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Old 04-04-2013, 11:47 AM
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I was so happy I had a dog that could heel, and then I watched a bunch of dogs that could actually heel and I discovered... I don't have heeling. SO, time to scratch and start over.

Our field work is focused on the trifecta of Go - Stop - Come. Um, none of which I'm happy with. I think stop will be the hardest for Marsh, so we're focusing on that for a start. I want to improve the topography of his sit, a better weight shift will give me a tighter turn, I think.

For a turn and sit (think AKC directed jumping but much faster and greater distance), do you like a tuck sit (dog pivots on the front and tucks forward) or a rock back (dog pivots on the rear and pulls front feet back)? And, how would you train that turning on a dime?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:37 PM
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Heeling, always heeling. With distractions. On By. Dumbbell.

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:18 AM
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Sorry if I'm boring y'all.

Gus learning a foot touch, which will evolve into two on two off. He's only been here 3 months and I'm just now realizing that we have done next to nothing with him. He's eager to learn though.

And then what Zen has been doing the past month or so. Soft tissue injures are awful. Especially when you are trying to come up with a rehab plan and program on your own.

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:32 AM
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Worked more on P's 2o2o last night with the smaller stool. He of course thought we must be playing the pivot game. NOPE. (Also Auggie was lurking the entire time like LET ME DO IIIIIIIT.) No video because I was wearing a pajama top where you can pretty much see my entire bra *cough*
Does anybody else have a dog that will do this: he got the 2o2o almost right away and then immediately started offering a million other things even though he was JUST rewarded for something completely different! It's funny because his brain doesn't always seem to be very linear. "Oh I got rewarded for having my front feet on the ground. Let's try jumping over the stool! WHEEEEE"
It's kind of annoying because I'm like "Yeah, you totally get this!" and then I spend five minutes waiting for him to try everything else that isn't even remotely close to what I just rewarded him for LOL. I just wait him out, no big deal, but it's... weird. It does not seem to coincide scientifically with what I know about positive reinforcement. It seems more, uh, ADHD. I'm waiting for that magical moment when suddenly he stops being a puppy and grows a brain.

Tonight we will do more cik/cap. Silvia says to name it as soon as you get "fluent circling." Would a single circle count or should I wait for repeated circling? I was waiting for repeated circling but I'm wondering if I should just name a single wrap?

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Old 04-05-2013, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Beanie View Post
Tonight we will do more cik/cap. Silvia says to name it as soon as you get "fluent circling." Would a single circle count or should I wait for repeated circling? I was waiting for repeated circling but I'm wondering if I should just name a single wrap?
I named it after one wrap and then would cue to get multiple wraps. However, that's just how I did it, I don't really remember what Trkman says.

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Old 04-07-2013, 02:49 PM
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We got our Hero Air discs in the mail today!!! And I've spent my whole morning (at work) on Pawsitive Vybe's youtube channel!!

I can't wait to go home and practice some throws (for me) and some rollers and flatwork for the Bone. I've started compiling a list of foundational things we can work on.

We're taking an agility class break. I haven't been to class since he became lame, we've kept things pretty chill (NO FUN AT ALL) and he's doing well. We've slowly let him do more things and he seems a-ok, but I've decided not to re-enroll in agility until after wedding is over.

We are forever working on manners & recalls. And skateboarding, proofing his tricks he already knows, weave entrances, manners, recalls, etc

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:24 AM
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Ronan - nothing, he's perfect <3 lol but hes also 11...

OC - nothing at the moment but been thinking about reviving his target training (from
4+ years ago!!)

Simi - shes my bfs dog but is so ball driven and focused im curious about doing some tracking with her

Obi - on-by!!! Thats why he was sold to me by another musher. He has a very hard time going past loose dogs and even once pasy he still tries to look back for them for a good while after. Throws the rhythm of the team off.

Vixen - getting sharper on gee/haw and on-by for head-on pasding of other teams

Lycan - better on-by, recall (i dont expect a perfect recall from the huskies but right now his is very low)

No-name Puppy - obviously we are at ground zero lol potty training will be step one!

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Old 04-11-2013, 12:34 AM
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Siri rocked puppy class again tonight. Our trainer had some very complimentary things to say and that made me so happy. We've been working very hard!

-Still working on the standing on my feet thing, I hope to have it 100% by next week.
-Starting Susan Salo's Puppy Jumping tomorrow as long as I can cut up these pool noodles with scissors

Frodo is working on heeling now, starting today. Because I want to enter him to debut in rally alongside Siri in August. Because I'm nuts. We shall see.

Both are working on mat work. My goal is to be able to leave them on the mat for 2 minute stretches at a time, just in the living room with no other stimulation. This may seem like a small goal, but I think we can have it by the end of the week.

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Old 04-11-2013, 11:07 AM
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Naming ALL the tricks!

1, 2, 3, 4: Naming his feet. 1&2 we're working on stimulus control, the back two are still being offered but almost ready to be named.

Paws up: put your front feet on something. Marsh has had this trick for a long time but its never been reliable if I ask for it.

Stick 'em up: sit pretty. I had put a name on this but I'm taking it off because I want more duration. I know Marsh is physically able to hold it, but I'm having a hard time telling him its what I want.

AAA and this would be why my dog isn't ready to compete in anything, I keep getting distracted.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by AdrianneIsabel View Post
Very nice!!
Thank you!

We've entered a rally advanced trial on the 27th (gulp) so we're practicing heeling now. I'm scared.
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