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  1. A flip! That's totaly what it's called. I could't find what I wanted on handy youtube, and its probably because i wasn't naming it right,, I totally can see that it would be super useful as im having trouble getting where I need to be most of the time. It was one of those things in class where it "worked" in class yet I had no idea what I did. It's like somehow my dog Jude figures out everything I ask of him, yet myself I don't even remember what I'm doing He;s a genious at shoulder reading. And nope i don't use a specific system I don't think I'm agility smart enough yet to even try
  2. Agility newb question here... Is a push turn very nessesary in agility? I don't think I like them and they don't make sense to me. Actually I think what I'm learning is called a push turn, like when you push the dog away from you over a jump. Here a drew a picture of it, lol, http://postimage.org/image/11w276io4/ee36faf8/ The instructor said we could call it "out". Sorry if I called it the wrong thing. Anyway it doesn't feel right, like its not being consistent with how I'm training him to read my body language... Unless I'm doing it wrong. Maybe if it was trained by a word command
  3. Same here, I guess they know if they go in overdrive they don't get to play because the other dog can't keep up and gets all sookey. Even with his bestest buddy, a lab/rot mix, the only dog that can keep up with him he has to tone is down, everyonce in awhile he will go into overdrive and all I hear is "cry cry cry" from the other dog who can't keep up. I think Jude secretly likes knowing he's awesome
  4. Tell me about it My "favourite" with my dog is when he decides to jump the tire in the top corner between the bungees, I mean running under I can understand, but in that tight little space? really?!! Looking sharp though for first time out fully, had to giggle at that slippery aframe ! hehe!
  5. Will post video asap! Practice on sunday Thanks everyone for everything so far!
  6. Because a few times a year is alright? Ridiculous. It's disgusting. Doesn't have time to shoot his taser, or spray pepper spray, but has time to take out his gun, switch the safety and kill the poor thing? They said the lab barked and growled, never mentioned advancing (which they would of if it happened), so there was obviously time. It wasn't a split second decision. And the officer who fired didn't have the guts to go apologize. What a group of people.
  7. Do you find that when using props in warmups, then taking them out at race time the dogs still turn thinking its there?
  8. Sorry it's taken forever to reply! Forgot my password, so I had to wait to get on my laptop where I have it saved. Props scare me because I'm scared when we do make it to competition (probably another years time) that everything will fall out the window. When people say they practice with props all the time to you really mean ALL the time? Or do you practice sometimes without to make the dog realize they have to hold the turn that way? Or is it a hope that with the thousands of repetitions muscle memory will take over with or without props? Some of my teammates said they have some idea
  9. Congrats! What good dogs, both of them! Give them a treat and a pat from me!
  10. Thanks, I'll shot her a pm. I'll post a video in two weeks (darn practice breaks!), I live in Newfoundland, only club in the province and we are still very new. We have a lot of ideas from past workshops and such, but it is something that is so much easier to see in person. I can't wait till another clinician comes in, hopefully we have time to offer privates because that's what I need. I can get a turn on a full run by the start line, but I guess I should gradually move his start point back like you said all over again, until he is hitting full speed again while maintaining the turn. Wer
  11. Excellent dog! I've learned to never ignore nagging like that, almost always means something!
  12. Hi y'all! I'm trying to figure out the best way to help my boy get his box turn when he's going really fast. I'm trying to figure out a good combination of props and where to place them. Where I should be putting stride regulators down. I'll be filming him next practice, but I'm unsure about placement really. He has a fine box turn normally, but when we do full runs he almost crashes into the box he's going so fast, I just can't figure out exactly what to use to collect him and make it one fluid motion. He's not slamming the box, he's trying to do a swimming turn, but he's going so fast he
  13. In the sports world tug drive is GOLD, and makes training that much easier.
  14. Thanks all for your thoughts and suggestions, some very good points here. I'll reply better later on tonight when I get off work, but I just wanted to say thanks!
  15. No thanks a lot! I have a question about something we were doing in class last night though, we were shown different straight line things, push, 180, pivot, and she had us try them out and just get a feel for our dogs and it was going nicely. I learned I have to add more value to the tire as he was going under it, and even once he jumped through the top part where the rope is (scaryy! and this was at 26" where the hole was teeny tiny and my 50 lb bc, way to make things complicated buddy ), if we took it anything but a straight-on line. But overall the jump stuff was going good. He's done
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