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Your Dog Won't Mind Now What?

Level 4

Charlie Jurney Editor’s Note: Charlie Jurney of Terrell, North Carolina, the author of “Finished Dog,” trains all breeds of dogs but focuses primarily on Labrador and golden retrievers and Boykin spaniels. His dogs compete in the Hunting Retriever Club Division of the United Kennel Club and in the American Kennel Club Hunt Test Program and the North American Hunting Retriever Association Field Test Program. He’s titled hundreds of grand master hunters, grand hunting retriever champions, master huCharlie Jurney nters and hunter retrieving championships and has won 10 Boykin Spaniel National Championships, all performance-based retrieving titles.

“Now that you have the dog working without a leash, I strongly suggest using a SportDOG training collar like the SD 400S,” Jurney says. “This training collar is effective out to 400 yards, and it’s waterproof and carries a lifetime warranty. I suggest you use an electric training collar since it gives you an infinite distance within which you instantly can correct the doCharlie Jurney g if it fails to obey a command. The quicker you correct the dog after it fails to obey a command, the faster the dog will obey the command. Your training collar is an insurance policy for your dog because, if it fails to obey your command, you can apply pressure to the bottom of its neck just like you have with the nylon collar. Then the dog knows what it needs to do to obey your command.”
Use low-level stimulation on the training collar until you discover how much pressure you need to make the dog mind. ThCharlie Jurney e training collar gets the dog’s attention off what it wants to do to focus its attention on what you as the Alpha want the dog to do. With a training collar, you can keep the dog from chasing the cat, running into the road or getting into mischief. Never forget to only use the minimum amount of pressure on the training collar to make the dog mind.
To learn more, go to or email Or, you can call or write Charlie Jurney at Beaverdam Kennels at (828) 478-3101 or (828) 478-3943; 8200 Hwy. 150 Terrell, NC 28682. For more information on SportDOG Brand collars, call (865) 218-4088 or 1 (800) 732-0144 or visit

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Day 1: The Pack
Day 2: How to Have an Obedient Dog
Day 3: Heel and Sit
Day 4: Levels 2 and 3
Day 5: Level 4


Entry 370, Day 5