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Old 01-21-2014, 03:56 PM
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We're taking precision heeling too!
Really? Awesome! Silver or gold level? I'm hoping gold so I can see videos of Feist.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:01 PM
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I'm taking Precision Heeling too, haha. Bronze level I think.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:46 PM
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Really? Awesome! Silver or gold level? I'm hoping gold so I can see videos of Feist.

Bronze, because we are cheap! But I'll make sure to post some videos of our progress on here. What level are you guys in?
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:40 AM
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Bronze, because we are cheap! But I'll make sure to post some videos of our progress on here. What level are you guys in?
We are doing gold. I figured go big or go home! Haha. My husband agreed that it was my birthday present.

There are some others I'd rather do silver or bronze because taking videos would be hard (like the focus class - do I take a camera to the pet store, agility class, on walks?). The heeling class is easy since I can set the camera up in my bedroom easily enough and they're all small spaces exercises.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:17 PM
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Denise Fenzi just published a blog post about the Precision Heeling class:
http://denisefenzi.com/2014/01/22/precision-heeling/
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How similar/different are AKC rally and UKC rally? My trainer only competes and trains in AKC and wasn't sure this answer. How difficult is it to train yourself? Any resources online?...
I found them to be very similar. Besides the look and wording of the signs, the biggest difference I've found was some excercises are in different levels. For example, in URO1 (AKC Novice equivilant), there is the HALT, 90 degree Pivot Right HALT, which is in AKC Advanced. There is also the HALT, 90 degree Turn Right, Forward, which is in AKC Novice, but the HALT 90 Degree Turn Left, Forward is in URO2 (as is the pivot Left). Also,in Level 1, a 5 cone weave as well as the 4 cone. There are a couple signs in Level 2 that AKC doesn't have. Two big differences as far as excercises go- the jump is optional, and can only be used in Level 3, and Level 3 has the Honor that AKC replaced in 2012 with the Sit Stay.

A really big difference is there are no IPs. If you don't do a station right, it's an NQ (for example, sign says Finish Right, and you do a left finish). BUT, some judges will let you know you did the sign wrong by calling out, "Fault" and let you re-do the sign. Also, if you aren't sure if you did the sign right, you can ask the judge.


I pretty much taught myself UKC. It isn't that hard if you have a good understanding of AKC Rally. I bought the UKC Obedience and Rally Rule books as well as a set of UKC signs. And then I just set up courses I already had drawn up, using UKC signs instead of AKC
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Started our precision heeling class!


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Old 02-03-2014, 09:55 AM
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You're doing better than I am! I haven't even started :-( Hoping to get something on video tonight. Watson is very good about putting his feet on things, and I can lure him into a pivot, but we never got to the point of automatically pivoting together. I'm hoping that's a relatively quick jump for him to make.
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Siri really seems to be the kind of dog who needs time to let things sink in (at least when I work with her). I never make progress with her if I try to teach something new and then practice it. However, if I teach something new and leave it alone for a few days/weeks/months (haha), I can come back to it without a problem.

I did a lot of work with her as a baby on heeling and heeling games and all things competition obedience. It all kind of fell apart for a while.

I took her out last night and she was actually putting the pieces of heeling together. ALL of them! It was really neat! Maybe some day I'll work on the pieces of front position again!
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I'm taking precision heeling, bronze only though. Excited.
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