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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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