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    AngusFangus is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRALLY HELP! I just had a horrible Rally vision...

    OK...

    I was just playing out tomorrow in my head. Angus and I walk up to the ring gate. He is perfectly at heel, looking up into my eyes. The judge tells us to move forward, and Angus bolts to the end of the leash to sniff up this brand new ring that he has never been in before.



    Or, there is a piece of fuzz on the floor. Or dog pee. Or a piece of tape.

    He lunges to the end of the leash. I have lost him.

    What now?

    Is it "legal" to give Angus a little "pay attention" pop right before we go into the ring?

    If he is at the end of the leash and I cannot call get hiim back without physical force, what then? Should I correct? Or do I just put my tail between my legs and slink out of the ring?

    Oh man, I am really freaking out now...I was all happy thoughts until just about five minutes ago, when I started envisioning all the dark things that could happen. I am sitting here all quivery now. :-[


    Connie and "The Boys":
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    Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD

    Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
    Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever

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    DefaultRe: RALLY HELP! I just had a horrible Rally vision...

    No you cannot "pop" him. Relax. If I can get a RN on Shanny, anyone can get one.



    Laura





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    You are saying that I cannot pop him at all, not before we go in even?

    I'm hyperventilating...


    Connie and "The Boys":
    Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
    Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD

    Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
    Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever

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    DefaultRe: RALLY HELP! I just had a horrible Rally vision...

    /hands you a paper bag.

    deep breaths...it will be ok. I can't wait to hear how good he does!

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    Breathe and remember it's suppose to be fun for you and your dog..No corrections anywhere on the show grounds...Remember in Rally you can use alot of body language to get your dog back to you...make a circle with him so that he has to follow you around to get him back in heel position.

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    DefaultRe: RALLY HELP! I just had a horrible Rally vision...

    Ok coming from years of psychotherapy; you must envision a perfect run!!!* Now that Labby has given you your answer stop thinking of everything that can go wrong and think of the perfect weekend that you and Angus will have.* And every night think again of the next day and how that next day will have a perfect run and how you will make it a perfect run. THINK POSITIVE!!
    THINK POSITIVE

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    DefaultRe: RALLY HELP! I just had a horrible Rally vision...

    OK, OK, positive positive. I will try!

    Here is me right now: :-\ ;D :-[ :'( ???


    Connie and "The Boys":
    Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
    Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD

    Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
    Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever

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    DefaultRe: RALLY HELP! I just had a horrible Rally vision...

    Oh and just so everyone knows (which most people do, I think), I am not well-known for my frequent, harsh corrections. In fact, I get called out for NOT correcting on a fairly regular basis, so it's not that I think I'm going to instinctively correct and then be like "Oops, forgot." :P

    I was just having these visions of Angus pulling a total monkey-palooza on me...


    Connie and "The Boys":
    Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
    Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD

    Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
    Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever

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    DefaultRe: RALLY HELP! I just had a horrible Rally vision...

    make a circle with him so that he has to follow you around to get him back in heel position.
    THANK YOU! Very good, practical advice!


    Connie and "The Boys":
    Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
    Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD

    Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
    Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever

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    Wishing you and Angus the very best tomorrow.
    Have fun.
    Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
    Honolulu, Hawaii

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