Root Beer Posted March 16, 2015 Report Share Posted March 16, 2015 I guess Crufts was an inspiration because Bandit and I finally shifted back to his Freestyle training! And what awesome progress he is making very quickly! We have been spending a bit of time on paw work. After several unsuccessful attempts to train it other ways, I went back to the way I trained Speedy paws, and Bandit is picking it up in record time!! First session with the "Speedy Method": And third session! Already introducing a cue!! This should lead to paw touches to the hand, paw lifts, paws to different props and objects, paw to my leg, and - something I've never trained before - crossed paws!! And some backing . . . this was about his third session backing to the toe board, and the first time without barriers on both sides of him. I have no idea where the default sit is coming from, as I minimize sits with him as much as possible. I have a slightly fancy, but simple, backing sequence planned for his first routine. I think he can learn to do it!! Sorry about Tessa yowling in the background. She apparently feels that Bandit is brilliant and needs no training while she is sadly undertrained and so she requires all of the training time . . . I'm hoping by summer that some of this is going to start looking like Freestyle!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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