On page 151 pulls both without motion and with lateral motion are covered and they differ in execution (180 degree turn as the first step versus 90 degree step first). Should we be working on both of these exercises or only the without motion one? In the video demonstration and diagram, it looks like only the pull without motion is covered?
Excellent catch @Patty Ewing ! You’re right, there are pulls on the flat with and without lateral motion. Pulls on the flat WITH lateral motion should also be practiced, for handling purposes and you are welcome to post video of them as well as pulls with NO lateral motion. The pull with NO lateral motion is highlighted here because it encourages more bending than the pull WITH lateral motion. However, as a handler, if you’re not well versed with stepping away with your outside leg to create lateral motion away from your dog, I recommend practicing that as well with… Read more »
I thought this should have been easy but she didn’t want to settle down. I think it was a little easier when I tried it while walking. Am I holding the treat too high again?
@Patty O'Bleness Your cookie is a little high, maybe, but also, she’s just a wiggle worm 🙂 It might be easier to do this once she’s run around for a bit and is settled, although honestly, she looks fine here. The big thing to remember is that you should be stepping away with your outside leg every time. If you’re working on a lateral (90-degree) pull then you’ll pull away with that outside leg laterally. If you’re working on a pull with NO lateral motion (180 degree turn), then the outside leg will step straight BACK behind you as you… Read more »
Thought I would give this one more shot before I move on to the Push.
She’s bending really nicely around your leg in the first attempt, and in the second one as well. Nice job keeping her head a bit lower and closer to your leg. LOL at 24s things got a little awkward but that’s ok. At 0:41 I think you’re going a bit too fast, same at 0:49; she starts to swing/kick out rather than that super nice bending. So, don’t rush it with this one! Slow is smooth and smooth is fast 🙂
Here is our pull on the flat.
@agilitymalinois Make sure you’re keeping your hand low and close to your hip/thigh. The top of his muzzle should be at least parallel with the ground, or even nose pointed slightly down; if he’s looking up too much he won’t bend as nicely. He DOES bend pretty well though! On the first attempt YOU are stepping nicely. Second one as well. Third one too, although his nose is high and not bending as nicely your footwork is good. Just need the cookie lower. 0:28 is nice, with a little motion coming in to it (for the record while heeling you’re… Read more »
Took a few tries to get more fluid, but I think we go it
This looks pretty good Stefani, but I’ll remind you what I’ve reminded the others, try to keep your pup’s head/muzzle level to the ground, as it will encourage better bending. There’s plenty of bending happening here but it IS going to be harder to bend if the dog has its head up/back 😉 Definitely nice and fluid on your part, and other than the high head this does look pretty good!
Attempt 2 with a lower hand
This is nice! Nice and bendy; she’s got a nice bendy body 🙂 I’ll say move on, BUT, don’t forget you can always come back to any of these exercises, forever and ever 🙂
Here is our pull video! I also did a video of the recalls, one of each type on each side, hopefully from a better angle (sorry about that! I really need a tripod), so I will post that to the back up recall thread as soon as I have a chance to edit it.
@Shelby Looking good – remember to keep his head level with the ground or he’ll start to swing rather than bending. Also, no need to get going faster and faster; keep to a speed that will encourage bending for the time being. this doesn’t really ever morph in to something faster – it’s all about being purposeful and mindful with your movements, and encouraging the dog to do the same 🙂
I really had to watch out for tails on this exercise lol! Didnt want to step on anyone. I had a hard time getting moses to be parallel with me at the finish. Since he’s so large, his back end is still a bit behind me. Ruby didn’t this issue.
@Alisa Healy The first one, and the second as well, you’re holding your hand really far in front of you when you finish. The third one is better, and the fourth one EVEN better. Your footwork is fine, just make sure to keep your arm pretty close to your leg, without drawing your dog in front of you as you finish the pull. You’re kind of wrapping them on your leg with this one. Moses left 2 (guess it’s the last one) looks super nice, he wraps around your leg and you can REALLY see the bending 🙂 Nicely done!… Read more »
I noticed that too. I think I was holding my arm that way because I was too focused on having them bend rather than rotate and in my head I thought if my hand was close to my body they will just pivot. I’m going to retry it with better hand placement later today! Thank you!
Daisy, here is another attempt.
@Alisa Healy These look lovely!! Moses and Ruby are both nice and bendy. Better hand placement for sure 🙂 Onward!
A pull video of Zipper.
@Sasha this link does not work 🙁
I found a note to resubmit the video of Jill & Zipper, thank you!
Ummm, here is another link VIMEO provided to me. Thank you
@Sasha Success!! Vimeo has been having some odd issues lately 🙁
Good to see you and Zipper at work! Super cute puppy. The big thing for you at this stage will be to make sure you keep your cookie low enough that all four of Zipper’s feet stay on the ground at all times. Zipper is following your hand and bending around you quite nicely. Your leg mechanics are good! Just keep that cookie low and you’re set 😉
Here is my video for the pull on the flat
@Sandy Mullis Eek Sandy, I’m sorry that so much time has passed, thank you for your patience! Ok, here we go on the pulls. Your footwork looks good. You’re doing a nice job of stepping back with your outside leg, and keeping him close to your leg. He’s a noodle! 🙂 this was an easy one to say ‘you’re doing it right’ – I’m sorry I missed it!! I hope you progressed in the meantime 🙂
Thanks Daisy. No problem with the delay. Lots of training going on between replys?
Excellent! I’m at the US Open this week, had some downtime just now and realized I should crack open the laptop and try to catch up!