nice work, that dog is quick and nice bite. didn't quite get the scenario.
i so wish i would have done the around the back of the handler finish instead if my idiotic idea of doing a flip finish with a long bodied dog.
if things don't work out with the dog and GF give them my number. yr so lucky to find a girl that you can do the work with.
just sayin, the dog could lose a pound or two?
Very nice. Love it.
I especially like seeing someone posts nicely. it's hard to explain to handlers - DO NOT MOVE. A nice post allows your to get this much closer to the dog when making misses when you are confident you can actually make the dog miss. I hate seeing someone trying to make a miss only to have the dog drag the handler 2 steps and get a crappy sneak bite. "But I only took two steps" yea those two steps were enough to let the dog get a ****ty grip on it and now I have to work extra
If I may say one thing, is that the basic position is always crooked. Your GF is at fault, she's always standing in an angle to the dog, angling and sort of facing the dog. Never straight. That will become a problem later. It's very common, and an easy fix. It's very common because we want to be able to see the dog better so we instinctively do this but you dont have to! your girlfriend should stand straight, face something else, look at the dog through the peripheral with the dog at a basic position. But only if you actually care about accuracy in the basic position, I don't know SDA rules.
Just my 2 cents, otherwise nice work
Yeah, I had to watch the video again to see what you saw. It did look like it, she has a dark stripe on the ridge of her back and the way the sun was hitting it. If you look you can see even when they are doing obedience. I've actually never seen Heidi hackle. Kinda weird now that I think about it.LOL....She has quite the coat along her topline...looked like hackling by her tail!