Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Training Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1581  
Old 07-29-2013, 03:42 PM
adojrts's Avatar
adojrts adojrts is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,089
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BostonBanker View Post
Fair enough. There is a difference between 'happy it is gone' and 'expected it gone' I guess. Time is the reason I have heard given for removing it/making it positionless. Everyone gets to go home earlier when you don't spend extra time waiting for dogs to lie down.
Didn't expect to be gone but I am happy there are changes, if that makes sense.

I was told the AAC made the change to bring us more in line with other orgs and the table performance requirements over seas.
Reply With Quote
  #1582  
Old 07-29-2013, 08:35 PM
yv0nne's Avatar
yv0nne yv0nne is offline
Vizsla mom
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cape Breton
Posts: 1,092
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MandyPug View Post
We leave for nationals on Thursday.

I'm so excited and nervous at the same time. Today is my last day of work so I have 2 days off to over think absolutely everything lol!
So jealous! We will be there next year
Briar will always down on the table as it's automatic for him. Penny, it's automatic but she has such a big chest that it doesn't always look like she's fully down. With the new rule, does that mean I'm better retraining her to sit on the table rather than have a judge be iffy that she is really doing a down? Or do they just have to not move from a position (whatever it is) once they get on the table?

Also, look at us go in our masters level course.. think we stand a chance of getting out of starters?! Just ignore the fact that I'm a crappy handler (only been 8 months LOL) and that knocked bar at #3!
__________________
It's wonderful to be a human in a Vizsla world!
*Copper& Chaos agility blog*
Reply With Quote
  #1583  
Old 07-29-2013, 08:42 PM
Beanie's Avatar
Beanie Beanie is offline
Clicker Cult Coordinator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,576
Default

Briar looks good!!

I took the boys to the house tonight so I could work more with Payton on the dog walk. The very first time he got on it, it was hot from sitting in the sun all day, and he was startled by it being hot so he bailed off it and didn't want to go back on the flat plank. He'd go up the plank and then down to do his contact but didn't want to go across it. So I was clickering him and letting him be in control, but he still wasn't looking very confident. I decided to try backchaining it instead... that did the trick! We weren't there for very long and he was doing the entire dog walk by the time we were done. I only asked him for it about two more times after he offered a full dog walk to me. He then followed Auggie across it later.

Auggie.
Oh Auggie.
I wanted Auggie to do the dog walk in hopes Payton would see him do it and feel more confident. So I brought him with us. Also he needs a tiny refresher since I entered him one day in August. We got to the house and I opened the gate to the agility yard.
And he saw the dog walk.
He looked at me like MOM! MOM! then took off running so fast I had to sprint to catch up. He ran across the dog walk, spun around after doing his contact and ran back the other way. Repeat about ten times. I really don't think I've ever seen him look so happy. Our VERY OWN dog walk, he says.
<3
__________________


Auggie - The Flash RN NAJ MXP MJP CGC
Payton - Sharp Dressed Man NA NAJ CGC
Pepper - Chocolate Swizz-l-icious
& the pest, Georgie - Peach Pudding N Pie OA OAJ
The Sheltiechick Blog
Reply With Quote
  #1584  
Old 07-29-2013, 08:49 PM
MandyPug's Avatar
MandyPug MandyPug is offline
Sport Model Pug
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southern Alberta
Posts: 5,252
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yv0nne View Post
So jealous! We will be there next year
Briar will always down on the table as it's automatic for him. Penny, it's automatic but she has such a big chest that it doesn't always look like she's fully down. With the new rule, does that mean I'm better retraining her to sit on the table rather than have a judge be iffy that she is really doing a down? Or do they just have to not move from a position (whatever it is) once they get on the table?

Also, look at us go in our masters level course.. think we stand a chance of getting out of starters?! Just ignore the fact that I'm a crappy handler (only been 8 months LOL) and that knocked bar at #3!
I hope to go next year as well! Gotta save up the cash though.

The table count will start when four feet are on the table, no matter the position.

The reason the bar came down was you were late with your information to the dog. So he didn't have the information to turn soon enough. But otherwise looking good!

