haleigh Posted July 5, 2008 Report Share Posted July 5, 2008 When I got Joy, I really wanted to start competitve obedience. Considering all of her behavioral problems, its not in the near future. That doesn't mean I still don't practice at home. She has a beautiful heel, competition quality sit, and we're working on retrieving. We have a few people at our old dog park who have competition dogs, who have a UDX. So when I practice my obedience there under their presence, I get a lot of constructive criticism. I was messing around with them and telling them how they should see her drop on recall, knowing she didn't know it. I was honestly just kidding, but when I told her to down , she (heh) "dropped like a border collie" This wasn't anything I trained at all, but I was wondering if you train the down good enough, the dog starts to 'generalize'. Would a drop on recall be something that herding dogs do better at then the average house pet, because of all the running-stand still-running movement involved with herding? Since my miraculous discovery, I've been working the drop on recall with a visual aid. I really found this article helpful http://www.basset.net/kay12.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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