Hi, Daisy, here we are with the last homework for lesson two
When preparing for it I was quite unsure if Dizzy would accept me turning and heading towards #4 as early as Linda recommended and I was really pleased with him staying committed to #3 inspite of me leaving quite early. Obviously I am really babysitting too much 🙂
I guess, I could even have left here a bit earlier when I am comparing my video to yours and where Linda would have done it.
Thank you for commenting
@Sabine Thank you again for your patience, I really appreciate it. You and @ClairePutman are really cruising through the course and I am enjoying watching your videos. I especially enjoy the scenery in your videos 🙂 It’s pretty impressive just how LATE we often are and we don’t think the dogs can handle it, but then, they do. Then of course we realize not only are we late, but they are so forgiving of it. No wonder some of them seem to get bored and wander off ?Even with Chispa, my young girl, who is only two, I can already… Read more »
Hi @Daisy Peel, thank you for your kind words. Yes, it’s really a lovely place to live here, we enjoy it very much. And we are taking advantage of the mild weather and doing these drills as a preparation for our next competition. But as days get shorter (and drills harder and harder) we might need more time for our homework each week. LOL,I really loved your comment about trial 1 🙂 You’re completely right about me being a chicken here! And I wAS afraid that Dizzy might be crashing into me 🙂 We have no experience with these kind… Read more »
Here is our landing side Push
@ClairePutman ATTEMPT ONE – nice straight line down the field here. Andy does seem to read the push quite nicely, but I do think that you could, and probably should, make it a bit more obvious to Andy that you’re cuing convergence as he commits to two. Make sure you are clearly looking back over your shoulder and directly at him as he lifts for two, so he really knows he needs to come in to you for three. ATTEMPT TWO – Same thing here – while he’s reading the line nicely, I’m not so sure it would be so… Read more »
Daisy, yes, I WANT you to be picky. I sometimes take Andy for granted out there and I want to give him the best information I can. Thank you for taking the time to be exact.
You’re welcome! 🙂
Hi Daisy. You wanted me to give a stronger convergence cue.
@ClairePutman First one, nicely done. Second one seems nice as well. Third one is better than the first two. Fourth one, also GOOD. The last two seem better to me; the first two it looks like you’re pulling away from the jump a bit, but it may just be a trick of the camera angle. The last two, however, you were pretty clearly moving in a nice straight line, cuing the convergence. Not sure if you can see the difference between the first two and the second two? Thank you for reposting!
This went a little better than I thought it would since he dislikes this kind of exercise (he is pretty sure I’m trying to kill him). I *felt* like I was trying to open up prior to 2 to cue convergence but I suppose that was still too late for him? I see how much he was committed to the jump on screen right when he was lifting on 2. Not sure how I can cue it any earlier.
@Shenna Lemche Attempt 1 – since he’s still a bit weak on convergence it’s not surprising that he didn’t think to come in to you and headed off to the red jump 🙂 You may want to proactively say his name as well, as he’s lifting for 2, to help get his attention. Attempt 2 – Pretty similar to attempt 1 – I suspect it’s just lack of experience on his part, and again, calling his name proactively as an attention cue as he’s lifting for 2 may be helpful for him, in terms of looking over at you to… Read more »
Daisy, Here’s one more video from today with the pushes. I was behind in the beginning but think the last one is better and ahead of her through the gap. If you don’t mind looking at her weaves quickly, she was always popping out in shows of the weaves so I’ve done a lot of proofing and also high reward for weaves over the last two weeks. She did her weaves every run this weekend so I did just a couple of different entrances and angles to see how she’s doing. She only skipped a pole once when I got… Read more »
@CarlaBaker the first video you posted is not of the drill for this lesson 🙁 Please resubmit it when you next get a chance, and as I mentioned elsewhere, I’m happy to extend access for you if needed. I get that it is a pain in the rear to find the time and be able to set everything up, and you’re to be applauded for sticking with it!! The second video is a bit off topic 🙂 However, when she popped out of the set close to the wall it’s also likely that the second set was confusing her a… Read more »
Here is some video of the push. As you will see I still had some problems with the off course jump straight ahead rather than coming through the gap. I really want to help him get better at not just taking what is in front of him. I was on,y successful here by making some additional space between the two jumps and pulling him through with a treat in my hand, which seemed like it was no longer a push. But I was trying to get some success rather than just continuing to let him repeat something incorrect.
@PamAnthony In the first attempt you’re too far behind, but I think that was obvious 🙂 The second attempt, I think you were where you needed be, when you needed to be there, you just didn’t STAY there long enough to cue convergence as Ashe was landing 2 and committing to 3. When you left quickly, he stayed extended and just went behind you. The third attempt was spot on. You stayed on the landing side of 3 long enough to REALLY cue convergence AND some collection, and you maintained nice strong side cues (arm, head turned over your shoulder),… Read more »
Daisy, sorry but I am only able to submit two tries at this. I was going to go back & do some more but the weather has not cooperated!
@Janie Peirce No problem 🙂 Thanks for bumping! I think your first attempt looks better than the second; in the first attempt you are a little further ahead and you are looking at her more directly through the wings of three as she is landing two. In the second one you’re just a bit behind as she’s landing two; you do still get the push done reasonably well but she lands behind you a bit wider. So, A for the first one, A- for the second one 🙂 I hope you get some good weather in time to finish the… Read more »
Hi Daisy here’s my landing side push through a gap.
Daisy just bumping this one up I had forgotten about it.
@Jenni Young Thanks for bumping!! OK, landing side push through the gap. I think you can stay on the landing side of the jump a little bit longer to see if you can get him to shorten up and turn tighter as he’s approaching the jump. He’s turning nice, especially for the wide open spaces you guys have, but I’d like proof that if you stood there longer, he COULD shorten up 🙂
I see yes I’d like to know too now thank you Daisy I will have a go and see what we get 🙂
Hi Daisy ! We send you our Landing side Push :
Hmm, I’m not sure why he slips when he lands; you were on the landing side of three super early – maybe he’s not used to seeing you there? Maybe you moved away a little too quickly? He definitely knew to come to jump 3, and it looked good til that little slip, and even that was pretty minor. It may be that you could be directly on the landing side of the jump a bit longer; instead of at the wing, in the middle of the bar, to really get him to add a stride and jump number 3… Read more »
Carter ( Module 2,unit 6) Landing Side Push Through a Gap,Trial 1
@Merck Salazar Similar to the comments I just left for Dana, I think you too could stay on the landing side of three, in your dog’s path, a bit longer. You’re backing away from three and there’s not much of an actual PUSH happening here. For it to be a push you have to put some pressure on the dog’s line, so that they back off a little bit and jump 3 NOT fully extended…Does that make sense? If you’re at the wing out of the dog’s way, or if you back away from the jump as the dog is… Read more »
Thank You, Daisy, for the tips. I’m excited to redo it again.