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by nic
Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

Aha!
That's why I thought your dogs had direction commands,I remember this vid! :)
Oh yeah you're right,don't want to start screwing with his running contacts just yet by putting turns in at the end.
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

Tess does follow you nicely,and to be honest alot of times I could just use my body too.I can also keep up with the dogs most of the time,but with Shady if he thinks I am 'racing' him he knocks jumps down,so the more static I can be whilst handling him the better. This is the individual who most of...
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

I was mulling over how to deal with Sadie's right turn phobia. In class last night the instructor was having us do a tight turn around a cone - a tight/fast 360 and then toss a toy to have them keep going with that momentum. (this was the dog, of course. Not us. We were stationary, luring around th...
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

http://youtu.be/VTPXiLatK60 I use a front cross around jump 3,the Mookie is on my right,but i pick her up with my left,to change the side of me she is on,I also use a front cross at the end of the dog walk contact. I think that is exactly what our instructor is going for. So that's called a front c...
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

http://youtu.be/8B8FyRFDZp0
sorry i can't delete this post!
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

I'm suprised your dogs don't know verbal cues for turns Sarah,I don't think there is anything wrong with that,just suprised :) As I said, just hard for me to keep track of, so I haven't taught it. I was working on a verbal "wrap" command with Tess, to get her to turn tight away from me , ...
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

Sorry me again! Just found this vid,here you can see Flooie doing a front cross from jump 5 to 6,notice how tight round the wing she is on 5,that's because the we have strict rules about the front cross which create a dog who collects his stride,to jump short,therefore making the turn really tight. ...
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

Sorry forgot to add,if this is what you men about the about face/front cross,then this is 2 of the many ways to use it on a course.
Its advantageous because if taught properley it makes turn tighter.
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

http://youtu.be/VTPXiLatK60" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I use a front cross around jump 3,the Mookie is on my right,but i pick her up with my left,to change the side of me she is on,I also use a front cross at the end of the dog walk contact. i think what you are describing with t...
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

See when I see those videos of the blind crosses happening with you and Tully it looks so fluid I wouldn't have thought anything of it and definitely wouldn't have thought it was a no no. I'm guessing you'd have to really alter how YOU run the course if you don't allow any form of crosses, blind or...
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

ooops I meant progress from round jump wings,to actual jumps.
by nic
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: A couple agility (foundation) questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: A couple agility (foundation) questions

I would agree,that you don't want to teach your dog to cross you like that. It depends on what handling system your using,but like Sarah said the blind cross is controversial,and in the system I use we don't ever use them,as it would break one of the handling rules...'never cross the line of your do...
by nic
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Peeing in Crate advice
Replies: 37
Views: 594

Re: Peeing in Crate advice

:thumbsup: good news!
by nic
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Peeing in Crate advice
Replies: 37
Views: 594

Re: Peeing in Crate advice

I guess she just associates the bedding as where she's meant to go. We have a similar thing at the kennels,some dogs will be spotless in there kennels,unless you put newspaper down on the floor,then they will relieve themselves wherever. That's what they were taught to go on when they were little,so...

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