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by bahamutt99
Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: UKC Weightpull Change
Replies: 44
Views: 1163

Re: UKC Weightpull Change

UKC only requires 8x body weight on wheels (3 times) to get a UWP title, and from there it goes up. But the top pullers are doing way over that. ;)
by bahamutt99
Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: UKC Weightpull Change
Replies: 44
Views: 1163

Re: UKC Weightpull Change

Ardmore is the only one of those that's within a reasonable driving distance. I want to keep doing UKC weight pull. One of the reasons I promote the UKC so much is because people can do conformation, weight pull, obedience, agility, rally, lure coursing, etc etc etc. I don't want to have to fragment...
by bahamutt99
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: UKC Weightpull Change
Replies: 44
Views: 1163

Re: UKC Weightpull Change

Unfortunately its not "oh well" for us. There is not enough APA or IWPA to make it worth my while to do more than fart around with their pulls. And I'm not interested in ADBA weight pull (which isn't offered at all of our ADBA shows down here anyway). UKC is really the only weight pull I'v...
by bahamutt99
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: UKC Weightpull Change
Replies: 44
Views: 1163

Re: UKC Weightpull Change

Our club pres met with the UNWPA about this and here's hoping they've got a good plan in place. Time to clean house, I think.
by bahamutt99
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: UKC Weightpull Change
Replies: 44
Views: 1163

Re: UKC Weightpull Change

I have also noticed the relationship between it being a bully-heavy sport and the problems. I would have a hard time believing that the folks who show up to our pulls down here with miniature poodles are the ones creating all this drama. It makes me sad to know that most likely it's all bully people...
by bahamutt99
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: UKC Weightpull Change
Replies: 44
Views: 1163

Re: UKC Weightpull Change

I'm disappointed with the way UKC is handling this, just as I am disappointed with the behavior of my fellow pullers which has brought us to this extreme.
by bahamutt99
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: ABLSA, What would you pay?
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: ABLSA, What would you pay?

Oh, and the average price that I usually pay for an event is $25 day-of-show or $18 to pre-enter. Multi-dog discounts are the bomb. The weight pull club down here likes to cut a deal where the first dog is $20 per pull, additional dogs $15 if you enter all weekend.
by bahamutt99
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: ABLSA, What would you pay?
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: ABLSA, What would you pay?

That's probably too far for me, but I second becoming a UKC club. I want to do lure coursing with Terra.
by bahamutt99
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay
Replies: 18
Views: 456

Re: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay

Loki is just a chill cookie. She is very secure that I will be coming back for her, so she doesn't worry. With her one exception being that she will sometimes bark her head off when left in the car. Otherwise, if she knows she's going to be somewhere for a while, she'll just relax. Superman is going...
by bahamutt99
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay
Replies: 18
Views: 456

Re: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay

She will easily go from a down to a sit. No problems there. Never tried puppy sit-ups. I can do that next time she's inside. I tried the random pop-in technique last time we practiced and it seemed to help her out. I went back to my spot inside the kennel building where I could watch her through the...
by bahamutt99
Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay
Replies: 18
Views: 456

Re: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay

Amie, I don't even command her "sit" when we're in competition because she's already there when we're set up to do the exercise. Last time I gave her a "sit" to start that exercise, she dropped on the spot because I think it confused her. So I just wait that out and give her the ...
by bahamutt99
Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay
Replies: 18
Views: 456

Re: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay

I've watched her from behind a blind before. I've actually never seen her drop except in competition. The last time she dropped in practice was a loooooong time ago, on a matted floor at a place where we've trialed at.
by bahamutt99
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay
Replies: 18
Views: 456

Re: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay

The periodically popping back in sounds like it could be a good idea. I will have to try that. Keep her guessing. Her stays are pretty much 100% with me in her line of sight -- I can't remember the last time she broke position when she could see me. My only concern with the shorter sit/stays is that...
by bahamutt99
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay
Replies: 18
Views: 456

Open obedience issue: dropping on sit/stay

I've been working on Loki's UCDX for a few years now. We're sitting at one leg, and would have had a 2nd this last weekend but for one vexing problem: the little lazybones is laying down on her out-of-sight sit/stay. (She blew one of her trials when she cut the corner on the broad jump, which is an ...
by bahamutt99
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Weight pull with flat feet?
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Weight pull with flat feet?

I highly doubt it would make him unable to pull. Some very intense pulling dogs out there have really screwed-up fronts: flat feet, overly bent pasterns, out at elbows. Could they pull even better with sound bodies? Probably. But I wouldn't not work a dog just because of a fault. Most pulling dogs d...

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