|Today 01:18 AM|
|mycobraracr||As another part of this conversation. Have you guys noticed a relationship between prey drive and thresh hold? For example the high prey dogs also being lower thresh hold?|
|Yesterday 06:30 PM|
|lhczth||Hard to believe it has been that long.|
|Yesterday 05:00 PM|
hi Lisa (Carmen, "joe" as in Kuhn? )
Joe Kuhn , my much missed friend --- remembering him , as all times , March being the month that he passed away -- March 1998.
Had been on the phone with him that day just hours before getting notice that he passed away.
He was very very happy -- we were doing a little challenge and having fun with it .
|03-05-2014 11:11 AM|
I see what some of the others are saying. That the stronger dogs seem to come in faster and harder as a general observation. This is an 18 month old male I work often. For a long time he would do this bunny hop type launch. It was more up than out and just very awkward. Believe me, I wanted to work on this because it used to drive me crazy. Then one day without training it, he just started launching nicely. From a helper standpoint, I prefer the way he launches. It's very predictable and consistent. Hagan Long bite - YouTube
|03-05-2014 10:21 AM|
|mycobraracr||I would love to give it a shot at some point. I like to play in multiple sports. I feel it makes me a well rounded decoy. I wouldn't even know where to start for campagne though. The majority of ring clubs near me seem to be transitioning over to PSA.|
|03-05-2014 09:34 AM|
one thing I would like to see changed in SchH sport is the very liberal use of the word Pronounced --- give it to those that truly deserve it .
Working line, show line . Does not matter .
|03-05-2014 08:29 AM|
and it was the most fun --
the degree in difficulty is that the dog must work in conflict . Often.
First , the whole group fellow competitors and spectators follow you around (behind the judge) like some golf tournament .
Secondly, the environment is not managed . What happens , happens , deal with it .
Third , you do not know what your judge is going to ask you . Positions order , the asking the dog to stand ,sit , down , in place , are determined by straws that you draw at the beginning of your test.
You can't condition a routine .
It looks "loose" but there is precision.
You have to know your dog's physicality in general and guage his response on the day . There are chalk markers . Positions , you have to drop your dog in the zone , not over the line , the dog may not move forward when changing position, even inches will be noted.
The dog has to be fully down , no air under him . Same with the sit , butt on the ground. Stand , no legs forward.
One exercise was sending the dog down a path to an approaching decoy . You don't know if the judge is going to have the dog continue , make contact and deal with decoy , or whether the judge will call off . Since you don't know you can't manipulate the outcome with your voice as the dog is sent. The dog has to go out with serious energy . By the time the judge instructs you the dog will be in the zone geared physically and mentally to hit the decoy -- and if it is call off the dog must repel from the target without touching , no cheap bite . Some video I have seen are so close that the dog's ear touches the decoys leg as he swings , back on recall . Energy has to be the same coming back .
Multiple decoys on field to distract you and the dog . Dog may only address the one that is a threat to handler.
Dog must think .
I have reconnected with some old friends who I met at the old ring club . They compete in France and have won first place .
MAY (operative word) start a youngster next year in ring again ---
May have one going into ring from a litter born back in Jan. Person is excited, dog is a great candidate , hold back may be the persons own physical ability after knee surgeries.
mycobra --- why don't you give it a try ?
|03-05-2014 01:59 AM|
One of my mentors for decoying is/was (he's old now haha) a campagne decoy. Actually he's certified in multiple sports and said that campagne was by far the hardest.
|03-04-2014 04:58 PM|
|lhczth||I have seen that photo of Addi you mentioned Carmen. I thought I had a copy of it. Use to train with 2 sons and a daughter.|
|03-04-2014 03:47 PM|
targeting and creating the leap Schutzhund Village
" I feel that this method brings great success with dogs who do not naturally strike hard. The dog strikes the helper frontally right from the start without realizing it because he should be completely mesmerized by the last second movement of the sleeve"
the written version in Das Schaferhund Magazin April 2007 has many more pictures
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