What should the spacing be for the jumps and tunnel?
@BarbaraBehan Great question – I would set it up so that your dog can comfortably extend through the exercise. If you know your dog’s maximum extended stride, that’d be a good guide. For a large, fast, long strided dog, I’d shoot for at least 21′ between obstacles, perhaps 24-25′ 🙂
Hi Daisy. I hope I’m right and this is where to post our videos. This is Spiff, 3 year old golden retriever. Thanks for your input.
@Sandra Haigler This is fine, however, moving forward, if you could post the videos on the relevant unit page, that’d be preferred. Each figure in the handout has a unit assigned to it 🙂 FORWARD MOTION FRONT CROSS – this was nicely executed. Your timing on the rotation for the front cross was good. Take care how you roll out of it; if, as you finish the forward motion front cross, you roll your inside (right) shoulder forward and away from the dog, there are a couple of things that can happen. This can cause the third bar to come… Read more »
Fantastic feedback and I DO want you to be picky. That’s why I’m here. I did feel that I got further ahead several times than I’ll be in the real world. I’ll try again and time it to be more realistic. Thank you.
Daisy, sorry if this is a stupid question but I’m going to need clarification on where to post videos. I don’t see any links that will open on the Units, only on Getting Started & Lesson Setup. Thanks.
I can’t see where to post them either. :/
Daisy, do you want us to post each video individually corresponding to the figure? So like lesson 1, figure 2? I’m assuming you will unlock access to those buttons so we can post.
Yes please. You will need to do them in order, and mark the unit as completed, in order to view the next unit. A new batch of units (a module) will become available each week.
You’ll need to upload your video to Youtube or Vimeo and then post the URL of your video as a comment on the relevant unit page 🙂
Great question Janie, please upload your videos to Youtube, and then post the URL in the comments section on the relevant unit page. You’ll need to mark units as completed in order to see the next unit 🙂 I hope that helps!
@Janie Peirce I saw you figured out where and how to post! 🙂 Happy to see you in action again 🙂
I will not be able to set this up until Monday, I was hoping to work several of the units in module one on Monday, but it looks like I shouldn’t open the next unit until I get feedback because I can’t open until I mark the previous unit completed. Is that correct, or am I confused?
You can go ahead and mark it as completed; I didn’t review any video over the weekend (I usually don’t) so I am catching up today 🙂
@PamAnthony you can feel free to mark all the available units as completed so that you can go back through them and watch/post video at your leisure. You’re on your honor 🙂
I’m a little bit late but I will try to catch up later. It’s a rainy season here and I’m expecting to start with the program by mid-Nov. Anyway, I am following thru with your program and I got some pointers on my habitual mistake in Handling.
I’m glad you’re still here @Merck Salazar 🙂
@Merck Salazar Hi there! Glad you’re posting a video! In general try to post the videos on the page with the lessons or I’ll get confused as to what I’m looking at 🙂 With the forward motion front cross, AND the forward motion blind cross – make sure that you are only moving straight down the field, OR getting closer to 3 as you move down the field. If you move in toward the middle of the setup, even a little, it will give your dog information that you don’t want him to have. Look at your video and you’ll… Read more »
Hello Daisy, Thank you for your advice and tips. Now I know, why my dog crosses a wrong path. Unknowingly, that extra steps of mine cause a big difference.
Yes, that’s a pretty common issue!!