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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my stacking skillz

Sorry for the poor quality pic. It's a frame from a video since he will not yet hold a stack on his own long enough for me to snap a pic and I have no help. Those are the best front feet I was able to get. He fights me when I try to move them and then they just get worse. I've tried the lifting him and setting him down thing but I'm doing something wrong because he just ends up with splayed legs looking like a baby deer trying to walk for the first time.

What do you think? Overall I'm happy since we've only done it a few times. He does not know what I want yet so it's really hard to get him to do anything but a bark and hold for anything remotely interesting that will make him perk up. Seriously, if I posted the actual video of us stacking it would be high comedy. I was using cheese and it was all I could do to keep him quiet with all four of his legs on the ground.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 08:26 PM
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Back left foot should be a tiny bit forward. The rest looks good to me but I am not that experienced either.


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He's a handsome fella. You've done a great job stacking him.

Cheyenne peaking around the corner cracks me up!

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Re: Critique my stacking skillz

Good job! Its too bad that the color is dark.... maybe photoshop??
Not an expert by far (and this is a good stack), but perhaps if the rear feet were closer to centerline, and the left rear not stretched quite so far.

I just tried to stack an 11 week old puppy.... so have plenty of respect for anyone who can get a picture showing all 4 feet on the floor
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I had almost lost him at this point in the video because Cheyenne is peaking around the corner and he felt his cheese was being threatened. He was slowly leaning further and further towards the cheese. In the video there are what appear to be better stacks with him not leaning so much and the back foot a smidge closer except I am REALLY hovering over him and no single snapshot would be able to to capture his entire body, I'd have to post the entire video.

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Re: Critique my stacking skillz

Hard to see but looks like Very nice top-line and croup. Good length and postion of upper arm, should maybe a tad straight. Would like to see him in better lighting for he looks like a nice boy. How old??

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27 months

I hope to have a pic with better lighting and overall quality in a week or two. I was working with him for just 5 minutes at dinner time each night and two days before this weeklong work trip I was able to step directly in front of him while he held his feet in position. Hopefully it won't take him long to remember where we left off (I miss him so! ). I'll be sure to post the pic if I'm able to get it.

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Re: Critique my stacking skillz

I love his dark coloring, his topline looks to be a bit roachy but it is hard to tell b/c the picture is so dark, I do agree he does look to be a little stretched in the rear, nice tail set, nice tight feet, earset looks nice as well. I am no expert, but he is gorgeous!
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