Current heel progress

Discussion in 'Obedience' started by Anthony Abrao, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Anthony Abrao

    Anthony Abrao Registered Users

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    A couple videos of me working with Captain. There has not been very much work with performing to the obedience ring competition standards, but i am increasing the time we spend working toward those standards. I intend to finish the current enrollment in obedience training (general behavior obedience, not competition obedience) at the end of October and that should result in a Canine Good Citizen award. That's when i intend to shift focus to strongly develop competition obedience proficiency. Share your thoughts! good, bad, anything you have.



     
  2. Joy

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    Captain looks as if he's doing really well!
    If you're interested in competition obedience, have you seen the Denize Fenzi Team Titles page? https://fenziteamtitles.com/
    To enter for each level you have to register and pay, but you can view all the level descriptions and sample videos for free and I think it's a good resource as it builds the skills for competition in a methodical way.

    I've had dogs all my life but my current dog, Molly, is the first that I've done competitive obedience with, and I didn't really find the best ways until a couple of years ago. So (apologies if you already know this) can I say to you - PIVOTS. These are really the foundation for great heelwork and you could start your pup now on putting his feet up on a bowl, book, block of wood etc and moving his back feet.
    This Kikopup video shows what I mean (although she is talking about trick training, it equally applies to heelwork.)
     
  3. BacktoBlack

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    Its interesting to watch to see what others are doing. I like how he is looking up at you.
     
  4. BacktoBlack

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    I love this sort of training. I did step one with Maggie, this will be challenging as she walks around things as opposed to 0ver. She is just able to walk on a metal plate that is across half a sidewalk. The biggest problem I have is Maggie follows my eyes and if I look down she lays down. I need to find a way to undo this. She loved doing something new, she is a thinker for sure! Thanks for sharing.
     
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