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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2014, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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YoJo's third track!

Here's a short video of a 25 step track I did with YoJo yesterday. It's his third track. He's starting to get the concept of checking each footstep = reward and forward movement. I shouldn't have blocked/popped him for searching to the left and right (TD told me that afterwords), I need to let him work that out on his own. They only thing I should be blocking is skipping the check of a footstep, and not fighting with him on the line, keeping a loose lead and giving a little pop/blocking him skipping a step.

It's so encouraging watching all the handlers with the "finished product" after I work YoJo. One of our handlers just got three of her dogs titled, CDX, TR 1, and TR 2...all with scores of 98-100, using this method from puppyhood(and then a couple with SchH1 and 2, with the same high scores in tracking from trial last fall and the year before). I just have to remind myself of all the dogs I've seen that have great success with it lol. Before my last dog passed, he was on 150 step tracks, serpentines, and way less bait on the track...I really enjoy tracking, I know a lot don't like it.

Didn't get videos of tug work, will try to remember that. It'll be fun looking back on this video when Yo's older. :-D

And of course some fun pics.
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