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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Clea, if she's running really fast then her head being down is actually correct, not what you want, but she is doing this to balance herself.

    Another suggestion might be to slow her down, perhaps not in the challenge line-up but when she is being looked at individually.

    Have you tried for training a collar that is flat and thick under the neck. I train my puppies on this type to keep their heads up.
    yes I have...every collar on the market I think. I am hoping she will slow down eventually and get her head up

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    Ok then, last resort try target tick. I prefer a wooden spoon as no pointy ends while running.

    Some of them can be stubborn, but will often change with age. If she is sour then I would rest her. Stack and practice and have fun with your boy and leave her to fight for your attention while you are doing this.

    My boy was flat, whippet boys often are, I no longer do any training with him. He's 14 months old. He now loves to show.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Ooo I want one, I want one. I have to walk away when they go in the ring because I'm so tempted. That and the Saluki.
    Like this one? My Genie:





    Not stacking today - too hot... He's always been amazing to show and stack - he is sooo easy. And MOVE!! Amazing.

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    Stop teasing me Nat, that's not nice.

    There is a particularly nice one going around the Sydney rings at the moment. He has this huge stuffed toy that is his favourite toy.

    The young girl who shows him is going to Crufts for Junior Handler, she is a marvelous handler, she puts this dog on an extender lead and throws this huge toy for him and gets him really excited then he enters the ring and just floats.

    Because we enter straight after the Saluki's I always get to watch them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Yes baby Kelpies stack the same. I would be going for free stacking now, even if it's just for fun.

    Hold treat between thumb and second finger and point your first finger. This is now your cue. Hold the treat out so that the puppy has to look out and a bit up. Use a cue word stack, show or whatever.

    If your dog is having a flat day you can also gather the check chain up like you would reins behind each ear and tickle behind the ears, this gets expression.

    I also practice throwing some thing and saying ears as cue, then treat when you get ears.
    Thanks M&C! I'm going to try with Batty - should be funny!

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    So...I was working with Ruby today regarding her stacking and showing. We have some really important shows coming up and I was getting a bit stress out about her "lack of cooperation".

    Previously I tried treat...praise...different collars, but no good. So...I put on her flat leather collar and thought...what can I possibly do to trigger her "prey drive". And the solution is....................a tennis ball!!!

    No other toys....treats etc worked...she would shut down like an oyster...drop to the ground as to say....you are hurting me...don't do this, I don't like it!

    I have NEVER seen her like that...all for a tennis ball.... It was beautiful...she was beautiful! I had her in stack....held it in front of her and said....stand....wait. Her focus was on that ball 100%...I move her legs into correct position....waited...and threw it on the ground as her reward and she went WOOHOO!!! It just proves what I have said before...it is a lot easier to work with a dog that is in "prey" mode, than one that is shutting down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    So...I was working with Ruby today regarding her stacking and showing. We have some really important shows coming up and I was getting a bit stress out about her "lack of cooperation".

    Previously I tried treat...praise...different collars, but no good. So...I put on her flat leather collar and thought...what can I possibly do to trigger her "prey drive". And the solution is....................a tennis ball!!!

    No other toys....treats etc worked...she would shut down like an oyster...drop to the ground as to say....you are hurting me...don't do this, I don't like it!

    I have NEVER seen her like that...all for a tennis ball.... It was beautiful...she was beautiful! I had her in stack....held it in front of her and said....stand....wait. Her focus was on that ball 100%...I move her legs into correct position....waited...and threw it on the ground as her reward and she went WOOHOO!!! It just proves what I have said before...it is a lot easier to work with a dog that is in "prey" mode, than one that is shutting down
    Typical.....

    my mum and dad had a terrier that was ball obsessed, they tried everything to get her to do what they wanted, in the end it was a ball!

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    Yep, it's all about motivation.

    I think I already posted how I used to clip one of my old Kelpies favourite yellow balls to my belt.

    I don't know if the belts are still around or not but you could unclip and clip back on with one hand. It looked really neat and tidy too.

    I've used the little fluffy cat toys with the squeak inside, you can't leave it with them because it gets destroyed in second but then that's not the idea.

    So glad you found her thing. Remember to keep her keen and good luck at your specials.

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    This is interesting.

    Can anyone give me stacking instructions for a dummy?? (me lol) It might be fun to give it a go.
    I only just recently found out what stacking is - thanks to this forum of course!

    Tay is a cross though so that doesn't help

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    I think she looks rotti/SBT to me so how about going for a combination of both?

    Either the Kelpie Stack or the SBT stack would work equally well.

    Have fun.

    But personally, if I wasn't showing it wouldn't be something I would practice much.

    My latest thing to teach Gemma is going from a drop to a stand using only her rear legs, no stepping forward. If I don't keep this monster's brain active she gets into trouble big time.

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