Hi, @Daisy Peel, here is our video for this unit:
Next to blind crossing a threadle this is the handling we most frequently do in these situations, so I think, Dizzy didn’t have much issues with this one.
Thank you for watching and commenting!
Yes, these look fairly comfortable for you, although I do think that if you have a strong verbal to send your dog to the backside they’ll be even smoother. Your last trial was definitely nice; you started the push much earlier, while Dizzy was still on approach to the third jump, and he read it nicely and went through the gap earlier, and the line was quite smooth!! Remember that pushing as he commits to 3 will yield the best results to get him through the gap 🙂
Thank you @Daisy Peel for another very helpful feedback!
I totally agree, a strong verbal cue really would be of great help. I am still struggling with pushes to the backside. Dizzy mostly relies on my bodily cues, our verbal (“out”) only works on short distance sends, the farther I am behind the more I have to assist it with my body language. I already put this on my to-do list for this winter season 😉
That’s perfect training to do in a small space for the winter!
Here’s our video for the Threadle Handled as a push Through. We had a little trouble with her reading me on the back of the jump and indicating that she take it towards me at first but this came along pretty well. Carla
@CarlaBaker I assume you mean the last jump? If so, remember that it’s the push on the 3rd jump that helps get them through the gap to get to the correct side of the last jump. She looks good in this video, even though there are a couple of dropped bars. She actually looks like she’s reading your push quite nicely. I’m not sure why she dropped bar 2 in the second try; she just sort of stumbled. Be careful drawing your shoulder and arm back as she’s coming over three – this may create the impression that she can… Read more »
Delft ( Module 5, unit 2) a Threadle Handled as a Push-Through, trial 1
@Merck Salazar Threadles as push throughs are usually a lot easier than as pull throughs 🙂 Even with this dog, make sure you keep the pressure on for the push – don’t let any part of your body back up or open up. This means EVERY part of the body must be pushing or maintaining pressure. Look at the last attempt in particular – see how your arm and shoulder go back a little? This small opening can create the illusion to the dog that they have more room than they actually have, and then when they realize they don’t… Read more »
Thanks for the info. I’m so happy that such important bad moves of mine are now corrected.
The trick is to stick with it – ALL of us tend to ‘drift’ toward older habits if we don’t stay on top of things 🙂
Daisy, here is our video for Figure 7.
@Janie Peirce In all three attempts you are really backing up off the line and not handling three as a PUSH. However far away you are from the landing side of 3 as your dog is coming in to it, you should either remain that far away OR move in toward your dog (if you really want to push!). But, if you’re backing away from the jump it’s a pull and not a push and it’ll be even more challenging to push through the gap for the threadle. So, make sure you are angling IN and really pushing on three… Read more »
Just worked this a few times as we worked on the previous exercise longer than I had planned. I had to call him into hand to keep him from blowing past me to the wrong side of the jump.
@PamAnthony I would stay closer to the landing side of the jump where the push is (3). You’re off to the side of the jump, ahead of his line a little too much to really be effective with the push, and so he’s still landing three long and getting him through the gap is going to be harder than it needs to be. If you take the push to an extreme, you SHOULD be able to stand on the landing side of the third jump, toy or food in hand, reach over the bar, and STOP him before he even… Read more »