nqncare Posted May 27, 2005 Report Share Posted May 27, 2005 Oh how I love working with my BC in agility. She is everything I hoped for in a dog,.. when we are alone. This dog is a rescue, and one that admittedly, not everyone would have been quick to take on. In agility, when she is good, she is great, but she has a problem with movement setting her off that borders on compulsive. I swear when she locks in on something there is virtually no reaching her. This is our big challenge. Put her in an environment with busy ring-sides and dogs playing frisbee out in the fields beyond, and her brain basically melts out her ears. She tries very hard to focus on the job but she is trying to watch the entire world AND the course simultaneously. We have tried all the usual focus games, all her favorite toys, treats, and they do work- for very short periods of time. Then, I lose her; I don't exist unless I too am moving. Waiting at the gate sees the best part of her talent wasted. She no longer obsesses over windsheild wipers and ceiling fans, so she can be reached, at least on that level. I am commited to solving this problem as well. Short of bopping her on the head with a wet noodle , I would welcome some advice from others who have Thanks beforehand, -Devi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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