Starters is hard for some dogs as its more open and straight generally. Depends what courses works best with your handling and your dogs abilities. You'll learn what certain judges throw too.
__________________

Izzie the Wonderpug RA AGIS AGJIS MADC AGDC MSDC CGN

The Proudest Pug
Reply With Quote
  #1585  
Old 07-29-2013, 09:03 PM
yv0nne's Avatar
yv0nne yv0nne is offline
Vizsla mom
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cape Breton
Posts: 1,092
Default

Yeah, I heard rumors that Nationals were heading to New Brunswick next year.. not sure how true that is or if it's more wishful thinking on the Maritimes part If we have it our way, you better really start saving!! Maybe they will meet in the middle& give it to Ontario.

I am alwayssss late with blind crosses. We have Q'd out of Starters Gamblers& I have 1 Q in Jumpers ..hoping to get my second& be done with it this weekend. Briar is definitely too fast to do super well in starters Jumpers. We had a 19.99 second run last trial ..SCT was 54sec& he knocked the second last bar. Ugh.
__________________
It's wonderful to be a human in a Vizsla world!
*Copper& Chaos agility blog*
Reply With Quote
  #1586  
Old 07-29-2013, 09:18 PM
BostonBanker's Avatar
BostonBanker BostonBanker is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vermont
Posts: 8,406
Default

Yay! Have fun at Nationals! I was panicked when I went to Cynosport, but once I was there all was fine. It's just another agility trial, but with cooler venders I'm so sad our Nationals is so far away next year; I'd really hoped to get Gusto ready to go, but four days of driving isn't going to happen. Maybe 2015!
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #1587  
Old 07-29-2013, 09:30 PM
MandyPug's Avatar
MandyPug MandyPug is offline
Sport Model Pug
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southern Alberta
Posts: 5,252
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yv0nne View Post
Yeah, I heard rumors that Nationals were heading to New Brunswick next year.. not sure how true that is or if it's more wishful thinking on the Maritimes part If we have it our way, you better really start saving!! Maybe they will meet in the middle& give it to Ontario.

I am alwayssss late with blind crosses. We have Q'd out of Starters Gamblers& I have 1 Q in Jumpers ..hoping to get my second& be done with it this weekend. Briar is definitely too fast to do super well in starters Jumpers. We had a 19.99 second run last trial ..SCT was 54sec& he knocked the second last bar. Ugh.
It's no rumour as far as I know. Sussex, NB I believe?

Just gotta know how to handle those courses which comes with experience. I ran a jumpers with a green Brittany and even with fixing our refusals we were in the low 20s for time. I had no idea how to handle for her.
__________________

Izzie the Wonderpug RA AGIS AGJIS MADC AGDC MSDC CGN

The Proudest Pug
Reply With Quote
  #1588  
Old 07-29-2013, 09:32 PM
MandyPug's Avatar
MandyPug MandyPug is offline
Sport Model Pug
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southern Alberta
Posts: 5,252
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BostonBanker View Post
Yay! Have fun at Nationals! I was panicked when I went to Cynosport, but once I was there all was fine. It's just another agility trial, but with cooler venders I'm so sad our Nationals is so far away next year; I'd really hoped to get Gusto ready to go, but four days of driving isn't going to happen. Maybe 2015!
I have an amazing group and we reserved out benching right behind the beer tent lol. It'll be great and im really excited. It's Izzie first event at 6" double drop veterans. She loves 6" so far so I'm excited to see what we can put down.
__________________

Izzie the Wonderpug RA AGIS AGJIS MADC AGDC MSDC CGN

The Proudest Pug
Reply With Quote
  #1589  
Old 07-29-2013, 09:34 PM
yv0nne's Avatar
yv0nne yv0nne is offline
Vizsla mom
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cape Breton
Posts: 1,092
Default

Yup, Sussex! Hopefully, after we have a little more experience& training through this winter, we'll be able to qualify& do fairly well at regionals next year. We have a long way to go (clearly ..ahaha) but my fingers are crossed!

Also, when you get to Nationals, keep your eyes peeled for a Vizsla named Olive! Apparently, she's pretty awesome. People keep mentioning her going when I say I have a Vizsla.
__________________
It's wonderful to be a human in a Vizsla world!
*Copper& Chaos agility blog*
Reply With Quote
  #1590  
Old 07-29-2013, 09:58 PM
Laurelin's Avatar
Laurelin Laurelin is offline
I'm All Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 29,950
Default

First class with the new trainer went well! My evening went: run home from work then change as fast as possible. Run to agility where I run two dogs. Hurry to nosework and run Summer then run Mia.

I'm tired.
__________________
Mia CGC - (5 year old Papillon)
Hank - (approx. 10 month old Spotty Dog)
Summer TG3 TIAD - (10 year old Papillon)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site