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Baron's Advanced Beginners & CGC Class... Second class.

Discussion in 'Obedience' started by ghggp, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. ghggp

    ghggp Premium Member

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    Will try that! Thanks

    Piper's me m had a neat trick to use 2x4's on either side of her so he would do a straight come and sit. That is what an was doing with great results. I don't dare try that now since the line could get tangled and scare him!

    We were doing so well before this long line was introduced. The trainer told me he will just have to get used to it!!!
     
  2. Calliesmom

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    once you pass that part of the CGC, you won't have to use it anymore.....
    there are all kind of tips/tricks to use to get the dog to come and sit in front of you- dowels, front boxes, anything that will channel them straight to you.....


    fast forward to 3:10 Cran enthusiastically comes to front but not so much with the sit......
     
  3. ghggp

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    Oh my... what concentration!

    I wish Baron was not so timid... it looks like he is always so on guard!

    Thank for sharing the video! What was the last exercise? Never saw that before.
     
  4. Cara Sandler

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    You can make a super lightweight long line using parachute cord - maybe that will intimidate him less?
     
  5. ghggp

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    I was thinking that but did not know if it was allowed. I will ask next time I am in class.
     
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  6. Pam

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    Wow wonderful that you found a class you really like and Baron is doing so well!
     
  7. Pam

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    Will using 2x4s or dowels keep the dog from turning partially sideways for a call to front? Sometimes Beau gets it but he often wants to swing his rear out so he is somewhat sideways.
     
  8. ghggp

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    Yes, I used dowels and he came straight every time.

    Now Baron goes sideways!
     
  9. Calliesmom

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    In the Preferred classes (video was of Preferred Novice), they don't do group sits/downs- they can do either a down or sit while you walk around the ring similar to the stay exercise in Beginner Novice. Traditional group stays are about to go away in the regular classes so that should be interesting....

    yeah, timid has never been used in conjunction with Cranberry.
    Dixie on the other hand definitely had some issues that way- but agility and obedience training and having a confident dog to follow really helped her.
     
  10. Calliesmom

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    yes- both will help with straightness- anything that can form a channel and help them do it correctly will help. Cran was going a little crooked so we practiced a few months with the dowels to get him to come straight. started with them on the floor in a wide V, then a little less wide, then wide while I was holding the dowels, then closer together with the dowels and eventually faded them out completely. I've been told that he anticipates a lot so we were always treating in the front sit position so he would have to wait to finish until given the command.
     

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