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survey question about the verbals

B and I are debating for Razz
What are some of the best and worst and I guess most normal verbal contact cues have you heard for the DW, AF, and Teeter?

How often do you hear one cue for the obstacle and a second cue for hitting the down contact?
How often do you hear the down contact cue IS the obstacle cue?

Most creative DW obstacle cue I've heard is CHEETAH!
Funniest AF contact cue is SHOW ME!


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Jul. 28th, 2015 01:04 am (UTC)
Cheetah is cute!

Most people here have some version of "walk it" for DW and then "touch touch TOUCH TOUCH TOUCH TOUCH!!" as their dog proceeds to leap off. ;)
I don't think I've ever heard the down contact cue being the same as the obstacle cue.
Ours tend to be pretty boring... I think a lot of people have "A-FRAME!" as their A-frame cue. ;)

Loki and I have an unusual "go fast" cue for extension exits off the DW which is "hike! hike! Hike!" like mushers use with their dogs. I used to use it when he was in a harness on a belt and I wanted him to drag me up a hill. He got so excited by it that I figured it would work on the DW too and is easier to say than "Go go go go" which comes out somewhere lower in my throat and hurts my voice. "hike hike!" can be high and excited and repeated many, many times. ;)

Jul. 28th, 2015 01:10 am (UTC)
I love hike!!!
Jul. 28th, 2015 02:26 pm (UTC)
save yourself some mental exercise and use AS MANY of the same verbals as you can for both dogs (if you continue to run them both). Having "touch" for one dog and "spot" for the other caused me a lot of fumbling to begin with. Now... Razor will "spot" for touch and visa versa. whew...

All my contacts are "walk it" Which works for us.
Razor's weaves are just "weave!" and then I'm pretty quiet until he's done. Rumble gets "weave!" and then go, go, go, go.
Not sure why I do that. His weaves feel slow to me sometimes, so I think I'm trying to motivate.
Jul. 28th, 2015 03:56 pm (UTC)
I guess they never do have a DW/AF discrimination... but if they did? oh dear, heh heh
B often just says walk it for the AF by accident and yeah Stel seems to know not to run off and find the DW... but usually B calls it Frame and I call it Aframe... (my husband grew up with a kid whose parents never agreed on a name and they each called the kid a different name)
But B is considering calling the teeter "bottom" for a four-on cue to distinguish it from a 2o2o "stick it"?

I am aware we don't want to get too complicated... yes... we want to train running contacts but B wants a 4-on stop on the teeter
and meanwhile keep on training a 2o2o stop (independent of obstacles for now) because like Silvia does these days, training both, we could have OPTIONS
ha ha, oh yeah fun!
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