Martin earned his CD

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Martin earned his CD

Postby Kingsgurl » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:45 am

last week end at Nor Cal Terrier. I wasn't pleased with our performance (that building weirds him out) He did get a nice ribbon for High Scoring Am Staff in Rally

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This week end, the ribbons were less impressive, but I was super happy with him. He beat out a good field of dogs, including a really good poodle, a sheltie and a very nice Viszla to take First place.

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Now is is officially 'NOLA's Rider of the Storm CD RA CGC"

Next week end is the UKC show.

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby chinchi_&_chupa » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:27 pm

:headbang: SUPER impressed yet again! Will you go for his CDX? My vet (who is helping us with Rally) is going for her Dobie's CDX when we go to Flagstaff in June since they just got her RA in March...it seems pretty hard. We're sticking with Rally for now, but we will do traditional obedience once we RA or RE...Gotta love those blue ribbons!!! He looks so proud of himself too! Super cute!

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby Kingsgurl » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:55 pm

I'm going to try to. Also need 2 more legs for Rally excellent. We will try to get his last 2 URO legs this weekend (not very many UKC events in this area)
We've been working on some of the next level stuff, but our retrieve still needs a lot of work.

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby Ilovethepits » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:24 pm

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH! :nana: I :inlove: Martin!!

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Martin earned his CD

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:53 pm

Congrats!!!!

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Martin earned his CD

Postby Stormi » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:49 pm

Woohoo! Go Martin (and you, too, of course)!

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby El_EmDubya » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:24 pm

Congrats to you both and all the hard work!!! :cheers:

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby Sarah » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:39 pm

Congratulations! :thumbsup: Good luck with the retrieve! That was the exercise I found most difficult to train with Elmo. Shaping it (via the techniques in Lana Mitchell's "The Clicked Retriever") was what finally did the trick. Only time I ever used shaping with him.

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:22 pm

Congratulations! :yipee:

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby Kingsgurl » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:39 pm

Thanks Sarah! I will have to look that up. He's got an awesome send out, grab and turn, his issue is he really, really wants to stop about three feet out (after a lightning like performance up to this point) give it the terrier shake, then chew it (or run to his crate if it's visible) If he brings it all the way to me, he wants to spit it out and get a reward. (he's a bit of a resource guarder, so we have worked a lot on the give and take) the hold is hard. His signals are good, his drop on recall is good (THAT took some work because he is FAST on the recall, I had to use a different command. I use Front for recall, I use Come when I am going to drop him) His directed jumping is pretty good too, he likes that.

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby Kingsgurl » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:31 am

Oh, and I should mention, I haven't used a clicker with him, he has some fear of it.

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby pacopoe » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:25 am

Woohoo! :peace: Go Team Martin!

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby BabyReba » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:56 am

you guys rock! awesome work!

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby Amie » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:44 pm

Big congrats to both of you!

Kingsgurl wrote:Oh, and I should mention, I haven't used a clicker with him, he has some fear of it.


Use some other marker - thumbs up, a noise you can make consistently, a lightbulb, whatever.

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Re: Martin earned his CD

Postby Sarah » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:03 pm

I didn't use a clicker with Elmo (or with Tully, who I did more shaping with), I used a marker word. The hold was the part of the retrieve that Elmo didn't get, I like the technique that Lana Mitchell describes because you basically get to bypass teaching the hold. The dog is being shaped to be in front of you with the retrieve item, and the hold naturally happens as a result of that.


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