Monday, June 08, 2009

Class Tonight

This distance class is so about the handler and not the dog. We are just figuring out what Wyatt needs to understand what to do. I really worked on "painting the line". I worked so hard on this I forgot a bunch of other stuff at first! It can be hard to put a new technique in place without losing, temporarily, the rest of the package. But when I did "paint line" - draw a line where you want the dog to go about 2 feet in front of the dog - and put pressure to get Wyatt to go out, cue him early enough - a real challenge, and move my body in a generally parallel way to where I want the dog to go, he really gets it. Hopefully, I can start to put this altogeher soon. We have a NADAC trial this weekend and another on July 4.

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