Continuing with the stopped versus running training. She is getting it :) And she LIKES it...a LOT. More than I thought she would. The question is, will she maintain the speed and drive into the stop? No idea...not sure...for now, working at TON of running for each stop I ask for.
Separately I am still working the turns with the running...which are going OK...not perfect but we are working on that. Maybe I'm being too picky, maybe I'm being too something...maybe I've had too much Dayquil and Vitamin C...no idea.
The thing IS...what I am seeing people doing and what they are teaching are two different things...people are teaching the dog to turn with early turn commands (right vs left at the top of the DW). BUT...when I see people RUNNING the dogs in sequences...they are turning the dog on the flat AFTER the DW. So they are not using what they are teaching really. I won't get there everytime, I know this...so the dilemma on what to do?
I haven't got the answer just yet :) If anyone does, let me know OK?
I feel a bit like I am not being a purist for running contacts with the stop...but, really, I'm not a purist in anything I suppose :) I like the challenge of teaching it...but I want my dog to not have any questions in her head. That makes for a sad Lynn, and I don't like a sad Lynn :(I like a Happy Lynn...and Lynn is very happy...