justdogs Posted August 20, 2007 Report Share Posted August 20, 2007 Hi, I have a young dog that seems to have taken the "steady" command to mean shorten the stride. She really has 3 speeds: 1) 110MPH, 2) the fastest trot she can do, 3) stopped. I have been working to get her to stand up quietly from a down, and to move off quietly from a Stand. I can get her to walk okay from that, but as soon as she gets moving I either need to stop her and start over or I get the shortened trot. The pace is the same. I was joking I could get her to do a Passage soon, but unfortunately this does not settle sheep. Any ideas on how to get through to her that I want a walk, not a fast short strided trot? Or do I just stick with what I am doing. The sheep BTW are not running. I put them on hay or grain or on a fence and am working her on fetching and driving at about 20-30 feet. I try to vary where I stand, but am looking for a nice "lift". There has been some improvement, but I know if I lie her down, she does not think that has anything to do with her keeping the same tempo, but with a shortened stride. She is Very keen, bidable dog, but has a bit lack of confidence as well. I think she is weary of really walking stright on the the pressure as well. She is going on on three, and I think I can give her some more training pressure now. thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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