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I am terrible at settling on verbals and time passes and then I don't have them.

I want a backside wing verbal I can live with. I will need it I can see that. So one B can live with if she ever happens to need one...

Stella's is push. We don't like push for Razzle. Back is already in use for something else. Out? Well maybe but it's useful for get out maybe not just around a wing. Around is too soft too long. Round is too soft.
Okrog = around in Slovenian
And then there is Finnish




And so on... Nothing feels right yet. We've been thinking on this too long already.


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Sep. 29th, 2016 06:18 pm (UTC)
What about something like zip?
Sep. 29th, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC)
I like zip as a verbal. For something. It's a fun word to say and succinct.

It's weird how a verbal needs to work as an image for me too. It's just a verbal it could be anything but it needs to call a picture to my brain of the action not necessarily in meaning although that's nice but really in sound.

Zip as in zip around the back of that wing?
Sep. 29th, 2016 09:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, zip around that wing! I totally get it, there's no way I can remember a verbal if it doesn't make sense in my brain at connected with the action.
Sep. 29th, 2016 06:25 pm (UTC)
I went w/ (by default sort of) GoRound. GoRound seemed to flow out nicely and it ended up working ok. He's got a better verbal (with body motion added in) on that than Tunnel! hahahah. I can yell Tunnel all I want and he doesn't even look for them! Sighs. (this is Rums). Razor has no "go-round" but he'll take a tunnel if I say it from 2 miles away.
Sep. 29th, 2016 08:16 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine has Goround. I like it
Sep. 29th, 2016 08:32 pm (UTC)
It probably sounds quite nice with Australian accent!!
Do you think it could be said running out of breath and dog moving beyond at 90 mph?
Sep. 29th, 2016 08:26 pm (UTC)
Stella is always tunnel? What tunnel? Look here's a jump!
Razz finds tunnels in the next millennium

I know I won't be able to get go around out of my mouth fast enough.... He will have already found a tunnel instead

He knows wing. I've been sending him to find a wing forever for RDW training soooo wing-out or out-wing. Out-wing takes longer to say... I know B won't say wing-out

I still never trained cik&cap verbals. We are potentially still procrastinating on those, or maybe we gave up. I'm worried backside wing could go that way. One of the finish words for backside is translated to ass of course. B would die using Finnish ass when she goes to Finland

He's getting right and left for turns off the DW... (We got the directions mixed up for cik&cap half the time and no support for those verbals in classes.)
I think Terreza uses an out cik and out cap verbal for backsides... At least I think that's what I am hearing on her vids. She and Lisa Frick are coming here next month for seminars I can ask. But it sure would be nice to have one trained already

So I'm thinking along the lines of long way round, scenic route... Go long? Scenic! Oh lord.
Oct. 2nd, 2016 09:55 pm (UTC)
That's what I use, too.
Sep. 29th, 2016 06:55 pm (UTC)

How about "far side" "near side" can be used as well.

Sep. 29th, 2016 06:57 pm (UTC)
I use "far" with the blackdogs, it's easy to say and doesn't sound like anything else we use.
Sep. 29th, 2016 07:48 pm (UTC)

Easy to say is important.

Sep. 29th, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
Easy to say and easy to remember!!
Sep. 29th, 2016 08:28 pm (UTC)
Outside and Inside
Inside could just be Name and outside?
Sep. 29th, 2016 09:04 pm (UTC)

I use Outside and Inside for going in and out all day long. That would be confusing to have it as an agility cue I think. My dogs think of it in conjunction with their potty cues.

Sep. 29th, 2016 08:49 pm (UTC)
In my mind it needs to be a softish word because if it is a harsh sound then the dog would come into you instead of leaving you. I'm not happy with my choice of Out!out! For this reason, it's too harsh. I think bloody Susan Garret got it right with Lalala, it is strong enough to be heard but encouraging of leaving to go take the backside. What about Pastasauce?
Sep. 29th, 2016 09:18 pm (UTC)
So interesting what you are sAying about soft to leave you harsher for CTH. Pasta sauce would definitely be CTH tho. He likes to be fed pasta under the table...

But if every verbal was good Stella might love agility better... Like Noodles! For weave poles. Taco! For AF.
Sep. 30th, 2016 01:15 am (UTC)
This makes so much sense to me but I'd never thought about it. That's why I like push, I can even just go shhhhhh and that works.
Sep. 30th, 2016 02:20 am (UTC)
I've always liked push too. Whenever I hear it I think "wish I woulda used that"
Sep. 30th, 2016 03:40 am (UTC)
I use push, but I think "get back" or "scoot' would work well too.

Oct. 1st, 2016 11:38 am (UTC)
Oh I think Scoot is my new favourite !
Sep. 30th, 2016 10:53 am (UTC)
Some weird Derrett people down here seem to use: "Zoom zoom zoom" which sounds cute and would be cute if I wasn't cringing at their handling.
Sep. 30th, 2016 01:09 pm (UTC)
Sep. 30th, 2016 01:57 pm (UTC)
I have to name all my verbals the first thought that pops in my head regarding what I want otherwise I can't remember it while on course. So mine is just "back" and FYI I have a "back" cue for something else too but it's not agility and she knows I don't mean that...
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