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    Took Rufus the doofus to dog training tonight - he did extremely well - I need to dust off the cobwebs. He learned stand tonight but drop is still a little way off.

    If I decide to keep him I think he will make an interesting trialling prospect - one big problem is that he has shown no interest in fetch but we will work on it over time if he stays.

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    Well done keep up the good work. Learning the stand is hard for them.

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    Way to goooo Rufus !

    If you need any tips on training, be glad to help !

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    Well done Occy and Rufus

    Frosty failed to graduate grade 5 last Tuesday for many reasons - including - when she was supposed to do drop stay - I put her in drop and told her to stay - and as I walked off - she rolled onto her back and put her paws in the air. I think she was a bit hot - it was a hot day, she had not done that before and when I went back to start over - she did it again...

    At least she wasn't one of the bolters when we did sit - wait - come. Unlike last week. Sigh. I think only one dog out of eight graduated.

    Stand - we got when I got my footwork right and also remembered to give the hand signal with plenty of time before we stopped - otherwise - auto sit. But we aren't very good at "stand for inspection" - well it depends on the inspector - she keeps sitting as they come over to pat her, especially if she doesn't know them all that well.

    The initial process involved putting left hand in front of nose to give "stand signal" and saying "stand" and then moving left hand back under her tummy to keep her standing. Good dog and treat with right hand. Sorry what hand was I holding the lead with? Argh.

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    Glad it went well Occy. Good on ya Rufus.
    The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    Thanks for the offers of advice - atm we are doing pretty well ourselves. Ruf is a natural born obedience dog and I think he will be ready for trials within 3-4 months depending on how much training I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Thanks for the offers of advice - atm we are doing pretty well ourselves. Ruf is a natural born obedience dog and I think he will be ready for trials within 3-4 months depending on how much training I do.
    That is fantastic. I have been in class two for 8 months until last monday night when we finally were elevated to class 3. I have had a hard time trying to get a greyhound puppy to do recall without the zoomies

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    Rufus IMO is exceptional, even for a shep. I think he would be suited to tracking but I have 0 interest in that right now lol

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    Had a good day today - Doof is getting better however still having major issues with drop and "don't run away you bastard" - but these will take time

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    Started agility tonight - really just pissing around with equipment. Doofus was great - can do jumps, tyre, weaving, both types of tunnels - well gave them a go. I think his weave is going to be great. Also did some training with dogs trialling on the weekend and frankly - he did quite well - he was - IMO of course - the dog who was happiest heeling and though he made mistakes he did most of a sit stay - moved cause i moved my hand - and did a drop stay til someone walked too close - but he gave it a red hot go.

    Lots of potential this dog has

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