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I think he is just about ready :)

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by AresMyDobie, May 20, 2018.

  1. AresMyDobie

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    So I’ve been really focusing on gettin Ares focused heel perfect. I think we are just about there. I have a few more things to work on with him when turning left but I’m pretty proud of him. 73CA2564-4FDB-4408-AF9C-8CE4B9E4ACE1.png DCFFB469-4507-45C0-ADEC-D89F16719292.png DDAD5776-C8A0-4C29-9EA2-43FD95F0A603.png B6036C82-5AE5-4F50-BBDC-C662BFB5E9FD.png

     
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  2. Doberman Gang

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  3. WiglWerm

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    He looks great. Curious, what's the vest for?
     
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  4. AresMyDobie

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    It’s a weighted vest. Helps build muscle, and keeps their hearts in shape as well. Plus it’s awesome at wearing these crazies out lol
     
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  5. Mystic

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    What is the weight on it?
     
  6. XerxesYoga

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    Just taking about wight vests or leggings for people not sure about dogs.
    So many injures in long run, knee spine etc.
    I coach kids and few tri athletes for swimming and I never ever use them on kids less than 16. Adults I only use jeans. So they swim or run in pool with that.
    Separate strokes legs vs arms.
    Audrey is less than two I give her the biggest stick posible and let her run with it freely in her terms.
    Not saying wrong or right just sharing what I do my friend.
    Oooo and looks great.
     
  7. AresMyDobie

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    You weight it slowly. I use sand. I gradually got them fully weighted. For the first week I didn’t have any weight in at all then just little by little added sand to it. These vest have been designed very well, a lot of working dog trainers and handlers invested a lot of thought in these vest to make them efficient and not cause stress on the dog.
     
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  8. David33

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    Weight is o.k. when you build it up gradually. Looks like a great heel to me.
     
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  9. Drogon

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    Now the question is "Are you ready?"
     
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  10. AresMyDobie

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    Lol I’m never ready. I know I’ll be a complete nervous wreck lol He was ready two years ago.. I’m the problem lol but I’ve decided to not stand in his way anymore:)
     
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  11. Doberman Gang

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    What are trialing for? A BH or AKC obedience?
    Just remember, when you are training you are having fun and it helps you to relax and enjoy time with your dog. Competition is just the same, you and your dog having fun together, whatever happens just have fun. Go in with that attitude and you will be successful no matter the out come. :thumbsup2:
     
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  12. AresMyDobie

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    It’s my anxiety that ends up messing things up. And I would like to go for the BH and IPO 1. He could of had both already but that’s my fault :/
     
  13. Doberman Gang

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    Just make it fun, do your same prep routine as you would before going on the field to train. You can do it, just remember to breath, block everything else out and it is just you and your dog out having fun again.
     
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  14. AresMyDobie

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    That’s a good way of looking at it lol I’ll do that :)
     
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  15. XerxesYoga

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    Have u seen this video. I don't think there is anything to be anxious about. ;-)

     
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  16. Drogon

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    For the BH, all you do is walk. That's the way I looked at it. It's pretty much up to the dog at that point as long as you remember the pattern. Even then some judges will help you along the way. If you want to make it easier on yourself I'd suggest a DVG club. My (limited) experience is that their judges aren't as strict.
    The BH is a temperament test for the dog, not the handler. Ares is ready - trust in him and you'll do just fine.
     
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  17. AresMyDobie

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    Ya I watched a BH it didn’t look hard. I am in a DVG club and have my DVG card. Guess nothing to it but to do it lol

    I forget, is there a written test I have to take ?
     
  18. Doberman Gang

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    Yes there is a written test you can look it up in the DVG website to study for it. I can send you the one my club uses with the answers but it may vary some mine is thru AWMA.
    At my club I have my people walk the BH pattern without there dogs every practice. Once they have it down and memorized we may occasionally do a run n thru. Most of the time I gave them train heeling and the different exercises randomly. Many times, if you just practice the pattern with your dogs, the dog will learn the pattern before the handler and they anticipate everything.
     
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  19. AresMyDobie

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    Yes please send me the test and answers lol
    That’s a good idea !
     
  20. Doberman Gang

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    Some of the answers may be different than DVG but many are the same. I may even have a copy of DVG’s I will look when I get home from work.
     
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