YOUR PROGRESS IN THIS COURSE:
Hi, Daisy, here’s our video for this drill. This is really some weird stuff we are working on here ;)! I simply didn’t get this into my head and feet and Dizzy was rather confused by my weak performance, too. There are not all trials shown on the video, but it took as quite a time to NOT slice #3 but to wrap it to the right. Probably Dizzy simply isn’t used to this kind of handling or I got it completely wrong, but it was very hard for him to discriminate between this drill and the rear cross on… Read more »
@Sabine this can definitely take some getting used to, especially if your dog isn’t accustomed to being shaped on the flat! It will help if you think of this – and it sounds really weird – but imagine you have a small stool strapped to your rear end. As you decelerate and bring your outside arm up to cue collection, sit BACK and down on that imaginary stool. That motion will help your dog know to come TO you instead of pushing away from you. Just standing still can be confusing especially if you lean IN to your dog –… Read more »
Lol @Daisy Peel, I really love your comment on this one! I’m pretty sure I won’t ever get the picture of that stool at my butt out of my mind again 🙂
But, indeed, this was as always a very helpful feedback especially as Dizzy really is very sensitive to my body language/ me leaning in to him.
BTW, I just wanted to tell you that obiously there is a little mistake on this page – figure 14a is missing, just like figure 13a on the previous page (rear cross on a jump).
Thank you 🙂
I can see a Figure 14a on the page up above, can you not?
I couldn’t but since somebody here mentioned that her adblocker had prevented it from loading I tried to disable adblocker on my browser, and now I can see it. Thank you.
Thanks for the tip @Sabine 🙂
I cheated, a lot, since I can’t beat him in the mid course option and a lead out killed my motion cues. I think we did ok though, he isn’t great at squaring himself up to the jump so working on me showing him to the takeoff has been good for him.
@Shenna Lemche Both the first and second attempts were good – you don’t always HAVE to be right up in the dog’s face to shape, and in both of these, you relied more on cuing extension for the previous jump so that he landed past the halfway point of 3 than on TAKING him past the halfway point of 3. But, if you’re in a situation where he lands 2 and starts heading directly to 3, you’ll need to then TAKE him a little further down the bar so that you can shape him to slice back toward you.
Well best laid plans again that didn’t work out. I’d rented the ring on Monday and Friday this week but both times someone else was there too and I didn’t get to videotape. So, I have mats in the basement and taped several of the skills there. The distances are little shorter and we don’t have speed but I think I was beginning to get the mechanics down. This is the shape and wrap video.
@CarlaBaker Good woman!! Not a bad space in your basement 🙂 The shape and wrap is probably a fine one to do in this small space. You’ll want to be a bit further ahead than you were in the first attempt – maybe a bit further than you think you NEED to be, and here’s why – if you just stop and bring your outside arm up and lean in, you tend to get a rear cross, which happens several times here. BUT…imagine this, and I know it sounds silly, but imagine this: You have a small tripod stool strapped… Read more »
Ok, I am studying these lesson like a hawk. My page says there should be a 14a figure, but I do not see one:
This crcd shows what often happens if the approach is not shaped. If the dog takes the jump from right to left and the handler tries to move toward 4, the direction of motion indicates a right turn. If the dog lands and turns right, the jump will be between the dog and handler and usually a backjump results.
It’s right up there on the page, just above the PDF link… 🙂
Again we’re at the farm so more room to move around. The first time I lost sight of her. 🙁 Next run was much better and felt better too. Carla
@CarlaBaker Oh I’m glad you have some room to move!! 🙂 Good job on that first one, that’s pretty normal if dogs and people aren’t used to the concept of shaping. I think your dog was just trying to get to the jump and was wondering why you weren’t allowing access. The second one looked GREAT! Nicely done here! I think you’ve got this one!
Darcy and I didn’t have a problem with this one. Like before, being patient to wait for her to get to the right spot before cueing the jump was key for us. And, for the record, I tell people to sit on the bar stool. All of my friends understand what I mean, so that tells you a little about my friends. 🙂
Hah! Well, as long as they don’t fall OFF the stool, LOL 🙂
Daisy, here is our video for this front cross.
@Janie Peirce Where is Janie? I just see the jacket moving down the field! It’s that time of year….getting colder and colder, but I still see some Fall color 🙂 Ok, this one may require some flatwork training before you try it on a jump. Move to an empty part of your field, and lead out maybe 20 feet. Face forward and release your dog, recalling him to you. As he catches up to you say his name or slap your thigh so he slows down and comes IN to you. Then, pull back in the direction he just came… Read more »
Carter ( Module 3,Unit 3) Shape and Wrap with a FX