Wednesday, September 27, 2006


I have been having trouble with a very common obstacle discrimination problem - a dog walk and tunnel right beside it. I was using an opposite arm signal which tends to turn my body out. But it did not always work. I tried some experiments at home. If I use our already existing out command AND the opposite arm, that seems to work every time. If I say "walk it" and run parallel to the dogwalk without any special OUT command or arm movement, he goes right up the A-Frame. Adding the "out" really seemed to make it clear for Wyatt what I wanted. Sometimes it is so obvious but takes us so long to figure it out.

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