clarkshas Posted October 26, 2001 Report Share Posted October 26, 2001 I have a 3 year old border. We've been doing obedience training twice a week since she was 4 months. She's a good worker if a bit distractable (just a natural sticky beak as are all borders I guess). She does heel on lead, off lead, recall, stays, dumbell work (on the straight and over the jump) and is doing some scent discrimination. All this goes brilliantly in class or our own training sessions, but put her in the competition ring and she's a disaster. Stands as if to follow me on her recalls and looses all points immediately, drops on her sit stays (again zero), lags on her heel work. This is all stuff she rarely does in class. I don't know if she just hates competition, is bored, or just got so ringwise so fast and knows I can't do a thing about it when in the ring. Any ideas? We've had a couple of breaks then gone back to novice competition a couple of times. I'm going to give it another try in a couple of months and figure this is my last campaign. We've started doing casual classes with a different obedience club just to give her a bit more experience of different places and dogs. She actually took to it much better than I expected. All advice/ideas would be gratefully received. ------------------ Sharon Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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