Anna, here’s our video using the toy. I only sent a sample but I did do it more on the right side since she isn’t as comfortable with that side.
First and last one were a bit wide, as you positioned yourself so far behind the wing. Second one was perfectly tight and you could already be way back on the takeoff side. So do more of those ones 🙂
Anna, more tries…
Awesome! Those were much better! You can challenge her more by moving sooner and sooner, so that she has to commit to the jump while you are already moving away.
Anna – Are we to use our L & R verbals for this exercise?
Yes please 🙂
Here is my double the excitement video. I have been working on this for several training sessions before I filmed it. I realized a couple of days ago that I wasn’t getting good focus forward and so in this video I started to clearly ask for that. I had already worked through using the toy as a lure and then up to a distraction moving it further and further around the wind until he was running by it and then ignoring it in my hand. but here I was working more on focus forward before I released him. His right… Read more »
Love his explosive starts and how tight he turns!
For the forward focus, I’d like you to try and engage a little less (no “look”) and just wait for his gaze to shift towards the toy. You can start him closer to the toy as well. It seems like the more you ask him to look forward, the more he is looking to you for instructions 😉
Good point – I do find it challenging to respond at the exact moment he glances at the toy – but will try starting closer to the toy and see if that helps. I work on this at his meals and he’s got good focus forward to his food 😀 He’s an eager beaver type!
Hi Anna! Here is our video! 🙂
Good boy Enzo! He sure likes the frisbee, it is a good distraction for him 🙂 I would put it a bit closer to the wing to encourage him to turn more tightly around the wing. If you can, attach a leash to the frisbee so you can drag it and place it by the wing, like in the demo video. That will also help with tighter turns.
Discrimination and commitment look great!
Hi Catherine, sorry for the delay. I was on a 4-day competition with bad reception.
You are doing a great job with this exercise! Drive to the turn looks good. I think the focus on the wing could be a bit better. Next time, try to release your dog once his attention has shifted forward to the jump/toy. Don’t release when he is looking at you ?