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post #11 of 146 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 07:00 PM
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Re: Hey Bama Lorne

I think they might go away if they don't have activity from time to time and this is a great thread!!!

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Re: Hey Bama Lorne

What is most challenging, depending on the dog, is teaching focus when there are distractions. Initally, it won't take much to distract some dogs.

If the dog is a rescue, it's possible that this is the most difficult thing to teach because eye contact in their previous life may have brought on bad things. For example, "watch me" was one of the most difficult commands for my GSD to learn. I had to spit cashews from my mouth at him because he was the king of the "side glance", so he didn't have to look you in the eye.

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Re: Hey Bama Lorne

I love it. I have been working on these Focus suggestions since the thread started. Now to put it to use tonight at class!

On a down/stay Buddy flops over to sniff the floor mat and is not watching me. When the instructor tells us to Sit our dog with or without voice command I have to wave my arms (behind the teacher's back and she usually catches me) to get Buddy's attention Yoo hoo LOL Very embarrassing, on our 3 yr of class! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/04_redface.gif[/img]

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Bama, I love the pix. You have really captured the focus so well. Your dog is just oozing concentration on your daughter. You must be very proud of them both.
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Bama, I love the pix. You have really captured the focus so well. Your dog is just oozing concentration on your daughter. You must be very proud of them both.

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I'll second that! Good job! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/18_thumb.gif[/img]
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Re: Hey Bama Lorne

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Check out the focus in this video.

This is my daughter during her BH routine at our club trial. She got a standing ovation as she came back for the critique. The judge and all the spectators were quite impressed. I think she is really doing well! (PROUD DAD [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/01_smile.gif[/img])

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VERY impressive! Way to go Gabby! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/18_thumb.gif[/img]

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From the little bit of the video you posted.. She did a FANTASTIC job!! She looks like a pro.. better then some of the adult routines you see.

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OUTSTANDING!!! You need to post more pictures of your daughter and her accomplishments.. I agree with Leesa.. her performance is a lot better than a lot of adults I have watched. Kudos Gaby!!

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Re: Hey Bama Lorne

Wow, impressive, Good job Gaby!!!! Jayda (so far) really has amazing focus for being only 4 months old. She will just stare at me. I put her food down and she stares at me until she gets her release. I've gotten a quite a few compliments on her focus. Now the tough part to is continue and retain that with her. Any tips on retaining that as she gets older? She has to "watch" before she eats, to get a treat, before she goes outside. Any other suggestions?

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