It never fails us, if the kennel club has problems with reading any xrays once a year, it will be the week that we send ours in for scoring... ;)
Well well, we will get the results some time in the future though.
Becca and I found our thing yesterday, following treats to do things is her favourit way of learning, and our instructor att RallyLydnad recommended that way of teaching as you are allowed to use both hands and vaoice to direct your dog. And Becca loved it! Iza thought it was very confusing, sitting infront of me all of a sudden, soI decided to let her skip this class and let Becca have her own thing.
The first seven "signs" or parts we have for homework is (as contact, that is allways a part to work with) The swedes can find them all on this link
And fell in love with the idea of "Conditioning the signs" from Kelpiestuds that can be read in Swedish on this link
Condition the signs
The signs are a huge visual signal for the dog. I want to take advantage of this by the sight of the signs get my dog happy - I want my dog to think "Hooray, time to work!" When it sees the rally signs because it knows that now it will happen funny things that give much reward in end. When competition exercise you should build the track before you take out your dog warm up the dog off the field, and then do one of competitive input to the first plate. I put a lot of time training at a focused input and a good first sign, I want my dog voluntarily to follow me and sit and wait for the starting signal. As the first sign ALWAYS dog sitting at the side until it received the start signal I train in this by backward chaning: after checking the warming that both the skill "walking foot" and "sit alongside 'works, I start with the super rewarding" her at the side "reached the plate four times. Since the dog walking foot a few meters, "sit beside" the sign, super reward. I then vary the distance the dog to walk by foot, the angle we come from, and how long the dog will be able to sit before the reward comes. This way I build up the attractiveness of the dog, it would be the first sign and settle there, and the only way to get there is to go well all the way through. All by Åsa Jakobsson
So we have a plan for two weeks of work. But first it is Iza and her obedience class tonight =) we love that one too!
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...