YOUR PROGRESS IN THIS COURSE:
This was interesting to me. With the sends from 15 or so feet back without handler motion (the last lesson), she was much wider when she circled the cone. Because I wasn’t up at the cone to control her head. But here we have as much speed if not more because we now have handler motion and because I am right there at the cone and for all practical purposes body blocking her from going wide, she does a lovely tight turn even though she has to move from extension to collection.
@agilitymalinois I would actually keep my shoulders to her as she comes around the cone a bit more. This SHOULD feel like a collection recall as she comes in to you around the cone, with your shoulders turned in to her. You actually got BETTER at this I think as you left a bit sooner and sooner. BUT, when you’re close, and you want to STOP her, help her out by facing her more, so she stops nice and straight as she comes around the wing. She really is moving quite nicely around this cone!! If you get a chance,… Read more »
So I tried to do this a variety of ways. I don’t think in this session that I really saw a difference in the tightness of her circle related to how soon I left. Definitely a tighter circle if I go all the way up to the cone versus sending and staying back. Interesting to experiment and see the affect on the dog. So much to learn for both of us!
@agilitymalinois Make sure you continue to use your OUTside arm as your dog continues around the cone. Remember, what is your OUTside arm as she goes out around the cone becomes your INside arm as she finishes the turn. You should be bringing that outside arm up as soon as she is committing to the cone, potentially earlier (so she knows what she’s committing TO), and keep it up to maintain a nice solid side cue as the turn is finished 🙂 That outside arm will also help you keep your shoulders to her no matter the distance so you… Read more »
We love motion games!!
@Stefanie as you mentioned in the other video he’s going just a bit wide on approach and shaping himself. This is fine when a jump is involved, although most dogs won’t do this when the cone becomes a jump. You may need to adjust your own location relative to the cone so that you’re not pushing your dog off HIS line too far. Also, how did step one go for this? This is just step two. Step one will allow you to fiddle with your own location to ensure that your dog is coming in straight to the cone and… Read more »
Here’s our send around the cone with Motion.
@Patty O'Bleness This is step two, so I’m guessing step one, where you lead out, stop, then release, went alright? Make sure you’re really exaggerated with your side cues as you step away from the cone – really keep your (new) inside arm extended with that toy in it so she sees to come in front of you rather than behind you. She is wrapping really nicely here!
@Patty O'Bleness Just checking in to see if you’re still working through the course?
I thought I finished it.
My bad then 🙂 Best wishes to you and FireFly? She is looking awesome in the FB photos I see 🙂
YAY! Our final exercise! We both loved the second part where we get to run together. You can see her enthusiasm is higher when we are moving together. She is a sensitive dog who can shut down easily so I always like to take note of things that get her to light up:)
@Alisa Healy Make sure she can see the wing or cone you’re sending her around. If YOU are on the line and the cone is in front of you, she’ll have to swing wide to get to it. So you’ll want to be a foot or two off the line so it is SHE who has that direct line to the upright 🙂 And, don’t hold back on the praise as she’s heading toward the cone, as she’s wrapping, as she’s driving out; all if it is worth being super excited about 🙂 Glad you found some space to move!!
So I recall from your seminar that you said we should be ON our dog’s line when we can, so they are chasing us. In this case, am I not far enough ahead to do that?
This is a bit different – you do want the dog to see the wing (see the diagram above). 🙂
Do you think I should redo these? When I looked at the diagrams I saw the person positioned pretty much in line with the cone so I put myself there too. But I can see your point about that sending the dog wide. I also posted a video in the “Sends Without Motion” unit if you could check that one out as well 🙂
Yes, it’s hard to make a proper cone in CRCD 🙂 Going through comments now – I’ve been busy with The 2019 Challenge!
And no I don’t think you need to redo 🙂
daisy-peel Here is my circle the cone with motion video