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2 dogs got their BH today

It wasn't pretty or what I consider up to my standards/expectations, or their capabilities. But, Athena and Rosko both got their BH's today.
Man what a difference it is on trial day. Everyone who has titled a dog has my respect.
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I MAY NOT BE THERE YET. BUT, I AM CLOSER THAN I WAS YESTERDAY.
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Very nice, congrats!

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It wasn't pretty or what I consider up to my standards/expectations, or their capabilities. But, Athena and Rosko both got their BH's today.
Man what a difference it is on trial day. Everyone who has titled a dog has my respect.

Congratulations!


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Congrats!!!!

They sure do ramp up on trial day, don't they? lol




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Congrats on the BH's! I so wanted to go to the trial, but had to work.
yea, trialing is named that for a reason!

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Congratulations! It's amazing how much different test day can be from practice.

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Congrats!!!!

They sure do ramp up on trial day, don't they? lol
They were both off big time. Sniffing, not focusing, I was surprised I passed.
I didn't think I would be nervous but I was. I think they picked up on that. Plus about 3 weeks ago, I got the bright idea that I would stop rewarding on the field and only reward after the routine. At that time I also added some slight collar corrections for not focusing. I think that may have been premature. So I am gonna back up a bit and reward like crazy when heeling.

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They were both off big time. Sniffing, not focusing, I was surprised I passed.
I didn't think I would be nervous but I was. I think they picked up on that. Plus about 3 weeks ago, I got the bright idea that I would stop rewarding on the field and only reward after the routine. At that time I also added some slight collar corrections for not focusing. I think that may have been premature. So I am gonna back up a bit and reward like crazy when heeling.
I was coached to reward at certain points in the pattern if pattern training....dog anticipates reward during those points and gets more excited. It does depend on the dog of course. But my coach is very successful in most every dog/type he works with so it does help.
I seldom pattern trained however. But did try to reward at key points in our training. If the dog anticipates and it doesn't come, then the dog is going to be 'on' to get that reward at the next point. As it goes on, the dog will not flatten but ramp up to see the next reward point.
Then after your exercise is completed, the praise alone is enough for the dog.
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I'm preparing to do the BH on the 14th of October, so I can SOOoo related to this!

Have seen a friend totally blow the BH because she was so nervous, her dog was totally freaked out by her. Yes, they CAN read our emotions...never doubt it!

Congratulations to you and your dog!

And yeah, it gets really difficult when you have to start eliminating the rewards when you're prepping for the trial!
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