue to optimize our training methods for the success of our canine companions.