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teeter training insecurities...

2o2o vs 4 on?

Razzle is 44 lbs – he ought to be able to handle a solid 2o2o on the teeter, right?? But I have been wondering about this since his back legs have been drifting up with the (real) teeters in classes so often in 2020 position… (our home board isn't weighted right) So, we did a little work on getting him to shift his weight back in position on the teeter but I seem to either pull him off when tugging (I guess since the teeter lifts his hind end up in the air sometimes SOOO he doesn’t see this as a rock solid HOLD position now) or I toss a ball badly that he leaves position some to get it…

***so I guess my question is how do I now get a rock solid 2o2o? I am guess I move it back off to other objects like rocks and tree stumps and stairs… but how do I tell him he is not allowed to move his feet at all????
or is it better for Razz to switch to a 4 on???—-will that be too confusing now and also, I have no clue how to train that… because even though he doesn't have a perfect 2o2o its a "retrain"....

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semperfido
Sep. 28th, 2015 10:16 pm (UTC)
Play around with the weighting by adding a water bottle sometimes under the fron or sometimes the back of the board. Also while holding 2o2o raise the bottom with your foot and teach him to press it back sown with his hind feet.
dinahprincedaly
Sep. 29th, 2015 01:29 am (UTC)
we did add a water bottle in a pocket to the end... its still pretty funky

I like that idea of raising the bottom with my foot while he holds position and learns to push down!! thanks!
semperfido
Sep. 28th, 2015 10:16 pm (UTC)
Play around with the weighting by adding a water bottle sometimes under the fron or sometimes the back of the board. Also while holding 2o2o raise the bottom with your foot and teach him to press it back down with his hind feet.
Diana Krause
Oct. 4th, 2015 12:42 am (UTC)
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You could also try teaching him to scratch the end of the board. Start by teaching to scratch a target. Then put the target on the end of a plank with a bungee cord around it to hold it in place. Then fade the target , keeping th bungee cord. Transfer all the teeter board. He cant scratch the end of the board with weight on front feet and it will force him to shift weight onto back legs. Then fade bungee cord. I hope this makes sense.
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