The feeling when the first baby rabbit 🐰 begins to move around with mummy ❤️❤️❤️ Unfortunately I didn’t catch it on camera #babyrabbit #queenSilviaoftheRabbits #englishspringerspaniel #ESS #spanieltraining #gundogs #gundogtraining
I find it quite interesting how we often dissect the retrieve in the beginning but other parts we just expect the dog to grip as a whole. Like jumping a fence with a dummy or a bird in their mouth. We add weight and with that we make the dogs unbalanced, but we rarely train them either to jump, land, balance extra weight or jump with the extra weight. We just expect them to cope with the difficulties.
So with our young dog, and the others too, technique training is the basic way to begin the training towards jump a fence with a weight in the mouth.
1. Take off is the beginning and divided into
b) take off
So you begin with making the dog go from sit to pushing upwards. Most easily with a treat or a toy over the head.
2. Take off over something - just anything small. The point is to exercise the push off, nothing else.
3. Jump up to a new level - it’s still pushing, not height that is of interest. So use small things around you for the dog to jump up to from sit.
4. Keep balanced after pushing off - from sit, over or on to something and then into sit again. Slow movements- balance not speed!
5. Landing - sit, jump, sit is one sequence jumping down into sit is another.
6. Jumping a small fence from sit to sit.
7. Add small weight into this process.
8. Add more weight
9. Add the expected weight
10. Add a few steps - a little distance, and with that you whether you thought of it or not, you add speed.
11. Cavaletti/severs tiny obstacles in a row still trotting
12. Gymnastics jumping 2 or more fences so close together that no steps are allowed in between. Jumping into a jump
13. Jumping sequences, one or two steps are allowed in between jumps (like before but removing one fence or two in between the others in the row of jumps.
14. Sit-jump-sit-turn left or right
15. Like above but add a stop after the turn
16. Like above but add a new jump after the stop
18. Add distance and with that speed
We have a lot to work on 🤪😅🥰
The coughing made us decide that neither we or the dogs should attend the final show of the year. Well Martin will go, but the rest of us are home and trying to get cured instead. Though the dogs are okay to show, (not spreading the virus anymore) they are still not top of the top when they have been ill. And competing and doing a half good performance is not my way to do things - at least not to plan for a half decent preformance ;)
So we´re working indoors, and a bit out doors and prepping up for showing in March instead. Nope we have not entered for MyDog either... So we will have quite a long break from showing this ear, first no shows over the summer and now nothing for 3 months. But I´m quite sure we will survive ;)
So to all of you showing this week end - fingers crossed and wishes for the very very best of luck!
We began the project #rutan or finding the middle of an almost imaginary square yesterday and well what can I say- I just love to work with this #6months old #retriever #puppy #puppytraining #obedience #chesapeakebayretriever
When most of the family isn’t really ‘fit and active’ this is one of their projects - selling everything that can be carried! 🤪😅😂
Theres no filter in the world that can cover this outfit, the bad hair day or the obviously in expensive material we worked with this morning. But as I discovered last week neither Becca nor Hylsa was really sure that the word ‘jump’ was connected to the fence. So we began with backing down to jumping out and in and rewarding the jump.
With Iza I worked until she tried to find a fence, a bucket or anything that she could jump over. She really knew that word by heart.
That’s my goal, no titles, no points or trials in the world motivates me like a dog knowing a word by heart. So that in any situation, any time or place it really knows what is expected of them. That’s when succeeding becomes a reward in itself for the dog too.
We drove up to Lillestrøm Anette, Tilde and I with Hagel and Lucas. The sweetest hotel suite and the most crowded of shows but overall a trip to remember. Day one had the same judge as at the Danish winner show land Hagel gained the Nordic juniorwinner title from 2018 and was super handled by Ia Cannerhiem!
The second day resulted in a Norwegian juniorwinner title for Hagel and a bunch of titles for Lucas as he became Norwegian champion, Nordic champion and International champion just 2,5 year old!!!
Hylsa, just to explain this more clearly:
Eating toilet paper 🧻 does not take the need of going out to take a leak away... It might feel like it helps but I’m quite sure it is just a temporary feeling 😂
Well all of us write here, both humans and dogs ;) At least that was the plan but it seems it´s mostly me Robyn who´s attached to the keyboard...