YOUR PROGRESS IN THIS COURSE:
Here is our attempt at this, felt very awkward on the one side so will be working on this a little more
Yes, you may want to turn your hips and shoulders toward him a bit more at first, so he doesn’t swing out quite so much. We still want them stopping straight! Actually, he does pretty well on the left; it was the first one on the right that was pretty loose. Well, the third one, on the left, he swung out as well. So, I’d lead out, as you’re doing, but get your rear leg back a bit more, turn hips/shoulders in to him a bit more, cookie lower earlier, and see if you can’t help him stop nice and… Read more »
This is great! I’m enjoying the class! And working both dogs through it as I didn’t do a very good job with Jazzie.
Here’s our Extension Recall. She did great!
@Patty O'Bleness I’m really glad you’re working through this with Jazzie as well as Fly! Man, Fly is cuuuuuute.
Her extension recall looks super. This is why I really do think starting recalls with puppies even as young as **8 weeks** is a great idea; they tend to HAVE nice recalls when they’re little, and like us, tend to get sloppier as they get older 🙂 This is super nice!! How is Jazzie’s extension recall? As nice as this?
Ha ha! No, Jazzie’s Extension Recall is not nearly as nice as this! I’m working on it though because I can see where I didn’t do as good a job with her. Jazzie is very sloppy on the stopping and demanding the treat right now and then gets into position very sloppy.
That’s why I asked; not surprising 🙂 The butt swinging really does seem to not enter in to things until later in life, when our puppies get super cranked up. I always use the analogy of kids; look at any toddler. Those little larvae can sit as straight as you’ve ever seen, and the posture is to die for. Balanced and proper. It’s not til later in life that we learn to hunch, lean, stand on one leg, etc. 🙂 IF you can get on it early and reward the behavior that’s already THERE, it’s much easier to stay on… Read more »
Here is our extension recall. I think I am starting to understand what we’re looking for…so I think starting with the 3rd one in my video today this is what we’re looking for (straight body position on dog as she collects). We are going back each day and also practicing the heel position and the collection recall. Let me know what you think. Thanks so much!
@agilitymalinois can you repost the link? The link above is to edit the video….I want to see that recall! 🙂
Hmmm. Try this one. Not sure why it isn’t publishing…
No worries, it’s the joy of the interwebs. First one looked good, second one I think you pulled him forward a bit too much. Third one is GOOD, same with the fourth one. Fifth one is good too! I think the second one you just maybe let him come forward a bit too much and he started to swing to the front of you. The rest are GOOD. Nice and straight, nice square stop! Yes, you’ve got it!
We’re having some trouble with this one. He does it fine on my right side, but on the left side, he cannot come in straight. I didn’t know what to do when he wasn’t coming in straight – should I not reward? Looking at some of the other students’ videos, I think maybe my shoulders weren’t turned towards him enough? I dunno. I’ll try more again tonight. Here’s the best of what we did last night (the right sided attempts were all pretty much the same, so I only included two).
You can put your inside leg a bit further back and turn your hips in to him a bit more, or, use a wing, or a wall to call him to your side. Again, as in your other video, there is a competing behavior here, the desire to get to the front of you, where a lot of cookies have been delivered 😉 If you’ve done any heelwork or perchwork where you step away from the dog and have them come after you staying in heel position (little circles), that may be helpful to reinforce heel position as well. If… Read more »
Hi Daisy I’ve got some not so good news here. Kit has torn one maybe two ligaments in a toe in his right front paw. He has a splint and a large cast-like bandage on his leg. Wish I could figure out how to post that photo here… You’d get the picture easier. He’s on minimal movement even around the house for at least the next month. I plan to do some mind games and tricks that don’t require much movement, but I’ll not be able to continue with this course. What kind of arrangements can we make? I see… Read more »
I’ve never downvoted a comment before but this deserves a thumbs down 🙁 That is such a bummer!
You can pick up wherever you left off when he’s ready, and I’ll extend your access. Note to others reading this – I’m happy to be flexible, particularly when this sort of thing happens, and you *proactively* contact me 🙂 But ghosting the course and then asking for help months later isn’t as helpful 😉
Thank you so much, Daisy!!! This turn of events is truly disappointing, but we’ll make the best of it cause what else are ya gonna do!? As soon as we have the go ahead from our vet we’ll be back. But it will be at least a month.
No problem @Sandy Mullis just keep me posted 🙂
Will do ?
Here’s Ruby and Moses doing the extension recalls. Overall I think they look good, but please let me know if we need to fine tune.
@Alisa Healy Just make sure they’re coming in dead straight to begin with, not crooked; you may need to readjust if they shift after you leave them in a sit stay. Ruby looks a bit more solid than Moses; I’m not sure if it’s the camera angle or if he really does drift off a bit on a curve, or if he wasn’t coming in straight to begin with, but on some of the earlier ones it’s not quite what it should be. However, the last several seconds he *is* coming in nice and straight and stopping nicely, so I’m… Read more »
Entirely unsurprised that Ruby looks better than my dopey 10 month old lol! I think i see a couple times I could have line him up better so I’ll work on ensuring he has a straight like to me. Thanks!
LOL poor boys, they take a while to get organized, mentally AND physically 😛
Also, Daisy, do you have a schedule for when you check and respond to comments? Since I joined late I’d like to move along as fast as I can so it would be good if I can be strategic in the times I post.
I try to check each weekday, although I often don’t get to sit down til afternoon to check comments, due to my teaching schedule and other obligations. Weekends I *try* to take a break, although that doesn’t always happen 🙂 There will be some intermittent times coming up – September 19-October 9 I will be overseas. From September 19-October1 I’ll be checking pretty regularly as internet allows, daily at least. But, from October 1-7 I need to take a break and focus on World Championships. October 8 I will probably be a post event zombie, and the 9th will be… Read more »
So helpful, thanks! I’ll try to keep plowing ahead.
I noticed that when we play we do much more extension recalls then collection recalls. Will be changing the play time to add more collection recalls.
These are excellent exercises.
@Sasha Drat, these links don’t work 🙁 Can you update them so I can view? Looking forward to seeing them, and thank you again for your patience while I was in Europe!
Hi Daisy If you remember, my puppy, Kit injured his paw about 6 weeks ago. Finally the vet has released him to normal activity. Sooo I am including the video here for his extension recall. Thank you so much for being very patient!
@Sandy Mullis I’m so glad he’s released back to playing normal!! He’s such a cutie. Some Fall rain as well! He’s stopping nice and square and straight in this little video clip, although I’m guessing when you add in motion that noodly body is going to have a little tougher time 🙂 Glad you’re back in action, and ready to roll with your videos!