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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Molly stacking....

My brother and I were at the park across the street with the dogs, and I decided to try and get the dogs to stack. Well Tanner, still needs some work.lol.

But Molly decided to cooperate.lol. Her ears are sort of down, it was very windy today, but anyways here are the pictures. Not the best stack, but the best I have gotten her to do this far:




Got it at a bad angle.lol










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So tell me what yo think, tell me which is your fave. The one with the most votes will be the one I try to model after or try to work for.

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My favorite one is probably the first one. Closest to the stack that she got, imo. Good work getting one out of her, I know how hard it can be.

Although, in a lot of the pictures, her inside leg is out too far. It should fall right under her hips, then her back hock should be perpendicular to the ground.

It'd also be a lot easier to critique them if the camera angle was different- being parallel to the body and down to the dogs level gets the best shots for stacking. Downward angles and uneven ground doesn't do the dog the same justice.

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In the first 3 the dog is facing the wrong direction. The dog should be at the handler's left side and the photo taken of the dog's left side. Other than that I agree with what DJEtzel said about camera angles and flat ground.
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The ground was flat, my brother took the pictures, and is very tall, and wasn't cooperating either.lol

I have seen people make their dogs stack from both sides(the dog's left and the dogs right)

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Neither side will change the dog's conformation... since this isn't a show it doesn't matter which side you stack on...

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Neither side will change the dog's conformation... since this isn't a show it doesn't matter which side you stack on...

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Thanks for that link, it will definitely help.

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The camera angle is really important. I like to be perpendicular to the dog, level with the dog's shoulder. I use a toy to keep him alert and looking forward, and I throw it out in front of him but slightly towards the camera. The ears should be up so the dog looks attentive. Make sure your hands are not placed anywhere that distracts from the dog or covers the top line.

I think the first pic is actually the best b/c the sun is behind the photographer and the angle is decent enough. If she were looking more alert and the hand was not on the neck that would be a decent stack pic. She's not very angulated so make sure not to over stretch her rear.
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When she sees the toy she won't stay still and when I try to stack her she likes to sit.lol

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Have you taught her a stand command? Great for keeping them standing during this.

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When she sees the toy she won't stay still and when I try to stack her she likes to sit.lol
That's fine. Even in shows the dogs fidget and lean into their collars. I actually looks better to have them "up" and alert like that. But I would use a leash rather than a hand on the collar.
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