Don't Blame the Dog - ABC iview
This is more about People training than dog training...
It was on the telly last night.
12 out of control Brits are sent to learn how to relate to their dogs.
In the first episode they're flown to Australia (rather soggy part of the country - just to make sure they feel at home), to work with a professional sheep dog handler and his dogs.
I think the main thing I got out of this, is if the dog is not listening and you've gone and got it two times, that's probalby not enough - you have to keep doing it - over and over - until the dog eventually understands you mean it.
And you have to be consistent in how you ask for what you want. If you tell the dog what you want - a different way every time - they're not going to understand, or do what you want.
Some how - my command for a remote drop has become something that looks like a formal japanese bow. Instead of me doing a sort of X starting with fingers in the middle and going out...
PS the cat does not get hurt. Looks bad but it's ok.