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you are what you eat?

...breakfast served (in multiple mini servings) for the fourth day in the (Frankie's) MM and Stell's tail is way up and she likes the new game and she's racing me, but she's still not pulling, nothing to restrain, she's waiting for me to let her know its ok to go still every time

edit: since I posted this entry this morning Daisy launched a new two week rolling admission for Manners MInder Madness class  : )


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Jan. 16th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
This might be more basic than you're looking for, but I taught Riley a restraint/release to "ready, set, go!" by letting her sit next to me, putting pressure on her chest (as if I were restraining her, even though she wasn't trying to get away) until "go," then releasing the pressure as I started to run. We translated this into a "ready, set, go!" as I threw her tennis ball on "go," and now you can see her tense up with anticipation any time I say "ready, set....."

So in other words, she doesn't need to be "bad" and pull to get the pressure release - does that make sense?
Jan. 16th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
thanks-I can use all the help I can get!!!!!
we have a ready set go game too that jazzes her up... but the thing I'm trying to work out is I think, if I understand correctly, Daisy's method needs for the dog to "go" with speed without a go cue... the MM being the super magnet "independent" of the handler... I am not sure, but I think thats what I am trying to achieve, her drive has to be above and beyond my release... I could be wrong, but Daisy's seminar is over and done and I think I would have to register for one of her online RC classes to get some more answers
Jan. 16th, 2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
Re: thanks-I can use all the help I can get!!!!!
That makes sense. I know with Riley, I have to be a bit round-about in how I build drive for a lot of things (especially if they don't involve tennis balls), and it tends to be a "just keep trying things until something works" sort of practice.

Jan. 17th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
I think I'll sign up to audit this as I've never been able to get my dogs really crazy for the MM although I can get them crazy for just about anything else. Naybe it's the fact that the MM doesn't always release the cookie as soon as it beeps?
Jan. 18th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
Oh good, I'll see you there... I cant decide if putting up video will be worth all the editing time on this... maybe... meanwhile, Frankie tells me that when it jams she scoops out a handful for them
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