The Push 

 July 20, 2018

By  Daisy Peel

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Daisy Peel

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Hi, @Daisy Peel, yesterday we worked on units 5 and 6 of this week’s homework. We did two sessions and I mixed it up with fc’s and bc’s to make it more challenging for Dizzy and me (not shown in the video). I didn’t see your videos and read the comments until now, as I wasn’t sure if we were allowed to mark the previous lesson’s as completed before you commented on our video. Just read, that you told someone else, it is okay to do so. Just like you, I really thought I was moving much more towards #4… Read more ยป


Thank you so much, @Daisy Peel, once again, for this excellent feedback! This really helps understanding what to aim for and now I have a very clear picture in mind what to look for and how to practice it. A cookie probably won’t work for Dizzy, but a toy will do the job ๐Ÿ™‚

‘JUST ahead of him’ – with every drill you’re giving me a new mantra to keep in mind when practicing it. I very much appreciate your feedback and really love this course ๐Ÿ™‚


I am afraid that’s exactly what Dizzy does – grabbing the toy and heading off.
I am not quite sure that I understand, but I guess you are talking about a full stop out of the run, just like when doing a recall as described in Linda’s book? I NEVER managed to teach Dizzy this skill, he simply won’t stop. I even tried it when standing 1 or 2 m away from the fence, and Dizzy crashed against it!

Good to know that you cover this in on of classes, and flatwork is definitely on my wishlist ๐Ÿ™‚


Hi Daisy. Here is our Push


Here is Andy and me running the Push again.

This time I tried to push him better into 4.

Thanks. Claire



Janie Peirce
Janie Peirce

Daisy, here are some more tries…who knew it was so hard for some of us to run in a straight line…

Shenna Lemche

Super short push attempt. This stuff is the most, MOST hard for Moo.

Jenni Young

Hi Daisy, here are my first attempts at the Push I had to work up to this he didn’t want to come over jump 3 we worked it out after breaking it down. I stayed as straight as possible. This one I will revisit.

Kerry Stevenson

Hi Daisy,
Here is our push. I’ve been practicing serps with her at 16″ and she’s been doing pretty well. So I tried this at 20″ and we had some misses. Will keep at it.


Push at jump 3 trial 1:

and today we did exercise it again:


I understand, and shall redo it with me ahead.

Daisy- For the above sequence, why wouldn’t you startrunning closer to numbers 1 and 2 and then move laterally (behind) to number 3? You are running in a straight line, rather than moving laterally. Shouldn’t we start closer to numbers 1 and 2 so that we can show that lateral motion? Curious!

Daisy–Thank you for the information. Makes sense!


Here we are working some push, only a few repetitions as this was on our second trip out to the field on Saturday. I try to keep repetitions low because he is young and he does not drill very well, especially outside. But I think this is better, something I feel more comfortable doing.


Still no running here, but I set up 2 jumps and tried this … walking. I put Darcy in a sit about 20 feet back, moved laterally and then moved forward. I released her when I got close to the first jump. The first time, she ran straight forward, like Juno did. The second time, I used my opposite arm to call her over the jump and that worked. Because this sequence moves straight, it felt more like a long serp.


I did several videos of the push. You’ll see in these that it took her a while to get the hang of this but when my timing was on it felt so much better.

Here’s the second video. I think we did the best one at 20 seconds. When we show on the weekend Piper gets anxious and breaks her start line a little early so you’ll see we had some issues with that as well.

Merck Salazar

The training session with Carter.
Module 1 ,Unit 5 – PUSH ( session 1)

Merck Salazar

Thank You, Daisy, for the valuable tips. Yes, That’s the old me. hahaha. The fun of using both arms which I think is not necessary at all. I only understand the basic of this technique when I enroll with your program. Observation # 2 -refer to jump # 2 issue Actually, I try a number of jumps calling his him as he’s lifting for 2 and it causes the knocking of bars. And I am working on this seriously. I observed that calling him as he lift # 2 coming toward 3 eliminates extra steps compare to calling him after… Read more ยป


Daisy,my dog inured her foot a month ago and is now on “injured reserve” until February and I have not been able to work any of these courses! How long do I have access to this course?

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