I have a 13 month GSP. He loves the water and will retrieve his pheasant dummy all day in the water. But as soon as I try to get him to jump off the dock he locks up the brakes and won't jump. Any suggestions on how to get him to jump?
Having another dog that jumps is definately a great way to go. I didn't have that option with either Sophie, or Sadie. Here is picture of her jumping though. She does well - and LOVES it!
When I said I pushed her in, though, it should be stated that I more forced her to jump - so that she would know it was OK. Re-reading my last post made me sound like a mean trainer!