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Old 09-14-2014, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I went back and forth on posting this but decided to anyway. Not every day is perfect. This is Kimber (11 months old) from last week. She hadn't worked in about three weeks, so she was a little lit. Also she's not wearing any type of correction device. Just a harness and fur saver. All in all I think she did okay.

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Nice work! I enjoyed watching the video! I love Kimber-she looks like a lot of fun to work with!
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Thanks! She's a blast to work with. She seems to truly love it.
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She looks good. Are you slipping her the sleeve when she pushes into the bite?
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She looks good. Are you slipping her the sleeve when she pushes into the bite?
Yes, as she digs she is getting it slipped. We started her with a little heat, so now if there is no pressure/fight she gets lazy. When the decoy pressures her, she will keep digging/fighting. Remove that and she's kinda lazy. No excuses, it's my fault for how we worked her. Now I'm waiting for a little more mental maturity so I can bring more fight back in.
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I made the same mistake, to much stimulation in the early phases = less active in guarding on a neutral helper. Currently working on this too.

That being said I believe some of it is what the dog is and some is training. I think some dogs are just naturally more active/pushy towards the decoy then others imo.
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That being said I believe some of it is what the dog is and some is training. I think some dogs are just naturally more active/pushy towards the decoy then others imo.
Very true. My wifes puppy is proof of that.

I think there is a lot left in Kimber though. I'm just waiting to bring it out. The venues I want to play in with her have a lot to do with that. I added a lot of control early on, but needed to. So her training has been in stages. Control, free up, control, free up. Also having her worked in different drives trying to see where she likes to be.
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Nice work by the dog....doing well. I would ask the decoy to cut the whip stimulation by 90%, she doesn't need it and I think it's more habitual for decoy than any meaningful need for the dog.jmo
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Nice work by the dog....doing well. I would ask the decoy to cut the whip stimulation by 90%, she doesn't need it and I think it's more habitual for decoy than any meaningful need for the dog.jmo

Thanks Cliff.
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Nice Work!!
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