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Old 11-11-2006, 09:04 PM
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I just emailed the Alabma 4H club!

Although I did not know who to email about it...So I just picked the first one And ask if this was the right one to be emailing about it and if not please tell.

Senna, How are you starting all of that at once?
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:08 PM
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no you work on one thing at a time...

i beleive it goes in this order

obedience
then agility
then showmanship

im just saying those would be the problems i would have with rascal
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:09 PM
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Oh okay
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:13 AM
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Good luck!!
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:46 AM
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Here you must have obedience training in your dog to start agility. If it has not previously done an obedience class and passed, or has not had a year in obedience 4-H, you cannot yet do agility. (A Safety issue.) And showmanship and obedience are started at the same time. But, if I were you, I'd train them on seperate days, so the dog does not get confused.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:56 AM
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Sounds like fun! I'm excited for you, keep us posted on how everything goes!
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:51 PM
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Just rememeber u go there to learn this, you don't have to already know it before you start.
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Old 11-12-2006, 01:18 PM
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Thanks guys!

And yes, Smkie you are right! But I would like Lizzie to know some stuff before I go into this!

I found a club about 15 minutes from me....but I saw nothing about Dog Showing

So My question is....do all 4H clubs have dog showing?
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Old 11-12-2006, 01:54 PM
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Definately go for it.
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:12 PM
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Just a note: The harder the task is, the more rewarded and amazing you will feel. You have already broken your goal down into smaller goals. That's perfect, because as you accomplish each one, you will feel the reward sooner. Now, take each goal and devise a training plan. For example:

1. Free stacking...that would be NO big deal for her to learn

Practice this 2-3 times every day. Then move to where there are distractions and practice again.


2. Focusing on ME and NOT other DOGS! That would be probably the hardest for her .

Find some attention exercises in books and online, write them down, and start teaching her specifically to look at you. Practice ___ times every day.


3. Learn to be touched all over with out moving/getting upset...I think this woud be not that hard either with daily training!

Practice this 2-3 times every day. Then have many different people practice touching and going over her several times each week.

4. Being able to run on leash without wanting to take the leash in her mouth and run.

Find out how to teach this exercise, write it down, and make a plan to teach and practice it just a couple minutes, several times a day.


5. Learning to be on a "show" lead!

Talk to some people with experience about how to do this, write it down, and make a practice plan

6. And just over all being nice to other dogs and not caring they are around!

Socialize, socialize, socialize. Here's a list of socialization exercises you can dog: http://www.loveyourdog.com/fieldtrips.html

You may want to do this different, but the point is that it's much easier to break things down a little bit at a time. You sound like a very responsible and ambitious person, and I know you'll be great in whatever you do! Good luck!
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