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I'm not sure why this thread isn't used as much anymore! Let's fix that!

Crosserton learned backward leg weaves the other day

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You know, there is a Disc Dogathon here next weekend...hint hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge!

Crossbone is awesome! I'm jealous of those backward leg weaves, Didgie still looks like she's just throwing herself backwards and sometimes happening to get between my legs!
 

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No way!! Wish I would've known that!!! We're doing a weekend of barn hunt instead :( (which should be fun -- but is not the level of fun of Chicago & disc!)
 
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No way!! Wish I would've known that!!! We're doing a weekend of barn hunt instead :( (which should be fun -- but is not the level of fun of Chicago & disc!)
Ugh! I really should have told you sooner, I just didn't think about it. For now on I'll tell you when they're coming up ok!

....or you blow off barn hunt....there's that too. ;)
 

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How we spent our rainy Sunday.

We started working on "wipe your paws". This was her first session.
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And we started working on closing doors. This was filmed after we had worked on it for maybe ten minutes throughout the morning. I was late with clicks and missed opportunities to reward here, I was having trouble juggling my phone, the clicker, the treats, and the door.
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I love this thread! Keep with the updates! Crossbone looks like such a fun little dog. Lovely weaves. Cara is such a lovely wee Aussie too. That's a cute trick!

I gathered some of my videos on another forum from the past few years of Cohen's handstands -- I thought I'd share. It's kind of crazy to see how long we've been working on it, but pretty neat to see what it looked like in the beginning.

Linking (not embedding) to save space.

Feb 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnC6r-Vkv9M
Jan 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpkEIH4QZ7k
Aug 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcyx9rFdquE
Nov 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cYJKSY19co
Feb 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUCRNL-APSM
Apr 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjf6eiVnKok
Sep 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cLMFYkVDqY
 

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Crossbone is hilarious and has SO much fun in everything that he does. I absolutely live working with him.

Cara's freaking adorable!!!

I love seeing Cohen's progress through the years. Incredible!! I am totally not patient enough to work on something for that long :p
 

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It's trick season here again!!!! Time to work on new tricks so that they can be perfected by next disc season. I LOVE TRICKS. yay!

Here are our latest. Sorry if you saw these on facebook already, but here you go! Also, go like our team page (link in my siggy), the more likes I get the more likely someone will sponsor us. We desperately need sponsors for next year!

Because a two-footed footstall wasn't quite fun enough, Zinga has been working on a one-footed footstall! Hoping to add a sit or a sit pretty to it soon. (sorry for huge picture, it's from facebook)


Zuma has been working on a foot rebound. This has been a little more tricky than it should have, Zuma has confidence issues when it comes to things like this. My foot moves more than she likes, plus it's at a weird angle for her to hit. It's been in the works for a few months now.
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Also, I love Crossbone's reverse leg weaves!! Very cool!

Still incredibly jealous of Cohen's handstand. Every now and then I come back to Zuma and Zinga's and give up again. What kills me is there's this trick dog trainer who can teach a handstand quickly to any dog, but she won't say how she does it. I WANT TO KNOW!!!
 

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Day two of working on closing doors and we're putting it on cue. I also added in opening the door. :)
 

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Still incredibly jealous of Cohen's handstand. Every now and then I come back to Zuma and Zinga's and give up again. What kills me is there's this trick dog trainer who can teach a handstand quickly to any dog, but she won't say how she does it. I WANT TO KNOW!!!
Haha! I don't think my heart could take it if I found someone capable of doing that! Totally admit that the long (long) process is my fault 'cause I had no idea what I was doing and there were so many abandoned techniques and dead ends. Cohen is a great guinea pig.

I saw your foot stall/rebounds on FB, but I still love them. Got me working on a foot rebound with Cohen, but we've not yet worked through "this must be some kind of perch" so...


Careful what you teach Cara! Having a dog who opens doors is not always the best thing in the world! :p I know of some people who refuse to teach their dogs to open the refrigerator because, well, they want to leave their food where it is. :p
 

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Careful what you teach Cara! Having a dog who opens doors is not always the best thing in the world! :p I know of some people who refuse to teach their dogs to open the refrigerator because, well, they want to leave their food where it is. :p
I'm hoping because I'm using a pull tab to teach her to open the doors that if it becomes a problem I can simply remove the tab. :)

Today we worked on taking things and holding them.
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A few tricks, and learning to pray :D

We aren't perfect, but we have fun!!

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Tonight we worked on popping up into a bow from a down. I think she's got it!

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Look at her little nubbin!
 

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Tonight we worked on popping up into a bow from a down. I think she's got it!

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Look at her little nubbin!
She is soooooo cute & I just LOVE her nubbin!!!!

Inspired by you & Cohen we decided to learn "bow" and "moonwalk".

Um. He's got "bow" down pretty well now (except he almost always adds a spin) and "moonwalk" is getting better and better every session.

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She is soooooo cute & I just LOVE her nubbin!!!!

Inspired by you & Cohen we decided to learn "bow" and "moonwalk".

Um. He's got "bow" down pretty well now (except he almost always adds a spin) and "moonwalk" is getting better and better every session.

[YOUTUBE]UsTOynTTesw[/YOUTUBE]
"Moonwalk" is a really cute cue. I use "inch it" for our backwards shuffle because ... of reasons... I guess. It seemed like the thing to do at the time!

We finally got a beg during our foot stall training today! It didn't come easy but we've been doing lots of beg practice on various unsteady surfaces and it's given her a lot of confidence.

 
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Reviving this thread!

First off, you are my inspiration Sekah with Cohen. It's not easy to do a sit pretty in a footstall with dogs of their size and Cohen shows me we can do it!

So, I totally stole Adrianne and K9Krazee's trick, put them together and am working on the Limp Dead Dog with Traveler. Super hard since he's never been limp a second in his life and even when sleeping doesn't hang limp.

So here's where we are on our third day of working on it!

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He's giving it his all to be dead. He's like "Dead, dead, not moving, dead." all while twitching. Hoping to start weaning off the amount of treats during it so he stops expecting to be treated and lifting his head.

Still not sure if I will be able to lift him up completely because it's an awkward position and I don't want to hurt him.
 
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