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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-15-2011, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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self-stack

I've been working on teaching Singe to self-stack for conformation.
These aren't the greatest. It's pretty difficult to bait the dog, hold the camera, and make sure Rayden stays out of the way



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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-15-2011, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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my angle is a bit off in the first photo and I've cut off part of his head in the second one.

This one is a bit of both lol


He's shifted a bit, so his back leg is a bit out of place.
But, as a work in progress?

Also, comments on the dog are welcome!!
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How old? I like the head and color. Can't really comment on the conformation though b/c of the angle of the photo and the dog looks like he's leaning forward.
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he is 6 months old.
yeah, he may be leaning a bit. my backyard isn't really level either; his head is slightly uphill.

is his positioning decent for a self-stack? I've been working on not having to move him at all.
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Honestly I can't really say b/c the camera angle is off. The front legs need to be perpendicular to the ground. I think in front the head should be up more, so the dog looks natural and alert.
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IMO, no. He's standing wide, and east west in the front. His head is down and forward, which means his wither goes flat, and he doesn't look balanced in the rear. You need to get his head up and then try and teach him how to place his feet.

The dog is actually very nice He just needs some "finesse" with the stack

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thanks.. It's a work in progress. He does tend to go a bit "east/west" in the front, but it comes and goes. So I'm hoping he will grow out of it.

Class has been cancelled the last couple of weeks because of the heat, so we've been working on our own. It's hard to get a good view when you're trying to do everything at once!
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If you have a mirror, I would use one, but if you don't, that's ok. Eventually you learn to get a "feel" for where your dog is, and whether or not he looks good the way he set himself up.

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hopefully next week will be cooler and we'll be back in class *crosses fingers*

thanks for the help though!
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His stack picture can be "fixed"......BUT...I'm really concerned about the "ears" he has growing out his back...!!? LOL!

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