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Old 02-25-2014, 12:21 PM
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Default Trick of the week: Leg weaves!

This week's trick is leg weaves! Huge variety for you with this one.

Forward leg weaves
Dog weaves through the handler's legs while the handler is walking forward.

Figure 8
Dog weaves a figure eight through stationary handler's legs.

Backward leg weaves
Dog backs through handler's legs while handler is moving backwards.

Backwards Figure 8
Dog backs a figure eight through stationary handler's legs.

You can add scoots before or after these, you can run, you can skip. Make those leg weaves fun!

Benefits? Great way to stretch your dog's back before performance sports, or to just warm up their entire body. Great for body awareness too, especially the backwards weaves.

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Old 02-25-2014, 12:34 PM
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Yay! Stuff to work on! Actually, I had already started doing this with Summit back in the early winter... before we lost our work space at a local horse barn. Kili I can work with on the hardwood, but Summit needs good footing or he freaks.

This is where the big man was at:


The weaves are tough for us because of how tall he is/short I am. lol.

Kili knows how to go around and come between my legs and just stand between my legs. So we need to actually work on weaves tonight.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:56 PM
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This video is from 2012, so it's pretty old. Here's Cohen's backwards weaves. I think she's improved a lot since then and is doing it fluently on verbal only. I'll hopefully record a video of where we're at now soon.

I'm not sure what I'll work on. I don't think we have a backwards figure-8 yet.

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Old 02-25-2014, 01:12 PM
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That's awesome. I'm thinking that would be fun for Kili. We'll start with forwards though... mostly because I have no idea how to train that backwards stuff. hee hee.
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Does "darting through and under and around the human's feet snatching at shoelaces and making the human trip and stumble to avoid accidentally crushing him" count? Because if so, Lodin has this trick mastered already
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:23 PM
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Does "darting through and under and around the human's feet snatching at shoelaces and making the human trip and stumble to avoid accidentally crushing him" count? Because if so, Lodin has this trick mastered already
Only if there's video!
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:38 PM
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This video is from 2012, so it's pretty old. Here's Cohen's backwards weaves. I think she's improved a lot since then and is doing it fluently on verbal only. I'll hopefully record a video of where we're at now soon.

I'm not sure what I'll work on. I don't think we have a backwards figure-8 yet.

Oh! I never thought about doing them dog backwards while walking forward!


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Cricket and Bamm already know this so I think I'm going to give it a shot with Joey.
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So this is were we are at with the one direction going backwards around my leg.



It's not the greatest, but it's progress ^_^

I started doing this and than realized he doesn't know pivot in the CCW direction. So we are going back to learning to pivot CCW instead of CW. Hopefully he'll be able to do both directions and we can start putting it all together and making it prettier.
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What's the difference between a figure 8 and a leg weave? To me that sounds like it should be the same thing?
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